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Smith issues statement on federal approval of flood disaster aid

October 2, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement after learning today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved disaster aid for several counties, including Jefferson, impacted by the June 27 flood.

The federal funds will provide reimbursement to local, state and county agencies for costs associated with response and recovery efforts that are continuing after the flood.

Lady Chucks finish home season on top

October 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— It's been a regular season full up ups and downs for the Lady Chucks' tennis team.

In the final home match of the season, it's only fitting that Punxsy would go out the right way to the tune of a 7-2 win over Brockway.

In their past two maches, the Lady Chucks have outscored the opposition 15-3.

Leading the way for the Lady Chucks was Amber Ward.

Ward won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0 in straight sets over Brockway's Anna Brinkley.

"[Amber] Ward's serves were on target, which helped her cruise to an easy win," head coach Rose Graffius said.

Indian Mill Stone Marker on display in Barclay Square

October 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The marker that pays tribute to the donated "Indian Mill Stone " in Barclay Square was recently placed in the ground near the stone.

S. Thomas Curry, member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical Society, unveiled the stone marker that pays tribute to the Timblin family, who had the mill stone originally, before it was placed in Barclay Square.

For the full story, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

Gobbler’s Knob Trail to enhance educational aspect of Punxsy’s greatest attraction

October 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club announced Wednesday that an educational and informational trail will be the newest addition to come to Gobbler’s Knob. The club received a matching grant from the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee to help assist with this project.

This is a project to help promote Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day and to increase the amount of time spent in our community by visitors, the club said. Those visitors will be able to learn about our town’s fascinating history, as well as see a famous landmark at Gobbler’s Knob.

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