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Drivers beware: School safety not just important for kids

August 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In case you haven't noticed, between all of the "Back to School" ads and commercials, it's time for the kids to head back to school this coming week, which means motorists need to keep their eyes open for students walking to school or to bus stops.

"I think it's a good idea to review the proper entrance and exit on school buses," said Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

Wolfe said everyone thinks that they are familiar with the many safety issues, but sometimes there are changes.

Blending in

August 24, 2012

Natural camouflage can be a great defense system for animals to hide themselves from potential danger.

But this toad’s camo almost came back to bite him, as he had a too-close-for-comfort run-in with a weed eater Thursday afternoon.

Despite the close call, he was still trying his hardest to blend in when this photo was taken moments later.

Remember: Free & Fun Day planned this Sunday

August 24, 2012

The Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association would like to remind The Spirit’s readers that this Sunday is Free and Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fordham trail head of the Mahoning Shadow Trail. Pictured are (from left) Susan Wolfe, association secretary; Amy Taladay, event coordinator and her dog, Ozzie; and Howard Glessner, trail maintenance supervisor and his dog, Sadie.

Frances Elda Visniesky, 91

August 24, 2012

Frances Elda Visniesky, 91, of Lancaster, N.Y., died August 15, 2012, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Lancaster, N.Y.

She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in McCalmont Township, the daughter of Paul and Aquelina Marie.

She was married to Andrew Visniesky, who preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving relatives include three children, Stella and Ronald Golba, Judy and Chester Visniesky and Janet and Andrew Visniesky of Lancaster, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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