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October 10th, 2014

Groundhog Club hosts Open House; Guests get a look into Inner Circle workings

October 10, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Thursday evening, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club opened its doors to the public for an open house. Katie Donald, executive director, said that this open house was being put on as a "thank you to the community for its support with Groundhog Day."

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

October 9th

Masonic Lodge donates to local food pantries

October 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Four Punxsutawney area food pantries received a donation from the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney on Tuesday, prior to the organization’s meeting.

Chucks set to take on St. Marys

October 9, 2014

In this photo from last week's game against A-C Valley, Punxsy captains (from left) Dakota Thomas, Andrew Fedigan, Keegan Fischer and Dalton Maines make their way to midfield for the coin toss. This week, Punxsy will rely on its captains and many more, as the Chucks look for a full-team, start-to-finish effort at St. Marys.

For a full preview of tonight's game against the Flying Dutchmen, see page 6 of Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Kickoff in St. Marys will be at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Marys.

October 8th

Open House to show support for Brayden

October 8, 2014

Brayden Wyant is a very strong young man who has been through a lot in his five years on this Earth. Monday, he faces another surgery.

To show Brayden how much the community cares, Punxsy Pizza will be having a special "Open House" from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 10.

October 7th

Fall foliage not quite ready to show itself

October 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you're waiting for Mother Nature to present her collage of colors painted onto the canvas known as the forest, you might have to wait a while longer, according to John Dlugoenski, meteorologist with AccuWeather.com.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

October 6th

Vietnamese family returns to former home of Adrian

October 6, 2014

ADRIAN — Imagine for a moment if one day, the country you lived in was facing horrifying chaos.

Now, imagine that you and your family had to flee with nothing but the clothes on your back. Journeying to a foreign country, where you know no one and don't speak the language.

Imagine the fear you would feel for not only yourself but your family.
In this day and age, we are seeing more and more families from foreign countries coming into our own to start anew.

What many of us may not realize is that one such family came to our area a long time ago seeking a new beginning.

October 5th

13th annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention raises $43,000 for Punxsutawney Fire Department

October 6, 2014

The 13th Annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention was held on Saturday at Punxsy Pizza. One of the highlights of this year’s event was a visit from Punxsutawney’s favorite son, Devin Mesoraco, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.

For more highlights from this year's Punxsy Pizza & Prevention, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 3rd

PAHS crowns Homecoming Queen, Princess

October 3, 2014

The 2014 PAHS Homecoming Queen and Princess, as voted by this year’s senior class, were crowned during halftime of Friday’s varsity football game against A-C Valley. This year’s court included (top photo, from left) Hunter Smith with escort Ruben Taylor; Emily Schall with escort Zane Dilts; Amber Ward with escort Marshall Richardson; Jensen Constantino with escort Lucas Mennetti; Anna Horner with escort Trenton Gaston; and Allison Fye with escort Jerad Meterko. Constantino was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Ward was crowned Princess.

Brookville football game postponed as result of bomb threat

October 3, 2014

Sources have reported that, due to a bomb threat at the school today, the football game scheduled at Brookville High School tonight against Keystone has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

D9sports.com reported the news Friday afternoon, citing information from school officials.

October 2nd

Lighting up the Night: Homecoming Queen to be crowned tonight

October 2, 2014

The senior class at PAHS recently selected six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen’s Court. This year’s court includes Jensen Constantino, Allison Fye, Anna Horner, Emily Schall, Hunter Smith and Amber Ward.

The girls with the highest and second-highest vote counts will be crowned queen and princess at tonight's Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.

For full Queen's Court bios, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

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