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July 29th, 2011

EVENT ALERT

July 29, 2011

Due to tonight's weather forecast, tonight's Movie in the Park, "Rio," has been moved from Barclay Square to the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m.

July 28th

Music in the Park

July 28, 2011

It was almost a game-time decision: Concede to possible showers and move Music in the Park indoors to the Jackson Theater, or gut it out outdoors and hope for the best. In the end, slight showers did fall during the performance of G3 (from left) — Jim Davis on bass, Russ Timblin on drums and John Griffiths on guitar — but the majority of the crowd stuck around, making it the fourth show of the Music in the Park series to pull it off outdoors.

Board OKs idea to attract students to breakfast program

July 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Well, Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Area School District approved free breakfast once classes resume this fall.

Cafeteria Manager Denise Geist had proposed a free breakfast day for students in all grades in order to attract more students to the program.
The board approved Wednesday, Sept. 21, as the day that free breakfast will be available to students in the district.

Geist also requested that the board approve an increase in price for a la carte lunch items that are made available as extra items for students.

Backyard Visitor

July 28, 2011

July 27th

Coming together again for Church in the Park

July 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A special service that’s been enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike, Church In The Park will be held this weekend in Barclay Square.

Jim Pond, pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Punxsy, said this year’s theme is “Come Together” to share God’s love, word, and make disciples.

Pond said those thoughts will all be pulled together during Sunday’s service at 10:30 a.m. in Barclay Square.

Students will receive updated laptop handbook

July 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 21st Century Learning Initiative has been quite successful since the implementation of “One to One Computing” at PAHS over a year ago, Principal David London said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

London presented the new 21st Century Learning handbooks to the board for its approval Wednesday.

The district has had “One to One” Computing — in which each high school student has his or her own laptop computer — for the last year-and-a-half, London said. But he wanted to make some changes in the handbook.

July 26th

No injuries reported in early-morning Big Run fire

July 26, 2011

BIG RUN — Area firefighters battled another structure fire in Big Run early Tuesday morning along Caroline Street, but this time, there was someone home when the blaze broke out.

Firefighters were called at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the home of Jim Stellabuto Sr. at 204 Caroline St., Big Run, which had flames coming from the garage and heavy smoke showing from the rest of the house when crews arrived.

Ban on burning goes into effect Thursday

July 26, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Due to the recent heat wave and lack of rain, the county has decided to take some preventative measures against fires.

Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners adopted a resolution imposing a 30-day ban on outdoor burning in the county, effective at noon Thursday.

The ban is in accordance with Act 1995-52 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the recommendation of Gary Frank, the district forester.

Juvenile driver treated for injuries after vehicle rollover

July 26, 2011

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old girl was transported to the hospital for injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle accident on Young Road Tuesday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, witnesses saw the female juvenile driving a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer around 5 p.m. west on Young Road at a high rate of speed.

Police said her vehicle struck the embankment on the west side of the road, which caused the vehicle to spin clockwise and roll onto the driver’s side.

July 25th

Police name victim in Sunday crash

July 25, 2011

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Monday, police identified a Reynoldsville man as the victim in Sunday’s fatal crash at the intersection of Route 536 and Route 36 in Young Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Gary Brian Travis, 48, Reynoldsville, was operating a 2006 Toyota Tacoma when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Route 536 and pulled out in front of a 2007 International tractor-trailer driven by Fredrick Rose, 55, Fort Wayne, Ind., which was traveling south on Route 36.

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