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Scarnati talks budget, Marcellus Shale, Santorum

April 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On the eve of lawmakers returning to Harrisburg to hash out details of Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-13 budget, state Sen.
Joe Scarnati said there's bright spots and not-so-bright spots.

"Revenues are improving, so that's a bright spot," Scarnati, who also serves as president pro tem in the state Senate, told The Spirit last Thursday.

A $700 million shortfall, however, is not a bright spot, he said, and neither is the slow pace of recovery.

Smicksburg Heritage Society pays tribute to decades past

April 30, 2012

SMICKSBURG — The Smicksburg Heritage Society's museum showcases what life was like in the early 20th century.

The museum has a strong focus on the 1930s and 1940s, which provides a different perspective compared to many museums that tend to focus on the Victorian era.

"There was no colonial period (in Smicksburg); they (settlers) didn't come out here until afterwards, so in 1820 or so, then it really started to get settled," said Lynn Duncan, museum director.

Leadership conference to be broadcast live

April 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you consider yourself to be a leader in your field or have always wanted to be, then you'll want to attend the 12th-annual Chick-Fil-A Leadercast to be broadcast live Friday from Atlanta, Ga., at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

"It's a one-day leadership event with 10 different speakers scheduled to talk about the various aspects of leadership," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

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