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December 7th

Conrad, Molinaro to again lead PASD school board

December 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board again returned Gary Conrad as president and Francis J. Molinaro as vice-president during its annual reorganization meeting.

Conducting the early part of the meeting, Solicitor David Young accepted Jeff Martz’s motion and Molinaro’s second to nominate Conrad as president. The motion passed 6-3, with Martz, Molinaro, Conrad and board members Penny Pifer, Roberta Dinsmore and Lesa Conner voting n support.

Board members Bob Pascuzzo, Penny Pearce and Jack White voted against the motion.

Who needs a catalog? District turns to tech ed students for elbow room

December 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When in the need for more elbow room for meetings and conferences in the conference room at the Punxsutawney Area School District’s Central Office, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe didn’t look to a catalog or online: He looked to the Technology Education Department at PAHS.

Monday, the school board thanked and saluted 14 Tech Ed students for the speedy — yet quality — construction of two new tables for the conference room.

PRIDE: More snow piles this winter?

December 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even though winter has barely begun, snow removal in the downtown business district was a major part of a discussion at Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting.

Shirley Sharp of PRIDE (Punxsutawney Revitalization: Investing, Developing Enhancing) reminded the committee about the large piles of snow piled higher than the parking meters this past February, not only downtown, but throughout all other business districts.

December 6th

Teen diagnosed with cancer offered trip to Mayport farm through foundation

December 6, 2010

CLOE — Thanks to a group of caring people, a 14-year-old boy suffering from cancer was able to go on the hunt of a lifetime.

Mark Hildebrand, of the Tom Siple Foundation, said that D.J. Honneffer and his dad, Daniel, of Ellwood City, were treated to a deer hunt Nov. 20 at Byrd Yeany Farms in Mayport.

Byrd Yeany III suggested that his dad, Byrd Yeany Jr., offer a hunt to a deserving individual.

December 5th

Speaker reminds crowd of the lives lost as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2010

BIG RUN — The Big Run VFW Post No. 9044 and Ladies’ Auxiliary remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor Sunday at Big Run’s War Memorial building.

The attack called the Hawaii Operation — or Operation Z, by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans — was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

The next day, the United States declared war on Japan, resulting in its entry into the second World War.

Way Back When

December 5, 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 22, 1896)
A New City Hall

Some of these fine days, when Punxsutawney gets to be a city of thirty thousand or more souls, and has big iron works, steel mills, nut and bolt works, wire mill, nail mill, and a through road to Pittsburg, all of which is not only possible but extremely probable, we will need a fine, large City Hall.

December 3rd

Officer: We had many successful hunters

December 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Beautiful weather Monday contributed to a large turnout of buck hunters in southern Jefferson County for opening day.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mike Girosky reported that the opening week of the popular rifle season had its ups and downs in regards to the weather.

IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

December 3, 2010

(Front, from left) Cloey Robinson, Karen Wolfe; (back) Meghan Wolfe and Terry Wolfe, all from Brookville, were in the Victorian Christmas spirit in the parlor room at the Jefferson County History Center Friday. Caroling, a live nativity and horse-drawn carriage rides will continue today in Brookville. (Photo by Matthew Steffy/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Woman suffers injuries in Friday wreck

December 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Glen Campbell woman had to be extricated from her vehicle by firefighters following a crash that occurred at 5:15 p.m. Friday on Church Road, Canoe Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Raye A. Fry, 41, Glen Campbell, was traveling south on Church Road when she lost control on the snow and ice covered road, which caused the vehicle to turn counter- clockwise.

December 2nd

It’s too early for your winter Phil!

December 2, 2010

Indiana First Bank’s “You Can Bank on Phil” statue fell victim to snowflakes Thursday evening. Today, with temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the low 20s, marginally higher than Thursday, Phil may fare a little better. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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