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Former Punxsy resident signs with record label, begins nationwide tour

March 6, 2015

INDIANA — Musician John Tibbs, a former Punxsutawney resident, recently signed a deal with a record label and headed out on tour with big-name acts in Christian music, including such bands as the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour.

The nationwide tour, which is ongoing, is set to pass through the local area in April.

Tibbs said that his interest in music started young, when he began taking piano lessons at only about four years old.

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

Breaking: Young on to state semis

March 6, 2015

Kaleb Young, who is currently in the midst of a run at the PIAA State Championship for AAA at 152 pounds, picked up a victory Friday afternoon in the quarter-finals to advance to Saturday's semi-finals.

Young defeated Downington East's James Meyer to earn the spot, with just four left in the champion's bracket. The semi-final round for AAA will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

Crews respond to two-vehicle crash in Fairview

March 4, 2015

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road, Fairview, Bell Township when a vehicle was traveling north on Route 36 and the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed into the southbound lane. The vehicle was then struck by another vehicle, as the other vehicle traveled off the road and struck a snow bank. PSP-Punxsutawney was assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service. No further details are available at this time.

Judge John Foradora announces candidacy for state Supreme Court

March 4, 2015

BROCKWAY — Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora officially announced his candidacy for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court during a Tuesday meeting with supporters at The Rocky Grill in Brockway, according to a press release from his campaign team.

School Cancelled for Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D.

March 4, 2015

Due to weather conditions school has been cancelled for the Punxsutawney Area School District and SS.C.D.

FCOG helps out at Salvation Army food bank

March 3, 2015

Several members of the youth group at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney were out helping the Salvation Army refill the shelves at the emergency food bank on Monday. Pictured are Devanne States, Garrett McQuown and Nashaun Damore. Capt. Keith Jache, Salvation Army co-commander, said that many people brought food items for the food bank throughout the day Monday. He said a church from Troutville also brought non-perisahble items to the corps and that the need for items is year-round, with all donations being appreciated.

SCANNER ALERT: LOCAL CREWS RESPONDING TO REYNOLDSVILLE FIRE

March 3, 2015

Crews from Punxsutawney Fire Department are among those responding to a reported structure fire in the area of 301 E. Main Street in Reynoldsville, according to scanner reports.

This is in the area of Dave's Main Street and the Reynoldsville Laundromat.

Early Dismissal for Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D.

March 3, 2015

Due to the ice storm that will be hitting our area the Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D. will be having an early dismissal. Schools will be dismissing students three hours early.

Crews responding to Walston fire

March 2, 2015

SCANNER ALERT: Emergency responders are currently on-scene at what was reported as a working structure fire at 231 Church Road in Walston.

This photo was submitted by Walston resident Mike Gigliotti, showing many of the vehicles on scene.

What is happening in Punxsutawney and surrounding areas

March 2, 2015

The following meetings will be taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.
Monday
• Sykesville Borough Council Meeting—7 p.m.
• Punxsy Borough Council Meeting—7 p.m.
Tuesday
• Daughters of the American Revolution Meeting—6 p.m.
Wednesday
• Athletic Committee Meeting—6 p.m.
• Young Township Meeting–7 p.m.

Emergency crews respond to rollover on Route 310

February 26, 2015

CRAWFORDTOWN — There were no injuries reported in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. on Thursday on Route 310 near Crawfordtown, Young Township.

According to reports from the scene, the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 310 in Young Township, when he lost control and rolled the truck over, blocking the southbound lane.

Transfer of ownership at baseball fields highlights Planning Commission meeting

February 25, 2015

Silent and somewhat desolate looking are the Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League fields. When action resumes, the Little League will now be the owners of all its Little League fields. The change was announced at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. The VFW will continue to own Rich Kuntz Field.

For more from an action-packed news day — including an update on the status of the PASD maintenance building from the Planning Commission meeting, Questions for Kids and a school board update — see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy firefighters respond to Marion Ave. apartment fire

February 22, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Friday night, a fire in a garage apartment at 113 Marion Ave., Punxsutawney, was quickly extinguished with minimal damage.

According to Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, the fire was extinguished quickly and the smoke was ventilated from the apartment.

The occupant and his dog escaped with minor smoke inhalation.

All three Punxsutawney Fire Department companies were on scene.

Wachob said the fire began from a backdraft inside a wood-burning stove and was extinguished with water.

Chucks on top of things at Districts

February 21, 2015

With just two rounds left to unfold -- the consolation finals and the winners' bracket finals -- Punxsy's wrestlers are on top of things at the District IX Tournament. Eight wrestlers are already locked in to advancing, with two others in position to win a battle in the third-place round.

Six Punxsy wrestlers -- Elijah Lambiotte, Stone Smith, Kaleb Young, Perry Arrington, Keegan Fischer and Travis Perry -- won their opening matches to advance to tonight's finals.

INDIANA — Musician John Tibbs, a former Punxsutawney resident, recently signed a deal with a record label and headed...
Kaleb Young, who is currently in the midst of a run at the PIAA State Championship for AAA at 152 pounds, picked up a...
Two members of the Chucks wrestling team made the trip to Hershey’s Giant Center to kick off the...
Punxsy's Kaleb Young (pictured here) and Perry Arrington traveled Wednesday to the PIAA State...
The Punxsy girls' basketball team will play its first-round state playoff game this Saturday, March...

 

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