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November 17th, 2010

King, prince will be crowned Thursday

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Fall 2010 boys’ Kings Court has been selected and includes Devan Neal, Corban Cressley, Jason Fallara, Jordan Mesoraco, Joe Neal and Ian Weaver.

The King and Prince will be announced at the girls’ Powderpuff Football game Thursday.

• Devan Neal, son of Douglas and Jennifer Neal of Punxsutawney, is enrolled in the academic curriculum and plans to major in mathematics/statistics.
He has participated in football and baseball in grades nine through 12; Baseball Association in grade 12; Spanish Club in grade nine; and the Ringgold Methodist Youth Group.

November 16th

Big Run council discusses new FEMA maps

November 16, 2010

BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council discussed the new FEMA flood plane maps with borough solicitor Jay Lundy at Monday’s meeting.

John Niver, council member, said that the new maps were supposed to be mailed to David Rouch, emergency management coordinator/code enforcement officer, and that he was unable to get a hold of him before Monday’s meeting.

Lundy explained that the new maps should’ve been reviewed by borough council already.

County eyes new development near fairgrounds for park

November 16, 2010

BROOKVILLE — “I want to see jobs brought to the area. That is very important to me and something that I want to see accomplished here,” Paula Foradora said to the Jefferson County Commissioners last Tuesday.

Foradora, general manager of Nine-Star Capital LP, discussed plans for the development of a business park on Route 28 near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Christopher Nasuti, vice-president of Lee-Simpson Associates, the engineering consultant for Nine-Star Capital, said the parcel has been thoroughly reviewed and is suitable for development.

PASR meeting spotlights recognition, rewards and remembrances

November 16, 2010

BROCKWAY — At the fall luncheon program of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the “three R’s” took on new meanings: Recognition, Rewards and Remembrances. Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church Hall in Brockway to enjoy a delicious catered meal, which was followed by a program that honored various individuals for their accomplishments. The meeting ended with the annual SSMHF candlelight ceremony to pay tribute to those who had passed during the year.

November 15th

Young supervisors display budget with no tax increase

November 15, 2010

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The Young Township supervisors voted to place the tentative 2011 budget on display for public inspection with no tax increase.

The proposed 2011 tax millage:

• Building — 0.5 mills; Fire — 0.5 mills; General — 0.5 mills; Vehicle — 0.25 mills.

The total millage is 1.75, which reflects no tax increase.

• Estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 — At the Oct. 13 budget meeting, Lee Kent, secretary/treasurer, said that the estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 were reported as $81,400.

• Local Services Tax — The amount for 2011 will remain at $32.

SATURDAY BRUSH FIRE

November 15, 2010

Members of the Elk Run, Lindsey and Central fire departments were able to contain a brush fire that erupted Saturday afternoon at the Paul Robbins residence in Bell Township. There were no injuries reported. (From left) Matt Powell, Pete Smith, Wanda Thomas and Joe Rembowski, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, are shown knocking down the flames before it spread over a hilltop. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Way Back When

November 15, 2010

(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.)

Local Intelligence
(January 15, 1896)
A MOST DISTRESSING ACCIDENT
A Little Boy at Big Run Accidentally Shoots His Brother

A frightful accident occurred at Big Run last Friday, as a result of which Samuel A. Greene, a photographer of that place, is crazed with grief.

November 13th

Punxsy youngster qualifies to take part in NFL contest in Pgh.

November 13, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If Steelers kicker Jeff Reed should ever be sidelined with an injury, his back-up could be waiting on a football field in Punxsutawney.

Laney Monroe, a nine-year-old third-grader at SS.C.D., has been playing catch with baseballs, soccer balls, basketballs and footballs ever since she was able to get her hands around one, and now has a chance to display her years of practice by taking part in the eight-to-nine-year-old girls’ bracket in the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick program.

Red Kettle drive seeks to raise $50,000

November 13, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY —Bells will be ringing throughout Punxsutawney as the holiday fund-raising season was welcomed by the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kick-Off Friday.

This year’s kettle campaign goal is $50,000, Commanding Officer Captain Keith Jache said.

“We’re hoping to reach at least that so we can help people at Christ-mastime and throughout the year,” he said.

The County Market kick-off, which offers a $2 meal that includes a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Still champs to us

November 13, 2010

Three-year-old Brinley Hallman, daughter of Brian and Kristi Hallman, had a special message for the Punxsy Chucks during a pep rally hosted by the 1st & 10 Club at PAHS before the team departed for DuBois to face Clearfield Friday evening. Despite a valiant effort in last night’s game, the Chucks had the opposite of last year’s win and fell to the Bisons 26-14 in the District IX Class AAA title game. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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