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March 18th, 2015

Spirit Reporter Destiny Pifer reflects on the role of women in Punxsy’s history

March 18, 2015

This photo, pulled from the pages of the Wednesday evening, December 2, 1908, edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit (via accesspa.org's online archive) shows "Miss Mary" Wilson, a much-beloved teacher who was one of many women playing a role in the history of Punxsutawney.

For a full story on some of the women who have shaped Punxsutawney's history, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

March 17th

Two charged in separate narcotics investigations

March 17, 2015

BROOKVILLE — On Tuesday, two separate arrests were announced in regard to a pair of narcotics investigations that took place in the Brookville area.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported an incident that occurred on Sunday, when the Brookville Borough Police Department made a traffic stop on Timothy J. Kramer, 35, Brookville, on South White Street. During the course of the stop, the report said that the officer observed several items that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Annual Rotary auction set for Saturday

March 17, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This weekend, radio listeners will have the chance to bid on a variety of different items, as the annual Punxsutawney Rotary Club Auction kicks off this Saturday, March 21, going on-air at 8:50 a.m.

The first segment will begin at 9:05 a.m., with 15 minute segments running continuously through noon. After a 25-minute break, the auction will begin again at 12:25 p.m. and will wrap up shortly before 6 p.m.

March 16th

Five from Punxsy named D-9 All-Stars

March 16, 2015

On Monday, the District IX Basketball League — which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area, DuBois Area, Elk County Catholic, Punxsutawney Area and St. Marys Area school districts — named its District All-Star Teams. Three Lady Chucks and two Chucks found themselves among the honorees (top, from left): Hope Bridge, Jensen Constantino, Nicole DiPietro, (bottom) Dylan Huey and John Matthews.

PSP: Knox Dale woman charged with homicide in shooting

March 16, 2015

KNOX DALE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Monday afternoon that a Knox Dale woman had been charged with criminal homicide in relation to an incident that took place between the hours of 10:40 and 11:52 p.m. on Sunday at a residence located on Markton Road in Knox Township.

Police said that at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, Trista E. Zickefoose, 31, Knox Dale, contacted 911 to report that she had just shot Gregory M. Zickefoose, 40, of Knox Dale, whom she had mistaken for an intruder in her home.

What is Happening in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas

March 16, 2015

The following meetings and events will be happening this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
• Monday—Sykesville Borough Council 7 p.m., Big Run Borough Council 7 p.m.
• Saturday—Punxsutawney Rotary Club's Annual Auction 8:50 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.

March 15th

In wake of recent tragedy, firefighter course puts spotlight on safety

March 15, 2015

BELL TOWNSHIP — In the wake of the death of Lawrence Township Volunteer Firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr., safety is even more in the forefront at fire scenes.

Safety is nothing new when it comes to fighting fires or performing rescues at accident scenes.

Throughout the last few weeks, a large group of area firefighters have been learning the essentials of their craft from the ground up in the "Essentials of Firefighting" course, which is taught by William Startzell of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company at the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company hall on Elk Run Avenue in Punxsutawney.

March 13th

Local first responders among those who make the trek to pay tribute to fallen brother

March 14, 2015

HYDE CITY — Mayday is the international call of distress, the call that no fire company wants to hear. Sadly, it was one heard on March 3 in Lawrence Township when the young 18-year-old firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr. sustained injuries when a porch roof collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire. On Monday, Buck succumbed to the injuries he had suffered in that March 3 fire.

A memorial service in his honor was held on Friday at Clearfield Area High School, as first responders from great distances came to honor the young man.

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March 13, 2015

March 11th

Pantall Hotel carriage house collapses

March 11, 2015

This morning, the carriage house — the garage detached from the building — at the Pantall Hotel, collapsed. Spirit reporter Larry McGuire captured this shot on-scene, and more information will become available throughout the day.

The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Monday: IUP...
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred...
Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX...
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging...

 

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