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April 26th

Keep it clean! Warmer weather means code enforcements are back

April 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In case you haven't looked out the window lately, the grass has been growing in your front and back yards, which means it's time to mow.

It also means that it is time for Mary McHenry, Punxsutawney Borough Code Enforcement Officer, to travel around looking for yards that are not mowed and other code violations.

"We give them more than ample time to get it cut," McHenry said, adding that most of the time, those in violation won't cut it until she sends out the notice.

She said rentals aren't typically too bad if there's a tenant in there.

PAHS juniors honored at school board meeting for Keystone Exam scores

April 26, 2013

Three 11th-grade students at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) were honored with certificates for doing well in the the new Keystone Exams that were administered for the first time this school year.

Pictured are district administrators, parents and students (front, from left) Haley Hartman, Laura Chelgren, Lauren Giavedoni, (back) Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent; Rich Hartman, Dana Hartman, Tom Chelgren, Nancy Chelgren, Barbara Giavedoni, Tony Giavedoni, and Dave London, PAHS principal.

April 25th

NWTF’s Bingaman offers tips, encourages safe hunting for spring gobbler season

April 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you thought last year's spring gobbler season was a bust because of the warm winter conditions, this year could be the exact opposite, according to Walter Bingaman, Regional Director for the North Central Pennsylvania Division of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

Bingaman said last year's extremely warm spring shortened spring gobbler season, which made it more challenging.

Past to Present’s Plow Days draw folks, machines of all ages

April 25, 2013

A blustery — and occasionally snowy — first day didn't stop the
Past to Present Machinery Association's 12th Annual Plow Day weekend from taking place Saturday and Sunday on Paradise Road in Henderson Township.

Tractors ranging from antiques to more modern models — about 20 on the first day and 30 on the second — took to the fields to plow throughout
the weekend while a spectator wagon carried visitors around the grounds and fields to watch.

Man accused of indecent assault

April 25, 2013

MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP — A 32-year-old man has been accused of allegedly having indecent contact with two female juveniles, ages 14 and 16, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Police reported that Donald G. Sprankle allegedly had contact with the females between January of 2006 and December of 2007 at a location along Knox Dale Road in McCalmont Township.

Sprankle was committed to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $100,000 cash bail.

April 24th

DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics set to mark another year on May 1

April 24, 2013

DUBOIS — As long as the sun is up and the weather stays warm, the DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics event will be returning on Wednesday,
May 1, with its popular annual Track and Field Competition.

The games and activities will kick off between 9:30 and 10 a.m. at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois. Students from the Brookville, Brockway, Punxsutawney and DuBois area school districts, as well
as New Story School and Fayette Resources, will compete in a variety of

PASD, local organizations teaming to get kids more active with Screen-Free Week

April 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to television, cellphones, computers and other electronic devices, they appear to be a necessity that no one can live without. Not one single day goes by when someone isn't sitting in front of some sort of screen, whether its to watch a lineup of television shows or to spend hours surfing the web.

Family quality time barely exists, as the world of technology continues to pull loved ones in opposite directions.

April 23rd

Library gets down and dirty: Hard Hat Day a hit

April 23, 2013

With renovations coming up, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library decided to celebrate with a Hard Hat Party last Saturday afternoon.

The party was a success, with children from all over the community and surrounding areas stopping by.

Those in attendance each got orange construction vests and had the chance to pick out a free book, play games, build and construct whatever they desired using a variety of recyclable materials, and, most of all, interact with other children their age.

Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month in May

April 23, 2013

The Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed that the month of May will be Older Americans Month in Jefferson County, a time to recognize and honor older adults and the people who care for them.

Girl Scouts, other volunteers pitch in to pick up trail

April 23, 2013

It may have been cold and windy on Saturday morning, but that didn't stop the Rails-to-Trails Cleanup.

Members and volunteers who braved the cold gathered at the Water Street Trailhead for a day of cleaning up the trail.

Among the volunteers who lent a helping hand were some local Girl Scouts.

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