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September 19th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Work resumed Monday on the downtown traffic signal replacement project, with the replacement of the pedestrian curb ramps.
Kirby Starr, project manager for PennDOT, said the $1.1 million project was delayed was due to a switch to a different type of pole, which requires different anchor bolts, and was also subject to approval by PennDOT.
Starr said the traffic light project on North Findley, Pine and Torrence streets is not a part of the downtown Mahoning Street traffic light project.
BIG RUN â€” Monday, Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh provided information to borough council about hiring a part-time police officer to help slow down speeding vehicles in the borough.
Buterbaugh said at Mondayâ€™s council meeting that he learned from Sykesville Borough Council that it was in the process of hiring another part-time police officer and has a police cruiser for sale. He also spoke with Sykesville Council members about the possibility of hiring one of its officers to patrol in Big Run.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) would like to encourage everyone to stand up and cheer during the celebration of Constitution Week, but to also take time to learn more about this very important document.
Friday, Mayor James Wehrle proclaimed Constitution Week in Punxsy, a commemoration â€” that is also one of this countryâ€™s least known official observances â€” of one of Americaâ€™s most important documents.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Members of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1951 gathered this past weekend at Camp Little Leo to celebrate their 60th reunion.
More than 80 members of the class were present over the two-day celebration.
"The fellowship is really the important thing," reunion co-chairman Bob Bish said Sunday after the luncheon. "You can really see the bond in this class."
The 60th class reunion was dedicated to Margaret C. Boles, an English teacher at PHS who passed away during the class' junior year.
The Big Run VFW Post No. 9044 held a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony Saturday, starting off with the Color Guard posting the POW/MIA flag. Gospel music was played, and the audience listened to excerpts from John McCain's account of being a POW. Everyone in attendance joined in prayer to pay tribute to the American soldiers who had to suffer as POWs, as well as and the many American soldiers whose whereabouts are still unknown.
PUNXSUTAWNEYÂ â€” Some readers will notice a difference with the newspaper, others will not.
The change, whether youâ€™ve observed it or not: For one, the paperÂ may now and thenÂ consist of one section, as opposed to several eight-, six- or four-page sections.
The origin: Three newÂ units forÂ The Spiritâ€™sÂ press were installed as part of an ongoing expansion of the paper, which, over the past few months, has included the return of its job shop, a return to full local printing operations.Â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Yes, attorney Nicholas Lorenzo Jr. has a fine office among the houses along Millionairesâ€™ Row, but the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society has also cited him for his keen story-telling about one of Punxsyâ€™s most famous residents.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The fable of the long-lost statues of Saints Cosmas and Damian being lost at sea may be a bit of a stretch â€” but as SS.C.D. pastor Msgr. Joseph Riccardo said, â€śIt kind of throws a mystery into the story.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council decided to hold off on any formal action regarding parking on Grace Way and Water Street as the area prepares for the opening of a brine water treatment facility adjacent to the Punxsutawney Sewage Treatment facility.
Borough Manager Ben White said at Monday he learned what was needed after meeting with all the parties involved, but said itâ€™s difficult to assess as far accommodating the many trucks that will be traveling the two streets in order to get to the brine water treatment facility.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It took years of planning, but the former T.M. Kurtz home at 312 West Mahoning St. â€” now the office of Dr. Michael A. Vancheri â€” has another part of its original design intact.
Saturday, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society honored Vancheri with one of its four Awards of Commendation, for his work in restoring the exterior second-floor balustrades to their original design, thus â€śbringing to modern residents the original look of this part of Millionairesâ€™ Row.â€ť