Archive - 2013
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Mary Ann Kernich.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You may recognize Mary Ann Kernich from the Music in the Park events held every Thursday throughout the summer.
She is a recognizable face throughout town with her volunteer work in the community and through her church.
Members of the classic rock band G3 brought the summerâ€™s Music in the Park series to a close on Thursday evening, playing to a good-sized crowd in Barclay Square.
On Monday, the canopy that has been an integral part of the concert series will come down â€” one of the many signs around town that summer is coming to a close.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Senior night will be special this year for the Punxsutawney Area High School boys' soccer team. Each one is special in its own way â€” if you were involved in an organization in high school, you understand.
But this year's team is driven by the 12th-graders.
They're the seniors who have led the program to a 15-4-1 record, a district title and a 15-5 record in three consecutive years.
You can use the Tomlinism "The standard is the standard" and "The next man is up" if you want, but the senior Chucks will be misssed both on and off the field.
Kathryn E. Misiewicz, 95, of DuBois, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Rochester Mills, Pa., the daughter of the late William & Mary (Matsko) Struk.
On July 27, 1957, she married Joseph P. Misiewicz. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2004.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked for the DuBois Area School District in the cafeteria.
Rosann T. Williams, 62, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.
The daughter of the late Jack L. and Thressa Torell Tabone, she was born July 14, 1951, in DuBois.
On Aug. 8, 1970, she married Kenneth L. Williams of Reynoldsville, who survives.
Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.
He was born May 5, 1928, in Valier, a son of the late Nicholas Francis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.
Mr. Schepis served in Guam as a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy during World War II.
On Aug. 31, 1962, he married the former Virginia Rose Tyger. She survives.
He was a member of the First Church of God.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Angela Fairman of Punxsutawney recently reported a bit of good news worthy of sharing, as her son, Dan, performed a very kind deed.
Dan's 3-year-old sister, Lauren, was diagnosed with low-functioning autism when she was 18 months old, and the family recently heard about an organization called Toys AUcross America, which collects toys and distributes them to children across the country who have autism.
The charity was started by a father whose child has autism, and the tradition carries on, providing the much-needed sign of caring to others.
On Wednesday, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute memorial wall made its way through Jefferson County, departing DuBois at approximately 3 p.m. and wending through Sykesville, Big Run and Punxsutawney en route to its final destination â€”Â the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Brookville. The wall will be on display there through Sunday. Pictured above are the traveling tribute truck (top photo), some of the several hundred motorcycles that accompanied the wall on the trek (bottom left photo) and a military vehicle with a flag waving in the foreground (bottom right photo).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The American Veteransâ€™ Traveling Tribute Wall will be traveling through downtown Punxsutawney today.
Residents are asked to please plan on lining the streets for the event.
The escort will leave the DuBois Harley-Davidson shop at 3 p.m. sharp
The Punxsutawney Lions Club is planning a flea market sale in September â€” with another likely in October â€” with proceeds set to go to the club to benefit the work it does in the community.
The set-up cost is $10 â€” which goes to the Lions Club â€” and $3.50 for a borough permit.
For commercial businesses looking to set up, the fee is $30, which includes the borough permit.
The Lions Club Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Another flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.