Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you're missing the entertainment that came with the Groundhog Festival, then there's hope for you this week, as Music In the Park makes its 2013 debut with the band Crisis rockin' the park with classic rock starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Barclay Square.
Here's the schedule:
â˘ Thursday, July 11 â Crisis â Classic rock
â˘ Thursday, July 18 â Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones)â 50s/60s
â˘ Thursday, July 25 â Grampian Community Brass band with Randy Paul as the opening act.
â˘ Sunday, July 28 â Miss B-Havinâ â Rock/Country (special time, 5-7 p.m.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Area School District administration is going to present an updated extracurricular activities policy at the next Athletic Committee meeting.
Bob Pascuzzo, board member, at a recent Punxsutaweney Area School Board meeting, asked if there were going to be additional activities added to the personal conduct policy.
"Will students who are involved with extracurricular activities be asked to sign that paper that athletes sign regarding personal conduct?" Pascuzzo asked.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council said that once the sign prohibiting truck traffic is posted on Graffius Avenue and Jenks Avenue during the bridge reconstruction on Route 119 in Elk Run, Punxsutawney Borough Police will increase their patrols to enforce the types of traffic that are permitted on borough streets.
Eric Story, council member, asked if council could place a temporary stop sign at intersection of Jenks and Park Avenue.
Work resumed on the Elk Run Route 119 Bridge project Monday, the first day that contractor Francis Palo Construction has been able to get into the stream and resume working on the bridge following the high water that occurred Thursday, June 27.
For more information, including details on the Sawmill Run Bridge project, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â Representatives of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Office and the 9-1-1 center delivered an update at a meeting of the Jefferson County commissioners on the recent flooding that swept through the area nearly two weeks ago.
"Recovery from this flood alone could take a year or longer in some cases," said Tracy Zents, director of Emergency Services.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Saturday, the Punxsy Eagle Ridersâ Burrow Thunder event roared through town as a way to bring bikes to the forefront and, most importantly, to raise money for the DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics.
The annual Groundhog Festival concluded with quite the finale Saturday night, as Rick Larrimore entertained the crowd at Barclay Square with his tribute to Rod Stewart.
Larrimoreâs performance was co-sponsored by the Walston Club.
CANOE TOWNSHIP â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a small fire that occurred between July 3 and July 5.
The PA State Police Fire Marshal investigated the origin and cause of the fire and determined that an incendiary device was thrown at the shed in order to ignite the fire, which burned out before causing significant damage.
Police said there were no known injuries in the fire, which occurred along Johnsonburg Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County.
Damage is estimated at $500, and the victim is a Punxsutawney man.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce that Toni Smith of Reynoldsville has been selected to
represent Jefferson County as the 2013-2014 Jefferson County Dairy Princess.
Toni was officially recognized at the Jefferson County Holstein Clubâs Twilight Meeting held at Laurel Valley Dairy (Toniâs parentsâ farm.)
Stefany Alexander, dairy ambassador, did the honors of placing Toniâs crown and sash.
Toni is the daughter of Brad Smith and Kelly Holt of Reynoldsville.
She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
July 7, 1897
Will Start This Month
The large and complete iron plant located at this place will be put into blast within a few days.
The date of the firing is not positively fixed, but it will be sometime during the present month.
It was the original intention to initiate this great industry with music and speechmaking and a banquet.