August 3rd, 2014
The annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival came to an end Sunday night with the ever-popular car drawing.
Pete Renne of Punxsutawney won a 2014 Chevy Equinox and/or $18,000 cash, but was not present for the drawing.
Pictured are Frank Hetrick (back left), festival chairman, and Julie Hoover (back right), who picked the lucky winnerâ€™s ticket.
Former Punxsy resident Anthony Calabrese, pictured here, recently began a job teaching English in Japan â€” specifically, on the island of Hokkaido in the village of Akaigawa, which can be seen in the background.
Read all about Calabrese's journey in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
August 8, 1888
A.J. Holt, of East Mahoning township Indiana county, died last night
(Tuesday August 7), of cramp, aged about sixty five years.
Mr. Hold is well and favorably known in this community, having had charge of the flouring mills at this place and Clayville for several years.
The SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicked off Friday evening with games for kids, prizes, Bingo and lots of great food to choose from.
Pictured is Gabriella Kendra enjoying a snow cone.
The festival continues Saturday and Sunday at the SS.C.D. Church.
It was the final day for the Library Hot Dog Days event Friday, and the week proved to be quite a success for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, which successfully raised more than $4,000.
Helping out Friday were volunteers from Mulberry Square, Friends of the Library board members and volunteers from the community.
Pictured (front, from left) are Dee Chicka, Amanda Hornack (Friends of the Library), Cathy Stiteler, Barb Burkett (Friends of the Library); (back row) Doyle Starry, Cassey Bellerillo (Friends of the Library), Nicki Rake and Debbie Kaza.
SYKESVILLE â€”Â If you're looking for a bit of fun as we begin the final month of summer as we know it, the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair, which runs from Sunday through next Saturday, has more than enough action to keep you entertained and on your toes.
For those who are particularly interested in the track events, there's plenty to offer, with Monday featuring a Tractor Pulling Contest.
Tuesday will be the always-popular Enduro Race; Wednesday will see the Msgr. John Mignot Memorial Full Size Car Demolition Derby; and Thursday will be the 4x4 side-by-side truck drags.
Ralph Arthur Nelson Sr., 60, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Alle-Kiski Hospital in Natrona Heights.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Ralph A. Nelson and Joan (Sandominick) Nelson. They both survive and reside in Elkton, Virginia.
On May 10, 1975, he married the former Christine Ann Tomaszfski. She
survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Nelson worked in technical sales support for Ametek, which is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, located in Blawnox, Pa.
Carlisle, PA â€“ Following a recall by Maryâ€™s Gone Crackers, Inc., MARTINâ€™S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Maryâ€™s Gone Crackers snacks which may contain almond, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy.
The following products are included in this recall:
â€¢ Maryâ€™s Gone Crackers - Gluten Free, 6.5 oz., UPC 89758000010 with a sell by date of APR 01 2015 and a lot number of CK3999
Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in the worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games. The Reebok CrossFit Games is the highest level of competition in the sport of CrossFit, and features the best teams from around the world. After three days of grueling, fitness-related events such as tire-flipping, dead-lifting, a team ocean swim, and marathon runs Foster and his team finished 15th overall. For the full story, plus an interview with Foster, check out Friday's edition of The Punxustawney Spirit.
The sun was shining bright for another Library Hot Dog Days event Thursday afternoon at County Market, with special guests from Grace United Methodist Church present.
Pictured (front row, from left) are Pat Reed, Carol Mottern, Peggy Jo Reed, Amanda Hornack (Friends of the Library); (back row) Ken Bishop and Harold Reed.
Today is the last day for Library Hot Dog Days, with the event starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.