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June 2nd, 2014

Story voices concerns over traffic-light-to-be associated with new Margiotti Bridge

June 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Borough Council member spoke out against a proposed traffic light for the five points intersection at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

West End students dedicate Buddy Bench, take the Buddy Pledge

June 2, 2014

The West End Elementary School PTO recently unveiled the "Buddy Bench," which was purchased by the third-grade classes and the West End PTO.

Rose Martino said the Buddy Bench is a place for students to sit when they are lonely and are looking for a friend to play with.

If a student sees a friend sitting on the bench, he or she is encouraged to go over and invite the friend to play.

“It's cool to be kind. Be a buddy, not a bully,” Martino said, adding that the third-graders saw an article in their Scholastic News for a "Buddy Bench."

June 1st

POOL OPENS FOR SUMMER OF FUN!

June 1, 2014

The new lifeguard chairs at the George C. Brown Community Pool were dedicated on Saturday, which was opening day for the pool.

Lisa Switlick, of SPLASH, said Pam Boyer wanted to memorialize her son Philip, a former lifeguard who loved the pool.

She said they've wanted new lifeguard chairs, and the Boyers raised enough money for three new chairs, umbrellas for the chairs and new rescue tubes.

The chairs were dedicated in a ceremony hosted by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander.

Box spring fire under investigation

June 1, 2014

All three Punxsutawney Fire companies responded to a basement fire at 5:43 a.m. Saturday in the basement of a home located at 609 West Mahoning St. in Punxsutawney.

The blaze is under investigation.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

June 1, 2014

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
June 6, 1888

Indiana County Primaries
The Republican primary election of Indiana county took place last Saturday and resulted in the nomination of E. E. Allen, of Blairsville, and Dr. W. L. Reed, of Jacksonsville, for Assembly.

May 30th

Parise to PAHS grads: Make right decisions and learn from your wrong decisions

May 30, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a night to remember Friday for the members of the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 2014, as they and their families were greeted by clear skies and sunshine at Jack LaMarca Stadium for the graduation ceremony.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

PCS GRADUATES FIVE IN CLASS OF 2014

May 30, 2014

PCS Class of 2014 (from left): JACOB KUHN, TARAN MILLER, VALEDICTORIAN LUKE FUGATE, JULIA MARTINO & TANNER EVANS

Read about the graduation in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

PASR recognizes Foulkrod as Volunteer of the Year

May 30, 2014

Lee Grace Foulkrod received a special certificate from Tom Curry, president of the Jefferson County Chapter of PASR, designating her as Volunteer of the Year for 2013.

A resident of Sykesville, where she coordinates programs and activities at the town's Senior Center, she is also the director of the Village Voices choir of Brockway.

Foulkrod devotes many volunteer hours to her church and other community organizations in Sykesville.

May 29th

Familiar Faces Friday! Gloria Kerr

May 29, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is onein a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Gloria Kerr.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Gloria Kerr is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the president of the Garden Club. Or perhaps you have seen her and the rest of the Garden Club working hard around the community, planting and doing beautification projects.

Punxsy area elementary schools receive accolades

May 29, 2014

At Wednesday night's school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said that two elementary schools in the Punxsy District have received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics — Bell Township and Longview.

Both schools scored over 90 percent for the 2012-2013 school profile.

Each building received a proclamation from the governor.

Pictured (from left) are Board President Bob Pascuzzo; Travis Monroe, principal at Longview Elementary; Wolfe; and Francis Molinaro, board vice-president.

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

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