BROOKVILLE â€” Just a few days shy of the 30-day mark, the county-wide burn ban has been lifted.
Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners lifted the ban at their regular meeting.
â€śThe conditions have improved,â€ť Director of Emergency Services Tracy Zents said. â€śThe natural grass is starting to come back; itâ€™s greening up again.â€ť
Although the rainfall amounts have slightly improved, Zents urges residents to remain cautious.
At 2.1 inches â€” the countyâ€™s rainfall total average for July â€” this summer has been the worst since 2007.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When is an activity at Punxsutawney Area High School considered a graded subject, and when is it considered an extra-curricular activity?
Thatâ€™s the question Cheryl Hollis, mother of Karah L. Hollis, a former PAHS student, asked during the pubic comment portion of the Punxsy school boardâ€™s agenda Wednesday.
Now in its 130th year, the Corn Cob Club â€” Jefferson Countyâ€™s oldest social organization â€” held its annual summer get-together Wednesday evening at the camp of Judge Edwin Snyder (front, second from left) near Rochester Mills. On hand for this yearâ€™s event were (front, from left) Fred Roberts; Snyder, president, holding Jessie; L. Eugene â€śSnuffyâ€ť Smith; Bud Dunkel; (second row) Bill Deeley; Dr. Paul â€śRustyâ€ť Johnston, vice-president; Dick Smith; Jim Gigliotti; Jack Grube; (third) Tom Brown; Bill Cooper; Larry Neal; Max Neal; Wick Divelbiss; (fourth) Rick Fairman, A.J.