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Punxsy man creates display commemorating Korean War

August 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the Korean War commemorating its 60th anniversary July 27, for veteran Richard Bianco, there was only one thing to do — memorialize it in the form of a display in his apartment at Mahoning Towers in Punxsutawney.

“I wanted to do this for a long time,” he said.

“(The Korean War) is ‘the forgotten war,’” he added, borrowing a phrase that is frequently used to describe the event.

When asked if people seemed to know much about the war, he said, “They don’t, but I speak up.”

Day care provider Petroff celebrates 30 years of service to town’s youth

August 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thirty years of day care, and Rona Petroff is still going strong on Church Street in Punxsutawney.

"When I first began taking care of children I really didn't understand what day care was all about," Petroff said, adding that originally she had taken a different job and was then contacted by Child Care Information Services (CCIS) to become a child care giver.

Young Township residents urge travelers to watch their speed

August 10, 2012

WALSTON — Young Township residents are requesting help from Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police on slowing down speeders on Ellermeyer Road.

State Police have offered assistance over the years and told residents to call them when they need them to enforce the 25 mph speed limit on the residential road that was recently paved, said Ron Walker, Ellermeyer Road resident, adding that if something isn't done, he thinks there's could be a tragic accident.

Pete Betts, township supervisor, said the township put up the speed limit 25 mph signs on the much-traveled road.

Local residents need not look far for fun

August 10, 2012

Members of the Punxsutawney Area High School senior high (top photo) and junior high (not pictured) cheerleading squads participated at the cheerleading exhibition at the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair Thursday. Events at the Ag & Youth Fair continue tonight with The Moore Brothers in concert and the Guy Uplinger Memorial Compact Car Demolition Derby in addition to the regularly scheduled daily events. (Photo by Tracy Smith of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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