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November 6th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas, but area businesses downtown are getting ready for the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas shopping.
A variety of stores will be participating and offering great deals, as Mistletoe Madness 2014 will be held this Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. downtown.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 PAHS PowderPuff King and Prince, as voted by this year's senior class, were crowned during halftime of Wednesday night's annual PowderPuff game between the Sumo Seniors and Jacked-Up Juniors. This year's court (top photo) included (from left) Josh Volchko with escort Courtney Huffman; Luke Shiock with escort Brooke Stello; Marshall Richardson with escort Amber Ward; Connor Rees with escort Shaina Painter; Keegan Fischer with escort Hunter Shields; and Brandon Blose with escort Logan Brooks. Richardson was crowned King, and Blose was crowned Prince.
Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the stateâ€™s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.
A lot of time and effort go into planning a campaign for a political office, and in the end, it all comes down to one night. Last night was that night in Pennsylvania, and on the ballot, there were three different elections that voters had to choose from. All three of those elections spanned an area larger than Jefferson County, as well.
The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."
Today is the day for those who have been counting down the minutes to the 2014 elections, and with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., there's plenty of time for those with busy schedules to find their way to their respective polling locations.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As parents, we often have to make some tough decisions, especially in regards to our childrensâ€™ education.
One of those decisions is whether to send our children to a public or private school.
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