The state Department of Health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County Friday, bringing the total to 694 since the pandemic began.
Though traditionally open for the public to view during Light Up Brookville and Victorian Christmas events, the Jefferson County History Center has decided to offer a showing of the Bowdish Trains and Miniatures Diorama from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday.
In honor of Thanksgiving weekend, The Spirit thought it would be the appropriate time to kick off a series on things for which we've always been thankful that have become even more obvious in 2020.
The Punxsutawney Area School District announced two positive cases, one at the elementary school and one at the high school on Wednesday.
BROOKVILLE — As COVID-19 cases continue to pile up across Jefferson County, the Brookville Area School Board held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss the future of the district and to decide if the school would move to remote learning for the month of December.A motion was made for th…
BROOKVILLE — With rifle deer season starting on Saturday, active military or disabled American veterans are able to get last-minute doe licenses at the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office on Friday, even though all offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
BROOKVILLE — After an announcement Monday by Gov. Tom Wolf regarding mitigation efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, all county offices have gone into lockdown across Jefferson County.
- Jefferson County had 25 more cases of COVID-19 Friday
- Bowdish railroad display will open Saturday
- COVID-19 outbreak pushes Steelers-Ravens to Tuesday
- The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever
- Hunters prepare for weekend opener
- Things worthy of thanks — a good book
- Circle of Trees event set to be held Saturday
- PASD has two more COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County adds 60 new cases in two days
- Jefferson County offices go into lockdown
- Punxsutawney Fire Department responds to Torrence Street wreck
- PASD reports three new cases of COVID-19, Jefferson County 68
- PASD has two more COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County adds 60 new cases in two days
- Jefferson County added 29 COVID-19 cases Friday
- Brookville schools will remain open for now
- Punxsy Profile: Area woman wins national writing award
- Pennsylvania presidential vote certified in all counties, including Jefferson
- Seven companies battle garage fire
- Jefferson County adds 20 new COVID-19 cases
Three Punxsutawney Area School District faculty members recently tested positive for COVID-19 and at least four other individuals are in quarantine because of close contact with the individuals, officials said.
Pictured is Brian Smith, Punxsy Rotary member and District 66 representative elect, and Wendy Perry, Punxsutawney Rotary Club president, showing the awards they received from Rotary District 7280.
Pictured is the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday on Torrence Street in Punxsutawney. Punxsutawney Borough Police are pictured on the scene, along with Central Fire Department’s Rescue-20.
Pictured is Maryl McGinley, who recently received a writing award for the top faculty paper in the philosophy of communication division from the National Communication Association.
Jefferson County logged another large increase in COVID-19 cases Friday, with the Pennsylvania Department of Health showing an additional 29 for a total of 521 — the first time the area has exceeded the 500 mark.
Nance Finley of Punxsutawney, who has worked with the Chuck Daly Committee, Disney, Warner Bros. and the Phantastic Phils, has teamed up with a former classmate, Joe Swarmer, to create birdhouses that will be sold to benefit Crosstown Ministries Food Pantry.
Jen Soliday, director of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, reported Friday that the library will be closing its doors and going to pick-up service only as a result of new Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Many months and states into his walk across America, the “walking man” Steve Young passed through the Weather Capital of the World on Thursday as part of his mission to raise awareness about the nonprofit camp for kids, Victory Junction.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information on a burglary at Dave’s Metal Roofing, 444 Rt. 410 in Henderson Township.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — This is the season to give thanks for our many blessings, and there’s no better way than by participating in a turkey dinner courtesy of the Salvation Army in Punxsutawney.Read The Spirit Friday for more details.
Penn Highlands Healthcare announced Thursday that many of its locations will be offering COVID-19 rapid testing to the community.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Building will close to the general public once again starting Monday because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department has had a busy year with a lot of fires occurring throughout the area. Saturday will be a different kind of challenge, with the annual boot drive to assist area food banks.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle released details Wednesday regarding the Feb. 2 event at Gobbler's Knob in a news release.
REYNOLDSVILLE — Reynoldsville Borough Council at Wednesday’s meeting announced the plans have not changed, and they are moving forward in an effort to celebrate the Christmas season.
Despite the best efforts of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, the organization has decided to cancel the Punxsutawney Home for the Holidays Parade this year due to a lack of entries and the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the area.
A Glen Campbell man charged with attempted homicide waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Jacquelyn Mizerock on Tuesday. The case against Anthony Clyde Boggs Jr., 29, now moves to the Court of Common Pleas.
At Monday’s meeting, the members of Sykesville Borough Council unanimously approved an updated waste ordinance regarding “all domestic, commercial and industrial refuse accumulated or stored upon any property” within the borough.
Jefferson County saw a significant increase in its COVID-19 case count over the weekend, adding 64 cases since Friday for a total of 434, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
BROOKVILLE — It was a short meeting for the Brookville Area School Board at its Monday meeting, but the board accomplished plenty in the truncated time.
At their meeting on Monday night, members of the Sykesville Borough Council discussed a number of items, including a waterline question and one regarding lighting on North Park Street.
Ninety-five precent of holiday travel is expected to be by car. Air travel and other modes of transportation such as cruises, buses and trains are the most impacted by the pandemic, according to AAA Travel.
The bagpipes are not something you would expect to see played around the area, but Thistle Cross Pipes and Drums, a local group that practices in Brookville, is keeping the piping tradition alive. They are always looking for new pipers and drummers and are happy to train any prospective pipe…
Pictured are area firefighters battling a garage fire at 1:42 a.m. Sunday on Blair Street, Punxsutawney. The fire damage was held to the garage only.
Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane — or West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney, to be precise, as the 30th annual Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce Home for the Holidays Parade is still a go for this year.
Members of Punxsutawney Borough Council welcomed back an old friend at Tuesday’s meeting, as they approved Mary Neal as the interim borough secretary.
Pictured is runner Doug Craft (left), who donated $2,200 he raised from his 60-mile run to Jefferson County EMS. Also pictured are Sheldon Stewart, EMT (middle), and Luke Crossley, paramedic.
The Punxsutawney Area High School held its annual powder-puff flag football game Thursday evening. The proceeds benefited Make-A-Wish, Leslie's Closet and Lisa's Ladybugs.
With the recent rise in cases in the service area of Penn Highlands Healthcare (PHH), members of the company spoke to the media in a conference call on Thursday to field questions regarding their response to the surge and the spread of the virus.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The state police fire marshal determined the cause of the devastating fire that destroyed an apartment house complex located at 212 East Liberty Street in Punxsutawney was caused by a cigarette that resulted in $200,000 in damage.