The Daily Press Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-05T23:49:50-04:00's Dine to Defeat to return Friday2015-05-05T23:49:50-04:002015-05-05T23:49:50-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritALS is a fatal disease with a few treatments that can improve the quality of life. Because of that, a campaign is held every May, which has been designated at National ALS Awareness Month, to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS.During ALS Awareness Month, the association asks individuals to create their own events to give hope. One of the individuals asked is local resident Duane Siple, who was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago.Siple has organized the 3rd annual Dine to Defeat ALS here in Punxsutawney. Punxsutawney, PADestiny PiferSiple's Dine to Defeat to return FridayPunxsutawney OF THE WEEK: PAHS MOCK CRASH AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE2015-05-05T22:54:40-04:002015-05-05T22:54:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PALarry McGuirePHOTO OF THE WEEK: PAHS MOCK CRASH AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCEPunxsutawney's Happening This Week!2015-05-03T18:23:13-04:002015-05-03T18:23:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritMonday: IUP Chalk Walk/Celebration of Learning-3:30 p.m., Sykesville Borough Council-7 p.m., Athletic Committee Meeting-7 p.m.;Tuesday: Lyme Disease Seminar at PAH-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday: Special Olympics at PAHS-10 a.m.;Thursday: National Honor Society Banquet at Cobblestone Hotel-6 p.m.;Punxsutawney, PANo author availableWhat's Happening This Week!Punxsutawney 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby2015-05-01T15:19:29-04:002015-05-01T15:19:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritWith the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race. <script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Punxsutawney, PANo author availableVIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky DerbyPunxsutawney Borough police charge juvenile in string of thefts2015-04-28T23:13:20-04:002015-04-28T23:11:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPolice have been conducting an investigation into a recent rash of car break-ins. The identity of the suspect came to light through interviews with a number of people. On April 21, police took the juvenile offender into custody. A .45 caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene.The juvenile was transported to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Station. Once at the station, the juvenile confessed to breaking into six vehicles over the past two weeks. No other property was able to be recovered, as the juvenile admitted to spending all monies taken.Punxsutawney, PANo author availablePunxsutawney Borough police charge juvenile in string of theftsPunxsutawney Borough Police charge man with rape2015-04-27T22:43:48-04:002015-04-27T22:43:48-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe victim was treated at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.Zachary Michael Webb, Philadelphia, was located and taken into custody by patrol officers within the borough.Webb was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.Punxsutawney, PANo author availablePunxsutawney Borough Police charge man with rapePunxsutawney Weather Extravaganza brings Girl Scouts to town2015-04-27T00:40:13-04:002015-04-27T00:38:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritAround 170 Girl Scouts and their families converged on Punxsutawney from all over Western Pennsylvania for the first-ever Punxsutawney Phil's Weather Extravaganza, which was put together by the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center and the Groundhog Club.Punxsutawney, PACody PowellFirst-ever Weather Extravaganza brings Girl Scouts to townPunxsutawney voted in as new school board member2015-04-23T05:06:29-04:002015-04-23T05:06:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritClarence Craft, board vice president, said that the board received a number of resumes for the position. Jim Scarantine, board member, made the motion that Elaine Muto fill the seat on the board that was held by Molinaro. Board member Robert Pascuzzo seconded Scarantine's motion. A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting in favor of Elaine Muto being sworn in as the new member of the board.Solicitor David Young said she will need to be sworn in by the May 11 meeting.Punxsutawney, PARose KlaiberMuto voted in as new school board memberPunxsutawney police investigating two-vehicle accident2015-04-20T23:08:10-04:002015-04-20T23:08:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritAccording to reports from the scene, a Ford Mustang convertible and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck somehow collided in the intersection of North Gilpin and West Mahoning streets.The Mustang came to rest on the sidewalk near the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Headquarters and the truck on Mahoning Street.The Mustang was towed from the scene by Rebuck's South Side Service, and the truck was able to be driven from the scene.The accident is being investigated by the Punxsutawney Borough Police, who were assisted at the scene by Jefferson County EMS and the Punxsutawney Fire Department.Punxsutawney, PALarry McGuireBorough police investigating two-vehicle accidentPunxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame inducts latest class, issues Snyder Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor Award2015-04-20T00:05:03-04:002015-04-20T00:05:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritCommittee member Keith Hughes opened the program by welcoming all in attendance and by explaining a bit about the committee and the selection process. He then turned things over to fellow committee member Patti Fallara, who offered the invocation and blessing for the meal. After the meal wrapped up, the program turned to the honorees for the evening.Punxsutawney, PAZak LantzPunxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame inducts latest class, issues Snyder Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor AwardPunxsutawney