June 12th, 2014
The Punxsutawney Sr. Legion team faced off against Indiana Legion at home on Thursday night. Despite a solid defensive performance from both teams, Punxsy lost the game 5-1. Pictured here, Dakota Thomas unleashes a pitch from the mound during Thursday night's game. Thomas pitched five innings for Punxsy.
For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
(Left photos) Madison McBee, of Punxsutawney, is only 14 years old, but wise beyond her years. Madison, the daughter of John and Melanie McBee, decided to have her hair cut and to donate the locks to Wigs For Kids. This is Madison's first time donating to Wigs For Kids, an organization that provides hair replacement systems and support for kids who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, dark clouds started rolling in and a scanner call was issued warning Jefferson County residents of a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning in effect for the next few hours across the area.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following several attempts, Punxsutawney Borough Council finally voted to approve the new borough sign ordinance.
Read the additions and restrictions in the new ordinance in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority presented a donation of $1,000 to Western PA CARES for Kids to assist with their new medical and therapy addition.
Pictured (from left) are Linda Bittle, secretary of the Beta Sorority; Pat Berger, executive director and forensic interviewer of Western PA CARES for Kids; Marlene Shaffer, president of Punxsutawney Betas; and Barbara Burkett, vice president of the Beta Sorority.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Robert W. Mayes, 69, passed away on May 30, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice from his battle with cancer.
Born in Punxsutawney in 1944, he moved to Lakeland in 1986, where he worked as a heavy machinery mechanic and retired from FME.
After retiring, he took up gardening and created a beautiful landscape paradise where many have gathered to enjoy its beauty.
His other love was golf. He enjoyed playing with his buddies at Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
He was of the Baptist faith.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council voted at Monday's meeting not to accept PennDOT's traffic signal agreement for the new Margiotti Bridge.
Punxsutawney Borough Manager Ben White said that borough council was presented with Resolution 2014-6, a traffic signal agreement with PennDOT to accept responsibility for the proposed traffic signal once it is installed as part of the Margiotti Bridge replacement project.
Cheryl Phillips, Med Surg Nurse Manager at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, is pictured here accepting donations from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Club.
The students coordinated a school-wide collection of items that could be given to inpatients at PAH.
Students collected more than 450 items, including puzzle books, stuffed animals, card games, office supplies and toys.
Mary L. Anderson, 81, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Myers) Boozer.
In 1953, she married Charles Anderson, Jr., who preceded her in death.
She attended Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, puzzle books, reading romance novels, and she was a member of the Book Nook.
She retired as a nurseâ€™s aide for Blose-McGregor Healthcare.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting everyone to the ribbon cutting and opening of the Gobbler's Knob Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this
Saturday, June 14.
Pictured (from left) are Bob Roberts, His Protector; Jon Johnston, Chief Healthman; Jason Grusky, Big Chill; and Katie Donald, executive director.
For details, see Monday's spirit.