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July 24th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â Jefferson County Commissioners Paul Corbin and Jeff Pisarcik took in some detailed information regarding injection wells in the local area at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meeting they attended Monday.
The commissioners spoke about the EPA meeting during Tuesday's commission meeting in Brookville.
Both described the meeting as "very informative." Corbin specifically mentioned being surprised to learn that injection wells have existed in the area as far back as the 1960s.
Emmet (left) and Eamon Jamison pause to flash a thumbs up and a smile to the camera while riding their bikes on the ramps at the Thomas Barletta Skate Park located on Elk Street in the East End of Punxsy.
Emma Vance, Punxsutawney, is shown looking through the spyglass in the older kidsâ playground at Harmon Field.
(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.)
(August 12, 1896)
BEATEN AND ROBBED
A Very Queer Proceeding on the Part of Two Hungarians
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A local company celebrated its first anniversary of providing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the Punxsutawney area this past week with a reception at the Punxsutawney Country Club.
July 4, 2011, "O" Ring CNG Fuel Systems L.P. declared fuel energy independence for itself and a fleet of 16 vehicles, said owner Robert H. Beatty, Jr.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If youâre looking for a location to hold your summer family picnic close to home instead of driving a long distance, did you ever think about holding your event at one of the parks operated by the Borough of Punxsutawney?
There are five parks that may be reserved free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, said Mary Neal, borough secretary.
The parks that are operated by the borough are Barclay Square, Harmon Field, Patsyâs Park, the Thomas Barletta Skate Park and the Carter Avenue (Chris Mills) Playground.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The balmy, humid temperatures as of late have taken tolls on all things connected to nature, causing the regionâs gardeners to take extra care in watering their work.
It was during this period of time that Michele Lorenzo and Jan Zamperini learned that their work â including taking an hour each evening to water, due to the lack of rain âÂ has earned them the title of âGarden of the Monthâ for July from the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
âWe were horrified,â since the weather had been so cruel, Zamperini joked.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Groundhog Day is still a few months away, but Gobblerâs Knob â Punxsutawney Philâs home away from his burrow at the library â will be busy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday during the first-ever Gobblerâs Knob Community Yard Sale.
Katie Donald, the executive director of the Groundhog Club, said anyone and everyone is invited to sell items, provided that they stop at the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and sign up.
If thatâs not possible, vendors or residents may come to the knob at 8 a.m. Saturday to do so.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Lions Club honored several of its members at a recent dinner.
The club is 67 years old, founded Jan. 4, 1945, and is still going strong at Camp Little Leo in Bell Township, said President Mike Ruffner.
Joe Molitierno, first vice-president and past governor, said Lions Club International has been around since 1917.
The 59-member Punxsy club is the only one in the area that meets year-round, while most of the other clubs take the summer off, Ruffner said. Secretary Denny Rebuck said membership is by invitation only from a current club member.
Itâs a good thing for that canopy ... When the rain crept into Barclay Square Thursday evening, guests pulled their chairs close to the stage to dodge the drops, while others had umbrellas on hand. Nevertheless, the rain did not chase the second installment of Music in the Park indoors, as the featured band, Ridinâ Shotgun, kept the crowd entertained despite the elements.