Archive - Jun 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough employees are going to have the opportunity to take a defensive driving course, thanks to being the recipient of a 2013 PennPRIME liability grant.
"The purpose of the grant is to promote initiatives to help reduce the frequency and severity of claims related to general, auto, auto physical, property, public official and law enforcement liability," said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief at Monday's council meeting.
Read more about the program, as well as more borough news, in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Rotarian's recently had the honor of meeting several new healthcare providers who have joined the staff of Punxsutawney Area Hospital. The providers shared information about their practices and expressed their excitement in becoming members of the Punxsutawney community.
They look forward to providing the best possible healthcare to the members of Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Route 119 bridge replacement has run into a snag, which could possibly delay the start of the project, it was reported Monday night.
â€śThe road closure, from our information, has been delayed due to the Verizon utility relocation,â€ť said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, at Mondayâ€™s Punxsutawney Borough Council Meeting.
Read about the delay in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jefferson County's Youth Field Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Northwest Sportsmen for Youth and County Youth Field Day Organizations, was held at Reynlow Park in Reynoldsville on Saturday.
Youth Field Days have taken place annually throughout Pennsylvania since 1991, when they were first held in Venango County.
Kellen Gibson (right) takes aim at a fake deer with help from instructor Tim Lecuyer at an archery station hosted by the Sigel Sportsmen's Club.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Kirk Brudnock (left) is pictured receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program for 2012.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan (right) said he is always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of the Punxsy Borough Police Department.
Anne Pauline Juliette, 96, of Rural Valley, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Indiana Hospital, surrounded by her loving, caring family.
She was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Yatesboro, the daughter of Antonio and Rose Taddeo Dorazio.
Anne was a Catholic her entire life and belonged to St. Mary Mother of God Church, Yatesboro, Pa.
Anne married Joseph Juliette in 1935, the beginning of a great love affair that lasted until Joe's death in 1995.
Mrs. Sally J. Cameron, 83, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., died on Friday, June 7, 2013, at The Groves Center.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harold and Emily Altman, and moved to Indian Lake Estates in 1996 from Bridgewater, N.J.
She was a retired real estate broker.
Sally was a golfer and enjoyed playing bridge and taught it to many.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Indian Lake United Methodist Church.
Velma â€śBabeâ€ť Keller, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 5, 2013, with family around her.
Babe was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Frank and Leila Harl.
After graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1952, she attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she served as president of her schoolâ€™s chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.
After college graduation, she was employed as a case worker for the Childrenâ€™s Aid Society of Elk County, Pa.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.
Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.
Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Now that itâ€™s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.
The contest, â€śPunxsutawney Philâ€™s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.
The prizes are as follows:
â€˘ First Place â€” Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.
â€˘ Second Place â€” Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.
â€˘ Third Place â€” Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.
To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.