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November 11th, 2010

Honor Guard provides veterans with the final salute

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A folded flag. A somber salute. A symphony of staggered rifle shots.

Yet, perhaps, the most recognizably heartbreaking offering lies in the thick, somber stillness as that slow, steady score sobers the silence. That one melancholy military cry serves to satisfy an absence of sound when fitting words cease to exist. A simple string of notes influences an unforgettable harmony, intended for “goodnight,” but more often remembered for “goodbye.”

That particular tune is known as “Taps.”

Katie Laska learns success from everyday teachers

November 11, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Council warns of road closure at 119/Ridge

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The first work that will be done as part of the Route 310 and 119 intersection improvements will get begin Friday, when the railroad crossing on Route 119 will be reconstructed.

Monday, Borough Manager Ben White said PennDOT Engin-eering District 10 advises motorists that Route 119/Ridge Avenue will be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing.

The road closure is located between Route 310 and Route 2017 (Orchard Avenue), and will be in place from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Monday.

November 10th

GOP nominates Smith for highest post in state House of Representatives

November 10, 2010

HARRISBURG — Again referring to a football-player-and-coach analogy he used in his 2010 re-election campaign, state Rep. Sam Smith said House Republicans — put back into the game by the “coaches,” i.e., the voters Nov. 2 — are preparing their game plan.

“Well, we’re now in a position of kind of running onto the field,” Smith said Tuesday, shortly after members of the House Republican caucus voted to name him speaker of the state house. “Jan. 4, there will be contact.”

Tracy Smith: People make the day enjoyable

November 10, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Pine Street paving project closed after change order OK

November 10, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even though the paving took place during the middle of July, the Pine Street CDBG paving project is finally closed, as reported at Monday’s Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.

Borough Manager Ben White said the engineer met with the contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. about several areas of concern and completed the punch list of items.

White presented a change order for a reduction from the current contract price of $93,067.50 that was reduced by $8,857.55 to a new contract price of $84,209.95.

November 9th

Fire guts New Anchor Inn; former owner saved from the flames

November 9, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A day after a vicious fire gutted the restaurant that has been in his family for generations, New Anchor Inn owner Dave Setree said he and his family are taking each day one at a time.

“I’m open to anything,” he said Monday when asked about the possibility of reopening the restaurant. “I feel that God has a plan, and He’s kind of giving me a clean slate to just wait and see what path to take in my life.”

Council posts budget with no tax hike

November 9, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council approved and voted to place on display its preliminary 2011 budget with no tax increase.

Council President Susan Glessner said that council did agree to shift 0.15 mills from the recreation department’s budget to the library budget to make up for a shortfall in funding from the state.

She praised department heads and borough employees for their budgeting so they can continue borough services without increasing taxes.

Karen Burkett lives dream to work in nursing

November 9, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

November 8th

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at the New Anchor Inn

November 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Firefighters from all three Punxsy stations and surrounding areas were called to battle a tenacious fire at the New Anchor Inn late Sunday evening.

Initial reports suggest there were no injuries. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire.

Punxsy firefighters were assisted at the scene by the McCalmont and Big Run departments, with a number of other local departments on stand-by.

Check out www.punxsutawneyspirit.com and tomorrow's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit for more.

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