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February 8th, 2015

Harmony Road accident reported

February 9, 2015

HARMONY — A two-vehicle accident occurred on Friday evening on Route 310 near Harmony Road in Young Township.

According to reports from the scene, the accident occurred when one of the vehicles pulled out in front of the other, causing the collision.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service.

No further details were available at Spirit press time.

February 7th

Sinkhole closes Route 36 near hospital entrance

February 7, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — State Route 36 between Hillcrest Drive and Skyview Drive in Punxsutawney has been closed until further notice due to a sinkhole that formed near Hillcrest Drive early this morning.

Gary Lobaugh, External Affairs Manager for Pennsylvania American Water, said the main break occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning and has caused a number of customers in the Walston area and other portions of Young Township to be without water services.

February 6th

Winter royalty: PAHS crowns Winter Queen, Princess

February 7, 2015

The 2015 PAHS Winter Queen and Princess, as voted by this year’s senior class, were crowned during halftime of Friday’s varsity boys’ basketball game against DuBois. This year’s court included (top photo, from left) Courtney Huffman with escort Ethan Ambler; Kaston Mohney with escort Keegan Fischer; Ivy Phillips with escort Brandon Blose; Shaina Painter with escort Connor Rees; Amber Carlson with escort Perry Arrington; and Alyssa Reitz with escort Dakota Thomas. Phillips was crowned Winter Queen, and Painter was crowned Princess.

February 5th

PSP-DuBois reports fatal crash in Huston Twp.

February 6, 2015

Late Thursday night, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday on State Route 255 Bennetts Valley Highway, Huston Township, Clearfield County.

Police said the crash occurred as a 2010 Dodge Caliber driven by Jason Allen Trask, 33, St. Marys, was traveling south on the highway and, for an unknown reason, was traveling in the northbound lane. A 2015 Thomas school bus operated by Chrystal Marie Miller, 37, Curwensville, was traveling north on State Route 255 and was loaded with 12 pre-school children.

Chucks make big comeback to sting Stingers

February 5, 2015

Punxsy won the final six bouts in Thursday night's wrestling match at Marion Center to come from behind and pick up a 45-36 victory over the Stingers on their Senior Night in Marion Center.

For a full recap — plus stories from the girls' basketball game at DuBois and the junior high wrestling match at Marion Center — see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

PAHS to host Winter Queen’s Court ceremony Friday at halftime

February 5, 2015

The PAHS senior class recently chose six senior girls to represent the 2015 Winter Queen’s Court. Members of this year’s court include Amber Carlson, Courtney Huffman, Kaston Mohney, Shaina Painter, Ivy Phillips and Alyssa Reitz.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be named Queen. The runner-up in votes will receive the title of Princess.

The Queen and Princess will be crowned during the PAHS boys’ basketball game tonight. The Winter Formal dance in their honor will be held on Feb. 7.

Read the bios in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

February 4th

Chucks fall just short at Hollidaysburg

February 4, 2015

In this Jan. 15 file photo, Punxsy’s Perry Arrington battles for position
against Redbank Valley’s Keshon Truitt. Wednesday, Arrington got the
Chucks off to a fast start with a victory by fall at Hollidaysburg, but in the end, Punxsy fell in a close match, 42-39.

Punxsy returns to the mat Thursday with another road contest — this time a bit closer, at Marion Center.

Thursday's schedule also includes the junior high basketball teams traveling to Ridgway, and the Lady Chucks playing at DuBois Area Middle School.

February 3rd

Overseas couple weds on Groundhog Day

February 4, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was the perfect day for a wedding, and for one couple deeply in love, it was a dream come true.

Alexander Lasarev, who hails from Canada, finally married his lovely bride, Isabelle Wagner, who hails from Germany. The couple, who share a great love of not only Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney, are also huge fans of the movie "Groundhog Day" — so much that they made a mini-movie called "Tribute to Groundhog Day," which can be found on YouTube.

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

February 2nd

Pro Football Recap Championship Sunday

February 2, 2015

Pro Football Recap
Championship Sunday
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28 - Seattle 24

BREAKING NEWS: PHIL SAYS #SIXMOREWEEKSOFWINTER

February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather," as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of the members of the Inner Circle.

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