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March 4th, 2015
Due to weather conditions school has been cancelled for the Punxsutawney Area School District and SS.C.D.
Several members of the youth group at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney were out helping the Salvation Army refill the shelves at the emergency food bank on Monday. Pictured are Devanne States, Garrett McQuown and Nashaun Damore. Capt. Keith Jache, Salvation Army co-commander, said that many people brought food items for the food bank throughout the day Monday. He said a church from Troutville also brought non-perisahble items to the corps and that the need for items is year-round, with all donations being appreciated.
Crews from Punxsutawney Fire Department are among those responding to a reported structure fire in the area of 301 E. Main Street in Reynoldsville, according to scanner reports.
This is in the area of Dave's Main Street and the Reynoldsville Laundromat.
Due to the ice storm that will be hitting our area the Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D. will be having an early dismissal. Schools will be dismissing students three hours early.
SCANNER ALERT: Emergency responders are currently on-scene at what was reported as a working structure fire at 231 Church Road in Walston.
This photo was submitted by Walston resident Mike Gigliotti, showing many of the vehicles on scene.
The following meetings will be taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.
â€˘ Sykesville Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€˘ Punxsy Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€˘ Daughters of the American Revolution Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€˘ Athletic Committee Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€˘ Young Township Meetingâ€“7 p.m.
CRAWFORDTOWN â€” There were no injuries reported in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. on Thursday on Route 310 near Crawfordtown, Young Township.
According to reports from the scene, the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 310 in Young Township, when he lost control and rolled the truck over, blocking the southbound lane.
Silent and somewhat desolate looking are the Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League fields. When action resumes, the Little League will now be the owners of all its Little League fields. The change was announced at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. The VFW will continue to own Rich Kuntz Field.
For more from an action-packed news day â€” including an update on the status of the PASD maintenance building from the Planning Commission meeting, Questions for Kids and a school board update â€”Â see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Friday night, a fire in a garage apartment at 113 Marion Ave., Punxsutawney, was quickly extinguished with minimal damage.
According to Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, the fire was extinguished quickly and the smoke was ventilated from the apartment.
The occupant and his dog escaped with minor smoke inhalation.
All three Punxsutawney Fire Department companies were on scene.
Wachob said the fire began from a backdraft inside a wood-burning stove and was extinguished with water.
With just two rounds left to unfold -- the consolation finals and the winners' bracket finals -- Punxsy's wrestlers are on top of things at the District IX Tournament. Eight wrestlers are already locked in to advancing, with two others in position to win a battle in the third-place round.
Six Punxsy wrestlers -- Elijah Lambiotte, Stone Smith, Kaleb Young, Perry Arrington, Keegan Fischer and Travis Perry -- won their opening matches to advance to tonight's finals.