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Preliminary hearing waived in Saldana case

July 29, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday's preliminary hearing for Lisa M. Saldana, 51, of Wayne Road in Punxsutawney, which was scheduled for 1:30 p.m., was waived, and jury selection has been scheduled for Jan. 12, 2015.

Saldana was arrested in the early morning hours of May 7, 2014, at her residence and was arraigned by District Judge Douglas Chambers, with bond being set at $5,000,000 straight cash.

She remains incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail, with bail remaining at the same amount.

75th anniversary of SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicks off on Friday

July 29, 2014

It takes all sorts of volunteers to set up the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival, and on Tuesday, those volunteers started their task of preparing for the event.

These youngsters were in charge of hauling some of the heavier items up to the lawn from the basement.

The festival kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday night.

For the full schedule, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

FEMCO Machine Company turns fifty!

July 29, 2014

FEMCO Machine Company and its employees celebrated the company’s 50th birthday with a luncheon held on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

Pictured are members of the Amundson family, who returned to participate in the celebration: (from left) Eric and Vickie Amundson; May Ann Amundson, wife of the late Frankie Amundon Jr.; and Joe Parente, a FEMCO employee for 42 of the 50 years they've been in business.

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

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MARKING 95TH YEAR

July 28, 2014

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.

Library fundraiser off to a ‘hot’ start

July 28, 2014

Day number one is in the books for "Hot Dog Days," a fundraiser for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, at Fezell's County Market in the Groundhog Plaza.

Taking a turn at serving up "the dogs" on Monday afternoon were some of the administrators from the Punxsutawney Area School District.

PLENTY OF ACTION AT THE CLARION COUNTY FAIR

July 28, 2014

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

Willow Ramseur (pictured) got to feed Pearl, a rare white Bengal tiger, that was one of the performers at Wambold’s Amazing Animals.

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

PUNXSY FIRE DEPT. RESPONDS TO TWO WEEKEND WRECKS

July 27, 2014

The Punxsutawney Fire Department assisted at two vehicle accidents that occurred on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Pictured: The driver of this mini-van lost control the vehicle at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday while traveling on Albion Road near Wooddale Road, Young Township, traveling off the road, through a grove of trees and rolling the vehicle over onto its roof.

Way Back When

July 27, 2014

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
August 8, 1888

The Cavalry Company

Sheridan Troop, N.G. P, of Tyrone encamped on the fair grounds at this place last night, while on its way to Mount Gretna. The company makes a very fine appearance. The soldiers made themselves quite numerous about town last night, but did not forage any that we know.

Frank Miller's Generous Gift

Church in the Park blesses Barclay Square

July 27, 2014

Pictured is the Church In The Park (CITP) worship team led by Pastor Mark Kephart, worship arts pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

There were many attendees who participated in the service that was held on Sunday in Barclay Square.

Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.

Dog Days of Summer more bearable with hot dog days

July 25, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When you think of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, do you think of food?

If you don't, maybe you should — at least for the next week or so — as the Library Hot Dog Days will take place again starting on Monday at Fezell's County Market.

This year’s event runs Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

18-month-old child killed in driveway accident

July 25, 2014

SMICKSBURG — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Friday an accidental death investigation that took place around 4:55 p.m. on Thursday at a private residence located in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

Police were summoned to the residence for a report of an 18-month-old female who had been struck by a vehicle in the driveway of the residence.

The report said that the investigation revealed that the child had crawled under the vehicle while the family was unloading tools.

Relay For Life: A year-round event

July 25, 2014

As a part of the event's opening ceremonies, the winners of the Paint The Town Purple event — a new addition to Relay For Life this year that asked businesses to deck their sites out in honor of the fight against cancer — were honored.

Paint The Town Purple is just one of many ways folks can get involved with the year-round Relay activities.

PAHS parking tags

July 25, 2014

Parking tags for the 2014-15 school year will be given out on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 a.m. in the high school office.

You can stop by Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up a registration form that can be completed and ready for distribution of tags on Aug. 7.

The following information will be needed: plate number, license number and who the vehicle is registered under.

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 24, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Kelly Skarbek.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Kelly Skarbek is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a speech therapist who works in the Punxsutawney Area School District with children who have special needs. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Jackpot! Winning lotto ticket sold in Punxsy

July 24, 2014

Punxsy Hometown Pharmacy this week paid out $325,000 to a Cash 5 winner from Punxsy.

Pictured by the lottery terminal are (from left) Savanna Hallman; Sue Hetrick; Monica Weaver, front manager; and Nick Kernich, pharmacist at Hometown.

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

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