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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.

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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.

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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…

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If you’d like to be someone’s angel during the Christmas season, you have an opportunity during the annual Mulberry Healthcare Angel Tree program.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite the cancellation of the Home for the Holidays parade, Santa Claus is still coming town on Nov. 28.

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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.

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WALSTON — The Young Township supervisors held their monthly voting meeting where protocols were established regarding renting the various areas of the Walston Recreation Area.

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Due to COVID-19 the Punxsutawney VFW held an informal gathering at the Punxsutawney VFW Post on Veterans Day. Originally they had planned a traditional program prior to the outbreak. Check Thursday’s Punxsutawney Spirit for more details.

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The Board of Directors of Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Indiana Regional Medical Center have entered into a definitive agreement effective Nov. 1 establishing Pennsylvania Mountains Health Cares Network as the parent organization with governance control over both hospital organizations. The…

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BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Borough Council discussed a number of smaller issues at its meeting Tuesday, including a reminder from emergency services and solicitor James Dennison on the burn ordinance in the borough as well as a vacancy on the code enforcement appeal board. The council also …

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Punxsy kids were out enjoying the last blast of warmth at the East End Playground on Friday. Taking a break from performing tricks with their bikes are (seated, from left) Bentley and Breanika Shrecengost, (back) Eugene Fyock III, Johnny Palmer, Ethan Wright, and Jordan Group. Also pictured …

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Punxsutawney Borough and the Chamber of Commerce work together to erect and remove banners throughout Punxsutawney.

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Sykesville Borough received good news from the county at this week’s meeting. Council president Michele Yamrick announced that she’d received word the borough’s Community Development Block Grant application for the North Park Street water line project had been approved. For more from the mee…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District announced that an individual at the Punxsutawney Area High School has tested positive for COVID-19 and has entered quarantine. The news came on a day when Jefferson County added 19 new cases across the county.

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Smith had 26,501 votes in the 66th District at Spirit press time, 11 p.m Nov. 3. See the Nov. 4 edition of The Spirit for more details.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The administration at the Punxsutawney Area School District reported a potential exposure to COVID-19 aboard one of its buses this week.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Thursday Punxsutawney Career Woman of the Week has lived in Punxsutawney her entire life and led a very busy one over the years.

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BIG RUN — Big Run Borough unveiled its new 2020 Ford F-350 pickup truck, which is now officially lettered and ready to hit the streets, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Punxsutawney Borough Police, as part of National First Responders Day, have placed in service a specially equipped K-9 police vehicle. Pictured is Matt Conrad, Punxsutawney Borough police chief, with K-9 officer Fury.

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The PAHS Marching Band held a senior night ceremony Tuesday at Jack LaMarca Stadium. The ceremony featured a performance of the marching band’s halftime show, complete with music recorded by Paula Abdul and Imagine Dragons. Following an intermission to honor the 21 seniors in the band, the b…

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The Tri County Church of Punxsutawney and the Punxsutawney Area Community Center will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event this Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. Pictured here is organizer Tawnya Snyder of Tri County Church with a sample of how the trunks will be decorated for the event.

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The Homecoming Queen will be crowed at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Barclay Square. The members of the Homecoming Court include (from left) Elliott Ferrent, Ryley Casaday, Madison Barr, Izabella Martino, Elizabeth Sikora and Murphy White.

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BROOKVILLE -- The Jefferson County commissioners announced how the county will be allocating $1 million of the $3.9 million the county received as part of funding from the CARES Act. Commissioners' chair Jack Matson said that the money will go to the "streets," and 50 percent has been alloca…