Archive - 2013
It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon as the Punxsutawney Garden Club's August Garden of the Month recipient Lynda Brown posed with her dog, Chance, in one of her beautiful flower gardens.
Brown's garden consists of a variety of flowers, including the unique Chinese lanterns.
With a green thumb, she has planted not only flowers, but also some hot peppers which she loves to can.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Track & Trail Search and Rescue Inc. in Brookville is a volunteer search team with a main purpose of looking for lost or missing people.
The team recently performed a demonstration for members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Pictured (front, from left) are Robin Timblin, treasurer with Sea Cur; Roger Parker, K-9 handler with T.J. the dog; (back) Gordon Taylor, Angela Taylor, Keith Thompson and Elaine Parker, secretary.
Mary Christine Curtis Carnazzo, 76, entered into eternal peace at Castle Memorial Hospital, Kailua, Hawaii, seven days shy of her 77th birthday.
Mary was born Aug. 15, 1936, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
Mary graduated from Ss. Cosmas and Damian in 1954 and remained a faithful supporter of SS.C.D. throughout the rest of her life.
After graduating from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh in 1957, she moved to California, with five of her nursing school buddies, and worked at Los Angeles County Hospital.
HELVETIA â€” PennDOT has announced that a bridge on Route 2003 (Mine Road) near Helvetia in Clearfield County has opened.
The bridge was closed July 26 to allow for crews to replace the structure with a new box culvert.
The bridge, which spans Stump Creek on Route 4003, near the village of Stanley in Brady Township, carries an average of nearly 200 vehicles each day.
Also, motorists traveling along Route 219 (First Street) in Grampian Borough, Clearfield County, are reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 35 mph.
Anyone wishing to help take down the canopy in Barclay Square can report to the park at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The rain date will be Wednesday. All help is appreciated, especially Lions Club members.
Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. recently discussed the upcoming sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel.
Pick up Friday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit for all the details.
(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.