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Music in the Park opens with G-3, ends with Remedy X

July 31, 2014

It was a beautiful evening for Music in the Park on Thursday with the classic rock band "Remedy X" — formerly known as “G-3” before adding a new member — putting on a rocking performance for the crowd.

Pictured are Tucker Peace (left) and Kadence Peace enjoying some pizza as they listen to the music.

Road closure scheduled for Route 3011 structure replacement in Jefferson County

July 31, 2014

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 a.m., Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) will close to traffic between Route 36 and Route 3018 (Branch Road) for a pipe replacement in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.

Work includes replacing the structurally deficient drainage structure carrying Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) over a tributary to Clutch Run with a precast concrete pipe.

A detour will be in place using Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) to Route 3018 (Branch Road) to T-721 to Route 3031 (Coolspring Road) to Route 36 to Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road). (See map)

July 30th

Penfield man, 73, killed in two-car accident

July 30, 2014

HUSTON TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal two-car accident that occurred at 11:26 a.m. on Wednesday on Route 255 (Hoovertown Road) in Huston Township, Clearfield County.

Police said that the crash occurred as a 2004 Freightliner Tri-Axle operated by Larry W. Kunes, 65, of Weedville, was traveling northbound on State Route 255. A 1998 Toyota Camry operated by Arnold W. Burkett, 73, Penfield, had been travelling westbound on Mt. Pleasant Road and had stopped at its intersection with State Route 255.

July 29th

Preliminary hearing waived in Saldana case

July 29, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday's preliminary hearing for Lisa M. Saldana, 51, of Wayne Road in Punxsutawney, which was scheduled for 1:30 p.m., was waived, and jury selection has been scheduled for Jan. 12, 2015.

Saldana was arrested in the early morning hours of May 7, 2014, at her residence and was arraigned by District Judge Douglas Chambers, with bond being set at $5,000,000 straight cash.

She remains incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail, with bail remaining at the same amount.

75th anniversary of SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicks off on Friday

July 29, 2014

It takes all sorts of volunteers to set up the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival, and on Tuesday, those volunteers started their task of preparing for the event.

These youngsters were in charge of hauling some of the heavier items up to the lawn from the basement.

The festival kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday night.

For the full schedule, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

FEMCO Machine Company turns fifty!

July 29, 2014

FEMCO Machine Company and its employees celebrated the company’s 50th birthday with a luncheon held on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

Pictured are members of the Amundson family, who returned to participate in the celebration: (from left) Eric and Vickie Amundson; May Ann Amundson, wife of the late Frankie Amundon Jr.; and Joe Parente, a FEMCO employee for 42 of the 50 years they've been in business.

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

July 28th

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MARKING 95TH YEAR

July 28, 2014

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.

Library fundraiser off to a ‘hot’ start

July 28, 2014

Day number one is in the books for "Hot Dog Days," a fundraiser for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, at Fezell's County Market in the Groundhog Plaza.

Taking a turn at serving up "the dogs" on Monday afternoon were some of the administrators from the Punxsutawney Area School District.

PLENTY OF ACTION AT THE CLARION COUNTY FAIR

July 28, 2014

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

Willow Ramseur (pictured) got to feed Pearl, a rare white Bengal tiger, that was one of the performers at Wambold’s Amazing Animals.

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

July 27th

PUNXSY FIRE DEPT. RESPONDS TO TWO WEEKEND WRECKS

July 27, 2014

The Punxsutawney Fire Department assisted at two vehicle accidents that occurred on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Pictured: The driver of this mini-van lost control the vehicle at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday while traveling on Albion Road near Wooddale Road, Young Township, traveling off the road, through a grove of trees and rolling the vehicle over onto its roof.

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
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