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August 5th, 2014
Church In The Park (CITP) representatives recently gathered at the We Care Pregnancy Center in Punxsutawney to make a contribution from offerings received at this yearâs CITP.
In total, more than $3,200 was donated from the event to the center.
Penn State starts training camp
The Punxsutawney Memorial Library's top reader for the âTween Group, Rachel Sharp, read 25 books for a total of 4,542 pages during the Summer Reading Program.
As summer is finally winding down, the Punxsutawney Memorial Libraryâs Summer Reading Program is marking its end by treating those who read at least 10 books to a pizza party.
The kids also got to pick out at least six books to keep and received a treat bag filled with some goodies.
Pictured are the kids in the It's Elementary program who attended on Mondays: (from left) Lydia Miller, Dartanyan Pifer, Dylan Sinan and Melody Shaffer.
Missing from the picture were Angel Conrad and Drew Runk.
The Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair is officially up and running, with Monday marking the beginning of a week full of activities.
One of the acts taking the community stage Monday was local talent M&M Magic, a pair of brothers â Bobby and Danny Mehok â who perform local shows.
The fun continues at the fair Tuesday night with a concert by The SharpTones, Enduro Auto Racing and the Rhinestone Roper all starting at 7 p.m.
Steelers' night practice draws thousands to The Latrobe Memorial Stadium
Members of the Catholic Daughters of America (C.D. of A) gathered Sunday evening at the end of the annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival to accept a plaque from Frank Hetrick, festival chairman, in appreciation of the organization starting the festival in 1939.
Currently, there are 57 members in the C.D. of A., which is celebrating its 95th anniversary.
The annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival came to an end Sunday night with the ever-popular car drawing.
Pete Renne of Punxsutawney won a 2014 Chevy Equinox and/or $18,000 cash, but was not present for the drawing.
Pictured are Frank Hetrick (back left), festival chairman, and Julie Hoover (back right), who picked the lucky winnerâs ticket.
Former Punxsy resident Anthony Calabrese, pictured here, recently began a job teaching English in Japan â specifically, on the island of Hokkaido in the village of Akaigawa, which can be seen in the background.
Read all about Calabrese's journey 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.)
August 8, 1888
A.J. Holt, of East Mahoning township Indiana county, died last night
(Tuesday August 7), of cramp, aged about sixty five years.
Mr. Hold is well and favorably known in this community, having had charge of the flouring mills at this place and Clayville for several years.