PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As it approaches its 50th year of its presence in southern Jefferson County, Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s campus in Punxsutawney is broadening its approach to a special group of students: Those in the Punxsutawney Area School District and surrounding districts.
OLIVEBURG â€” The old-time hoedown style music is not completely absent from todayâ€™s youth, as evidenced by Ryan Sutter, 18, who is already an accomplished fiddle player.
A resident of Oliveburg, Ryan has been playing the fiddle for the past four years and has already shown vast improvement, such as taking third place in the teen division during Clarionâ€™s annual Autumn Leaf Festival.
BROOKVILLE â€” With the school year well underway, school and county officials are stressing the importance of going to school, and going to school on time.
But compared to last year, officials have more reason to be hopeful that truancy will not be as much of an issue.
In September, an addition to the countyâ€™s truancy protocol was finalized, which will, according to Children & Youth Services Director Brian Mowrey, attempt to address the problem of truancy before it spirals out of control.