Archive - Dec 30, 2010 - News Article
â˘ After seven years of war, President Obama formally declared the U.S. combat mission in Iraq to be over.
In contesting no victory, Obama concluded the war with 4,400 dead troops, in addition to tens of thousands injured and hundreds of billions of dollars spent.
He acknowledged the future of the nation with a commitment to fixing the exhausted economy.
â˘ Sept. 2, following the explosion of an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana, all 13 crew members were rescued.
This marked the second disaster in the Gulf of Mexico within a five-month period.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Bill Cooper recalled Thursday that his mother used to have a needlepoint pillow bearing the words, âAfter 40, itâs patch, patch, patch.â
âForty sometimes becomes 50, but this year, Iâve had a lot of patches,â said Cooper, 64, who is retiring after a 35-year career with S&T Bank. âI want to retire while I have the health to enjoy it.â
Having undergone quadruple bypass surgery in July 2008, he said, âThat gets your attention.â
His last day at the bank, where he serves as regional vice-president for commercial lending, is Monday.
â˘ May 1, PAHS was the scene of the annual mock crash, an event sponsored by SADD, in which the results of drinking and driving are graphically portrayed.
â˘ A fire destroyed a home at 144 Lower Clinton St., in Rossiter. The house was occupied by William Travis Jr., Marie Ondoua and their 19-month-old son, Domenic. It was ruled accidental by Punxsutawney-based State Police fire marshal Mick McCracken.
â˘ May 3, PAHS juniors and seniors named Kaylyn Means as the prom queen, and Kyle Straub as the prom king at the Punxsutawney Country Club.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County Commissioners met Tuesday and discussed possible projects, or rather, a lack thereof, on the horizon in 2011.
The commissioners reported that there are no large scale projects involving county-owned property for the upcoming year.
The commissioners were forced to make emergency repairs to the courthouse, 911 center and jail this past year.