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November 21st, 2010

Tibbs family celebrates 14 years at church

November 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The congregation of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney recently celebrated the completion of 14 years of service for Greg Tibbs as the senior pastor of the church located on Skyview Drive.

Tibbs, his wife Jolanda and three sons — John, Chase and Hunter — have also served the congregation in a variety of ways over the past 14 years.

The Tibbs family was serving at the First Church of God in Cynthiana, Ky., for 13 years when they received the call to pick up their young family and move to Punxsutawney.

Way Back When

November 22, 2010

(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

(January 15, 1896)

Of Interest to School Directors

A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.

November 19th

Modest hero fulfills her duty: ‘Keep Rose safe’

November 20, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Carol Stephens, one of Rose Setree’s caretakers, had arrived at Rose’s apartment above the New Anchor Inn Nov. 7 to begin her 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.

Rose said she had gone to bed around 10:30 p.m. after a busy day that included attending church and going to the grocery store.

“Sabrina (another one of Rose’s caretakers) had given a report, and she had left, so I just checked on Rose, turned the lights on and then I was watching the news,” Carol recalled this week. “But I looked up and smelled plastic burning.

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: BLAISE CARNEY

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — Nine-year-old Blaise Carney’s been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelers’ training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. He’ll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boys’ division.

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: ABBY JO NORTHEY 

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.

November 18th

Report reveals authority’s positive impact

November 19, 2010

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Wednesday released a report that documented the authority's positive effect on the environment.

According to the report, which was issued by the North East Recycling Council, the authority's recycling programs collected 17,086.2 tons of waste, such as paper, glass, metals, plastics, wood and computers that were used during production of new items.

King Jason

November 19, 2010

Jason Fallara (second from left) was crowned the King, and Joe Neal (far right) was named Prince during halftime of the Powderpuff football game Thursday night at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Fallara’s escort was Corri Snyder (far left) and Neal’s was Lauren McGarvey. The Seniors won, 34-8. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

November 17th

Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

Simmons headed back to Brockway

November 18, 2010

JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County judge said Wednesday he would not send convicted murderer Ernie Simmons back to jail for probation violations, saying his trip to a funeral in Philadelphia was justified.

And apparently, Simmons will return to the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Center in Snyder Township, where he has been staying since May, according to the center’s director, Bishop Jack Wisor.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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