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Archive - May 27, 2013

Punxsy pays tribute to heroes on Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

The American Legion Post No. 62 presented two Punxsutawney Area School District eighth-grade students, Morgan VanLeer (second from left) and Ryan Young (second from right), with their Americanism Award certificates during Memorial Day ceremonies held in Barclay Square in Punxsy.

Pictured are (from left) Pat Rougeux, membership chairperson for American Legion Post No. 62; VanLeer; Raymond Depp, American Legion Post No. 62; Young; and Eleanor Depp, American Legion Post No. 62.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Rocker Bret Michaels plays charity concert in DuBois

May 27, 2013

It was a sunny and beautiful evening Sunday as hundreds of people joined together at the Treasure Lake Ski Lodge for a rock concert featuring Bret Michaels, who is best known as the lead singer of the 80's rock band Poison.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Big Run remembers fallen veterans on Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

The Big Run Boy Scouts present the colors at the beginning of VFW Post 9044's Memorial Day commemoration Monday at Fairview Cemetery.

Barbara A. Kennis, 63

May 27, 2013

Barbara A. Kennis, 63, of Mercer, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Grove City Medical Center.  

Barbara was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Kane, Pa., a daughter of George R. and Margaret (Zemlin) Jerko.

She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School class of 1967 and cum laude from Indiana

University of Pennsylvania class of 1971.

Barbara worked 25 years as a teacher for the Mercer Area School District.

On July 18, 1970, she married her husband, Michael P. Kennis, who survives, at home.

Ervin J. Schlabach, 68

May 27, 2013

Ervin J. Schlabach, 68, of Rossiter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born June 7, 1944, in Middlefield, Ohio, a son of the late John E. and Emma M. (Miller) Schlabach.

He was the husband of the former Katie Byler. She survives.

Mr. Schlabach enjoyed spending his time with his horses, fishing and his dog, Shorty.

He was a very kind-hearted man with a sense of humor.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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