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March 30th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Seniors taking the stage for their Variety Show tonight will bring something to the annual show that has been missing for some time: The singing of the alma mater.
â€śI went in just to direct the alma mater,â€ť said James Colonna, who taught music theory, band and worked with the Variety Show in one way or another every year he taught at PAHS, â€śand then I got really into it.â€ť
The return of the historic alma mater to the Variety Show program is indeed warranted, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of the annual show.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Those who attended the Marcellus Shale gas drilling presentation Wednesday at the IUP-Fairman Centre learned that there are numerous opportunities for business owners to service the gas well drilling industry.
Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, said the program was not about the pros and cons of Marcellus drilling, but how businesspeople and entrepreneurs can take advantage of the large natural gas formation located in the Jefferson County area and throughout Pennsylvania.
JOHNSTOWN â€” Miss Elizabeth, she isnâ€™t.
While Brandy Way â€” a professional wrestler known on several independent circuits as Brittany Force â€” grew up watching and admiring Miss Elizabeth â€” the gorgeous valet of WWF star Randy â€śMacho Manâ€ť Savage â€” her tough side told her that if she ever broke into the business, she wouldnâ€™t just be standing at the side of the ring, all dolled-up and fragile.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Much anticipation has been building as the PAHS Class of 2011 prepares to present the 60th Variety Show, this year titled â€śLong Live Our Dreams.â€ť
As everyone from the senior class is able to come together in one of the last activities as a group, the 2011 Variety Show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.
Throughout the nights, the audience will view 12 skits, including â€śBeiber Fever,â€ť â€śPhil Clubâ€ť and a ballet dance that show the seniors have dedicated much of their time and efforts to performing.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority recently discussed the likelihood of policy revisions that could help the authorityâ€™s funding predicament.
In particular, the authority has lobbied the state to again implement administrative fees, which could be used to reimburse the authority for every ton of waste material collected.
The annual Run/Walk for Someone Special will be held Sunday, April 10, at Town Hall in Sykesville, with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m., and the race starting at 3 p.m. Participants may register to take part in one of three activities: A two-mile fun run or walk, a five-mile race; or a half-mile wheelchair race. For a form to collect donations, enter the event or more information, contact Erin Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org; Stacy Hanzely at email@example.com; or visit www.jcarc.org. Pre-registration can be done at www.firstgiving.org. Just search Run or Walk for Someone Special.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A descendent from a long line of family hunters and former Punxsutawney resident, Richard "Dick" Lingenfelter of Haines City, Fla., has found coyotes to be an unending public annoyance.
For Lingenfelter, hunting was a lifestyle as well as a family tradition.
His late grandfather, Hillis Lingenfelter, was a former fur buyer. However, after his grandfather passed away, the family business of fur trade was conveyed to his uncle, Frank Lingenfelter, who continued buying furs, as well as becoming a bounty hunter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The many public service announcements on television featuring the sad faces of abused and neglected animals that bring people to tears are heartbreaking and hard to miss.
In an effort to end animal abuse, a newly formed group, Amend Pa. Humane Enforcement (APHE), has begun to hold workshops throughout Pennsylvania in order to educate the public on why amendments are neededÂ to the way current animal anti-cruelty laws are enforced.Â
The proposed amendments would turn anti-cruelty laws into first-class laws in the state.
(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.)
(February 12, 1896)
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BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council dismissed its code enforcement officer and hired a new one during its monthly meeting.
Council President Nick Lantz called for an executive session near the close of last Monday's meeting to discuss the status of code enforcement officer David Rouch.
Following an executive discussion by council members, the meeting reconvened, and Lantz announced that council would replace Rouch due to his unavailability. Council then approved a motion to relieve Rouch of his duties and send him a certified letter informing him of his dismissal.