Archive - Nov 10, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Students at Punxstawney Area Middle School held their annual Veteransâ€™ Day assembly Thursday with Student Government President Jacob Horner, a seventh-grader, as the master of ceremonies.
â€śIt was fun â€” hard speaking up there â€” but it felt good to show thanks to the Veterans,â€ť he said.
The assembly began with a choral reading of â€śHatâ€™s Off,â€ť by Alan Majorâ€™s fourth-grade class, followed by Darren Sherryâ€™s fifth-grade class reading of â€śIn Flanderâ€™s Field.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Donâ€™t count on a fast pick-up for your leaves this fall.
The boroughâ€™s leaf collection machine, which has been the work horse in the boroughâ€™s annual leaf collection, has been out of service since the first day of collection, said Roger Steele, chairman of the Public Works Committee, at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
Steele said Public Works crews have been utilizing the boroughâ€™s street sweeper as the only viable piece of equipment that can be used for leaf collection.
WALSTON â€” Wednesday, the Young Township Board of Supervisors approved a new five-year agreement with Punxsutawney Borough for fire protection services through the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
The agreement was approved for five years with the township paying the borough $15,500 for 2012; $16,000 for 2013; $16,500 for 2014; $17,000 for 2015; $17,500 for 2016; and the township will pay 100
percent of any Firemanâ€™s Relief Association funds it recovers during the contract to the borough.