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September 8th, 2014

Look who joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

September 8, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge trend has been sweeping the nation to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The faculty at Jenks Hill Elementary took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday afternoon. The faculty was challenged by PAHS Principal Dave London. They are challenging all the elementary school principals and the athletic committee staff. Participants included Deidre Martino, Kelly Fisher, Holly McCausland, Roberta Fetterman, Andrea Caylor, Judy Fetterman, Julie Baun, Cody Wells, Chris Fallat, Deana Myers, Shannon White, and Stefanie Neal.

September 7th

7 MORE YEARS FOR PHIL

September 7, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil received seven more years of life thanks to the magic elixir that he drank at Saturday's Philfest at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney.

Pictured with the "Seer of Seers" are (from left) Bill Deeley, President; Butch Philliber, Iceman; Ron Ploucha, Handler (holding Phil); Dave Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; and Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker, holding the elixir container.

Way Back When

September 7, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
September 5, 1888

Country Store Burned

The store building of C.E. Smith, on the Maysville road, in Perry township, was destroyed by fire last night, together with all its contents, including about nine hundred dollars worth of stock and about $350 in money, $335 of which was in bills.

September 5th

Pine Street house destroyed by fire demolished Friday

September 6, 2014

Now you see it now you don't, as this is all that is left from the house located at 331 Pine St., Punxsutawney.

Borough Council had the house demolished Friday due to its unsafe condition from a fire that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

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

SUNSET AT CLOE LAKE

September 5, 2014

The kids may be back in school and football season is underway, which tells us that summer is over.

However, the thermometer tells us differently, as the temperature was in the high 80s on Friday.

Even though we don't have the ocean, we do have Cloe Lake in Bell Township to provide us with spectacular sunsets.

This one was taken Thursday evening following a fishing excursion.

September 4th

Familiar Faces Friday!

September 4, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is
Heather Weaver.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Heather Weaver is a familiar face.

You may recognize her a member of the First Assembly of God who helps out with her church.

Or perhaps you have seen her in the community.

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star

September 3rd

Check out The Spirit on Facebook!

September 3, 2014

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There are some new and exciting changes at The Punxsutawney Spirit, and one of those changes is the move into the world of social networking.

Just recently, we created a Facebook Page for The Punxsutawney Spirit in order to better reach those in the community and surrounding areas.

Our main focus is to interact with our readers and to seek feedback on how we are doing.

This site will allow you — the readers a chance to comment on the articles and stories that we feature.

September 2nd

Eerie clouds; no confirmed tornado; no electricity

September 2, 2014

Here we go again, as more clouds that could have become tornadoes swirled through the Punxsutawney area at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday and cut power to many.

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

Punxsy filmmaker meets pro skateboarder Tony Hawk in process of filming skatepark documentary

September 2, 2014

In this picture, Punxsutawney filmmaker Jacob Brady (left) interviews professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, as Kevin Byars (foreground) records the interview.

Brady’s film will document the process of a memorial skatepark being built in Carnegie, and Hawk’s foundation is involved with helping fund the park.

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

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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