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May 1st, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a tale of two days, the Punxsy bats produced enough hits on Tuesday for two days and that is exactly what happened.
The free-flowing 15-hit parade enjoyed in Bradford did not travel back home against Clearfield for the Punxsy softball squad.
The Lady Bison's Heather Picard gave up four walks but not a single hit to no-hit the Lady Chucks in a 2-0 victory in Punxsutawney.
In fact, after walking Punxsy's Ashley Bacha with one out in the home third, Ricard retired the next 14 home hitters to finish out the contest.
HOLLIDAYSBURG â€” In an all-around performance, the Punxsy Chucks dominated both Bellefonte and host Hollidaysburg on Tuesday in track and field.
The Chucks took care of the Raiders, 94-56, and the home Golden Tigers, 93-57, for the tri-meet sweep.
Punxsy earned the top spot in 13 of the 18 events for the pair of going away victories.
"We didn't know what to expect," admitted Chucks head coach John Smith. "We had big performances again by Dylan Lettie, Nate Ward and Kevin Hughes. All in all it was a good effort."
DUBOIS â€” "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The oath of the Special Olympics remained its centerpiece as the event returned to the local area for its 34th year on Wednesday at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois, where it was met by sunshine, blue skies and warm weather.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Many guys, including teenage boys, are known for thinking they know everything, but in reality most know very little about living their lives, which is why the book "99 Things Every Guy Should Know" that was co-written by a local youth pastor has become a popular read.
"In culture world, teenage guys learn what it is to be a man mostly from their friends, who don't have a clue either," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Hammer co-wrote the book with fellow youth pastors Jeffrey Wallace and Matty McCage.
Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.
Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.
According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.
Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spiritâ€™s offices to take a tour of the facility.
Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper â€” from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.
The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.
Itâ€™s that time again for clothing lovers who love a good bargain.
This Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon will be "Free Clothing Days" at the First Church of God.
The event is being coordinated by Shelley Rowan (pictured here), who has been doing it for the past 5 to 6 years.
She has received help from members of her congregation, as well as the PAHS Key Club members.
The event is held in the spring and fall and offers free clothing, shoes, purses and other accessories.
Police are looking into a break-in at Lily's Restaurant and Bakery in Punxsutawney, where a "substantial amount of cash" was lost early this morning, according to a report by WPXZ 104.1 FM.
The station reported that this is the second recent break-in at Lily's and one of several reported at local businesses of late.
The report also says that Lily's, Walker Auto Parts, Subway and ISDA have been victimized and that a "substantial reward" is being offered by business owners for any information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible.
INDIANA â€” Susan Kelly is a woman who knows that the worst kind of grief comes from losing a child. Even worse, perhaps, is losing that child to drugs.
That is exactly what happened to Kelly, when her beloved son, Daniel "Hat" Cernic, died at the age of 23 from a heroin overdose in 2005.
To this very day, Kelly grieves for the child she lost to something that has taken so many young lives.
Kelly, a mental health therapist and self-employed mental health consultant, worked for 22 years at the Indiana Guidance Center.