Archive - Jun 16, 2011 - News Article
BROOKVILLE â This week, the Jefferson County Commissioners said eliminating the positions of jury commissioner would save the county $12,000.
âTwelve-thousand dollars â that is the savings. That, in and of itself, is enough for me,â commissioner Jim McIntyre said.
The elimination of this position is a statewide movement proposed a few years ago. It has passed in the state House of Representatives and is now in the state Senate.
County Commission Chairman Paul Corbin called the position a âduplication of services.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The kickoff of the first-ever âThird Thursdayâ Festival sponsored by PRIDE began Thursday night, but the weather had something to say about it. But despite the downpour of rain throughout the day, it did not stop local community members and downtown Punxsy businesses from coming out and supporting the event.
Participating businesses offered free hors dâoeuvres, desserts and drinks. Most businesses even promoted a sale on merchandise.
The next âThird Thursdayâ Festival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, with all festivities being held on Mahoning Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â For its summer show, the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild Inc. offers a unique production that alternately arouses thought, laughter and a variety of emotions.
Thornton Wilderâs âThe Skin of Our Teethâ will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 24, 25, 30, July 1 and 2 at the auditorium at Punxsutawney Area Middle School. A matinee has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The busy troupe will then move to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater in Cook Forest where shows will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 6-9.