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December 11th

Jefferson Co. Commissioners approve 2013 budget, including tax increase

December 12, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners reviewed and approved the 2013 county budget at their meeting on Tuesday.

The newly passed budget includes a tax increase.

The budget had been placed on display at the county offices for 21 days prior to the vote.

The tax increase clocks in at one quarter of a mill, which determines tax amounts based on property values.

By way of example, a property valued at $50,000 will now be party to a tax increase of $12.50 for the upcoming year.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Make-A-Wish campaign rolls through Tuesday

December 12, 2012

The second day of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life campaign was highly successful Tuesday, as the two-day total raised now sits at $10,155.43.

Pictured is Al Lockwood, WPXZ announcer, interviewing Wish Kid Spencer Hatfield from Indiana at Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney on Tuesday.

Today, the Make-A-Wish crew will broadcast live from 7 to 9 a.m. at Caterina's at its new location in the ATA Transit Center; from the Pantall Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and from Mulberry Square from 3 to 4 p.m.

Action lingering for alley between McDonald’s and former Hotel

December 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Solicitor Jay Lundy informed Punxsutawney Borough Council at its Monday meeting that he is still waiting for the paperwork to be completed by the landowners regarding the alley located between the former Punxsy Hotel property and McDonald's.

"The easements have been cleared regarding the property owners, and all of the paperwork is out to them (the Neals) and McDonald's," said Lundy, adding that there are three easements involved in vacating the alley.

Lundy said he hoped that he can have everything completed regarding the petition for the Jan. 14

December 10th

GPS units official, PRIDE requests funds for new position

December 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The GPS units that were purchased by Punxsutawney Borough Council have finally arrived and are ready to be installed in all four Punxsutawney Borough Police vehicles.

"Last week, Larry (Chenoga), Punxsutawney Borough Council president, and I completed the agreement with Wireless Matrix," said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief at Monday's council meeting.

Fedigan said all that's left is to set up a time to have the GPS units installed in the four police vehicles.

Also at Monday's meeting, council:

Make-a-wish quest to ‘Light up’ children’s lives is underway

December 11, 2012

The Make-A-Wish "Light Up a Child's Life" campaign got underway Monday in Punxsutawney.

The total amount raised as of 4 p.m. Monday was $9,385.43. Pictured are Al Lockwood (left) and Regina Good (right) of WPXZ Radio in Punxsutawney broadcasting live from the lobby of the Pantall Hotel.

Day two of the campaign begins this morning with the Make-A-Wish crew broadcasting live from Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsy from 7 to 9 a.m.; then from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pantall Hotel; and from Fox’s again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Students at IUP-Punxsy host Celebration of Learning

December 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The students at the IUP-Punxsy campus celebrated learning by showing their creativity and goals through a variety of projects Monday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

The title of the program was "Celebration of Learning," and its purpose was to promote critical thinking, technical presentation, skills and graphic presentations.

The projects were displayed and presented inside the IUP-Punxsy campus. All of the projects that were presented were done so by each student’s choice.

December 9th

Mayor asking public to send holiday greetings to troops, donate to Wounded Warriors

December 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the countdown to Christmas continues, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle is asking area residents to send greetings to servicemen and women who are stationed overseas during the holiday season.

Wehrle said he has a supply of composition books, in which people can write holiday greetings, set up next to the Punxsutawney Borough Council
Chambers in the Mahoning East Civic Center this week.

"People can write well wishes, holiday greetings or anything they want in the books to the troops, no matter where they're stationed," he said.

Lighting up the season

December 10, 2012

The first weekend of the 20th-anniversary performance of the Living Christmas Tree put on by the First Church of God in Punxsutawney was performed in front of large crowds over the weekend.

The musical "Changed By a Baby Boy" will continue next weekend.

Call the church at 938-6670 to inquire about free tickets that may be left for the remaining performances.

BOOTING UP FOR FOOD BANKS

December 10, 2012

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department had their boots in hand over the weekend during the 29th-annual fire department boot drive to collect donations for area food banks and individual food baskets.

Pictured is Jim Murdock (right) of the Lindsey Fire Company collecting money during the food drive in front of the Lindsey Fire Hall on Saturday.

The total amount collected will be announced later today.

Way Back When

December 10, 2012

(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.)

Local Intelligence
November 11, 1896

A Possible Glass Plant
Representatives of a large French syndicate which has $ 3,000,000 to invest in the glass industry in Pennsylvania are in correspondence with parties here relative to the purchase of the Punxsutawney Bottle Works. What will come of it remains to be seen.

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