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September 30th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Community leaders and friends of Jack D. White, 75, who passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends on Monday, memorialize him as a great friend and one who was willing to give his time to help his community and school district.
White had been a member of the Punxsutawney Area School Board for 17 years and had a part in some of the major construction projects that took place, the construction of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School building and the renovations at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday afternoon at the Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center in Indiana. First Lady Susan Corbett also spoke at the event and recognized the individuals who received the awards.
To find out more, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
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Kyle Beatty and his band are pictured performing during praise and worship during the See You at the Pole Rally that was held on Wednesday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.
For more information on the event, see Fridayâ€™s print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Wednesday eveningâ€˜s Punxsy Area School Board meeting saw a variety of topics being discussed, with one of the main ones being bus stops. Addressing the board were concerned grandparents Bill and Donna Rampe of Church Street on a topic covered earlier this month â€” a bus stop at Church Street.
On Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed the first week of October as National 4-H Week in the county. Pictured here are (front, from left) Susan Alexander, 4-H educator for the Penn State Extension Office; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and (back) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.
For more from the meeting, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Appreciation Day Committee is pictured here taking a short break from planning for its 2014 Appreciation Day festivities. Pictured (from left) are Denny Fetterman, Michele Neal, Tina Szakelyhidi and Connie Shick. Committee members not pictured are Katie Laska, Aggie Ott, and Shirley Sharp.
For more information on Appreciation Day, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning. Smith will not be running for re-election and will be stepping down and taking a much-deserved rest. At the breakfast, which was hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, Smith was presented with a special clock, a gift from
those at the Chamber. Pictured (top photo) is Michele Neal, Executive Director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, presenting Smith with the clock. Also pictured (middle) is Jeff Curtis, Chamber President.
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