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March 1st, 2013

It’s Read Across America Day!

March 1, 2013

Today — March 2 — is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and students across the country and across the school district celebrated that day Friday.

The birthday is also known as Read Across America Day, encouraging children to read and helping them find enjoyment in doing so.

Pictured here is Mason Knopick sporting his Dr. Seuss attire in Becky Peterson’s class at Mapleview.

3, 2, 1... (Bingo) blast off!

March 1, 2013

SS.C.D. School is getting ready for an exciting Sunday event called "Bingo Blast."

The event will be held Sunday at the SS.C.D. auditorium, with doors opening at noon.

Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and Bingo will follow at 1 p.m.

The cost is $15, which covers lunch and Bingo.

At the event, there will be 17 vendors on hand.

They will have 15 games of Bingo and three extra-cash Bingos.

All proceeds will benefit the school.

Pictured are SS.C.D. students (front, from left) Riley Laska, Kamren Geist, Jakoby Reinhart; (back) Natalie Miller and Bailee Stello.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake at area bowling lanes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

March 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’re looking for a night out with the family or an opportunity to hang out with friends, you might have the chance to
combine it with donating to a good cause — the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is coming to Jefferson County, with three different sessions scheduled: one at Brookville Lanes and two at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsutawney.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is our biggest fundraiser that supports local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs,” said Heidi Stahlnecker, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties.

Falls Creek woman killed in Thursday-morning crash on Route 153

March 1, 2013

HORTON TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police reported responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Thursday on State Route 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township.

Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.

According to police, the collision occurred as a 2000 Mazda 626 operated by Deidre M. Butler, 25, of Brockway was traveling north on State Route 153, and a 2011 Subaru Outback operated by Linda C. Jensen, 61, of Warren, was traveling south on Route 153.

February 28th

4-H CLUB PRESENTS CERTIFICATE AND RIBBON TO TRACTOR SUPPLY

March 1, 2013

The Jefferson County 4-H Club presented a certificate and paper clover ribbon to the Tractor Supply Co. store for its outstanding support during the September 2012 Fall Paper Clover campaign.

According to Susan Alexander, head of the 4-H Club, the Punxsutawney store was the class champion.

The 4-H Club will be selling paper clovers for its 2013 Spring Campaign, which will be held from May 8 to May 19.

People can purchase clovers for either $1 or $5, with 60 percent of proceeds going toward the 4-H Club.

Weight room improvements likely around the corner for PAHS

February 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The plans for the addition to the Punxsutawney Area High School weight room appear to have a green light, according to Building and Maintenance committee, as reported at the most recent meeting of the School Board Wednesday.

Jim Baun, chair of Building and Maintenance, said he talked to an
inspector at PennSafe Inspection Services, who said that an engineering plan is not necessary for improvements to an existing room.

No major injuries reported in log truck rollover

February 28, 2013

This 1999 Kenworth log truck, driven by James Grove of Punxsutawney, simultaneously lost its brakes and steering while traveling north on Route 119 on Indiana Hill at 12:11 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, Grove entered the runaway truck ramp, and then the truck veered to the left and rolled over.

Police said Grove was not seriously injured but was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.

They’re Getting the Message

February 28, 2013

Episodes involving letters are among the key thematic segments of "Much Ado About Will," the two-act comedy/drama that celebrates the words of William Shakespeare.

The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild is staging Robert Johanson's play at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and again March 8 and 9 at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Police: Runaway teen located

February 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A 14-year-old from Dayton who was reported as a runaway on Wednesday has been located, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday.

At 8:18 p.m. Wednesday evening, police reported that Daniel Frank Jablonski, 14, failed to return home after school on Wednesday.

He was last seen at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

Police issued an updated release at 4:30 p.m. Thursday reported that Jablonski had been located.

No further details were provided.

February 27th

CRAZY BIRDS RELAY TEAM TURNS CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES INTO A SUCCESS

February 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This past Valentine’s Day brought out the talent and determination of five local women whose goal was to make a difference while providing a tasty treat.

For the past two years, the Crazy Birds Relay for Life team has worked hard to make and sell chocolate-covered strawberries. This year, the goal was to sell close to 1,000 dozen and that goal was nearly met, with the team selling 787 dozen.

The Crazy Birds was founded and created by Chantell Kaylor in 2011, in memory of her grandmother, who lost her life to lung cancer.

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