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50 years after receiving a gift, Lantz still giving his gift — music — back to Punxsy

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Everyone has a story to tell, but for one local man, his story wouldn't be complete without the generosity of one town — Punxsutawney.

Residing in this very town is a man who has achieved a great many goals despite being partially blind.

Ray Lantz was born on Aug. 21, 1946, to Robert and Rachel Lantz. He was born with congenital cataracts, which left him completely blind.

Taught to walk with assistance from a collie dog, he received his first operation at 2-1/2 years of age on his right eye.

Sheriff’s office releases its end-of-year report

January 3, 2013

BROOKVILLE — During the fiscal year 2012, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed numerous duties and support to the communities of Jefferson County and issued the following report:

The office continues to operate and conduct a busy schedule with a small but well-trained professional staff of deputies and administrative staff. With an increase in some duties performed by the office, the Sheriff’s 
Office was able to increase the number of full-time deputies to seven.

After 17 years, Baughman hands Oliver Township Fire Chief reins to Coleman

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Being a volunteer fire chief is a very difficult job, but being a chief in a rural fire department can be even tougher.

Just ask Bruce Baughman, who is retiring as the chief of the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company, Jefferson County Station No. 5, following 17 years at the helm.

Baughman said he first joined the fire company in 1987 — a year after Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company was formed.

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