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April 3rd, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ For many, it has been a rite of passage over the years, passed on from generation to generation: The first day of trout fishing season and the pre-season stocking of Cloe Lake.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission held its annual pre-season trout stocking Tuesday at the popular fishing spot, with several generations on hand to carry on the tradition.
According to the commission, Cloe Lake, located on the Jackson Run Creek in Bell Township, was constructed in 1909.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Punxsutawney Area School Board held a budget workshop Monday to discuss possible budget cuts in order to save money in the next year‚Äôs budget.
Instead of cuts, the board learned from Business Manager Susan Robertson that the district will possibly have to dip into its fund balance in order to finish the school year with a balanced budget, saying projections for expenses this year will probably outweigh the revenue.
She said how much to move from the fund balance depends on what happens between now and the end of the fiscal year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ It was a mooo-ving experience Friday as students at Longview Elementary School welcomed members of the Punxsutawney Area High School Ag Club for a senior project.
‚ÄúThe focus of our senior project was to teach elementary students at Longview about the diary industry,‚ÄĚ said senior Shannon Carpenter, also a member of the Ag Club.
The goal of the project was to show the students how milk comes from cows.
SYKESVILLE ‚ÄĒ The slight amount of rain at this year‚Äôs Run/Walk for Someone Special was not enough to stop the participants from smashing last year's record of 407 participants and $45,000. With 524 participants and $65,000 raised this year, the Run/Walk has continued its upward climb.
Run/Walk benefits the Arc of Jefferson-Clearfield Counties and Camp Friendship. The event was held at Town Hall in Skyesville, where men and women of all ages could sign up to run or walk a two-mile or five-mile distance course.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Friday, the Jefferson County Commissioners said Winslow Township supervisors and residents have recently expressed their concerns about a signed lease for a saltwater disposal well in the township.
The lease, signed between Ridgway resident Steven L. Mitchell and EOG Resources, Inc., would allow for the drilling of "Saltwater Disposal Wells (SWD), maintaining, repairing and operating such SWD and all related facilities including meters, separators and pipelines to and from the SWD."
(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.)
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PLENTY OF POTATOES
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚Äď Just as the seasons are changing, and the landscape of Punxsutawney continues to undergo significant transformations with the construction of several new large buildings, The Punxsutawney Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors are also undergoing major changes with the departure of publisher Mary Jude Troupe, who is retiring from the newspaper business to pursue other career opportunities.
Tracy L. Smith, a Spirit advertising representative for the past eight years, will take on the role of publisher.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The process of recording music can, at times, become tedious, especially when the producer wants a performer to sing or play a certain part ‚ÄĒ a vocal or a drum part, for example ‚ÄĒ over and over again in order to catch the right take.
That wasn't the case for the duo known as Randy Paul ‚ÄĒ Randy Thompson and his father, Paul Thompson, a popular vocalist in this area who is also the pastor of the Cloe, Covode and Steffy United Methodist Churches.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Punxsutawney Christian and Missionary Alliance Church is offering a free showing of the movie ‚ÄúCourageous‚ÄĚ at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church's Family Life Center.
"Our purpose for showing the ‚ÄúCourageous‚ÄĚ movie started out as an in-church fund-raiser for our youth group and its trip to LIFE 2013 in St. Louis, Mo.," said Melanie McBee, one of the event organizers, along with Mary Hoover and Connie Neal.
REYNOLDSVILLE ‚ÄĒ Two Republican candidates seeking the 66th Legislative District seat in the state House of Representatives said Thursday night that Harrisburg regulates its constituents too much and is not pushing a conservative agenda, despite the Republican majority.
Meanwhile, the man they hope to unseat ‚ÄĒ incumbent House Speaker Sam Smith ‚ÄĒ stood on his record and as a leading voice for rural Pennsylvania.