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September 1st, 2014
The 116th Annual Groundhog Picnic and Phil Phest will be held together this year, from 1 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gobblerâs Knob.
Pictured here during Phil Phest 2013 is guest of honor Punxsutawney Phil and friends.
For the full story and ticket details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday.
Pictured (from left) are Bryan Smith and Josh Manners, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company/Punxsutawney Fire Department; Amy Smith, third-place winner of a $100 prize package; Jason Watt, first-place winner and recipient of a $500 prize package (logo pictured below); Troy Hicks, second-place winner of a $250 prize package; and Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza.
To view the logo and read the whole story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm.
In recent years, the annual event was held at the farm of Judge Edwin Snyder, who passed away last year.
(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 Buterbaugh.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
BIG RUN â Joe Buterbaugh is a familiar face. He is best known as the mayor of Big Run, a position he has held for 32 years. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community, where he is known to many as âThe Candyman.â
Punxsutawney â Tuesday evening was an illuminative one at the Lattimer House of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society.
The event was called "Native American Lifeways," and the speaker was Todd "Ghost in the Head" Johnson.
His presentation was very intriguing, because it covered Native American life here in Punxsy and other places in the Eastern Woodlands area.
For the full story on Ghost's presentation, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Recently, the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 elected its officers for the year. Pictured are the Legion members (front, from left): George Senott, John Shaffer, Earl Clontz, Chris Kough, Gordon Shaffer, Bob Conlow, Art Woods; (middle row) John Mack, Duane Miller, Don Senott, Bob Grove, Shawn Guidish, Bill Ferko; (back row) Dick Magolis, Carl Vendetta, Frank Johns, Mike Berringer, John Woods and Dick Bubb. Missing from the photo are Robert Deahl, John Urchuck, Kerrick McMillan, Chris Johns, Joe Fleming, Frank Pierce, Ben Gibson, Frank Guidish and Jim Dunlap.
Our small town is blessed with a number of charitable groups that raise funds for other local organizations that need them.
It was back to âteachersâ dirty looksâ â though the teachers in our district donât have any dirty looks! â on Tuesday, as most area students returned to class following summer vacation.
Students from West End Elementary School are pictured boarding the bus on their way home.
For more photos, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jessica Lasher, the new Punxsutawney Memorial Library director, is pictured in the libraryâs upper loft.
Read all about Lasher in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â A two-vehicle coal truck accident on Route 119, Young Township, sent one of the drivers to the hospital and closed the road for more than three hours on Monday afternoon, leading to a major traffic tie-up.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit, and see more photos in our Photo Gallery http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery