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September 2nd, 2014

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.

Deanna M. Wilt, 58

September 2, 2014

Deanna M. Wilt, age 58, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Born June 23, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Dean H. & Luva M. (Reese) Kerr.

On May 29, 1976, she married William D. Wilt. He survives.

She was the administrator of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and had worked at the DuBois Harley-Davidson Shop.

While living in Punxsutawney, she was a legal secretary for several attorneys.

She was a member of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

September 2, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.

September 1st

BRRR! It’s on! Big Run VFD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 1, 2014

Members and family of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday in front of their fire hall in Big Run.

In the background is their new electric sign that was donated to them recently.

Find out who they called on to take the challenge in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Groundhog Picnic, Phil Phest set for Saturday at Gobbler’s Knob

September 1, 2014

The 116th Annual Groundhog Picnic and Phil Phest will be held together this year, from 1 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gobbler’s Knob.

Pictured here during Phil Phest 2013 is guest of honor Punxsutawney Phil and friends.

For the full story and ticket details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Martha A. Good, 89

September 1, 2014

Martha A. Good, 89, Marion Center, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mulberry Square.

She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Raymond C. and Dorothy (Walters) Perkins.

On Dec. 28, 1943, in Marion Center, she married Frank L. Good, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2005.

She worked for the Marion Center Speedway in the concession stand for 15 years and also assisted her husband on the family farm.

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86

September 1, 2014

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

The daughter of Edward and Lillian (Veite) Pierce, she was born July 30, 1928, in Punxsutawney, Pa.

Maxine was a member and very active in the Curry Run Church.

She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maxine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

John M. Pearce Jr., 76

September 1, 2014

John M. Pearce, Jr., 76, of Covode, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Winslow, a son of the late John Miles Pearce, Sr. and Vera Jane (Pierce) Pearce.

On May 9, 1959, he married the former Barbara R. Shields. She survives and resides in Covode.

John was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 30 years.

He was the owner and a driver of coal trucks for Pearce Trucking and had also worked in construction.

August 29th

Pizza & Prevention winning logo

August 29, 2014

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday.

Pictured (from left) are Bryan Smith and Josh Manners, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company/Punxsutawney Fire Department; Amy Smith, third-place winner of a $100 prize package; Jason Watt, first-place winner and recipient of a $500 prize package (logo pictured below); Troy Hicks, second-place winner of a $250 prize package; and Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza.

To view the logo and read the whole story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

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