February 16th, 2015
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” Students and faculty at Jeff Tech are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Educational (CTE) Month.
Barry Fillman, new Jeff Tech director, said that the month is all about the opportunity that students have when they come through this type of setting.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An AmeriCorps teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, Jennifer Skarbek, presented a project proposal to Punxsutawney Borough Council called "Seats of Service" at a recent meeting that would allow for permanent seating to be installed around the bandstand in Barclay Square in Punxsutawney.
Skarbek said "Seats of Service" would be the installation of permanent seating in front of the bandstand in Barclay Square.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
There will be a two-hour delay for the Punxsutawney Area School District/ SS.C.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Here are some events coming up this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
â€¢ Monday: Big Run Council Meeting at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Monday: Sykesville Council Meeting at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Monday: Educational Achievement Meeting at 4 p.m.
â€¢ Tuesday: Ribbon Cutting at The Wind Crest Bed and Breakfast at 9 a.m.
â€¢ Tuesday: Gran Bon Rien Music at DuBois Penn State University at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Wednesday: Athletic Committee Meeting at 6 p.m.
â€¢ Thursday: Questions for Kids, Officer Phil Safety Program at SS.C.D. at 8:30 a.m.
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DUBOIS â€” A 20-year-old Punxsutawney man and a 19-year-old Kersey man have been charged with arson and other related counts in connection with a DuBois fire that caused approximately $500,000 worth of damages to Gibby's Warehouse, according to a release on the Clearfield County District Attorney's website.
William A. Shaw Jr., the Clearfield County DA, identified the defendants as Zachary Thomas Coombs, 20, of Big Run Prescottville Road, Punxsutawney, and Timothy James Young, 19, of Kersey.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” A two-vehicle accident sent several people to an area trauma center following a head-on collision that occurred at 4:52 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 119 at the intersection with Yates Road, Young Township.
According to PSP-Punxsutawney, a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Edward L. Wonderling III, 29, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 and crossed into the south bound lane of travel and struck a silver 2012 Jeep Compass head on, driven by Phyllis L. Quick, 50, Punxsutawney.
Police said that both units came to rest in the south bound lane of travel.
ALBION â€” On Tuesday, the smoke from a car fire could be seen throughout the Elk Run area when the engine compartment of a vehicle on Clawson Street in Albion, Bell Township, caught fire.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to the scene at 2:33 p.m. at 599 Clawson St. when the engine overheated and caught fire.
Firefighters from Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company utilized the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) on Engine 30 to extinguish the stubborn blaze, which destroyed the vehicle.
There were no injuries, and Jefferson County EMS assisted at the scene.
The Punxsutawney Area High School wrestling team honored its seniors prior to Tuesday's match against Bradford â€”Â a match the Chucks won 53-18.
Pictured here are the seniors with their families (from left): Tristen Herndon, Walter Foster, Perry Arrington, Austin Covatch, Keegan Fisher and Travis Perry.
For a full recap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's PAHS schedule includes:
â€¢ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. DCC, 6/7:30 p.m. (Senior Night)
â€¢ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Clarion, 6/7:30 p.m.
Last Friday, the seniors at PAHS selected their Winter Sports Queen â€” Ivy Phillips. Pictured here is Phillips with her escort, Brandon Blose, reacting to the announcement that she had won.