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Board discusses closing schools

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board talked about closing schools, specifically Jenks Hill Elementary, during Wednesday’s meeting.

Dr. Keith Wolfe, superintendent for Punxsutawney Area Schools, said if Jenks was closed, its students would be transferred to Longview, Parkview and West End Elementary Schools.

"It wouldn't add any more bus runs and would actually decrease one bus run," Wolfe said, adding that the closure would save $10,000 to $12,000 alone for just that one bus run.

Barclay Square ready for annual Church in the Park event

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY —If you think that summer is going by too quickly, here's proof, as the sixth annual Church in the Park services will be held this weekend in Barclay Square under the sponsorship of Punxsutawney area churches.

"Six years ago, Church in the Park was began by Pastor Greg Tibbs and the First Church of God in Punxsy, which joined together with Pastor Jim Pond and the First United Methodist Church in Punxsy for the second year," said Pastor Al Kimmel, of Crosstown Ministries, who is also serving as coordinator for the event.

SLIP SLIDIN’

July 25, 2012

Alex Gianvito, Punxsutawney, is shown "slip slidin' away" Wednesday at the George C. Brown Community Pool located on Cypress Street.

The pool has been the hot spot to be this summer for keeping cool and additional fun activities.

Today, the pool is presenting Karaoke Day, and Saturday has been designated as Christmas in July.

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