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April 16th, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ Perhaps the hardest thing for a wife and mother to do is to learn that her husband has been in a horrible accident. Even more terrifying is hearing that the accident has left him in such a state
that he has to be flown to a hospital for treatment.
For Crystal Wooten, that nightmare became a reality on March 10, when her husband, Dustin, was in a ATV accident near Glen Campbell.
Dustin was flown via helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital with head and brain injuries.
Elsie Goss, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Iselin, celebrated her 101st birthday on April 6, with family and friends. Happy Birthday, Elsie!
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Monday saw local crews battle a pair of fires â a quickly spreading one that started at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at 131 Orvetta St. in Punxsutawney and an evening fire that started in the flue of a house on Railroad Street in the Rossiter area.
Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney Head Start Centers I, II and III and Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts Center, held an open house on Monday afternoon.
The open house gave students a chance to show what they are learning as well as what they do on a daily basis.
The event was also open to community members who may have been looking for a place to send their children.
âThis is a nice opportunity for people to come and see what we're all about," said Autumn Reddinger, faculty member.
Pictured is Jazzmin Shaffer, age 3, of Punxsutawney, learning about different shapes.
Retired members of the Punxsutawney National Guard are planning a reunion to be held May 11 at the Punxsutawney Lions Club.
Pictured are the members of the reunion committee (from left): Randy Zufall, retired staff sergeant; David Hallman, retired staff sergeant; and Roger Steele, retired sergeant first class.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It is said that when William Penn discovered Pennsylvania in the 1680s, at least 95 percent of the land was covered by forest.
Its hard to believe that now, as we look around us at the once-big forest now populated with towns and cities.
Once known as the lumber region, Pennsylvania became the home of many lumber camps.
Traveling from one lumber camp to another was William T. Clarke, a photographer who loved capturing the daily life of the lumber industry.
DUBOIS â On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, PennDOT has announced that work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township will begin today.
When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.
Work will include construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps and traffic signal upgrades.
(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.)
April 28, 1897
FIRE AT MCGEES
Six Buildings Were Destroyed Invoicing a Loss of $12,000
A disastrous fire occurred at McGees, Clearfield county, last Saturday night, causing a destruction of property amounting to near $12,000.
âThat's a wrap,â as the 2013 Punxsutawney Area High School Variety Show will wind down tonight with one last performance at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium.
Pictured here performing a Geico Calculus commercial parody are (from left) Garrett Neal, Alexa Shaffer and Erin Long.
Tickets for the show are available at the door, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.
CRAWFORDTOWN â There is still no determined cause as to what started the fire that destroyed a camp at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawfordtown, Young Township.
"The structure was fully involved and was a huge fireball when firefighters arrived on scene," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire
Smith said firefighters got a good hit on the fire and were able to knock the flames down in quick succession.