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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Memorial Library has a new interlibrary loan (ILL) request coordinator, and it should be a familiar face to those who have visited recently.

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HARRISBURG — State Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and state Rep. Brian Smith (R-66) on Monday announced Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its Academy of Culinary Arts received a $1 million state grant for a major Jefferson County project to replace a 32-year-old learning facility and improve t…

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Gun turret number 3 of the USS Arizona still rises above the surface of the water at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack that sunk the battleship took place 80 years ago today. Local veterans organizations encourage the community to take a moment to remember the 2,403 American lives, including…

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The holidays have arrived, and so has the Christmas cactus. Set this favorite holiday plant in a basket, decorative pot or foil wrap, and it will be ready to give as a gift or add to your holiday décor. With proper care, this holiday favorite can flower for four to eight weeks and grow for d…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board held its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday at the district administration building.

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Punxsy’s American Hero banners have been taken down for the winter after the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company volunteered to take on the task for the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce. Josh McAfoos (pictured), assistant chief, said they’ve worked with the chamber on various projects, such …

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YOUNG TWP. — The First Church of God youth group’s Christmas bazaar is back, and it will get underway at 9 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church, located at  23 Skyview Drive, Young Township.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Many people in this world seek to utilize the power of prayer in times of need.  For those who may need a little inspiration, Corinne States and Jade Emhoff’s new book, “At His Feet: 101 Battle Prayers for Life,” has a wide variety of prayers available for you to use. 

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For the second consecutive day, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Wednesday that COVID-19 had killed two more people in Jefferson County, increasing the death toll to 148.

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BROOKVILLE — Saying Brookville’s own John Pozza has had an interesting career in broadcasting is an understatement, to say the least. In his new book “Was Anybody Really Listening? The Trials and Tribulations of a Sports Broadcaster,” Pozza regales readers with stories and anecdotes from his…

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Two more people have died of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported in its daily update Tuesday. The county now shows a total of 146 resulting from the pandemic.

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Students at Saints Cosmas and Damian School in Punxsutawney recently worked together to build a float for the Home for the Holidays parade. The theme of the float was “Old-Time Radio Christmas Show.” At the conclusion of the parade, the students’ hard work was recognized with a first-place a…

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It was the return of the Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays parade on Saturday in downtown Punxsutawney.The Circle of Trees winners will be featured in Tuesday’s edition of the Spirit. (Top photo) The star of the annual Christmas parade was the “Jolly Old Elf”  himself, Santa Claus on the Punxsutaw…

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It’s time to deck the halls, jingle those bells and be holly jolly as the Christmas season was officially kicked off in Brookville with Light Up Brookville on Friday. A variety of activities were offered including train rides and the Fill-A-Friend van, all preceding the parade, which had the…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — With all this talk about Black Friday and Christmas parades, some of us almost overlooked that the biggest holiday of the year: the beginning of Pennsylvania Buck and Doe Rifle Hunting Season begins on Saturday.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week dropped its percentage of vaccinated adults in Pennsylvania by nearly five percentage points in what apparently was a data correction to weed out duplicates.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for good reason, as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays Parade, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Eagles, is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County’s proposed budget for 2022 contains no real estate tax increase and is now available for review by the public after the commissioners voted to put it on display at their meeting Wednesday.

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BROOKVILLE — COVID-19 cases are up significantly from last year and are beginning to overwhelm local hospitals, Jefferson County Emergency Services Director Tracy Zents said at this week’s county commission meeting.

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YOUNG TWP. — All three Punxsutawney fire companies were dispatched at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday to Aspen Road, Young Township, near the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, to respond to a one-vehicle rollover crash.

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It may not be Thanksgiving until tomorrow, but a number of Punxsutawney residents have gotten a head-start on the official beginning of the Christmas season with the Home for the Holidays parade this weekend.

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BROOKVILLE — With rifle deer hunting season quickly approaching, the county treasurer’s office will continue an annual tradition of special hours for military hunting licenses later this week.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The first snow of the season has already come and gone in the Punxsutawney area, but is this a preview of what we can expect throughout winter, and as rifle deer hunting season begins this weekend?

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Lions Club’s planned repainting of the mural on the dike wall on the Mahoning Creek, across from the Central Fire Department, is on hold until next year now.