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September 7th, 2014

7 MORE YEARS FOR PHIL

September 7, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil received seven more years of life thanks to the magic elixir that he drank at Saturday's Philfest at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney.

Pictured with the "Seer of Seers" are (from left) Bill Deeley, President; Butch Philliber, Iceman; Ron Ploucha, Handler (holding Phil); Dave Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; and Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker, holding the elixir container.

Way Back When

September 7, 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
September 5, 1888

Country Store Burned

The store building of C.E. Smith, on the Maysville road, in Perry township, was destroyed by fire last night, together with all its contents, including about nine hundred dollars worth of stock and about $350 in money, $335 of which was in bills.

September 5th

Chucks crush Panthers in home opener, 42-0

September 6, 2014

Punxsy Chucks senior Luke Shiock wraps up Keystone's Zach Stiglitz in during Friday's 42-0 victory over the Keystone Panthers.

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

Pine Street house destroyed by fire demolished Friday

September 6, 2014

Now you see it now you don't, as this is all that is left from the house located at 331 Pine St., Punxsutawney.

Borough Council had the house demolished Friday due to its unsafe condition from a fire that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

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

SUNSET AT CLOE LAKE

September 5, 2014

The kids may be back in school and football season is underway, which tells us that summer is over.

However, the thermometer tells us differently, as the temperature was in the high 80s on Friday.

Even though we don't have the ocean, we do have Cloe Lake in Bell Township to provide us with spectacular sunsets.

This one was taken Thursday evening following a fishing excursion.

September 4th

Familiar Faces Friday!

September 4, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is
Heather Weaver.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Heather Weaver is a familiar face.

You may recognize her a member of the First Assembly of God who helps out with her church.

Or perhaps you have seen her in the community.

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 3rd

Check out The Spirit on Facebook!

September 3, 2014

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There are some new and exciting changes at The Punxsutawney Spirit, and one of those changes is the move into the world of social networking.

Just recently, we created a Facebook Page for The Punxsutawney Spirit in order to better reach those in the community and surrounding areas.

Our main focus is to interact with our readers and to seek feedback on how we are doing.

This site will allow you — the readers a chance to comment on the articles and stories that we feature.

Kathi D. States, 60

September 3, 2014

Kathi D. States, 60, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1954, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Parnell G. and Iona G. (Hawk) Reed.

On June 24, 1972, she married David M. States, who survives.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and enjoyed camping and cooking.

Sarah J. Bishop, 85

September 3, 2014

Sarah J. Bishop, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at home with her family.

She was born April 15, 1929, in Walston, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Matilda (Martzloff) Smith.

On Nov. 15, 1947, she married Carl O. Bishop, Sr. He survives and resides in Punxsutawney. She was a loving and faithful wife of nearly 67 years.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Walston, where she was also a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Sarah worked with her husband and sons at the family-owned business of Cloe Lumber.

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