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March 9th, 2014
BIG RUN â€” We've had Punxsy Phil tell us that it is going to be a long winter. The Old Farmer's Almanac said the same thing, as did all of the weather gurus from The Weather Channel and AccuWeather â€” but how about the Big Run Peepers?
The little frogs that are barely the size of your fingernail are sticking with the popular forecast of a long winter, and they will peep on April 8, according to the Big Run Peeper watcher Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
March 14, 1888
Cheap Excursion Rates
The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh railway have arranged for a series of cheap excursions to all principal lane points in Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico.
Punxsutawney Christian School students (from left) Devon Miller, Julia Martino, Luke Fugate, Jake Kuhn and Austin Troutman showcase a few of the tickets for the upcoming Sidewalk Prophets concert being put on by the
Sidewalk Prophets is a popular contemporary Christian band, and the proceeds from the concert will go toward benefitting the school.
The concert is scheduled for June.
For details on how to purchase tickets, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The future of the Pantall Hotel is unclear at this time, but there are reasons for those who are hoping for the best to be optimistic, even though the sheriff's sale has been postponed once again.
To find out the postponed date and for more details, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Dick Magolis.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Dick Magolis is a recognizable face.
You may recognize him for his volunteer work throughout the community, or perhaps you have seen him helping out at First Church of God.
The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations to replace the bulbs and wiring on the winter snowflake lights with new, brighter LED bulbs.
The current lights around town (pictured here) have a dimmer, warm white LED bulb that doesn't show up as well as the brighter bulbs would.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Last week, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced the arrest of Michael Paul Guthrie, 42, Brookville, in association with a narcotics investigation that discovered the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine in Jefferson County after a search
was executed at Guthrie's Manor Lane, Brookville residence.
On Wednesday, police said in an addition to the report that two more arrests had been made on Tuesday in association with the case.
This week, first-grade students at Jenks Hill Elementary School shared with The Spiritâ€™s Larry McGuire what food they would eat if they could only pick one to feast on for the rest of their lives in honor of
Fat Tuesday â€” a holiday that involves feasting before the Lenten fast.
Pictured here are members of Mrs. Baunâ€™s class (front row, from left): Leanne Zampini, Britney Pierce, Harlie Test; (middle row) Landon
Michael Wolf, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, recently stopped by Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) for a meet-and-greet session with employees who will be working most closely with the funding provided by a $200,000 grant through the Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program.
The teen program at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library held a special Art Night Monday evening at the library, with retired art teacher Tom Curry in attendance. Curry taught the teens how to do perspective drawings. Pictured is Curry (right) showing Jesse Diven a new perspective on perspective drawing.