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Archive - Aug 8, 2012

Check out the new ride: Borough adds dump truck

August 8, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Punxsutawney Borough recently purchased a good used dump truck through the PennDOT auction.

"Punxsutawney Borough Council had given permission for the borough to proceed with the purchase of a used dump truck through PennDOT," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough Manager at the Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday.

White said the truck that was purchased is a 2000 International single-axle dump truck with 109,000 miles on it that has an aluminum bed.

Enjoying the animals at the fair!

August 8, 2012

Paul Kot holds up Diane Kot so she can feed Melman the Giraffe at the Sykesville Ag & Youth fair Wednesday. The miniature zoo also has lemurs, macaws and a young zebra. (Photo by Matt Triponey of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Library’s summer program celebrates reading with a splash

August 8, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Memorial Library Summer Reading program concluded with an award event for the successful participants held at Harmon Field and concluded with a swimming party at the George C. Brown Community Pool on Wednesday.

There were about 140 kids registered for the program this year, said Coral Ellshoff, Punxsutawney Memorial Library Director.

She said there were 110 kids who reached the goal of reading 10 books over the summer from June 1 to Aug. 1.

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