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Brookville hosts 33rd-annual Special Olympics

May 5, 2011

BROOKVILLE — These kids are an inspiration for all of us. They demonstrate to us examples of incredible effort to achieve,” Brookville Superintendent Sandy Craft said at the start of the 33rd-annual DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics.

The games started Thursday morning, with youth from Brookville, Brockway, Punxsutawney, DuBois and private schools competing in track and field events and playing games in the Olympic Park.

Mahaffey names bridge in honor of 32-year Marine Landy

May 5, 2011

MAHAFFEY — A ceremony Thursday authoritatively designated a bridge on State Route 3011 over the Chest Creek in Clearfield County as the “Sergeant Major Morton Shea Landy Bridge,” in honor of a 32-year Marine.
State Sen. Don White was among those honoring Landy, 82, of Mahaffey.

Landy entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946 and is a highly-decorated veteran. When he retired after serving for 32 years and 30 days, he had attained the rank of major and was only the second person to serve two years beyond the 30-year limit.

Recycling reaches another record in county

May 5, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority is not sure how it will be funded in the future, but it is clear residents are taking advantage of the services offered.

The authority, which maintains and operates more than 20 recycling collection sites in the county, reportedly turned in nearly 626 tons of recyclable materials last year.

The figure marks a new high for the authority, which collected 65.7 tons of recyclables in 1996, its first year in existence.

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the...
Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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