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Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a scanner call for a working structure fire along Cloe-Rossiter Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday night.
No flames were showing when crews first arrived.
No further details were available at Spirit press time.
Make-a-Wish continued the Light Up A Child's Life Campaign with two stops Thursday morning â€” the first at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School and the second at the high school.
The radio-thon's broadcast on 104.1 WPXZ was held at the high school from 8 to 9 a.m., with check presentations from the Future Health Services Club, Student Government, faculty and staff members, Juart Brothers Excavating on behalf of the Key Club, band parents and students.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” Cheri Rowles is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the secretary/treasurer of Bell Township
borough. Or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.
Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Rowles is a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.
To read all about Rowles, read Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It is the season of giving and of helping others. As we look back on the history of our town, we are reminded not only of those who helped our community, but also of those who fought for our country.
This holiday season, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society is providing an exhibit that showcases both military service and public service.
The exhibit will run until after Groundhog Day 2014.
Hours of operation are Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
The SS.C.D. Elementary School Choir is pictured singing Christmas carols to the residents at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney as part of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign on Wednesday. Polly Mills,
The Punxsutawney Red Kettle Campaign is behind in donations by approximately $11,000 this year with a week to go. Pictured is Russ
Henry (left) of Punxsutawney giving money to the kettle located outside
Fezellâ€™s County Market in the Groundhog Plaza that is manned by
For a story on the current state of the Red Kettle Campaign, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Punxsutawney Borough Council held a special meeting on Monday evening, to discuss a few important items on the agenda.
Most notably, Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan's contract was approved after much discussion. The contract will be presented to Fedigan as soon as possible.
In other business:
â€¢ The nomination of two new Civil Service Commission members. Steve Story and Bill Spencer were nominated, and the motion was approved.
The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation got started Monday on WPXZ 104.1 FM. Pictured are Lindsey Herzing (left), regional manager for Make-A-Wish, and Ivy Kiesling, a Wish Kid, broadcasting from Miller Brothers Furniture on Monday afternoon.
Tuesdayâ€™s Light Up a Child's Life activity will begin at 7 a.m. at Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
JEFFERSON COUNTY â€” Persistent snow showers throughout the day on
Saturday appeared to be a contributing factor in at least one of a number of accidents that took place during the course of the day.
For a full report, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a blood drive to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the cafeteria at SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.
The theme is "This Holiday Give Something that Means Something."
Pictured are members of the Masonic Lodge, (front, from left) Jerry Wright, past master; Pat Villella, Dick Fetterman, lodge members; (back) Ed Halo, Clifford Klinger, Robert Haag, lodge members; Chuck States, worshipful master; Roy Pate, lodge member; and James L. Shaffer, past master.