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May 22nd, 2015
The following Memorial Day events will be taking place on Memorial Day in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
10:30 a.m.â€”Punxsutawney Memorial Day Parade;
11 a.m.â€”Memorial Day Service at Barclay Square in Punxsy,
Big Run Memorial Day Service at Fairview Cemetery then move to Oaklawn Cemetery in Cloe.
With the Chucks baseball team set to face off against Bradford for the District IX title this evening, we felt it would be appropriate to flash back 20 years to this week in 1995, when the senior members of that year's Punxsy Chucks baseball team were honored with a dinner at Astorino's. Pictured are (from left) Doug Mankovich, Eric Miller, Brian Henretta, Bill Cuba, Brett Farmery, Jay Aldinger and Brandon Sprankle.
On Wednesday, the members of Punxsutawney Area High School's Class of 2015 held the annual Class Night, where scholarships and other awards are issued. Jonathan Ingham (pictured here with PAHS principal Dave London) was awarded the 2015 Class Heart.
In Tuesday's primary election, the most-contested race was that of the Republican bid to appear on the fall ballot for the position of county commissioner. Herbert L. Bullers received 2,041 votes, and John "Jack" Matson received 2,037, with the next-closest competitor being John Blazosky (1,279 votes).
A full list of the election results are available in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) â€” Waco boasts some of the Lone Star State's most memorable recent history: the siege of the Branch Davidian compound, a tornado that leveled downtown and now a biker gang melee that left at least nine people dead and 18 wounded.
The city of 129,000 people, standing halfway between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River, is the birthplace of comedian Steve Martin and Dr. Pepper, which is believed to have been developed in 1885 by a young pharmacist trying to bottle the collective scent of various carbonated drinks. It's also home to conservative Baylor University.
This week is a busy one with the following events and meetings taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
â€˘ Monday â€” Teacher of the Year Awards to be presented at the High School, Middle School and one of the area Elementary Schools; Sykesville Borough Council Meeting; Big Run Borough Council Meeting.
â€˘ Wednesday â€” Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.
â€˘ Thursday â€” Jeff Tech Awards Night at 7 p.m.; Final Questions for Kids for the 2014-2015 School Year.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP â€”Â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal accident that occurred on Monday morning at 7:28 a.m. on Stevenson Hill Road at its intersection with Airport Road in Washington Township.
Police reported that the crash occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Holly D. Wray, 45, of Falls Creek, was traveling northbound on the road and allegedly failed to stop at a posted stop sign, proceeding onto State Route 830 in front of a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Jeanette E. Chestnut, 46, of Brookville.