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February 9th, 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.)
February 8, 1888
Cold Coke Ovens
About three hundred ovens have recently been shut down at the Walston Coke Works and the usual amount of coal is not being shipped, all on account of decrease in the demand for these articles.
The stagnation in the coal and coke industry is caused by the great strike now in progress.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you consider yourself to be a fan of the "The Gambler," then you'll want to mark your calendar or smartphone to get tickets to see Kenny Rogers live in concert Sunday, April 27, in the Jackson Theater at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).
For details, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
On Friday, Jan. 24, six ladies were honored at the boysâ basketball game as a part of the Winter Queenâs Court at PAHS.
But inclement weather that Saturday postponed the dance that was to showcase the court.
So, this Saturday is their night to shine once more, as the dance will be held this evening.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at 5:04 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of East Mahoning Street and Front Street in front of the Central Fire Department.
Two vehicles collided after entering the intersection.
There were no serious injuries.
Punxsutawney Borough Police were assisted at the scene by the Central Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and South Side Service.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs familiar face is Joe Presloid.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Joe Presloid is a familiar face. You may recognize him as one of the pharmacists at The Medicine Shoppe, or perhaps you have seen him around the community.
Presloid was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but was raised in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The wintry weather that we've experienced this year in Punxsutawney has become what is called nuisance snow.
Nuisance snow is an almost-daily event, during which one to two inches of snow will fall, requiring PennDOT, Punxsutawney Borough and other local municipalities to spend funds on treating streets and plowing snow.
Nuisance snow adds overtime hours to accomplish the task of keeping roadways cleared.
Members of the Rossiter American Legion Post 582 held their annual benefit on Jan. 25 to raise money for an area food bank.
Pictured (from left) are Tod Fleming, lead singer of band that performed; Jason Evans, event organizer; Mike Berringer, Post member; and John Woods, Post member, presenting a check for $1,000 to Gary Coccimiglio, representing Cross Town Ministries Food Pantry.
Residents of the county awoke to several inches of heavy snow in need of removing from driveways and sidewalks on Wednesday morning. Pictured here is Todd Heigley moving snow off a driveway.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Borough Manager Ben White provided an update regarding the replacement of the Margiotti Bridge at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.
For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Lions Club recently made contributions to numerous food banks in the area. Pictured here are (from left) Roger Steele, Lions Club; Pastor Al Kimmel, Cross Town Ministries Food Bank; Capt. Keith Jache, Salvation Army Food Bank; Joan Lowmaster, First Church of God Food Bank; Monika Bizousky, president, St. Vincent De Paul Society/SS.C.D.; and Denny Rebuck, treasurer, Punxsutawney Lions Club. The Lions Club gave each food bank a check for $500.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.