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Athletic committee kicks around idea of forming middle school soccer team

January 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Are you ready for some more soccer?

How about 7th- and 8th-grade soccer that might be coming to the Punxsutawney Area School District as early as this coming season?

Bill Vassallo, Punxsutawney Area School District athletic director, said that Phil Shenkle, boys’ varsity soccer head coach, approached him with the possibility of having a co-ed middle school soccer team.

"Some area schools have a boys’ and girls’ middle school teams, and there are a lot that have co-ed teams," he said.

It’s not just about books anymore: Punxsutawney Memorial Library offering exciting online resources

January 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This winter, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library is offering much more than exciting programs for children and adults.

The library is jumping head-first into the technology era by offering a few new online learning resources, as well.

These resources benefit not only the patrons who are stuck indoors, but also children and students who are eager to learn something new.

By accessing the library's website at www.punxsutawneylibrary.org individuals are able to click on links that will allow them access to online magazines or downloadable e-books.

Groundhog Ball planned for Jan. 26

January 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s that time of year again — time for Phil to put on his tuxedo, top hat and dancing shoes for the Inner Circle’s Groundhog Ball, which will be held Jan. 26 at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

Doors open for the event at 8:30 p.m., and the music will fill the air from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

This year’s entertainer — Rudy and the Professionals — played the event last year and provided “a fabulous show with all types of musical selections,” said Katie Donald, executive director of the Groundhog Club.

DAR recognizes Krise for outstanding community service

January 17, 2013

The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has named Tim Krise the recipient of its annual Community Service Award.

To be eligible for this award, the recipient must have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner through voluntary heroic, civic, benevolent service with no compensation, or by organizing or participating in community activities.

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