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April 6th, 2014

Run/Walk for Someone Special races through Sykesville, raises over $55K for local Arc

April 6, 2014

SYKESVILLE — After days of rain and miserable weather, the sun finally came out and brought with it warmer temperatures Sunday.

It was the perfect day for a momentous occasion that touches the lives of many — the 35th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special.

This year’s event raised $55,336 and kicked off Saturday at Sykesville’s Town Hall with a Zumbathon that raised $765.

Sunday, 559 runners — the most ever — showed up to run/walk for a good cause.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

April 6, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
April 28, 1888

Believed in Witchcraft

Lincoln Wadding, a resident of Indiana was arrested on Tuesday last, on a warrant is sued by Sidney Marlin, Esq., on information of Reuben Black a resident of East Mahoning township, for fraud.

April 4th

SS.C.D. students warm up for Walk/Run

April 4, 2014

The students at SS.C.D. Elementary School held their annual Run/Walk for Someone Special, through which they raised $1,214 to be donated to the Run/Walk event scheduled for Sunday in Sykesville.

Patricia Murdock, SS.C.D. second-grade teacher, said the entire school earned a pizza party by raising more than $1,000.

Murdock said over the past several years, SS.C.D. has raised more than $10,000.

Pictured are a few of the students running and walking around the gymnasium, where the event was held because of the weather.

Local McDonald’s donates to West End Elementary

April 4, 2014

The Punxsy McDonald's donated money to help the students at West End Elementary School in Punxsutawney from a night when school staff members worked at the local restaurant.

Pictured (from left) are Karen Love, McDonald's general manager; Karen Young, kindergarten teacher at West End; Gene Puskash, local McDonald’s owner; Diann Monoskey, third-grade teacher at West End; and Julie Vassallo, second-grade teacher at West End.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Curtain closes on 2014 edition of Variety Show tonight

April 4, 2014

The 2014 edition of the PAHS Variety Show will come to a close tonight with one final performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the high school.

The members of the Class of 2014 are pictured here rehearsing earlier this week for the final number, “Here’s To Us,” which is also the theme of the show.

April 3rd

Familiar Faces Friday!

April 3, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Bobbie States.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Bobbie States is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the youth pastor at the First Assembly of God. Or perhaps, you have seen her helping and volunteering in the community.

American Legion recognizes essay winners

April 3, 2014

Pictured are John Jacob Fisher Unit No. 62 American Legion Auxiliary essay winners (front, from left) Faith Himes, Nina Test, Ivy Phillips, Andrew Wehrle, Ryley Casaday (back); Maggie Prutznal, Blake Bizousky, Luke Fugate, Emily Griebel, Ala Small and Jacob Howard, along with Pat Rougeux.

Missing from the photo is Kaitlyn Lowmaster.

Former tennis player Billie Jean King presents at IUP

April 3, 2014

INDIANA — The Lively Arts of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Fine Arts continued its annual lecture series Ideas and Issues with an appearance from former professional tennis player Billie Jean King, who has been credited with helping to tear down gender barriers in professional sports and elsewhere.

As a tennis player, King won a record 20 Wimbledon titles and took 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles across the course of her career.

PAHS Variety Show: Scene 2 tonight

April 3, 2014

If you're searching for a variety of entertainment tonight, then you may want to check out the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.

The Senior Class of 2014 will cause you to laugh and cry with an entertainment extravaganza.

Pictured are seniors performing in the skit entitled, "The Overly Aggressive Fundraiser."

Tickets are available at the door, along with some of the Variety Show's famous fudge.

April 2nd

Good news for those hoping for spring: The Peepers have peeped!

April 2, 2014

BIG RUN — The Big Run Peepers made their presence known on Wednesday, as they began to peep — signaling the beginning of spring.

Jeff London, the Big Run Peeper watcher, announced that at 2:50 p.m., he was out trimming a tree by the swamp located in back of his store — Big Run Carpet — when the tiny frogs the size of a fingernail began to peep.

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

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