The Daily Press Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-04-18T23:54:31-04:00’s Rotaract hosts Rotary Club2014-04-18T23:54:31-04:002014-04-18T22:39:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableIUP-Punxsy’s Rotaract hosts Rotary ClubPunxsutawney students get egg-static for Easter2014-04-18T22:26:45-04:002014-04-18T22:26:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritAnd if the smiles on the kids’ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were “eggsactly” what they needed. Pictured are members of Ms. Fedigan’s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableMapleview students get egg-static for EasterPunxsutawney honors SS.C.D. Essay winners2014-04-17T23:42:24-04:002014-04-17T21:38:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPictured (front, from left) are Emily L. Griebel, 7th grade, third place; Nicholas Joseph Mancuso, 7th grade, second place; Andrew William Wehrle, 6th grade, first place; (back) Raymond Depp, VFW Post No. 2076 chaplain; Dick Magolis, VFW Post No. 2076 adjutant; and Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW Post No. 2076.Read the students' essays in Friday's edition of The Spirit.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableVFW honors SS.C.D. Essay winnersPunxsutawney Faces Friday!2014-04-17T23:42:24-04:002014-04-17T21:33:34-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritBy Destiny PiferOf The SpiritANITA — Tammy Moore is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a former employee at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she worked for 14 years as a registration clerk for the ER. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community. Moore was born in Punxsutawney and raised in Walston, and she is a 1987 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. After graduation, she attended DuBois Business College, where she earned an associate’s degree in medical secretarial science. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFamiliar Faces Friday!Punxsutawney, desire to help others make Dr. Alzuhaili a fit at PAH2014-04-16T21:11:43-04:002014-04-16T21:11:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritAlzuhaili attended medical school at Damascus University in Syria and did fellowships in trauma surgery at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., and in transplant surgery at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. So, the road to Punxsutawney has been a long one for him, but the journey started a while back, when he decided that he wanted to be a surgeon.Punxsutawney, PAZak LantzBackground, desire to help others make Dr. Alzuhaili a fit at PAHPunxsutawney Bureau hosts Rural Road Safety Day2014-04-15T23:10:55-04:002014-04-15T23:10:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe annual safety event is sponsored by Fezell's County Market, Kengersky Insurance, PennDOT District 10, PSP-Punxsutawney, Jefferson County Commissioners, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Rep. Sam Smith, R-66th district. Pictured are some of the participants in the event standing in front of a large tractor and wagon and a PSP/DOT large truck inspection vehicle.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFarm Bureau hosts Rural Road Safety DayPunxsutawney Club makes state convention presentation to board2014-04-15T23:04:18-04:002014-04-15T23:04:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritA few of the members received awards, with one of them being Megan Strawcutter, who received the Bob E. Bagan's Unsung Hero Award. Pictured (front, from left) are Kristen Luzell, treasurer; Strawcutter, secretary; (back row) Braden Neal, former vice president; Zane Dilts, former webmaster; Colton Brooks, current vice president; Jake Whitman, current president; Josh Volchko, current webmaster; and Kim McFetridge, Key Club advisor.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableKey Club makes state convention presentation to boardPunxsutawney party for kids to be held Thursday2014-04-15T22:55:30-04:002014-04-15T22:55:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritDrinda Smith, event organizer, said there will be a Bible story, which will center on Judas, and there will also be games for the kids. Smith said that there will be pizza and snacks for everyone, and the party begins right after the kids are dismissed from school at noontime on Thursday.Pictured here is Mercy Smith with the Easter Bunny. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableEaster party for kids to be held ThursdayPunxsutawney Center Bank celebrates Community Bank Month with donation to Cross Town 2014-04-15T20:01:03-04:002014-04-14T23:10:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spiritarea.Clay Snyder, Marion Center Bank Punxsy Branch manager, said that they've been contributing to Cross Town and the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank at SS.C.D. on an annual basis.Snyder said that April is Community Bank Month, and each branch is picking an organization in its area to support."I got together with the rest of the Punxsy Branch employees, and we chose Cross Town Ministry's Food Pantry," Snyder said, adding that instead of giving something to the employees and their customers, Marion Center Bank is giving the food pantry a monetary donation."We're giving Cross Town the monetary donation that we give them each year," he said. "We're also giving them another amount that the bank contributed."Snyder said the Punxsy Branch is also asking its customers and employees to bring non-perishable food items to the Punxsy Branch to donate.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableMarion Center Bank celebrates Community Bank Month with donation to Cross Town Punxsutawney with big heart helping cats, kittens in honor of her grandfather2014-04-15T11:55:51-04:002014-04-14T23:08:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritOf The SpiritBROOKVILLE — When it comes to helping those in need, there is no minimum age requirement — just a big, kind heart with lots of room for love. For 15-year-old Ginger Verdill, those who are in need of help happen to be adult cats and kittens. After her grandfather, William O. Uncapher, passed away more than a year ago, Verdill found herself looking at a barn full of cats. With her grandfather no longer there to take care of them, she knew that the best thing she could do for them was to get them spayed or neutered, then find them new homes. To learn more about Bill Barn Cats and the adoption process, visit or, PANo author availableTeenager with big heart helping cats, kittens in honor of her grandfatherPunxsutawney