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November 21st, 2013
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Mary Mack.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Mary Mack is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as a former teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, or perhaps you have seen her participating in events throughout the community.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The election results for the super-tight Punxsutawney Area School Region III (McCalmont & Young Townships) school board director race were certified by the Jefferson County Board of Elections on Wednesday, with challenger Jim Scarantine defeating incumbent Punxsutawney Area School Board President Gary Conrad.
For details and quotes from both candidates, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
BIG RUN â€” A group of Big Run residents spoke at Monday's Big Run Borough Council meeting and complained of the island in the stream, which allegedly has grown due to a lack of dredging in the creek over the years and has led to flooding in the lower end of the borough any time a major rain storm occurs.
For details on the discussion and other news from the Big Run Borough Council meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Kenneth Lees Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing at District Judge David Inzana's office this morning.
Lees Jr. is charged with simple assault, fleeing and eluding, recklessly endangering another person or persons and a variety of traffic offenses for his alleged involvement in events surrounding a late September shooting in Brockway that wounded PSP-DuBois trooper Brad Wilson.
Colin Wineberg (second from right), a Make-A-Wish Kid, is pictured with the members of his family and his brand-new 3D printer, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Kathy, Brian, Colin and Scott Wineberg.
The Punxsutawney Make-A-Wish Radiothon "The Light Up a Child's Life Campaignâ€ť will be coming up the week of Dec. 16 on 104.1 FM WPXZ.
Leading up to that week, The Spirit will be telling more Wish Kid stories, and coverage of the event will also be available in The Spirit.
For more on Colin's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Brookville Knights of Columbus Council 3966 recently donated 24 winter coats to boys and girls in Jefferson County.
Shown here are John Palmer (left) and Ron Battaglia (right) of the Knights of Columbus giving the coats to Bethany Lindemuth of the Jefferson County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board.
Anyone wishing to make a donation or to sponsor a child for Christmas should contact the JCCYS office at 155 Main St. in Brookville or call 849-3696 or 1-800-523-5041.
The third annual Tunes for Tots and Auction will be taking place at 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsutawney Eagles.
The event, which is being sponsored by the Eagles and Moose clubs, will feature seven different local bands, a silent auction and food.
HOUTZDALE â€” When it comes to ghosts and the paranormal, there are those who believe and then those who remain skeptical.
Though Halloween is over, the subject of ghosts hit Facebook around the beginning of November, when the Mo-Valley Paranormal Investigation team visited a local establishment.
Tyson Lidgett, lead investigator of Mo-Valley Para-normal, said that he is studying his findings from a Punxsutawney establishment.
For the whole story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Clark Street and Hampton Avenue on Sunday.
For details, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Jefferson Countyâ€™s Barnyard Buddies 4-H launched a community service project in October to raise money for the local food pantries in Jefferson County.
The response from the community has been great, and the club thanks all who have donated thus far.
The club has now expanded its drive to nearby DuBois.
Members were invited to decorate a Christmas tree in the DuBois Mall.
During their October meeting, the members made decorations for the tree.
Voting for the best tree is by donation to the food pantry.