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2013 Peeper Banquet

March 18, 2013

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Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit

This giant stuffed frog was quite the focal point - and a large part of the theme - at the 2013 Peeper Banquet held March 17 at the Big Run War Memorial.

FUN AT THE CHILDREN’S FAIR

March 10, 2013

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Destiny Pifer/The Punxsutawney Spirit

Fox's Pizza Den not only provided a large buffet of free food for attendees at the Children's Health Fair held at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, but it also gave the kids a chance to meet their mascot, the Fox.

Izaak McCoy (right) poses with the Fox, aka Billy Courson.

FUN AT THE CHILDREN’S FAIR

March 10, 2013

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Destiny Pifer/The Punxsutawney Spirit

Sarah DeCarlo, Punxsutawney, had her face painted to make her look like a little puppy at the Children's Health Fair held at the community center over the weekend.

FUN AT THE CHILDREN’S FAIR

March 10, 2013

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Destiny Pifer/The Punxsutawney Spirit

(From left) Mercy Smith, Dartanyan Pifer and Ciara Anthony take a break from enjoying an activity with Play-Doh during the recent Children's Health Fair co-hosted by Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

Tibbs performs concert at First Church of God

February 24, 2013

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Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit

Former Punxsutawney resident John Tibbs performed in concert Sunday at the First Church of God in Punxsy.

John is the son of Greg and Jolanda Tibbs, who ministered at First Church of God for more than 14 years.

John is on staff at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Ind.

He is a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

Boy Scout Troop 250 takes a lesson on government from Big Run Council

February 19, 2013

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Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit

The members of Boy Scout Troop No. 250 attended the Big Run Borough Council meeting Monday to learn how government works. Pictured (front, from left): Matthew Thom, Noah Cekovsky, Wyatt States, Shayne Campbell, all Boy Scouts; (back) Joe Buterbaugh, Big Run mayor; Jacob Cekovsky, Chuck States, scout master; and Brandon Smeal, and Jeremy Smeal, Boy Scouts.

2013 Chili & Wing Cook-off

February 19, 2013

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Gene Roberts

Chili winners in the 9th Annual Chili & Wing Cook-off held recently at IUP are (from left): Dr. Doug Fugate, Punxsy, 1st place; Becky Gresock, Punxsy, 2nd; and Mike Recker, IUP culinary student, 3rd.

2013 Chili & Wing Cook-off

February 19, 2013

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Gene Roberts

The recent Chili & Wing Cook-off held at the Punxsy IUP Academy of Culinary Ats, wing winners were Don Miller (right) of Cookies Caboose, 1st place; and Breanna Collins, IUP culinary student, 2nd place. The Crazy Horse Saloon (not pictured) took 3rd.

2013 Chili & Wing Cook-off

February 19, 2013

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Gene Roberts

Jim McKendree of Brookville took home the People’s Choice award for his chili at the 2012 Chili & Wing Cook-off held recently at Punxsy IUP Academy of Culinary Arts.

Valentine’s Day royalty

February 19, 2013

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Mahoning Riverside Manor held a Valentine Party last Thursday, and the Valentine Queen and King were crowned.

Queen Rose Setree, who owned Anchor Inn, is the mother of three daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She is visited by family daily.

King James Deahl is a retired distribution manager of Keibler Company. His wife visits daily, and he is the father of three daughters, one son, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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