August 7th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The new traffic light system that began operation this past spring appears to be working all right as the complaints from the public have died off.
"I haven't received any more complaints from the public regarding the new traffic light system in downtown," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting.
Punxsutawney Police Department Chief Tom Fedigan said he has not received any complaints about the new system after borough officials met with PennDOT officials regarding the system a few weeks ago.
So far, "Hot Dog Days" at Fezell's County Market has been a big success with many people dining at the outdoor fundraiser located in the Groundhog Plaza. The fundraiser to benefit the Punxsutawney Memorial Library will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday. Shown enjoying their lunch of a hot dog, chips and and a drink for $2 are (clockwise): Olivia Wray, Angie Salsgiver, Andre Wray and Chad Wray. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Mary "Martha" (Smorey) Clark, 91, Wexford, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Vincentian Home surrounded by family.
She was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Smorey.
She married Roy M. Clark Jr., who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1960.
Martha was a loving homemaker her entire life and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald J. Wolfe, 57, Brookville, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in Butler, a son of the late James Donald Wolfe and Wilma Jane Sollinger Wolfe, who survives, of Knox.
Aug. 4, 2007, in Brookville, he married Pokey Wolfe, who survives.
Mr. Wolfe worked as a laborer for the Glen-Gery Hanley Brick Plant in Summerville for 28 years,and he also worked for the Forest Way Inn for 10 years.
He was an avid artist and enjoyed art, camping, hunting and his dogs.
He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
ROSSITER â€” This is the time of year that there are a lot of camps being held by different church groups and other organizations; however, something new is coming to our area: Blind Camp.
Blind Camp will be hosted by Laurel Lake Retreat & Conference Center Tuesday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 24.
Laurel Lake Lodge is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is located at 76 Lodge Rd., Rossiter, just south of the west entrance to Hemlock Lake on SDA Camp Road.
"Hot Dog Days" at Fezell's County Market will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday to benefit the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. The sponsor of the fundraiser is the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which has a goal of raising $6,000. A hot dog, chips and a drink can be purchased for $2 all week long, and today is a special day, as the community volunteers will also be selling ice cream, and the used book sale will also take place.
BROOKVILLE â€” After a great seven-game series, the Sykesville Senators emerged as the Federation League champions after a 6-2 victory at McKinley Field Saturday night.
The Grays, who clawed their way back to a Game 7 after a devastating 14-1 Game 1 loss, could not cool Sykesville's bats enough to claim the title.
Brookville was able to keep Sykesville off the scoreboard for four innings behind Brandon Bell's pitching, but the Senators power could be contained for only so long.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” That special week that everyone who loves hot dogs looks forward to for the whole year has finally arrived. Hot Dog Days, which benefits the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, will start today at Fezellâ€™s County Market.
This is the libraryâ€™s largest fundraiser of the year, with a goal of $6,000 for the event, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
today through Friday in front of County Market, said Kathy Smith, secretary for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which sponsors the event.
The winner of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox or $18,000 in cash Sunday night at the annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival was Tara Covert of Big Run, (second from left).
Shown is Festival Committee Chairman Frank Hetrick (far left) and Covertâ€™s husband, Patrick Covert (right).
The Coverts decided they would rather have the cash than the car.