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July 1st, 2014

Punxsutawney Garden Club’s June Garden of the Month

July 1, 2014

The Punxsutawney Garden Club's Garden of the Month for June belongs to Jim "Tibby" and Kathy Divelbiss, who reside at 403 North Penn St. in Punxsy.

Pictured with their fabulous garden (from left) are Kathy Divelbiss, grandkids Emma Galando and Hannah Galando and Jim "Tibby" Divelbiss.

To read all about the Divelbiss' garden, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

PennDOT: Work to begin next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 in Big Run

July 1, 2014

INDIANA — Work begins next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 from the intersection with Mitchell Avenue in Big Run Borough to the Jefferson/Clearfield county line in Jefferson County.

During the daytime hours, single-lane restrictions controlled by flaggers will be in place on Route 119 to perform roadwork including milling, paving and drainage.

PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers and traffic control devices in the work zone.

June 30th

UPDATE: Police looking for missing Walston woman, 36

June 30, 2014

UPDATE: State police on Tuesday issued a release saying that Gigliotti has been located.

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Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 36-year-old Walston woman.

Heather Dawn Gigliotti is described as approximately 5-feet-8-inches and 125 pounds, with green eyes and long blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing black shorts, a pink tank top over a white tank top and sandals.

Beatlemania featured at Groundhog Festival’s full first day; Tuesday's schedule

June 30, 2014

Monday was the first full day of events at the Groundhog Festival in Barclay Square, and it saw plenty of action, which was wrapped up by a performance by Beatlemania Magic, a national touring Beatles tribute band.

SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 1

• 9:30 a.m. – Registration for Teddy Bear Picnic — Categories for Teddy Bears: Christmas Bear; Tooth Fairy Bear; Doctor & Nurses Bear; Best Friends Bear; My Bear and I (Dressed Alike)

Community welcomes home Trooper Brad Wilson

June 30, 2014

If you were anywhere near town on Saturday around lunchtime, you couldn’t miss the thunder of motorcycles and other vehicles — escorted by numerous local officials — as the tribute ride to PSP Trooper Brad Wilson roared through Punxsutawney.

The ride was a part of a day full of festivities to welcome home
Wilson, who was seriously injured while executing a warrant on Sept. 26, 2013.

Pictured: Brockway mayor William Hrinya presents Trooper Wilson (center) with a framed copy of the proclamation declaring the day as Trooper Brad Wilson Day in Brockway.

PACC annual 5K/2-mile walk set for Wednesday

June 30, 2014

The Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) will hold its 19th annual 5K/2-mile walk in downtown Punxsy as part of the Groundhog Festival on
Wednesday.

Pictured with the shirts and medals are Donna Maines (left), PACC board member, and Rob McCoy, executive director of PACC.

For more information, call PACC at 814-938-1008 or email punxsyaccenter@gmail.com.

Snyder’s career celebrated as he retires

June 30, 2014

Clay Snyder, the manager of the Punxsutawney branch of Marion Center Bank, retired after 37 years in the banking business, 14 of them with Marion Center Bank.

Members of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce presented Snyder with a ceremonial rose bush for his rose garden.

June 29th

Punxsy Fire Department 2014 Old Home Week Firefighter’s Parade

June 29, 2014

2014 OLD HOME WEEK PARADE WINNERS

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mahoning Street was packed Saturday afternoon for the Punxsutawney Fire Department’s 2014 Old Home Week Firefighter’s Parade, an annual tradition in town.

The parade was a success, and here are the winners:

FLOATS, PERFORMANCES
• High School Bands: 1st place, West Branch; 2nd place, Marion Center.

• Senior Baton: 1st place, Firettes.

• Junior Baton: 1st place, Firettes; 2nd place, Commodorettes.

• Junior Drill: 1st place, Cheer Force; 2nd place, KLA.

Red Cross, Music Saves Lives blood drive set for Tuesday in Rossiter

June 29, 2014

ROSSITER — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
More than 41,000 donations are needed every day.

To help the American Red Cross reach their goal, two friends are teaming up to unite music lovers and anyone wanting to make a difference.

On Tuesday, July 1, in conjunction with Music Saves Lives, the American Red Cross will host a blood drive for the Rossiter community.

Those who donate will get a unique incentive.

2014 GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL - Monday's schedule

June 29, 2014

Groundhog Festival Schedule of events

MONDAY, JUNE 30
• 10 a.m.-Noon – Children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s theme is “Native America.” Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society.

• 10:30-11 a.m. – Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course) Sponsored by: Adagio Health/GFC and Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

• 11-11:30 a.m. – Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race.

• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Dennie Huber, Balloons. Co-Sponsored by Indiana First Bank

•12:30-1 p.m. – Airborne Jugglers

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