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Fitness center continues to make improvements

August 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Community Center's fitness center was on the verge of closing three years ago before it underwent a serious renovation.

"Three years ago, the place was in horrible financial condition, and a new board took over," fitness center manager Leo Johnston said. "Since then, it's doing really well."

Johnston, who is on the community center's board of directors, runs the fitness center by making sure the center is staffed, replacing and maintaining equipment, doing improvements, keeping it clean and taking suggestions from the community.

Hemlock View holds club championships

August 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Hemlock View Golf Course held its annual Club Championships last weekend, crowning champions in three different divisions: Men's, women's and seniors'.

Forty-eight club members competed over the weekend despite the warm temperatures and incredibly high humidity.

In the men's division, there were four separate "flights." Which flight a competitor plays in is determined by that particular player's handicap.

The Zak Zone

August 10, 2011

All right, last week, I said that even though I should have been ready to talk football, I just wasn't up to it yet. Well, in the past week, things have changed.

Maybe it had something to do with the conclusion of the baseball and softball seasons, culminating with the Little League softball tournament last weekend and the Teener League states.

Or, maybe it had something to do with my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates plummeting from first to third in their division — now nine and 1/2-games behind the first-place Brewers.

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