The Daily Press Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-21T14:14:28-04:00 Thursday: This week in Punxsy — 20 years ago2015-05-21T14:14:28-04:002015-05-21T14:14:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableThrowback Thursday: This week in Punxsy — 20 years agoPunxsutawney David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"2015-05-21T11:20:25-04:002015-05-21T11:20:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableVIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"Punxsutawney Night held to honor seniors2015-05-20T21:43:36-04:002015-05-20T21:43:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableClass Night held to honor seniorsPunxsutawney elections in the books2015-05-20T00:50:04-04:002015-05-20T00:50:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availablePrimary elections in the booksPunxsutawney Java: Waco has long history of memorable events2015-05-19T09:36:53-04:002015-05-19T09:36:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe city of 129,000 people, standing halfway between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River, is the birthplace of comedian Steve Martin and Dr. Pepper, which is believed to have been developed in 1885 by a young pharmacist trying to bottle the collective scent of various carbonated drinks. It's also home to conservative Baylor University.A closer look at Waco:___THE BRANCH DAVIDIANSFor many, Waco is best known for the siege of the Branch Davidian compound in 1993, when agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh for stockpiling weapons and explosives at a ranch outside town.The confrontation led to a 51-day standoff that ended on April 19, when the complex caught fire, killing Koresh and nearly 80 of his followers. The land is still used by surviving Branch Davidians, some of whom live on a rebuilt portion of the ranch. A section of the property has been converted into a memorial with simulated headstones for the victims of the massacre stacked into a wall.___A PRESIDENT'S RANCHAbout 25 miles outside Waco is President George W. Bush's Prairie Chapel Ranch. Known during Bush's presidency as the Western White House, Bush entertained foreign leaders including Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair at the ranch, which is near the small town of Crawford.___BAYLOR UNIVERSITYThe school with about 16,000 students is one of the nation's top Baptist universities. Ken Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, is the school's president.The university's student conduct code banned dancing until 1996 and today still prohibits "homosexual acts." If students violate the code, the school "shall offer counsel and assistance to the individual so that the sanction imposed may be a catalyst for redemption in his or her life," according to the school's website.___REALITY TVSince last year, Waco has gained fame because of the hugely popular HGTV show "Fixer Upper," starring Chip and Joanna Gaines, a Waco couple who rehabilitate historic properties across the city.___HISTORIC TORNADOIn a state where twisters are fairly common, Waco has its own footnote in tornado history. A catastrophic twister leveled downtown in 1953, killing 114 people and injuring hundreds more. It remains among the deadliest tornados in Texas history.Punxsutawney, PABY EMILY SCHMALL, Associated PressMorning Java: Waco has long history of memorable eventsPunxsutawney's Happening This Week!2015-05-18T08:18:15-04:002015-05-18T08:18:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit• Monday — Teacher of the Year Awards to be presented at the High School, Middle School and one of the area Elementary Schools; Sykesville Borough Council Meeting; Big Run Borough Council Meeting.• Wednesday — Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableWhat's Happening This Week!Punxsutawney Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier2015-05-15T13:40:13-04:002015-05-15T13:40:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="29051382" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>Punxsutawney, PANo author available6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life EasierPunxsutawney Creek woman killed in two-vehicle Washington Township accident2015-05-12T17:18:04-04:002015-05-12T17:17:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPolice reported that the crash occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Holly D. Wray, 45, of Falls Creek, was traveling northbound on the road and allegedly failed to stop at a posted stop sign, proceeding onto State Route 830 in front of a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Jeanette E. Chestnut, 46, of Brookville.Chestnut's vehicle struck the Monte Carlo in the 9-o'clock position, which pushed both vehicles off the east side of Stevenson Hill Road and over an embankment.Wray's vehicle spun two times and hit a street sign before coming to its final rest off the east side of the roadway, while Chestnut's vehicle struck a guide wire before coming to final rest on the east side of the roadway.Wray was wearing her seatbelt and was flown by STAT MedEvac to UPMC Altoona with major injuries, where she succumbed to those injuries at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.Chestnut was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois by DuBois EMS.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFalls Creek woman killed in two-vehicle Washington Township accidentPunxsutawney TO WATCH FOR IN THE SPIRIT THIS WEEK2015-05-11T18:39:32-04:002015-05-11T18:39:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit• District IX Track Championships will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Brookville Area High School.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableWHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE SPIRIT THIS WEEKPunxsutawney man killed in Barnett St. accident2015-05-11T23:34:21-04:002015-05-11T14:33:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritBrookville Police were flagged down by a male who was calling 911 to advise that a vehicle struck a utility pole near Main Street. Upon arriving on the scene, police observed a male, identified as Brenton Joseph Ruhlman, 29, Brookville, lying on the roadway near Cherry Alley. The patient was cared for until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. He was transported to Brookville Hospital to await Stat MedEvac; however, the patient was pronounced dead at 12:12 a.m. at the Brookville Hospital.Police believe that the driver somehow fell out of his 1999 Jeep Wrangler. After falling out of the vehicle, it may have run over him. The vehicle had no doors, and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableBrookville man killed in Barnett St. accidentPunxsutawney