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October 12th, 2014
ANITA â€” No one likes to think that their home may catch on fire, but it is something that is more common than many realize.
Friday morning, the students at Parkview Elementary learned about fire safety at the Fire and Prevention program, hosted by the McCalmont Township Fire Department in Anita. Assistant Fire Chief Critter Porada taught the students some fire safety techniques and talked about what they should do if there is ever a fire.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Thursday evening, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club opened its doors to the public for an open house. Katie Donald, executive director, said that this open house was being put on as a "thank you to the community for its support with Groundhog Day."
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Four Punxsutawney area food pantries received a donation from the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney on Tuesday, prior to the organizationâ€™s meeting.
In this photo from last week's game against A-C Valley, Punxsy captains (from left) Dakota Thomas, Andrew Fedigan, Keegan Fischer and Dalton Maines make their way to midfield for the coin toss. This week, Punxsy will rely on its captains and many more, as the Chucks look for a full-team, start-to-finish effort at St. Marys.
For a full preview of tonight's game against the Flying Dutchmen, see page 6 of Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Kickoff in St. Marys will be at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Marys.
Brayden Wyant is a very strong young man who has been through a lot in his five years on this Earth. Monday, he faces another surgery.
To show Brayden how much the community cares, Punxsy Pizza will be having a special "Open House" from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 10.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you're waiting for Mother Nature to present her collage of colors painted onto the canvas known as the forest, you might have to wait a while longer, according to John Dlugoenski, meteorologist with AccuWeather.com.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
ADRIAN â€” Imagine for a moment if one day, the country you lived in was facing horrifying chaos.
Now, imagine that you and your family had to flee with nothing but the clothes on your back. Journeying to a foreign country, where you know no one and don't speak the language.
Imagine the fear you would feel for not only yourself but your family.
In this day and age, we are seeing more and more families from foreign countries coming into our own to start anew.
What many of us may not realize is that one such family came to our area a long time ago seeking a new beginning.
The 13th Annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention was held on Saturday at Punxsy Pizza. One of the highlights of this yearâ€™s event was a visit from Punxsutawneyâ€™s favorite son, Devin Mesoraco, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.
For more highlights from this year's Punxsy Pizza & Prevention, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 PAHS Homecoming Queen and Princess, as voted by this yearâ€™s senior class, were crowned during halftime of Fridayâ€™s varsity football game against A-C Valley. This yearâ€™s court included (top photo, from left) Hunter Smith with escort Ruben Taylor; Emily Schall with escort Zane Dilts; Amber Ward with escort Marshall Richardson; Jensen Constantino with escort Lucas Mennetti; Anna Horner with escort Trenton Gaston; and Allison Fye with escort Jerad Meterko. Constantino was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Ward was crowned Princess.
Sources have reported that, due to a bomb threat at the school today, the football game scheduled at Brookville High School tonight against Keystone has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow.
D9sports.com reported the news Friday afternoon, citing information from school officials.