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Archive - Oct 9, 2012

School board upping facility use fee on weekends, holidays

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area school board approved a motion to add language to the current facility use policy, covering the extra costs associated with use on weekends and holidays.

On weekends and holidays, Business Manager Susan Robertson said, the facility use fee did not cover the expenses of the staff.

Work progressing on borough sewer projects

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The fall construction season is winding down as Mealy Excavating & Construction has been performing restoration work on West Mahoning Street and Horatio Street, following the installation of new sewers.

The West Mahoning Street project is completely finished, and the Horatio Street project is coming together quickly, Brian Sekula, of the EADS Group Inc., Punxsutawney Borough engineers, said at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.

Sekula said the base course has been put down, and Mealy will put the wearing course on Horatio Street on Thursday.

AHH...FALL

October 9, 2012

With colors like this, who could resist snapping a photo?

While the majority of the fall foliage has yet to turn color in the Punxsutawney area, there are a few trees ahead of schedule, like this one pictured on Route 119 in Bell Township.

When those leaves hit the ground, Punxsutawney Borough will be ready.

The borough is scheduled to begin leaf pickup with the leaf machine on Monday, Oct. 22.

Robert Henry Rand, 69

October 9, 2012

Robert Henry Rand, 69, Saltsburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, a son of Floyd and Mary (Dishong) Rand.

Bob was an electrician and longtime employee of Don Huey Construction.

He had also previously worked as a coal miner for Lady Jane Collieries and Tunnelton Mines.

Bob was known as a hard worker who took pride in his work. He was known for his kind, loving and outgoing personality.

Bob was also a very patriotic individual.

Melvin Dean Steele, 70

October 9, 2012

Melvin Dean Steele, 70, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at home.

He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Home, Pa., a son of the late Alvord Boyd and Irene (Johnson) Steele.

On June 20, 1964, he married Marsha Jane Shelley. She survives.

Dean enjoyed working with wood, watching racing and helping his friends.

Lady Chucks posts 10th win, shut out Lady Rovers VB

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – With the home stretch of the season set to begin, Punxsy equaled its volleyball win total from last year with the 10th victory of the fall, 3-0, over visiting Brockway on Monday night.

The Lady Chucks (10-3) started slowly winning the first game, 25-21, put things together a bit better in the second contest, 25-18, and finished strong, 25-10, for the sweep of the Lady Rovers. The win completes the season sweep of Brockway as Punxsy won, 3-1, on Sept. 6 on the road.

8th-grade Punxsy GBB takes 2nd at DCC Tournament

October 9, 2012

DuBOIS – After a solid 32-18 win over St. Stephens Friday night, the eighth-grade Punxsy girls' basketball team edged Marion Center, 25-23, before falling to host DuBois Central, 25-12, in the championship game of the 27th Annual Father Gregory Leopold Tournament.

"It was nice for the kids to play in the finals of the DCC Tournament," said Punxsy coach Mike Carlson. "We wish we could have played a better first half. The girls took second and should be happy with how they played most of the weekend."

With the 2-1 weekend, the Lady Chucks even out their record at 7-7.

Stello: Council forcing him into bankruptcy

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted 6-1 to begin legal action to foreclose against Stello Foods Inc. of Punxsutawney for being delinquent on its payments earlier this year to the borough's Economic Loan Fund.

Nick Stello, president of Stello Foods, spoke to council during the meeting, and during an executive session he spoke with the media, saying that with council acting against his company, he'll be forced to declare bankruptcy.

It’s decided: Halloween Parade set for Oct. 31

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a long discussion at Monday’s meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council voted 5-2 to allow the Punxsutawney Fire Department to hold Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo, council member, said there will still be a separate Halloween celebration that will take place in the East End of Punxsutawney from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 27, with her traditional haunted house and treat bags being given out.

All area children are invited to attend that event as well.

PAHS principal speaks about pros, cons of seven- vs. eight-period school days

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In light of recent discussions regarding changes to school scheduling, High School Principal David London spoke to the school board at its meeting Monday about some of the advantages and disadvantages of the seven-period school day versus the eight-period school day.

The original discussions came about as the board was mulling the possibility of a school closure, involving moving seventh grade to the high school and third grade to the middle school.

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