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IT’S TURKEY TIME: PA’s spring gobbler season kicks off Saturday with youth hunt

April 23, 2014

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off.
Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth spring turkey hunt is open to properly accompanied junior hunters and mentored youth.

For the full release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Commissioners issue three proclamations

April 22, 2014

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners signed off on three new proclamations at their regular meeting on Tuesday, recognizing Older Americans Month and National Correctional Officers' Week, as well as marking the county's Spring Hazardous Weather Exercise Days.

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

Punxsy’s Gregory Anthony honored with Bronze Star, Air Medal

April 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY— It takes bravery and courage to serve our country, and for one Punxsutawney man, that bravery has not gone unnoticed.

Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Anthony returned home from Afghanistan after nine months of deployment and learned that he would be receiving the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.

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

Breaking News: Glen Campbell man dies in accident, another flown to Pittsburgh

April 21, 2014

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A 58-year-old Glen Campbell man died Monday following a vehicle accident that sent a 52-year-old Glen Campbell man to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

Police have yet to release the names of the two men involved in the accident that occurred at 5:25 p.m. along Route 219 south of Rager Road in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

Police said the driver was traveling south on Route 219 when his Chevy truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Christian School to auction off quilt in honor of Mother’s Day

April 21, 2014

The two Punxsutawney Christian School kindergarten classes — K-1 taught by Kerin Mesanko and K-2 taught by Melissa Blose — helped with the quilt that was sewn by Karen Clinger.

The quilt will be auctioned off at the annual dinner and auction on
Saturday, May 5 at Gobbler's Knob.

Pictured are the kindergarten teachers and students holding up the quilt that took more than 350 hours to sew.

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Cooper gets down to Earth with teens, ‘tweens

April 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Across the globe, people are celebrating a day that isn't about presents or candy, but instead about saving our environment —
Earth Day.

First celebrated on April 22, 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nel-
son, Earth Day is celebrated by billions of people.

Monday evening at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Donna Cooper of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority spoke to the ‘tween and teen groups about Earth Day and how important it is to care for
our environment.

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

Punxsy fire crews battle borough blaze

April 21, 2014

Punxsutawney firefighters doused what was first thought to be a brush fire but turned into a log fire at 3:38 p.m. on Monday.

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to town June 7

April 20, 2014

The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher and featuring vocalist Natalie Angst, will perform at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7.

Tickets go on sale starting today.

For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Big Run native Derise awarded Purple Heart

April 20, 2014

Big Run native Philip Derise (right) recently received a Purple Heart. He is pictured with his brother Stan Derise.

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

Way Back When

April 20, 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
May 9, 1888

Annual Visitation
The annual visitation of the officers of the Grand Chapter to the Brookville lodge took place last Friday. A number of gentlemen from Philadelphia and other distant points, exclusive of the grand officers, were present.

IUP-Punxsy’s Rotaract hosts Rotary Club

April 18, 2014

Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.

Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.

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

Mapleview students get egg-static for Easter

April 18, 2014

The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by taking part in Easter-related activities, from egg hunts to egg-on-the-spoon contests.

And if the smiles on the kids’ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were “eggsactly” what they needed.

Pictured are members of Ms. Fedigan’s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt.

For more photos, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

VFW honors SS.C.D. Essay winners

April 17, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest with their certificates this past week.

Pictured (front, from left) are Emily L. Griebel, 7th grade, third place; Nicholas Joseph Mancuso, 7th grade, second place; Andrew William Wehrle, 6th grade, first place; (back) Raymond Depp, VFW Post No. 2076 chaplain; Dick Magolis, VFW Post No. 2076 adjutant; and Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW Post No. 2076.

Read the students' essays in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Familiar Faces Friday!

April 17, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Tammy Moore.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

ANITA — Tammy Moore is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a former employee at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she worked for 14 years as a registration clerk for the ER.

Background, desire to help others make Dr. Alzuhaili a fit at PAH

April 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building in Suite 104 at 83 Hillcrest Drive — well, a sort-of new face. Those who have been to the hospital will quickly see that while Dr. Anas Alzuhaili, M.D., is a new face to the position, he's also a very familiar one as well, having worked in the Emergency Room at PAH since 2012.

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an...
BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners signed off on three new proclamations at their regular meeting on...
PUNXSUTAWNEY— It takes bravery and courage to serve our country, and for one Punxsutawney man, that bravery has not...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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