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July 5th, 2011

Groundhog Festival 2011

July 6, 2011

Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule

10 a.m. to noon — Children’s Workshops: Settler-era children’s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House. Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Kids Projects in the Park.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Granpa Cratchet.
10:30 to 11 to a.m. — Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course).
11 to 11:30 a.m. — Diaper Derby Race, followed by the Tot Trot Race.
10 to 11 a.m. — Carrie McQueen, Stilt Walking.
11:30 a.m. to noon — Balloons The Clown.

Eagle Riders No. 1231 prepare for first-ever ‘Burrow Thunder’ Saturday

July 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders motorcycle club its revving up for its first-ever “Burrow Thunder” Saturday.

The 76-mile trip — which will be held rain or shine — departs from the F.O. Eagles No. 1231 parking lot.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the ride departing at noon and returning by 5 p.m.

Teddy Bears' Picnic

July 6, 2011

The Groundhog Day Festival held its annual “Teddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club, Tuesday at Barclay Square.(From left) winners in “My Bear and I” — Emily Dobbins, first place; Mary Sue Kimmerle, second; and Lauren Kennedy, third. The festival continues today.

Dorothy M. Neal, 96

July 5, 2011

Dorothy M. Neal, 96, Punxsutawney (Frostburg), passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Neal was born March 8, 1915, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Jesse and Cora (Huffman) Smith.

She was married to Harvey Neal, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Neal was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed quilting, gardening and time with her family.

Richard C. “Woody” Good, 68

July 5, 2011

Richard C. “Woody” Good, 68, Punxsutawney, formerly of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Dayton, a son of the late Laird Doyle and Audradee (Sloniger) Good.

May 12, 1973, he married Doris (Minnick) Good, who survives, his loving wife of 38 years.

For many years, Mr. Good was a log truck driver for Barrett Lumber, but most recently, before he retired, he worked for Aidin Contracting.

Blaine E. Dinger, 81

July 5, 2011

Blaine E. Dinger, 81, of Fulshear, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 12, 2011.

July 4th

Man injured in motorcycle crash

July 5, 2011

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A Scottdale man was flown to an area trauma center following a two-motorcycle accident that occurred at 1:45 p.m. Monday on Route 36, Young Township, in front of Ken McFarland Selective Cars.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle operated by Robert Bushmyer of Scottdale was traveling north on Route 36 when he struck a Polaris Victory motorcycle traveling in front of him driven by his son Eric T. Bushmyer, who had slowed to make a right turn into Ken McFarland

Groundhog Festival 2011

July 5, 2011

Monday night was all about ambiance at the 45th Annual Groundhog Festival as Savannah Jack performed in Barclay Square. The festival continues today.

Schedule of Events for the
45th Annual Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival

Today
9:30 a.m. – Registration for Teddy Bear Picnic
Categories for Teddy Bears:             
1. My Bear and I (Dressed Alike)
2. Bedtime Bear
3. Sports Bear
4. Tea Time Bear
5. Sun Loving Bear
10 a.m. – Teddy Bear Picnic-Sponsored By Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club. In case of rain, it will be held on the second floor of Eagles across from Barclay Square.

Way Back When

July 5, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
Local Intelligence
March 18, 1896

A Smart Parrot
Senator Mitchell has a parrot of which he is very proud. It is a great talker, and something of a singer, and the Senator tells of its smartness with as much enthusiasm as a fond father relates the cute things said by his two-year-old offspring. The parrot calls the Senator "Jim," and his wife "Cal."

Punxsy's Cappella wins NHSCA wrestling title

July 5, 2011

HARRISBURG — Punxsy rising senior Neko Cappella has been part of the Chucks' Big Three of wrestlers alongside 2011 graduate Kody Young and soon-to-be senior Seth Spack the past few years, but he never experienced the glory of winning a district or regional title like his accomplished grappling counterparts.

Until now.

Cappella won a national title at the National High School Coaches Association Open Nationals Wrestling Tournament during the weekend of May 7 in Harrisburg. Finally, the monkey was off Cappella's back.

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