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September 9th, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

September 8th

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.

VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

September 8, 2014

The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says that in addition to the postseason ban being lifted, Penn State will be allowed to have the full complement of football scholarships in 2015.

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game

September 8, 2014

Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.

September 7th

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91

September 7, 2014

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91, formerly of 119 Garzoni Road, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born May 29, 1923, in Anita, a daughter of the late Theodore and
Angelina (Pellegrino) Maruca.

On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Richard A. Garzoni, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2012.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anita, Pa.

She was formerly employed by Maruca’s Grocery Store, the Jefferson County Courthouse and Rola Jensen.

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

Chucks crush Panthers in home opener, 42-0

September 6, 2014

Punxsy Chucks senior Luke Shiock wraps up Keystone's Zach Stiglitz in during Friday's 42-0 victory over the Keystone Panthers.

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

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.

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