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August 11th, 2011

Citizen challenges commission on constitutionality of possible post elimination

August 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — At a June Jefferson County Commission meeting, the commissioners said that eliminating the position of jury commissioner would save the county $12,000.

And then, at a July meeting, Commissioner Jim McIntyre said legislation to eliminate the position of jury commissioner will be back on the table this fall.

But he is “anticipating that it will be the decision of the county commissioners, and not a referendum.”

H. B. “Barney” McGee, 87

August 11, 2011

H. B. “Barney” McGee, 87, McGees Mills, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Charles Carlisle and Eva (Byron) McGee.

Mr. McGee was married to Marjorie (Hill) McGee, who preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2007.

August 10th

Police: Suspect admits setting fires in house

August 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Police said early Wednesday morning, an 18-year-old Big Run teen described to them how he set two fires in an unoccupied residence Monday evening, the latest of several fires classified as arson over the last few months.

Wednesday morning, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Anthony Overbeck, 18, Big Run, who faces charges of arson and related offenses; burglary; and criminal trespass pertaining to the fire that occurred between 11 p.m. Aug. 8 and 12:12 a.m. Aug. 9.

Overbeck is a member of the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company.

Local cameras ready to flim Punxsy’s story for WPSU-TV’s ‘Our Town’

August 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — About 20 local residents heard about WPSU-TV’s proposed “Our Town: Punxsutawney” Wednesday evening in the Jackson Theater, with several story ideas suggested and cameras issued to those ready to start rolling.

“You get to tell us what you want in the show,” said Jessica Peters, who, along with fellow WPSU-TV producer Whitney Chirdon, described the process of coming up with ideas and stories, filming scenes of those stories and talking about them before all the stories are edited and prepared for a revisited “Our Town: Punxsutawney” set to air in October.

Elk Run says, trash or treasure? You can decide, starting today

August 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The tent is up, and the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company’s Trash & Treasure Sale is ready to get underway beginning from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday at 219 Elk Run Ave., next to the Elk Run Firehall in Punxsy.

Company member Patrick Meckley said the fire company has been accepting donations for the sale over the last several months, with the proceeds going toward the company’s truck fund for a new engine.

Fitness center continues to make improvements

August 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Community Center's fitness center was on the verge of closing three years ago before it underwent a serious renovation.

"Three years ago, the place was in horrible financial condition, and a new board took over," fitness center manager Leo Johnston said. "Since then, it's doing really well."

Johnston, who is on the community center's board of directors, runs the fitness center by making sure the center is staffed, replacing and maintaining equipment, doing improvements, keeping it clean and taking suggestions from the community.

Norma Jean (Crissman) Fetters, 82

August 10, 2011

Norma Jean (Crissman) Fetters, 82, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Scenery Hill Manor.

She was born April 6, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of William McKinley and Sylvia Mae (Turney) Crissman.

She was married to John Philip Fetters, who preceded her in death in 1973.

Mrs. Fetters was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana. She was raised in Smicksburg and was a 1947 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

Lelia May Shugars, 74

August 10, 2011

Lelia May Shugars, 74, formerly of W. Liberty Street, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 31, 1933, in Pitcairn, Allegheny County, a daughter of the late Ross and Jane (Bevan) Fike.

Dec. 17, 1955, she married Howard T. Shugars, who preceded her in death March 13, 1989.

Mrs. Shugars was a member of the First Church of God.

She was employed at Rola-Jensen and was a manager of Bradford House at Grants.

Breaking News

August 10, 2011

Big Run man arrested for arson and related offenses. Follow The Spirit for all of the details.

August 9th

Hemlock View holds club championships

August 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Hemlock View Golf Course held its annual Club Championships last weekend, crowning champions in three different divisions: Men's, women's and seniors'.

Forty-eight club members competed over the weekend despite the warm temperatures and incredibly high humidity.

In the men's division, there were four separate "flights." Which flight a competitor plays in is determined by that particular player's handicap.

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Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship...
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on...
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsy’s Minor League...

 

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