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October 30th, 2014
FAIRVIEW â€” If you enjoyed the great weather on Tuesday, just hang on, because changes are a-comin'!
Tina Szakelyhidi, a PennDOT snowplow driver who lives in Punxsutawney, said that this is her third winter of plowing snow for PennDOT District 10 out of the Jefferson County Maintenance garage in Fairview, Bell Township, and she talked about how much she loves her job.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit
After a seven-week manhunt, authorities have confirmed trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein has been captured by U.S. Marshals in an abandoned airplane hungar.
Frein was wanted after ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
It is free scary movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday on Halloween at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater. Pictured are scary Jason (Rob McCoy), PACC executive director, and Michelle Zimmerman, PACC board member.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, along with the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, hosted a Spirit Walk on Tuesday evening. Tour groups were led on a moonlit walk back in time to Barclay Square through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Punxsutawney was much different.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€” When it comes to ghosts and demonic possessions, there are those who believe and those who don't.
Whatever you may believe, the subject can be quite frightening to even think about.
Members of the community took to Barclay Square on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental.
Pictured are winners of the costume contest (from left) Eric Waldron, judgesâ€™ favorite; Mary Grusky, funniest; Chrissy Clark, Halloweenfest Committee member; Hunter Campisano, scariest; Madison Momyer, prettiest; and Cole and Maresa Miller, most original.
For more photos from Halloweenfest 2014, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's that time of year again, time to think about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and Christmas. But what about those children throughout our community who are in need this holiday season. The Loyal Order of Moose - Punxsutawney No. 954, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1231 and the Salvation Army of Punxsutawney have teamed together again this year for the Kickoff Event of the 4th Annual Tunes for Tots & Auction.
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the students, faculty and staff that using their seatbelts is not an option, and you will receive a citation if you're caught not having it on.
According to a Punxsutawney Borough Police news release, "20 law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania have agreed to participate in this one-week Teen Seatbelt Mobilization scheduled this week," the release said, adding that this Teen Mobilization will coincide with the National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of Monday nightâ€™s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Billy Gardell and Seth Meyers were on-hand to help the ladies wave in the game. The NFL goes pink in the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness and to show its support for survivors and for those still battling.