Archive - Sep 19, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Sure, you know about the Pirates 20-year losing streak coming to an end this year, but did you know that the boys' golf team had a streak of its own?
The last time the Chucks lost at Punxsutawney Country Club to a District IX opponent was Sept. 18, 2006, when Brookville defeated Punxsy 160-171.
Seven years and one day later, it happened again.
The only problem is, this one cost them a berth for the AML Championship against Ridgway.
By just one stroke (174-173), the Raiders ended the streak and advanced to face Ridgway.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) stopped by Punxsutawney on Thursday as part of its DCED on the Road initiative.
Clyde "Champ" Holman (right), the deputy secretary for community affairs and development at DCED, visited a number of locations across the state â including, in Jefferson County, Punxsy and Brookville â to meet with constituents and tour finished projects in which DCED had a hand and to hear about projects that are being considered for the future.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Can you believe that tonight marks the fourth football game of the season for Punxsutawney already?
The Chucks wasted no time kicking off their season with three enticing games.
If you ask head coach Alan Nichol, the game that his team plays each week is the most important game of the season.
It is, after all, the only game that they can focus on or control.
But the first three had a different feeling to them.
The annual Route 36 game kicked off the season, which featured the Chucks traveling to Brookville to take on their new school rival.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Dawn Krishart.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of the Spirit
BIG RUN â You may recognize Dawn Krishart as the pastor of the Big
Run United Methodist Church,or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Read all about Krishart in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Faye E. Martz, 97, Ringgold, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Edith (Stewart) and Ralph R. Young, Sr.
On May 17, 1939, she married James E. Martz. They were married for 72 wonderful years. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2013.
She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold, and also the PASR, AAUW and the LCW.