Archive - Dec 29, 2011 - News Article
â˘ Director Christopher Nolan announced that parts of the next Batman film, âThe Dark Knight Rises,â would be filmed in Pittsburgh.
â˘ Participants and supporters raised more than $45,000 for Camp Friendship and the ARC of Jefferson County during the 32nd annual Run/Walk for Someone Special in Sykesville.
â˘ Punxsutawney Borough Council approved hiring attorney Jay Lundy as the boroughâs new solicitor to succeed Timothy Morris, who resigned and moved to California.
Morris had served as the boroughâs solicitor since 1999.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club saluted the sponsors and winners in its fifth annual Circle of Trees event, following a year which will be hard to top, according to the event chairman.
The winners in this yearâs Circle of Trees were the Punxsy Garden Club, named Best Overall, with a $600 prize; Friends of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Best Day Appearing; and the Punxsy Career Womenâs Club, Best Nighttime Appearing, both with $400 prizes.
FALLS CREEK â A commuter aircraft that had taken off from the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport landed safely minutes after take-off due to a mechanical issue Wednesday.
The plane â carrying 10 passengers total, according to Falls Creek VFD Chief Mark Miller â had just taken off, but around 2:38 p.m., the crew radioed the tower in order to make an emergency landing.
âThey were showing some icing on the rear side of the wings,â Miller said, adding that the flight return to DuBois was a precautionary measure.