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March 24th, 2014

Cressley’s road to her own practice opens doorway to new journey with Samaritan

March 24, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Heidi Cressley's journey to serving the community she lives in through counseling its members saw its beginnings in two things: the gentle nudging from others that she'd be good at it and the fact that a mental health issue had played a role in her family's history.

Now, as an independent counselor with her own practice — operating out of an office located in the First Church of God in Punxsutawney and through Sewickley-based Samaritan Counseling Center — Cressley can put her gifts to use serving those in need of help with their own
mental health issues.

BBBS Bowl For Kids’ Sake in Punxsy throws a strike!

March 24, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, Jefferson County Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsutawney.

Top fundraisers for the event also posed for a picture (from left): Jill Martin-Rend, third-highest fundraiser, $155; Betty Peffer, second-highest fundraiser, $160; and Cody Warnick, top fundraiser, $470.

Lots of bowlers came out to support the cause, and some of them (top photo) even paused to pose for a photo.

For a full story recapping the event, see Wednesday’s edition of The Spirit.

March 23rd

Coal truck overturns on Route 210

March 23, 2014

This tri-axle dump truck driven by a Punxsutawney man ended up in a ditch when a tire blew while traveling on Route 210 in North Mahoning Township in Indiana County on Saturday.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

WWII veteran Hurd to return to Normandy in June

March 23, 2014

VFW Post 9044 Quartermaster Bob Lott (left) and Post Commander Jim Pallone (right) present a check to Big Run VFW Post Surgeon Wally Hurd to help with his expenses in returning to Normandy this June on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

March 23, 2014

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
April 4, 1888

A New Industry
Messrs. O. P. Galer, and W. C. Langsford, of Osceola, recently purchased a piece of ground from M. J. Dinsmore and O. H. Nordstrom, on the South Side, for the purpose of erecting an establishment for the manufacture of mining tools and cars.

March 21st

PAMS teachers receive McDonald’s grant

March 21, 2014

Three teachers from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School were awarded a $500 McDonald's MAC Grant for Teachers, which was presented by McDonald’s General Manager Karen Love and Assistant Manager Cathy Roush.

Pictured (from left) are teachers John Snyder, Billie Sheesley and Jeff Kuntz, along with Love and Roush.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

CONCERT ASSOCIATION TO CLOSE SEASON WITH PIANIST, HUMORIST, SONGWRITER DALE GONYEA

March 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A good old-fashioned Punxsutawney winter is behind us, days of snow and bitter cold a memory, and the Punxsutawney Concert Association will provide a fun-loving, relaxed evening for all to enjoy and celebrate the upcoming season of more warmth and color.

On Wednesday, March 26, the concert association will return to its concert program for the 2013-2014 season and present Dale Gonyea, an accomplished pianist with classical training.

Across the country, many who have heard him have dubbed him “heir to the piano-comedy throne of the late Victor Borge.”

CO-PAY AND DEDUCTIBLE COLLECTION POLICY TO CHANGE IN APRIL AT PAH

March 21, 2014

Punxsutawney Area Hospital’s co-pay and deductible payment requirements are changing in April, and those seeking the hospital’s services are encouraged to look into these new policies.

Pictured here are PAH employees Jack Sisk (front), chief financial officer; Dawn Hein (back left), financial counselor; and Deb Mumper, patient access director.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

March 20th

Salvation Army hoping for big things from Red Shield campaign after rough Red Kettle year

March 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On the heels of a very disappointing Red Kettle Campaign at Christmastime, the Punxsutawney Salvation Army is looking to rebound during its Red Shield Campaign and the annual golf tournament.

Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army, said that the corps ended up about $12,000 short of the goal for the kettles.

Familiar Faces Friday!

March 20, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Joyce Farcus.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Joyce Farcus is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the owner of Mary’s Place Restaurant, or perhaps you have seen her around the community.

Born and raised in Punxsy, Farcus is a 1974 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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