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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.

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.

Gallitzin man killed in Indiana County mining accident

February 20, 2015

INDIANA COUNTY — Late Friday evening, the Indiana County Coroner's Office reported the death of a 29-year-old Gallitzin man as a result of a mining accident at the Rosebud Heilwood Mine, 6314 Route 403 Highway North, Indiana County.

The first call came in to Indiana County 911 at 2:10 p.m. on Friday, the release said, and the decedent, Todd Trimble, was identified at the scene by Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr.

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February 20, 2015

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Daylily fundraiser to feature Charlie Chen food

February 20, 2015

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — If you like Chinese food (more specifically, the original Charlie Chen's Chinese food), then you'll want to attend Saturday's fundraiser at the First Church of God gymnasium in Young Township.

Michelle Stahlman, director of the Daylily Learning Center at the First Church of God, said the original Charlie Chen will be cooking for everyone in the Punxsutawney area on Saturday.

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

Punxsy School District/SS.C.D. Schools cancelled for Friday

February 19, 2015

School has been cancelled for Friday for the Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D. due to weather conditions.

THINK WARM, SUNNY THOUGHTS!

February 18, 2015

As the sun sets, the temperatures fall, and on Wednesday night, Spirit Assistant Editor Eddie Armstrong reached for his camera — on his day off to boot! — to snap this shot of the setting sun. With highs in the single digits over the course of the next two days, we’ll all be searching for a little sunshine and beauty. Stay warm, Punxsy!

PSP: Three charged with endangering welfare of children in DeLancey

February 17, 2015

DELANCEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported an incident of endangering the welfare of children and Act 64 violations that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday at 401 Adrian Rd. in Young Township.

Police said that they are investigating incidents involving three juveniles — 15 years old, six months old and one year old — all residents of DeLancey.

Jeff Tech highlights offerings as part of CTR Month

February 16, 2015

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — Students and faculty at Jeff Tech are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Educational (CTE) Month.

Barry Fillman, new Jeff Tech director, said that the month is all about the opportunity that students have when they come through this type of setting.

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

Skarbek proposes bandstand bench project at borough council meeting

February 16, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An AmeriCorps teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, Jennifer Skarbek, presented a project proposal to Punxsutawney Borough Council called "Seats of Service" at a recent meeting that would allow for permanent seating to be installed around the bandstand in Barclay Square in Punxsutawney.

Skarbek said "Seats of Service" would be the installation of permanent seating in front of the bandstand in Barclay Square.

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

Two-hour delay for Punxsutawney Area Schools/SS.C.D.

February 15, 2015

There will be a two-hour delay for the Punxsutawney Area School District/ SS.C.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015.

The following meetings will be taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas. Monday • Sykesville Borough...
CRAWFORDTOWN — There were no injuries reported in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. on...
Silent and somewhat desolate looking are the Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League fields. When action resumes, the...

 

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