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April 7th, 2015

Borza officially sworn in as new police chief

April 7, 2015

New Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief James Borza (second from left) is pictured being sworn in and taking the oath of office on Tuesday in council chambers by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander (far left). Borza's wife, Karen Borza, is pictured holding the Holy Bible for the ceremony. Alexander said that even though Borza was approved by Punxsutawney Borough Council to start work on Monday, he couldn't act in that capacity without officially being sworn in as chief.

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April 7, 2015

April 6th

DuBois man killed in one-car weekend accident

April 6, 2015

HUSTON TOWNSHIP — On Monday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police issued a report of a fatal one-vehicle accident that occurred at 11:13 a.m. on Sunday on State Route 255, south of Winterburn Road, Huston Township, Clearfield County.

Police said Robert E. Quetot, 55, of DuBois, was traveling north on State Route 255 when he lost control of his 2008 Suzuki Sedan. The car then left the roadway and crashed into an embankment, causing it to roll over.

Police said Quetot was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected as the car rolled over.

Quetot was pronounced dead at the scene.

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April 6, 2015

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April 3rd

Those who knew him, served with him, remember Molinaro

April 3, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Francis J. Molinaro, 80, president of the Punxsutawney Area School Board, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Punxsutawney Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said that Molinaro’s leadership and participation on the school board will be truly missed by all.

"It's certainly a sad day for our district," Wolfe said. "Francis has served on our board for many years, and throughout that time, he has always kept in mind the best interest of the students. For years, he wanted to be board president, and with this last reorganization of the board, he became the board president."

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April 3, 2015

April 2nd

Former student of Boles offers insight into legacy, Variety Show

April 2, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's just about time for the annual Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show.

The show will take place April 9 through April 11 in the PAHS auditorium. Every year, The Spirit gives a preview of some of the original skits that we're likely to see as part of the show.

We're going to bring that to you next week, but for now, we're going to take a look at the person whose name is most identified with the Variety Show — Margaret C. Boles.

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

Chucks hammer St. Marys to start season

April 2, 2015

Punxsy's Braxton Giavedoni (pictured here) put the exclamation point on a convincing win for the Chucks in their season opener against St. Marys when he hit a long, towering home run to cap a 20-5, four-inning mercy rule victory over the Dutch.

Punxsy's softball team didn't fare as well against the Lady Dutch, falling 6-1 in a five-inning, rain-shortened affair.

See Friday's print edition for full recaps.

April 1st

Spring season finally underway!

April 1, 2015

The Chucks and Lady Chucks track and field teams got things rolling on the spring sports season on Wednesday at Brookville, with the boys taking all three of their meets and the girls winning two of three.

For a full report on the event, see today's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's schedule includes a baseball game at home against St. Marys at 3 p.m. and a softball game against the Lady Dutch at 4:15 p.m.

Council approves chief's contract

April 1, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy Borough Council approved the contract
of the newly hired police chief at a special meeting held on Wednesday.

James Borza, of Benezette, Pennsylvania, was hired as the new police chief at a special meeting held on March 24 in council chambers.

Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president, said the motion to approve the contract for retired state trooper James Borza, was made by Aaron Hendricks, council member, and seconded by Brian Smith, council member, and was approved 7-0.

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