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January 30th, 2015

School Cancelled for Punxsutawney Area School District/ SS.C.D.

January 30, 2015

The Punxsutawney Area School District has announced that school has officially been canceled for today due to weather inclement. SS.C.D. has also been cancelled for today.

January 29th

PAHS prognostication: Groundhog royalty to be crowned today!

January 29, 2015

The PAHS senior class chose four senior boys and four senior girls to represent the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen Court. The four candidates for king include Colton Brooks, Jacob Gotwald, Zachary Moore and Brennan Winters. The four candidates for queen include Logan Brooks, Janell Burkett, Allison Fye and Kassidy Vizza.

The king and queen will be deemed as such by gaining the highest number of votes from the senior class.

Read the full bios in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Two Brockway residents arrested in heroin delivery incident

January 29, 2015

On Thursday, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett announced that, following a three-month investigation involving the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and Brockway Police Department, two people were arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, namely heroin.

Three controlled buys were conducted by undercover members involving the purchase of 30 stamp bags of heroin.

Randi C. Moore and Derek Grieneisen of Brockway were the two individuals arrested by warrant.

Tonight's SS.C.D. movie "God's Not Dead" Postponed to Friday Night

January 29, 2015

Tonight's free movie "God's Not Dead," sponsored by SS.C.D., to be held at the Jackson Theater, has been postponed to Friday night, Jan. 31 at 6:30, due to inclement weather.

PAHS Sports Cancellations

January 29, 2015

Due to weather inclement the following games have been cancelled for tonight: JH/VAR Wrestling against St. Mary's, 7th/8th/9th grade basketball against Ridgeway. Keep watching our site for more cancellations.

SS.C.D. Movie Night Postponed to Friday Night

January 29, 2015

The SS.C.D. Movie Night has been postponed until Friday Night due to weather inclement. Keep checking our website for more cancellations throughout the day.

Punxsutwney Area School District Early Dismissal

January 29, 2015

The Punxsutawney Area School District will be dismissing children two hours early today due to inclement weather.

January 27th

County takes 'first step' on construction on business park

January 28, 2015

BROOKVILLE — The county has taken its "first step" toward the construction of the Jefferson County Business Park, Commission Chairman Paul Corbin said at Tuesday's meeting of the county commissioners, where a bid was accepted to begin work.

The commissioners unanimously approved a motion to award the construction contract for the water/sewer project — which will extend both services along SR 28 for the purpose of establishing infrastructure at the site of the park — to the low bidder, Wilson Excavating and Grading, Inc., in the amount of $556,079.10.

January 26th

Mesoraco signs extension with Reds

January 26, 2015

Punxsy's own Devin Mesoraco reportedly signed a four-year extension with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, avoiding arbitration with the team.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

January 25th

Annual Chili and Wing Cook Off to spice up Groundhog festivities

January 26, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During this season of cold and sometimes freezing weather, if you're looking for a way to warm up, then you'll want to head to the 11th annual Groundhog Day Chili and Hot Wing Cook Off to be held Saturday, Jan. 31.

This year, it will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at a new location this year — the Gobbler’s Knob building.

Gene Roberts, director of the cook off, said the event is usually held the evening prior to Groundhog Day. However, with the Super Bowl falling on Feb. 1 this year, organizers felt that there would be better attendance on Jan. 31.

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