PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Years ago, The Punxsutawney Spirit decided to make a conscious effort to reach out to the community and thank it for all the faithfulness it had shown the paper. From that idea, The Spirit's Appreciation Day was born, and after many successful years, the tradition will carry on again this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SS.C.D. auditorium, just across the parking lot from The Spirit's office on Pine Street in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There will be no elementary school closings for the next school year, as the Punxsutawney Area School Board has decided end the discussion in regards to the next school year.
"As of tonight's meeting, the idea to close any elementary schools is completely off the table," said Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent at Wednesday's school board committee meeting.
Bob Pascuzzo, board member, said some day, the district will have to add on an elementary school in town.
Lending a helping hand to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and PRIDE was the goal of the day last week, as two employees from McDonald's, owned by Gene Puskash, spent their work day recently installing the scare crows on the parking meters downtown and assisting with the cleanup of the beds surrounding the trees along the sidewalk in downtown Punxsutawney. Shown cleaning up weeds and end of the season flowers are Bill Love (left), from the Brookville McDonald's, and Loni Rodabaugh (right), from the Punxsy McDonald's.