Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Residents of Punxsutawney and motorists who travel on Route 119 will benefit by the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in Jefferson County.
This structurally deficient bridge was built in 1929 and carries 11,607 vehicles per day.
Beginning the week of March 18, daylight flagging operations will be in place on Route 119 between Clark Street and Orchard Street. Congestion and delays are possible in the work zone area; please be patient and allow extra time for your travel.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Instead of a dead ringer, you can be a live ringer if you attend the The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) Rewind Tour to be held at 7 p.m. today at Punxsutawney Area High School Auditorium.
Silver Ring Thing is a powerful youth event that defies the norms of culture and inspires students to a pure life centered in Jesus Christ, said Mike Hammer, First Church of God Youth pastor.
"Several area churches are hosting the REWIND Tour â€” challenging students to live for more than just the moment and begin with the end in mind," Hammer said.
St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, and those at the Pine Street Senior Center celebrated early on Thursday with a party that included great food and some bingo.
The event was coordinated by Mindy Grose, the new senior center director.
Grose started her new position just three weeks ago after working for 20 years at a retirement community, in Wisconsin.
The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There are a lot of part-time jobs you could apply for if you're looking to make some extra cash, but a part-time job as a pastor is more complicated than most.
Tom Krishart is the new pastor at the Albion Heights United Methodist Church, as of March 1.
"I'm considered part-time with a minimum salary, and I'm a full-time
BIG RUN â€” In case you haven't been paying attention, it is almost time for spring to arrive, an occasion that is always trumpeted by the Big Run peepers (frogs).
This year, the peepers are lonely and sad, as their best friend and legendary peeper watcher, John London, passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.
The good news is that his son, Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet, said that he will carry on the family tradition of charting and cataloging the escapades and the sounds that the tiny frogs make to announce the beginning of spring.
The Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center was recently named the recipient of three different awards â€” Excellence in Caregiving, Distinguished Service Award and Excellence in Leadership.
Mulberry celebrated with an employee recognition luncheon as a big thank you to all of the employees.
Pictured (from left) are Tina Wonderling, employee; Lois Puharic, employee; Tammy Hawk, employee; Karen Brown, administrator; Angella Tilman, employee; Melissa Fulmer, employee; and Jennifer Poltrack, admissions and marketing director.
Boy Scouts Troop 250 are busy preparing for a Pancake Breakfast that will be held this Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and eggs with a choice of milk, orange juice or coffee as a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be used for the boys to be able to go to summer camp. Pictured at their most recent meeting are (front, from left) Sacade Shankle, Shayne Campbell, Wyatt States, Matthew Thom; (back) Jeremy Smeal, Jacob States, Jacob Cekovsky, Evan Dinger, Noah Cekovsky and Brandon Smeal.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed that the month of March 2013 is Dog License Awareness Month in the county at their meeting on Tuesday.
The proclamation came with a handful of special guests â€” Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George D. Greig, State Dog Warden Jamie Carlson and President of PADogLicense.com Jason Abla, introduced to the commission by County Treasurer James "Moon" VanSteenberg.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's Rotary Auction time in Punxsutawney, and once again, the public will have the chance to bid on a large variety of items beginning at 9:05 a.m. Saturday live on WPXZ 104.1 FM from BFG Manufacturing Services in the Punxsutawney Industrial Park.
"The auction has been a tradition in excess of 40 years and was the original idea of a great Punxsutawney Rotatrian, Charlie Ehrhardt, who owned WPME (WPXZ) Radio at the time and came up with a fun day of raising money for the community," said Tom Chelgren of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.
PITTSBURGH â€” When youâ€™re good, youâ€™re good, such is the case with Scott Anthony, owner of Foxâ€™s Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, was awarded the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Associationâ€™s (PR&LA) Good Neighbor Award last Sunday at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.
2013 has been a busy year for Anthony. First, he was named 2012 Man of the Year at the Groundhog Banquet on Feb. 1; then the National Restaurant Association appointed him to the Pizza Industry Council; and now he was the recipient of the Restaurant Neighbor Award from the PR&LA.