BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúThe conditions have improved,‚ÄĚ Director of Emergency Services Tracy Zents said. ‚ÄúThe natural grass is starting to come back; it‚Äôs greening up again.‚ÄĚ
Although the rainfall amounts have slightly improved, Zents urges residents to remain cautious.
At 2.1 inches ‚ÄĒ the county‚Äôs rainfall total average for July ‚ÄĒ this summer has been the worst since 2007.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ When is an activity at Punxsutawney Area High School considered a graded subject, and when is it considered an extra-curricular activity?
That‚Äôs the question Cheryl Hollis, mother of Karah L. Hollis, a former PAHS student, asked during the pubic comment portion of the Punxsy school board‚Äôs agenda Wednesday.
Now in its 130th year, the Corn Cob Club ‚ÄĒ Jefferson County‚Äôs oldest social organization ‚ÄĒ 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 year‚Äôs event were (front, from left) Fred Roberts; Snyder, president, holding Jessie; L. Eugene ‚ÄúSnuffy‚ÄĚ Smith; Bud Dunkel; (second row) Bill Deeley; Dr. Paul ‚ÄúRusty‚ÄĚ 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.