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Warm Hearts, Warm Hands program reaches out to local kids

November 28, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the cold winter now upon us, Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Program volunteers have been busy knitting and crocheting mittens and scarves for area youngsters.

Formed in 1990, the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Project was created by the Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps RSVP Program.

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

Jefferson County EMS receives GCU donation

November 27, 2014

The Greek Catholic Union (GCU) of the USA recently donated the proceeds from a stuffed cabbage dinner to Jefferson County EMS. Pictured (from left) are Mike Meko, GCU; Clayton Snyder, Jefferson County EMS board: Mandi Henry, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bonnie Confer, president of the Jefferson County EMS board; Helen Meko, GCU president; Elaine Koromaus, GCU secretary/treasurer; and Andy Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS.

DuBois City Police report charges in statutory sexual assault of juvenile

November 25, 2014

DUBOIS — The DuBois City Police provided an update on a statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old female that occurred on July 8 in the City of DuBois.

While on patrol in the early hours of July 8, the DuBois City Police came into contact with a 13-year-old female who was intoxicated and being assisted with walking home by two other individuals. While investigating the incident further, police found that the juvenile female had sexual contact with a 19-year-old male.

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Tunes for Tots back at it again; Auction to be held Saturday

November 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas just a few weeks away, those with the Tunes for Tots Committee are working hard to make sure that less fortunate children in the area will have presents this year.

To benefit these children, the committee will be having its 4th annual Tunes for Tots & Auction, which will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Punxsutawney Eagles.

The event will feature eight acoustic bands and a silent auction until 9:30 p.m.

Local couple celebrates 70 years

November 18, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Love often happens when you least expect it.

For some couples, love begins as early as junior high. For others, it happens a bit later. Love can happen unexpectedly, and for one couple who are celebrating their 70th anniversary today, that was the case.

Snuffy (Eugene) and Jean Smith have been married for 70 years, and during those 70 years, they have had their share of ups and downs, but their love for one another and love for the Lord has gotten them through it.

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

SS.C.D. students treated to Flag Program

November 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The third-grade students in Mrs. Myers’ class at SS.C.D. were visited by John and Marge Frantz, who did a special Flag Program in honor of Veterans Day this week.

John, an Army veteran, is currently a member of the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard. He is a member of the American Legion Post 62.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Frank Roberts and Sons named Chamber’s 2014 Business of the Year

November 13, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have been cold outside, but inside the Punxsutawney Eagles, area business owners, borough council members and school board members all gathered to learn what business had been chosen as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business of the Year. This year’s recipient was Frank Roberts and Sons.

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

Lott and Hurd speak at Big Run VFW’s Veterans Day program

November 13, 2014

BIG RUN — "This is the day set aside each year to honor service members for what they have contributed to our nation’s defense, which, in turn, allow all of us life's freedoms in this great country," Post Commander Jim Pallone said.

No matter what branch of the military you or your loved ones have served in, Tuesday evening’s Veterans Day program, held at the Big Run War Memorial by the Big Run V.F.W. Post 9044, was to honor the service to our great country.

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

Punxsy VFW hosts Veterans Day program

November 11, 2014

Members of Punxsy’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2076 joined forces with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Brownies Troops to honor and recognize those who have served with a Veterans Day program on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Punxsutawney. Pictured here are representatives of the groups that participated with Rep. Sam Smith, who gave the keynote message.

For more Veterans Day coverage, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

PAHS takes time to honor veterans

November 11, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A special Veterans Day program was held Monday morning at the Punxsutawney Area High School for local veterans.

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

In honor of Veterans Day, several local agencies will be hosting programs today:
• Punxsy will host an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church;
• Big Run will be hosting a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Big Run War Memorial;
• Mulberry Square will host a program to honor the veterans at 10:15 a.m.;

Mistletoe Madness 2014 is upon us!

November 6, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas, but area businesses downtown are getting ready for the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas shopping.

A variety of stores will be participating and offering great deals, as Mistletoe Madness 2014 will be held this Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. downtown.

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

Richardson crowned 'King for a day'

November 5, 2014

The 2014 PAHS PowderPuff King and Prince, as voted by this year's senior class, were crowned during halftime of Wednesday night's annual PowderPuff game between the Sumo Seniors and Jacked-Up Juniors. This year's court (top photo) included (from left) Josh Volchko with escort Courtney Huffman; Luke Shiock with escort Brooke Stello; Marshall Richardson with escort Amber Ward; Connor Rees with escort Shaina Painter; Keegan Fischer with escort Hunter Shields; and Brandon Blose with escort Logan Brooks. Richardson was crowned King, and Blose was crowned Prince.

VIDEO: Tom Wolf Acceptance Speech

November 4, 2014

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