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July 26th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” 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 authorityâ€™s board announced at a meeting Wednesday.
If the purchase goes through, it will continue operations under a new name â€” Advanced Disposal Services. Board Chairman Russel Whelpley raised some concerns about the transition, namely whether or not the authorityâ€™s current contracts will be honored and if the new owners might change operation costs for better or worse in the future.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board talked about closing schools, specifically Jenks Hill Elementary, during Wednesdayâ€™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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”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.
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.
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 youâ€™re 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, Patsyâ€™s Park, the Thomas Barletta Skate Park and the Carter Avenue (Chris Mills) Playground.