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February 8th, 2011

New groundhog postmark available at post office

February 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY —
Visitors may have departed until next Groundhog Day, but everyone will continue to be reminded that Punxsutawney remains the Weather Capital of the World, thanks to Punxsy Phil and the post office.

As Groundhog Day arrived this year, so did a new groundhog postmark. In a contest seeking submissions last year, the winner is Sandy Zambory, who submitted two drawings to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, which were then forwarded to the post office.

Borough clarifies guidelines on snow-removal ordinance

February 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During Tuesday’s Public Safety meeting, Borough Manager Ben White reminded residents and property owners of an ordinance about clearing sidewalks.

The ordinance says that within 24 hours of a snow event, people are required to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks. If the ice is too thick to break, residents and business owners must put something down for traction.

White said Code Enforcement Officer Mary McHenry will be looking for safety hazards throughout winter.

Indiana DPW director: Snow can be ‘budget buster’

February 9, 2011

Indiana DPW director: Snow can be ‘budget buster’

By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

INDIANA — The Borough of Punxsutawney isn't the only municipality that struggles with downtown snow removal.

The director of Public Works for the Borough of Indiana, Dave Fairman, said the borough typically doesn't remove snow from the downtown district on a regular basis.

Due to a snow emergency last winter, Indiana's eight-man Public Works crew did remove snow from the downtown district with the assistance from sub-contractors and a large snow blower from PennDOT.

Kathryn L. Mills, 92

February 9, 2011

Kathryn L. Mills, 92, Punxsutawney (Fairview), died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

She was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Tylersburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Fraizer.

Aug. 8, 1936, she married James Robert Mills, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1993.

Mrs. Mills was a former employee of Loree Footwear, Grant’s and worked at the family fruit stand.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing the piano and listening to people sing.

February 7th

Responders rush to vehicle accident with entrapment

February 8, 2011

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Both drivers and a passenger were injured following a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 5:41 p.m. on Route 36 just north of Aber Road Monday in Oliver Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred when a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Justin T. August, 22, slid on the snow-covered roadway and crossed over into the southbound lane where it struck head on a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Mickey I. Harris, which was traveling in the southbound lane.

Visitors flock to Groundhog Club Web site

February 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY —

The physical crowd may have appeared a bit smaller for Groundhog Day this year, but millions of people elsewhere logged on to the Groundhog Club's Web site — Groundhog.org — to check out Punxsy Phil and happenings around town.

Jeff Grube, the Inner Circle's "Sky Painter" who monitors the site's activity, said the site has about 900,000 individuals visitors, as well as 2.5 million page views. During only Feb. 1 and 2, the hits numbered 895,000.

"We saw a big increase," he said. "We've seen double about every year on the Web site."

Mistakes lead to Punxsy's 41-24 defeat

February 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' basketball team had more turnovers than points during a 41-24 loss to Elk County Catholic Monday night in the second game between the two teams in four days.

Punxsy (4-13, 1-6 District IX League) committed 30 turnovers, which led to the Lady Chucks scoring an average of six points per quarter. The Lady Crusaders (15-4, 5-2) turned all the miscues into points on Punxsy's end, as they handed the Lady Chucks their second loss in four days after beating Punxsy Friday in St. Marys by a similar score, 38-24.

RAIDERS NEARLY DEFEAT OWLS

February 8, 2011

February 6th

Raiders lose wrestling championship

February 7, 2011

DUBOIS— The District IX Class AA Team Championship wrestling tournament Saturday at DuBois High School didn't end how top seeded Brookville pictured it would before the season started.

The Raiders had to stand and watch, as another team celebrated being champions.

Brookville lost to second seeded Ridgway 32-29 in the championship match, a team the Raiders beat 42-24 Jan. 29.

Brookville coach Dave Klepfer was disappointed that his team hadn't accomplished one of their biggest goals.

Packers defeat Steelers

February 7, 2011

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
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