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February 23rd, 2014
The Country Villa Motel is now under new ownership.
Owner Yatin Patel said the motel is open and he is making improvements.
Read the full story in 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.)
February 29, 1888
The residence of Gaskill Gourley, near Grange, Perry township, was destroyed by fire last Thursday night.
The loss including household goods, will approximate seven hundred dollars, upon which there was $450 insurance in the Patron's Mutual. The fire originated from a detective flue.
A Fatal Fall of Coal
Punxsy wrestlers took to the mat Friday and Saturday at the District IV-IX Class AAA Individual championships at Clarion University.
They each placed within the top three of their respective weight classes.
Next up is the regional competition.
Pictured are (from left): Keegan Fischer (3rd place), Kaleb Young (1st place), Josh Schuckers (1st place), Eli Lambiotte (2nd place), Luke Shiock (3rd place), Joel Bowers (1st place); and Perry Arrington (1st place).
See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.
The Annual SS.C.D. Home & School Auction will be held tonight, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. in Wienker Hall.
Pictured are some of the children who made items for the kids' craft table (from left): Emily Dobbins, Ella Newcome and Morgan Riggie holding Julia Riggie.
For auction details, pick up today's edition of The Spirit.
Ferringerâ€™s Flowersâ€™ annual pet food drive will be taking place from March 1-15.
Visitors to the Brookville store will, as usual, be greeted by Ferringerâ€™s resident golden retriever, Flossie.
For details about the drive, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Galen Kilmer, local trout fisherman and a member of the DuBois Area Historical Society, uses stuffed trophy trout to explain the differences between brook and rainbow trout at the DuBois Area Historical Society E.D. Reitz Museum on Wednesday.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney Philâ€™s co-handler Ron Ploucha explained how groundhogs actually live in the wild and gave behind-the-scenes insights of Groundhog Day at February's National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) meeting.
Pictured (front, from left) are Mary Stuby, Laura Ross and Santana Olp, NSDAR members; (second row) Augusta Geer and Martha Jo Rupert, NSDAR members; Joan Olp, regent, Punxsutawney Chapter, NSDAR; Ann Lott, NSDAR member; (back) Ploucha and Punxsutawney Phil in his portable Plexiglass home.
(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 Paul Thompson.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
CLOE â€” Paul Thompson is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the now-retired pastor of Steffy Chapel United Methodist Church, or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.
CLEARFIELD â€” PennDOT is advising motorists that crews are finished with work on a section of Interstate 80 westbound.
Work required a lane restriction for much of Thursday, between mile marker 128 and mile marker 127.
The lane restriction is now lifted, and traffic is using both lanes of I-80 westbound in this area.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Perhaps youâ€™ve heard the sounds of children playing in the snow outside your windows on school days this year. But that sound means something else, too â€” the school calendar is getting longer and longer.
Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent, said that the last student day was scheduled to be Wednesday, May 28, but that schedule has been off the table for a long time due to school cancellations caused by the weather.