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January 19th, 2015
INDIANA â€” The late Jimmy Stewart was known best as a famous Hollywood actor who won an Academy Award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
However, those in Indiana knew him as a kind and generous man who left the small town life for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but never forgot where he came from. He never forgot the town where he was raised or forgot those he left behind.
While he may have been known as an actor, Stewart was also a military veteran who earned the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, the Punxsutawney Borough Police, Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS responded to a vehicle fire at 312 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney. A woman stopped in the street after having engine trouble, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department reported smelling gasoline when responding to the fire. The fire was put out after CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) was applied to the vehicle. Rebuck's South Side Service towed the vehicle, a 90s-style Plymouth Caravan. No injuries were reported.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Do you enjoy running? Is it something that gives you great enjoyment?
Then, perhaps you might want to consider joining the Punxsutawney Area Running Club.
Alena Gourley said the idea of a running club came from Facebook.
"I am part of a Facebook group where most people are from DuBois, and they post about group runs often, and I had actually driven there to join in.
Last year was the first time I had a running partner and loved how we were able to motivate each other through the dreary winter months," she said.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An animal rights activist asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help with her passion regarding animal rights and the humane tethering of dogs.
Lynn Porada, a Punxsy resident and animal advocate, said that she came to council on behalf of the animals.
"As everybody knows, winter weather has already hit our area," Porada said. "There are many dogs that are tied up outside, and there are cats who are outside with no shelter."
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
On Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Police released the identity of a man struck by a car at the intersection of S. Gilpin and W. Mahoning streets at 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said that a 2006 Aerio driven by Andreana Bump of Meadville was traveling west on W. Mahoning Street, then turned left onto S. Gilpin Street behind an unknown vehicle.
Bump failed to see William Stiles Sr. of Punxsutawney, who was in the roadway, and her car struck Stiles on the right front portion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucksâ€™ football squad after six seasons.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to assist with flooding that occurred at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center at 411 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, at 9:14 p.m. on Sunday. Firefighters assisted the staff with shutting off the water mains when pipes burst, flooding the one wing. All of the patients in that wing were evacuated to other parts of the facility. No further details were available at Spirit press time. Pictured is Matt Strouse, Punxsutawney Fire Department, helping with moving the large plastic tubs filled with water.
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