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March 22nd, 2015

Annual Peeper Banquet features Van Steenberg as speaker; Welsh receives Citizen of the Year honors

March 23, 2015

BIG RUN — It may seem as though the harsh winter that we've endured for the past few months will never go away. However, spring is indeed here, and even though the Big Run peeper frogs have yet to peep, citizens of Big Run and the surrounding areas came out for the 23rd annual Big Run Spring Peeper Banquet.

The banquet was held Sunday night at the Big Run War Memorial building, with Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh hosting the event.

Read the full in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

March 20th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

March 19th

Annual Run or Walk for Someone Special quickly approaching

March 19, 2015

SYKESVILLE — It's once again time for the annual Run or Walk for Someone Special event, and this year marks the 36th year.

This year, the Run or Walk is being held in memory of John Orsich, the primary collector for 30 years, who sadly passed away this past year.

"This is a huge loss for our organization, and we are hoping to have a nice turnout in John's memory," said Erin Cameron, co-chair of Run or Walk for Someone Special.

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

March 18th

Spirit Reporter Destiny Pifer reflects on the role of women in Punxsy’s history

March 18, 2015

This photo, pulled from the pages of the Wednesday evening, December 2, 1908, edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit (via accesspa.org's online archive) shows "Miss Mary" Wilson, a much-beloved teacher who was one of many women playing a role in the history of Punxsutawney.

For a full story on some of the women who have shaped Punxsutawney's history, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

March 17th

Two charged in separate narcotics investigations

March 17, 2015

BROOKVILLE — On Tuesday, two separate arrests were announced in regard to a pair of narcotics investigations that took place in the Brookville area.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported an incident that occurred on Sunday, when the Brookville Borough Police Department made a traffic stop on Timothy J. Kramer, 35, Brookville, on South White Street. During the course of the stop, the report said that the officer observed several items that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Annual Rotary auction set for Saturday

March 17, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This weekend, radio listeners will have the chance to bid on a variety of different items, as the annual Punxsutawney Rotary Club Auction kicks off this Saturday, March 21, going on-air at 8:50 a.m.

The first segment will begin at 9:05 a.m., with 15 minute segments running continuously through noon. After a 25-minute break, the auction will begin again at 12:25 p.m. and will wrap up shortly before 6 p.m.

March 16th

Five from Punxsy named D-9 All-Stars

March 16, 2015

On Monday, the District IX Basketball League — which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area, DuBois Area, Elk County Catholic, Punxsutawney Area and St. Marys Area school districts — named its District All-Star Teams. Three Lady Chucks and two Chucks found themselves among the honorees (top, from left): Hope Bridge, Jensen Constantino, Nicole DiPietro, (bottom) Dylan Huey and John Matthews.

PSP: Knox Dale woman charged with homicide in shooting

March 16, 2015

KNOX DALE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Monday afternoon that a Knox Dale woman had been charged with criminal homicide in relation to an incident that took place between the hours of 10:40 and 11:52 p.m. on Sunday at a residence located on Markton Road in Knox Township.

Police said that at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, Trista E. Zickefoose, 31, Knox Dale, contacted 911 to report that she had just shot Gregory M. Zickefoose, 40, of Knox Dale, whom she had mistaken for an intruder in her home.

What is Happening in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas

March 16, 2015

The following meetings and events will be happening this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
• Monday—Sykesville Borough Council 7 p.m., Big Run Borough Council 7 p.m.
• Saturday—Punxsutawney Rotary Club's Annual Auction 8:50 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.

March 15th

In wake of recent tragedy, firefighter course puts spotlight on safety

March 15, 2015

BELL TOWNSHIP — In the wake of the death of Lawrence Township Volunteer Firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr., safety is even more in the forefront at fire scenes.

Safety is nothing new when it comes to fighting fires or performing rescues at accident scenes.

Throughout the last few weeks, a large group of area firefighters have been learning the essentials of their craft from the ground up in the "Essentials of Firefighting" course, which is taught by William Startzell of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company at the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company hall on Elk Run Avenue in Punxsutawney.

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