May 19th, 2015
On Monday night, the members of the Lady Chucks donned their fanciest attire for the annual softball banquet. On Wednesday, they'll don the red and the white as they play host to Clearfield to open the District IX playoffs in a semi-final bout beginning at 3:30 p.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) â€” Waco boasts some of the Lone Star State's most memorable recent history: the siege of the Branch Davidian compound, a tornado that leveled downtown and now a biker gang melee that left at least nine people dead and 18 wounded.
The city of 129,000 people, standing halfway between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River, is the birthplace of comedian Steve Martin and Dr. Pepper, which is believed to have been developed in 1885 by a young pharmacist trying to bottle the collective scent of various carbonated drinks. It's also home to conservative Baylor University.
This week is a busy one with the following events and meetings taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
â€¢ Monday â€” Teacher of the Year Awards to be presented at the High School, Middle School and one of the area Elementary Schools; Sykesville Borough Council Meeting; Big Run Borough Council Meeting.
â€¢ Wednesday â€” Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.
â€¢ Thursday â€” Jeff Tech Awards Night at 7 p.m.; Final Questions for Kids for the 2014-2015 School Year.
In the process of qualifying for the PIAA State Championships at the District IX Championship Meet on Wednesday, Ethan Riley also broke the school record in the long jump, recording a score of 21-09.25. Eric Ingros and the boys' 4x800-meter relay team also qualified for next week's state championships.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP â€”Â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal accident that occurred on Monday morning at 7:28 a.m. on Stevenson Hill Road at its intersection with Airport Road in Washington Township.
Police reported that the crash occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Holly D. Wray, 45, of Falls Creek, was traveling northbound on the road and allegedly failed to stop at a posted stop sign, proceeding onto State Route 830 in front of a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Jeanette E. Chestnut, 46, of Brookville.
Here are some of the things you can keep your eye out for this week in The Spirit!
â€¢ Borough Council & Punxsutawney School Board will both meet Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss a wide variety of topics.
â€¢ District IX Track Championships will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Brookville Area High School.
â€¢ Our weekly installment of Questions For Kids will be in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” A fatal motor vehicle accident occurred at 10:46 p.m. May 9 on Barnett Street between Jefferson Street and Main Street in Brookville.
Brookville Police were flagged down by a male who was calling 911 to advise that a vehicle struck a utility pole near Main Street. Upon arriving on the scene, police observed a male, identified as Brenton Joseph Ruhlman, 29, Brookville, lying on the roadway near Cherry Alley.
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) â€” The county coroner says one person is dead at an auto parts shop in western Pennsylvania, and police were searching the surrounding area for the gunman.
The Westmoreland County coroner's office confirmed the shooting occurred at Minniti Motor Sports in Rostraver Township.
A county emergency official tells WPXI-TV that police have begun searching for the gunman in Rostraver Township, where the shop is located. That's about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
Calls to the township police and the business have not been returned.