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May 27th, 2015

Middle School students temporarily evacuated

May 27, 2015

At 12:56 p.m. today The Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to The Punxsutawney Area Middle School for an incident. According to reports from school officials, the students were taken to the High School and since have been taken back to the Middle School for regular pick-up.

May 26th

What's Happening this Week!

May 26, 2015

The following events will take place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Wednesday—JOC Meeting at 6 p.m. and School Board Committee Meeting at 7 p.m.; Thursday—Punxsutawney Christian School graduation at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church; Friday—Punxsutawney Area High School graduation at 7 p.m.

May 22nd

Memorial Day Happenings in Punxsutawney and Surrounding Areas

May 22, 2015

The following Memorial Day events will be taking place on Memorial Day in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
10:30 a.m.—Punxsutawney Memorial Day Parade;
11 a.m.—Memorial Day Service at Barclay Square in Punxsy,
Big Run Memorial Day Service at Fairview Cemetery then move to Oaklawn Cemetery in Cloe.

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May 22, 2015

May 21st

Throwback Thursday: This week in Punxsy — 20 years ago

May 21, 2015

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.

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May 21, 2015

May 20th

Class Night held to honor seniors

May 20, 2015

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.

May 19th

Primary elections in the books

May 20, 2015

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.

Morning Java: Waco has long history of memorable events

May 19, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — 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.

May 18th

What's Happening This Week!

May 18, 2015

This week is a busy one with the following events and meetings taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
• Monday — 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.
• Wednesday — Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.
• Thursday — Jeff Tech Awards Night at 7 p.m.; Final Questions for Kids for the 2014-2015 School Year.

At 12:56 p.m. today The Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to The Punxsutawney Area Middle School for an incident...
The following events will take place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Wednesday—JOC Meeting at 6 p.m. and...
The following Memorial Day events will be taking place on Memorial Day in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: 10:30...
It was a great day for Punxsy athletics in DuBois, as the Lady Chucks claimed the D-9 title with a...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a...
Friday, the members of the Chucks track team who qualified for States posed for a picture with Head...

 

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