Archive - Aug 21, 2011
BROOKVILLE â€” The U.S. Amateur Golf Championship begins at 7 a.m. today, and Brookvilleâ€™s own C.G. Mercatoris will be playing it a second time.
â€śIt feels great,â€ť Mercatoris said. â€śAnytime you can get into the U.S. Amateur, itâ€™s probably the best amateur tournament in the country. Iâ€™m very excited.â€ť
Mercatoris, who competed in the U.S. Amateur in 2009, is looking to build upon his successes at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.
As a member of the Class of 2011, Mercatoris received the Northeast Conference Menâ€™s Golfer of the Year award.
Connor Jay Gerg, 16, Brookville, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.
He was born Feb. 14, 1995, in Brookville, and was the much beloved son of Beth (Ammerman) and Thomas Gerg, and brother of Christian Gerg.
He played linebacker and fullback on the Brookville Jr.-Sr. High School football team, and was a member of the Gold All-State All-Academic team for scholastic excellence.
He was also a member of the BAHS and American Legion baseball teams, as well as the Brookville Ski Club.
He worked as a lifeguard at the Brookville YMCA.
Pete Harvath, 76, Ellenboro, N.C., died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born May 1, 1935, in Indiana County, a son of the late Adam and Mary (Vascovich) Horvath.
He graduated from Clymer High School in 1955, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Harvath worked in manufacturing many years for Greensteel-Korok in Dixonville, and in the coal mining industry for Pennsylvania Power and Light/Greenwich Collieries of Ebensburg.
He was a member of St. Michaelâ€™s Greek Orthodox Catholic Church of Clymer.
BIG RUN â€” Last Monday, Big Run Borough Council members said residents are again wanting them to hire a part-time police officer to patrol borough streets.
Council president Nick Lantz said one of the reasons residents have approached him is the constant speeding along Route 119 and on borough streets.
Mayor Joe Buterbaugh said there has been discussion with municipalities such as Falls Creek and Sykesville about sharing a part-time officer with Big Run.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(March 25, 1896)
DEADLY AFTER DAMP
It Causes Horrible Disaster
at Adrian Mines.
TWO MEN PERISH FROM
And Half a Dozen Others Resuscitated
After Life Seemed Extinct