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Two Amish boys injured in buggy, vehicle crash

July 23, 2011

BANKS TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle accident involving an Amish buggy and a pick-up truck caused injuries to two Amish boys, one of whom was flown to a hospital in Altoona for treatment of his injuries Friday morning.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred around 8 a.m., when an Amish buggy driven by a 14-year-old Amish boy was traveling south on Johnsonburg Road, Banks Township, when a pick-up truck driven by Charles Pennington, 63, Glen Campbell, also traveling south, came upon the crest of a hill behind the buggy.

Farmers had too much rain this spring, not enough now

July 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Farmers taking part in Thursday’s Farmers’ Market downtown have dealt with the hot weather in varying degrees, but agree on one thing: They need rain ... and more than the area received Friday night.

“It’s kind of hard to grow this stuff without rain,” said Royce Sprague, who was selling produce with help from his wife, Charlotte, and grandchildren Nico McDonald, 10, and Tiffany Hand, 14. “We got a little rain Monday, but it was only about 15 minutes.”

Local residents get caught up in geocaching craze

July 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you think a global positioning system’s (GPS) only purpose is to point a motorist to an intended destination, you’d be surprised to learn that many people use the device for a high-tech scavenger hunt called geocaching.

Francis and Jeanne Burkett of Punxsutawney presented a program on geocaching at the Lattimer House for the public and members of the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society Tuesday.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

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