The Daily Press Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-01T09:10:44-04:00 chance to ‘get ‘em while they’re hot’2014-08-01T09:10:44-04:002014-07-31T21:37:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPictured (front row, from left) are Pat Reed, Carol Mottern, Peggy Jo Reed, Amanda Hornack (Friends of the Library); (back row) Ken Bishop and Harold Reed. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableLast chance to ‘get ‘em while they’re hot’Punxsutawney Faces Friday! Jason Neyman2014-07-31T23:57:32-04:002014-07-31T21:35:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritBy Destiny PiferOf The SpiritPUNXSUTAWNEY — Jason Neyman is a familiar face. You may recognize him as a tutor for Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps who recently helped with the summer school program. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community. Born and raised in Punxsutawney, he is a 2004 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Findlay, where he double majored in Western equestrian studies and equine business management, with a business minor in both. Read all about Neyman in Friday's edition of The Spirit.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFamiliar Faces Friday! Jason NeymanPunxsutawney Punxsy landmark may be coming back to life?2014-07-31T23:57:31-04:002014-07-31T21:32:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableWhat Punxsy landmark may be coming back to life?Punxsutawney in the Park opens with G-3, ends with Remedy X2014-07-31T22:57:03-04:002014-07-31T21:25:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableMusic in the Park opens with G-3, ends with Remedy XPunxsutawney closure scheduled for Route 3011 structure replacement in Jefferson County2014-07-31T21:11:57-04:002014-07-31T21:11:57-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritWork includes replacing the structurally deficient drainage structure carrying Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) over a tributary to Clutch Run with a precast concrete pipe.A detour will be in place using Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) to Route 3018 (Branch Road) to T-721 to Route 3031 (Coolspring Road) to Route 36 to Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road). (See map)The road is expected to reopen Friday, Aug. 8, in the evening.Work will be performed by the Jefferson County Maintenance crew.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableRoad closure scheduled for Route 3011 structure replacement in Jefferson CountyPunxsutawney man, 73, killed in two-car accident2014-07-30T20:37:05-04:002014-07-30T20:37:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPolice said that the crash occurred as a 2004 Freightliner Tri-Axle operated by Larry W. Kunes, 65, of Weedville, was traveling northbound on State Route 255. A 1998 Toyota Camry operated by Arnold W. Burkett, 73, Penfield, had been travelling westbound on Mt. Pleasant Road and had stopped at its intersection with State Route 255.Burkett then pulled out from Mt. Pleasant Road onto State Route 255 to travel southbound, police said, traveling into the path of Kunes’ Freightliner. Burkett’s Camry was struck on the driver’s side door by Kunes’ truck, and the truck pushed Burkett’s car northbound on State Route 255, across the southbound lane, where it struck the guard rails. The car continued to slide northbound and crossed back into the northbound lane, coming to rest facing northeast. After the collision, the truck traveled across the southbound lane before going through the guard rail off the east side of the roadway. The truck then rolled onto its side.Burkett was pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Deputy Coroner Kimberly Snyder. Kunes suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois via Bennetts Valley EMS.Punxsutawney, PANo author availablePenfield man, 73, killed in two-car accidentPunxsutawney hearing waived in Saldana case2014-07-30T00:21:06-04:002014-07-29T22:34:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritSaldana was arrested in the early morning hours of May 7, 2014, at her residence and was arraigned by District Judge Douglas Chambers, with bond being set at $5,000,000 straight cash. She remains incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail, with bail remaining at the same amount.Saldana's charges include one felony count of corrupt organizations; 50 felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities; one felony count of manufacture, deliver or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; one felony count of knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, distributing or possessing with intent to distribute, or possession of a designer drug; and five misdemeanor counts of prohibited acts. All charges were waived for court.In the affidavit issued upon Saldana's arrest, officials from the Fayette County District Attorney's Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, said Saldana "enhanced and furthered the illegal heroin market in Southwest Pennsylvania."Saldana is being represented by the Law Offices of Patrick J. Thomassey in Monroeville.Punxsutawney, PANo author availablePreliminary hearing waived in Saldana casePunxsutawney anniversary of SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicks off on Friday2014-07-29T23:20:26-04:002014-07-29T22:31:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThese youngsters were in charge of hauling some of the heavier items up to the lawn from the basement. The festival kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday night.For the full schedule, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.Punxsutawney, PANo author available75th anniversary of SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicks off on FridayPunxsutawney Machine Company turns fifty! 2014-07-29T22:27:58-04:002014-07-29T22:27:58-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPictured are members of the Amundson family, who returned to participate in the celebration: (from left) Eric and Vickie Amundson; May Ann Amundson, wife of the late Frankie Amundon Jr.; and Joe Parente, a FEMCO employee for 42 of the 50 years they've been in business.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFEMCO Machine Company turns fifty! Punxsutawney DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MARKING 95TH YEAR2014-07-29T00:02:53-04:002014-07-28T22:54:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPictured (front, from left) are Mary Margaret Young, Regina Cable, Mary Molinari, Carole Schultz, Vicki Metin, Mary Fusco, Nancy Nicholson, Anna Kostic; (middle row) Betty Kotula, Marianne Phillips, Laura Jesse, Bernadette Horner, Msgr. Riccardo (chaplain), Sylvia Ferrara, Jacque Ananea, Donna Fallon, Lisa Fallon, Joan Rolls; (back row) Destiny Pifer, Kim Curtis, Dorothy Vilkinofsky, Pat Rouguex, Patti Spinelli, Renee Doverspike, Dee Hardt, Sue Salsgiver, Paul DelRosso and Amelia Seaton. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableCATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MARKING 95TH YEARPunxsutawney