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( December 7, 2006...article by Jim Lauffer)

Jackson Township Establishes Historic Preservation Committee

The Jackson Township supervisors, at their Thursday, Nov. 30, meeting, acted on two motions related to preserving the history of the area. They tabled...for the time being... A motion to make a donation to the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society's building project, and they approved a motion to establish a Historic Preservation Committee for the township. The purpose of the committee is to research, to gather and to preserve documents and artifacts concerning the history of Jackson Township.

According to Supervisor Bruce Baker, the impetus for starting the group was the township's comprehensive plan, and one goal of the group is to help bring the community together. "One of the plan's elements...goal and objectives, is to preserve and conserve the historic heritage of the township," he said. "All I'm looking to do is keep the community together. We have no specific direction just yet," he added. "Once we meet and talk, we can set some direction."

The original motion also appointed nine members to the group; however, at the request of Supervisor Bob Stevens, the motion was amended, and the following members were appointed in nine separate votes: Dolores Bracken, Donna Davis, Zelda Dugan, Jim Lauffer, Linda Lesko, Dick McDowell, Betty Lou Shoup, Ed Smith and Barb Teeter.

In tabling the motion to donate money to the Nanty Glo historical group, the supervisors made it very clear that they wholeheartedly support the group's plans to transform the old Grand Theatre into a historical museum. In Stevens' words, the supervisors are willing to make "a considerable contribution."

"We're all in favor of making a contribution," said Stevens"but at this time, we don't know everything we need to know. We need more Information."

Baker added that the supervisors would like to sit down with representatives from the society and discuss the scope of their building plan.

"We're willing to meet and exceed what most people would consider reasonable to support what they're going to do," added Stevens. "We're all of like mind."

Baker noted that the township's Historical Preservation Committee will co-operate with and complement existing historical groups, like the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area museum and Historical Society and the Cambria County Historical Society."The role of our group with the others should be cooperation." he said. "The more people who have the same common goals, the better we all are as a group."

"Remember," he concluded, "what happens today is history tomorrow."


From the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society Newsletter

Heisley Mine Tipple Puzzle For Sale

(first in a series presented by the local Historical Society)

This 300-piece limited edition puzzle is of a black and white picture that is believed to have been taken in 1943 or 1944. The textures and shading of the picture will challenge all puzzle fans.

The puzzle is available at the Nanty Glo Library or you may order puzzles by sending a check in the amount of $25, plus $5 shipping and handling to:

942 Roberts Street
Nanty Glo, Pa. 15943


Funny Bones

The pastor of Second Church stood before his congregation and announced, "I have bad news, I have good news, and I have bad news."

"The bad news is, the church needs a new roof!" The congregation groaned.

"The good news is, we have enough money for the new roof." A cheer went up from the congregation.

"The bad news is, it's still in your pockets."


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