March 2nd, 2015
SCANNER ALERT: Emergency responders are currently on-scene at what was reported as a working structure fire at 231 Church Road in Walston.
This photo was submitted by Walston resident Mike Gigliotti, showing many of the vehicles on scene.
The Punxsy girls' basketball team will play its first-round state playoff game this Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Clarion University.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students, but only if tickets are bought in advance in the athletic office.
Al tickets at Clarion university will be $6, so students are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance.
The school district is reimbursed for all advance sale tickets, so the office is asking that tickets are purchased before 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The following meetings will be taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.
â€¢ Sykesville Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€¢ Punxsy Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€¢ Daughters of the American Revolution Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€¢ Athletic Committee Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€¢ Young Township Meetingâ€“7 p.m.
CRAWFORDTOWN â€” There were no injuries reported in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. on Thursday on Route 310 near Crawfordtown, Young Township.
According to reports from the scene, the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 310 in Young Township, when he lost control and rolled the truck over, blocking the southbound lane.
Silent and somewhat desolate looking are the Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League fields. When action resumes, the Little League will now be the owners of all its Little League fields. The change was announced at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. The VFW will continue to own Rich Kuntz Field.
For more from an action-packed news day â€” including an update on the status of the PASD maintenance building from the Planning Commission meeting, Questions for Kids and a school board update â€”Â see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Friday night, a fire in a garage apartment at 113 Marion Ave., Punxsutawney, was quickly extinguished with minimal damage.
According to Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, the fire was extinguished quickly and the smoke was ventilated from the apartment.
The occupant and his dog escaped with minor smoke inhalation.
All three Punxsutawney Fire Department companies were on scene.
Wachob said the fire began from a backdraft inside a wood-burning stove and was extinguished with water.
With just two rounds left to unfold -- the consolation finals and the winners' bracket finals -- Punxsy's wrestlers are on top of things at the District IX Tournament. Eight wrestlers are already locked in to advancing, with two others in position to win a battle in the third-place round.
Six Punxsy wrestlers -- Elijah Lambiotte, Stone Smith, Kaleb Young, Perry Arrington, Keegan Fischer and Travis Perry -- won their opening matches to advance to tonight's finals.