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July 21st, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Mayor of Punxsutawney admitted to the members of Borough Council that he made a mistake when he prematurely hired two people as part-time dispatchers at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
It was a beautiful day in Barclay Square for last year's Church In the Park (CITP).
Organizers are hoping for more of the same for this year's CITP, which will take place throughout the course of the weekend.
For schedule details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Lindsey Fire Company recently made Kevin Wachob of Big Run an honorary member of the fire company.
Pete Pape, president of Lindsey Fire Company, thanked Wachob for his work on installing new LED lights on Lindsey's Rescue 40.
Pictured (from left) are Ken Bishop, Lindsey Fire Company vice president; Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief; Kevin Wachob; Pape; and Joe Defelice, Lindsey Fire Company chief.
The Luminaria Ceremony is one of the most powerful parts of the Relay for Life, which was held over the weekend in Barclay Square.
As the light faded on the day, attendees gathered for a time to remember those who have been lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling cancer and to honor those who have fought it in the past.
Pictured here are participants watching the names of loved ones lost to the disease scroll on the screen with the glow of the luminaria bringing light to the foreground.
For more from the Relay for Life, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Progress continues on the $3,771,853 bridge replacement project on Route
3007 State Street that travels over the Summerville Bridge.
Pictured are the new piers that have been poured, with the old bridge in the background.
For details on when State Street is scheduled to be closed and project's expected completion date, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
August 1, 1888
Excursion to Kinzua Bridge
An excursion will be given over the B. R. & P, railroad to Kinzua bridge on Sunday, August 5th. The train will leave Punxsutawney at 8:30 a.m., arriving at the bridge at 4 p.m.
Fare round trip, $1.50. Fill your lunch baskets and take your family for a dayâ€™s outing on the mountain top.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate the death a Punxsutawney woman that occurred on South Gilpin Street in Punxsutawney on Thursday.
Borough Police said there was a separate incident that occurred on Thursday in the Groundhog Plaza parking lot, where a female was
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
CLARION COUNTY â€” While Jefferson County's fair festivities wind down with a full schedule of events Saturday evening, our neighboring county â€” Clarion â€” is gearing up for its own full schedule at the Clarion County Fair, which opens Sunday, and Clarion Fair Secretary Julie Evans and the rest of the officers and board of directors are inviting all to take part in the event and enjoy themselves.
The fair, which will be held at the Redbank Valley Municipal Park,
Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, local fire crews were called into action for a working shed fire near 411 Main St. in Anita.
Crews contained the fire to the shed, but it was completely destroyed.
No further details were immediately available.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Melissa Powell.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.