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August 26th, 2011
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ The Solid Waste Authority of Jefferson County is hoping to make some headway with local lawmakers in its quest for funding.
Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator, wants to schedule a meeting with state Rep. Sam Smith and state Sen. Joe Scarnati to update them on the authority‚Äôs funding status.
Since losing its administrative fee, the authority has been trying to stay afloat.
For 2011 drop-off donations, $11,208 has been committed, and the authority has already received $10,708 of that money. Last year, the authority received only $8,450.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Road construction throughout the Borough of Punxsutawney could create some delays when classes resume in the Punxsutawney Area School Board, according to District Transportation Director Cheryl Repik.
Repik told the school board Wednesday that she received an e-mail from Ben White, Punx-sutawney borough manager, about emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line scheduled to begin Monday at the intersection of Pine and North Findley streets.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ A Brookville man suffered moderate injuries following a motorcycle-versus-vehicle accident at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Dutchtown Road and Route 36/North Main Street.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said Andrew M. Duncan, 35, Punxsy, was stopped at a stop sign at the Dutchtown Road and Route 36/North Main Street intersection, while Thomas E. Curry, 52, Brookville, was traveling north on a 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.
Police said Duncan pulled into the intersection and into Curry‚Äôs path.
The LaVelles ‚ÄĒ (from left) Chuck Ellenberger on drums; Gene Peterson on vocals and winds; and Dave Cremonese on vocals and keyboards ‚ÄĒ wrapped up the 2011 season of Music in the Park with favorites from Frank Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdink and more Thursday evening in Barclay Square. This year saw all seven acts, including The Moore Brothers, Rocky Top, The Del Sinchak Band, The LaVelles, The Sharp Tones, G3 and Midlife Crisis ‚ÄĒ perform before packed Barclay Square audiences during a summer when the weather never chased any of the performances indoors.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Just a few days shy of the 30-day mark, the county-wide burn ban has been lifted.
Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners lifted the ban at their regular meeting.
‚ÄúThe conditions have improved,‚ÄĚ Director of Emergency Services Tracy Zents said. ‚ÄúThe natural grass is starting to come back; it‚Äôs greening up again.‚ÄĚ
Although the rainfall amounts have slightly improved, Zents urges residents to remain cautious.
At 2.1 inches ‚ÄĒ the county‚Äôs rainfall total average for July ‚ÄĒ this summer has been the worst since 2007.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ When is an activity at Punxsutawney Area High School considered a graded subject, and when is it considered an extra-curricular activity?
That‚Äôs the question Cheryl Hollis, mother of Karah L. Hollis, a former PAHS student, asked during the pubic comment portion of the Punxsy school board‚Äôs agenda Wednesday.
Now in its 130th year, the Corn Cob Club ‚ÄĒ Jefferson County‚Äôs oldest social organization ‚ÄĒ held its annual summer get-together Wednesday evening at the camp of Judge Edwin Snyder (front, second from left) near Rochester Mills. On hand for this year‚Äôs event were (front, from left) Fred Roberts; Snyder, president, holding Jessie; L. Eugene ‚ÄúSnuffy‚ÄĚ Smith; Bud Dunkel; (second row) Bill Deeley; Dr. Paul ‚ÄúRusty‚ÄĚ Johnston, vice-president; Dick Smith; Jim Gigliotti; Jack Grube; (third) Tom Brown; Bill Cooper; Larry Neal; Max Neal; Wick Divelbiss; (fourth) Rick Fairman, A.J.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Whether they were working, sleeping or just taking a second to enjoy the weather, several residents felt tremors from Tuesday‚Äôs 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia.
The Spirit‚Äôs phone lines became quite busy after readers in the area felt tremors from the quake, which was centered around Mineral, Va., about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va., according to the the U.S. Geological Survey.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Punxsutawney Borough Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles due to numerous thefts that have occurred recently.
Police Chief Tom Fedigan said several vehicles were entered over the last week, with numerous items taken.
Fedigan said the thefts have been occurring throughout the borough, most recently in the Elk Run section of town.
According to police, some of the items taken include cell phones, a laptop computer, GPS units, sunglasses and cash.
He urged everyone to lock their vehicles and store valuables ‚ÄĒ especially guns ‚ÄĒ elsewhere.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ There were many unique styles of bicycles on the road in Punxsutawney Monday, operated by a group of cyclists from Europe who are pedaling their way across the U.S. from Portland, Ore.. to Washington, D.C.. as part of "RollOver America (ROAM)".
The ROAM riders have been pedaling their way across the U.S. on velomobiles since July 28, and are scheduled to arrive Friday in Washington.
A velomobile, or tricycle car, is a human-powered vehicle, enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions.