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July 26th, 2012

YOU CAN’T RAIN ON OUR POLKA PARADE

July 27, 2012

A scary storm brought the Barclay Square canopy tumbling down, but that didn’t stop Music in the Park from taking place — at the emergency location of the Punxsutawney Community Center. McKeesport’s The Mikey Dee Band — a polka band — wasn’t bothered by the weather, though, as it performed its show before the waiting audience.

Waste hauling company possibly to be purchased by other company

July 27, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Veolia, the French-owned waste hauling company contracted by the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority, will be sold to Atlantic Waste Holdings pending an antitrust approval, the authority’s board announced at a meeting Wednesday.

If the purchase goes through, it will continue operations under a new name — Advanced Disposal Services. Board Chairman Russel Whelpley raised some concerns about the transition, namely whether or not the authority’s current contracts will be honored and if the new owners might change operation costs for better or worse in the future.

July 25th

Board discusses closing schools

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board talked about closing schools, specifically Jenks Hill Elementary, during Wednesday’s meeting.

Dr. Keith Wolfe, superintendent for Punxsutawney Area Schools, said if Jenks was closed, its students would be transferred to Longview, Parkview and West End Elementary Schools.

"It wouldn't add any more bus runs and would actually decrease one bus run," Wolfe said, adding that the closure would save $10,000 to $12,000 alone for just that one bus run.

Barclay Square ready for annual Church in the Park event

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY —If you think that summer is going by too quickly, here's proof, as the sixth annual Church in the Park services will be held this weekend in Barclay Square under the sponsorship of Punxsutawney area churches.

"Six years ago, Church in the Park was began by Pastor Greg Tibbs and the First Church of God in Punxsy, which joined together with Pastor Jim Pond and the First United Methodist Church in Punxsy for the second year," said Pastor Al Kimmel, of Crosstown Ministries, who is also serving as coordinator for the event.

SLIP SLIDIN’

July 25, 2012

Alex Gianvito, Punxsutawney, is shown "slip slidin' away" Wednesday at the George C. Brown Community Pool located on Cypress Street.

The pool has been the hot spot to be this summer for keeping cool and additional fun activities.

Today, the pool is presenting Karaoke Day, and Saturday has been designated as Christmas in July.

July 24th

Commissioners schooled on area injection well sites

July 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — 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.

Just out for a ride

July 24, 2012

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.

July 23rd

Playing around at the park

July 23, 2012

Emma Vance, Punxsutawney, is shown looking through the spyglass in the older kids’ playground at Harmon Field.

July 22nd

Way Back When

July 22, 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
(August 12, 1896)

BEATEN AND ROBBED
A Very Queer Proceeding on the Part of Two Hungarians

Business celebrates 1st anniversary of providing natural gas as vehicle fuel

July 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

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