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July 7th, 2014

Minor League All-Stars defeat DuBois, 5-0

July 7, 2014

In what was their second meeting of the All-Star season, the 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated DuBois, 5-0 on a rainy Monday night. For the full story check out page six of The Punxsutawney Spirit

Sr. League All-Stars come from behind for 3-2 win over Bradford

July 7, 2014

The 2014 Punxsutawney Sr. League All-Stars defeated the Bradford All-Stars in a 3-2 comeback victory. Pitcher Lucas Burkett opened for the Punxsy team and Peyton Graham closed for the win. For the full story check out page six of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

County Commissioner McIntyre to retire at end of current term

July 7, 2014

BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County Commissioner Jim McIntyre announced on Monday that he will not be seeking re-election at the end of his current term in December 2015 and will be retiring.

He and his wife, Eileen, plan to relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina, to spend quality time with their daughters and family.

McIntyre acknowledged all the voters and his supporters over that past 10-and-a-half years and assures all that he will complete the job he was elected to do.

BWP a finalist for state award

July 7, 2014

At their most recent meeting, the Jefferson County commissioners gave a plaque to BWP Bats, LLC, celebrating its nomination for the Governor's Impact Award in the Pennsylvania North Central region.

Pictured (from left) are County Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Lashinsky; Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik; Josh Johnson, vice president of BWP Bats; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and Commissioner Jim McIntyre.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy Borough Police Department making good use of firing range

July 7, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Ready, aim, fire! Those are the words that rang out recently at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department's firing range in Young Township.

As required by code, the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), police officers in the state are required to pass a firearms training course every year.

Carl Gotwald, Jefferson County Sheriff and firearms training officer, said officers are required to qualify on handgun, rifle and shotgun each year to stay up-to-date.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Police searching for missing Julian woman, 37

July 7, 2014

ROSE TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a missing 37-year-old woman from Julian, Pa., who jumped out of a moving vehicle at 8:19 a.m. July 4 along Interstate 80 at mile marker 77.6.

Susan L. Bachman of Eagle Valley Road, Julian, is described at 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, with red hair and green eyes.

She was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt and blue jeans.

Police are classifying the incident as a "missing person — endangered," and a mental health warrant has been issued for Bachman to have her evaluated.

July 6th

Donald “Tom” Q. Bowers, 85

July 6, 2014

Donald “Tom” Q. Bowers, 85, of Rossiter, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Bowers was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Hillman, the son of the late Harvey B. and Dora Maye (Niel) Bowers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine R. (Humble) Bowers, on May 12, 2002.

Mr. Bowers was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 66.

Regina Dawn Pearce, 45

July 6, 2014

Regina Dawn Pearce, 45, of Rural Valley, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1968, to Hilton and Rose (Sciarrini) Hollenbaugh in Punxsutawney.

Regina worked as a LPN for Nurse Finders and American Staffing.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, “NCIS,” “Game of Thrones” and watching “Cops,” but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

WRAPPING UP ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL

July 6, 2014

Rick Larrimore croons to the crowd Saturday during his Tribute to Rod Stewart, which helped close out another successful year of the Groundhog Festival in Barclay Square.

Way Back When

July 6, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
July 27, 1888

Another Railroad

It is not pleasant for us to raise the hopes of our people by vain promises of coming railroads, of air lines and through lines, and then being forced in the end to admit that it was all gush.

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