Archive - Feb 6, 2012 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After months of planning and weeks of preparation, itâs hard to believe that Groundhog Day is over for another year.
Bill Deeley, Inner Circle president, is citing 2012 as a huge success compared to 2011.
âItâs amazing, the difference of the weather being 25 degrees warmer, no snow to move around and no ice to contend with will do for attendance,â he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Itâs always a plus when students have an administrator who admires their behavior, and thatâs something that the students at Punxsutawney Christian School have going for them.
âIâm amazed by the behavior of the kids,â said Tonya Woodel, who has served as PCSâ new administrator since July 2011, succeeding Jolanda Tibbs. âThey are self-motivated, and they take care of each other.â
That quite a change from her last school, in Lamar, S.C., where the poverty rate ranged from 85 to 90 percent, and the school experienced some gang-related violence.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to two emergency calls that were reported at the same time at 3:22 a.m. Saturday.
Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company was the recipient of both calls, a car fire at a residence along Route 310, Young Township, Harmony, and a car that was driven into the Mahoning Creek at the Route 310 and Route 119 intersection.
Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Bryan Smith ordered Elk Run to go to the car fire and Central Fire Department to respond to the car into the creek.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Don't take the 21st Century Learning Initiative and One to One Computing for granted in the Punxsutawney Area School District â especially after seeing how some other, larger school districts don't have the advantage of a technology program like Punxsyâs.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 29, 1896)
Stahle Took the Property