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September 20th, 2012
Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a business networking event â€” a Chamber mixer â€”Â at the Barclay Bed & Breakfast, located on E. Union Street behind Barclay Square.
A representative of the OnDemand Energy company was on hand to answer questions about the Chamber's electricity savings program, and attendees had the chance to win a $50 Punxsutawney Gift Check.
Two Punxsutawney firefighters, Paul Pape (left) and Tony Runco (right), are shown taking the Stokes basket to the recovery site to aid in the retrieval of the body of a man who was found dead in Cloe Lake Wednesday. The Punxsutawney Fire Department boat was used in the recovery of the victim near the breast of the dam. Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department's Water Rescue Team responded to the rescue call at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday at Cloe Lake in Bell Township.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Mayor Joe Buterbaugh encouraged Big Run Borough Council to support the repeal of the state law that prohibits local police to use radar at a recent meeting.
Buterbaugh said if the state law regarding the non-use of radar by local police was repealed, he could possibly have the sheriff's department help with the speeding problem on Main Street in Big Run.
"Pennsylvania is the only state in the union that does not permit municipal police departments to use radar to clock speeders," he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Community Action, Inc. recently received results from a survey conducted on Aug. 15 of unsheltered homeless individuals in the county.
Overall, the results were as follows:
â€˘ Eight individuals identified as being unsheltered homeless in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) definition.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The senior class at PAHS chose six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen's Court.
This yearâ€™s court includes Chelsea Engeholm, Sydney Weaver, Caroline Dunkel, Mary Sloniger, Alexa Shaffer and Sydney Dubensky.
The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be crowned queen, and the girl with the second highest number of votes will be crowned princess at Fridayâ€™s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.
Chelsea Ann Engeholm is the daughter of Ron and Janet Engeholm of Punxsutawney. She is enrolled in the academic curriculum at PAHS.
BROOKVILLE â€” A Reynoldsville woman was sentenced to eight to 29 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted criminal homicide â€” one count each against her ex-husband and his girlfriend â€” along with other charges in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, when Judy Sprankle fired six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at Elmer
Monday and Tuesday, students, staff and volunteers at the IUP-Punxsy campus did their part to help out their community and the community of Punxsutawney by holding a votersâ€™ registration drive.
Monday, 96 voters were registered, with four absentee ballot applications filled and a few party changes, event coordinator Carol Asamoah said.
Some of Tuesdayâ€™s volunteers (from left) Maria Ziesche, Asamoah and Tom Crumlish pause for a photo between taking time to talk to students about the importance of being registered.
BIG RUN â€” Several residents of Big Run Borough shared their concerns regarding the lack of a burn ordinance in the borough at Monday's council meeting.
"We are aware as to why the majority of people are here, due to the burning problem throughout the borough," said Joe Buterbaugh, mayor of Big Run Borough.
Nick Lantz, Big Run Council president, said the borough can't enforce any kind of illegal burning without a burning ordinance in place.
Tuesday, June 26, Jeremy Tagliaferre â€” a Reynoldsville native who currently resides in Falmouth, Massachusetts â€”Â set out on a journey that many would never dream of completing: a cross country trek.
A cross country trip by any means of transportation is intimidating enough, as a trip in even the most comfortable car would certainly leave any individual with some aches and pains, but Tagliaferreâ€™s journey followed a less traditional mode: bicycle.
Tagliaferre said the idea for this particular trip was inspired by another he took in 2007 when he hiked the Appalachian Trail.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Rep. Sam Smith, the local National Guard, members of the community and the staff of Joe's Drive-In gathered at the restaurant/ice cream shop on Saturday to commemorate the unveiling of the famous giant wooden groundhog.
The groundhog had been taken down for repairs and renovations after it was struck by a vehicle back in April.
However, it's back now and more or less "exactly the way it was," said Joe Sikora Jr., the owner of Joe's Drive-In.