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Tribute to a hidden treasure

June 20, 2014

Members of the Rossiter American Legion discovered a very old cemetery hidden deep in the woods in the Johnsonburg area.

Named the Sherman Farm Cemetery, it contains a dozen graves, with a few hidden by overgrown weeds.

Buried in the cemetery are two veterans, one who fought in the Revolutionary War and the other in the Civil War.

Pictured are members of the Rossiter Veterans Club with the new sign pointing the way to the hidden treasure: (from left) John Mack, George Senott, John Woods Jr. (kneeling) and Robert Deahl.

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

Summer lunch program back at PAHS

June 20, 2014

For those under 18, there's a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) cafeteria.

Adults can also eat for $3.75, which includes a drink.

Pictured are weight lifters who were enjoying the new Fitness Center that opened this week at PAHS taking part in the free lunch program: (from left) Larry Yeager, Caleb Harvey, Bryan Conrad and Austin Covatch.

For the full story, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Laurel Festival Queen named

June 20, 2014

This year’s Laurel Pageant was held on Wednesday evening — the first day of the ongoing festival — naming the queen and her court.

This year’s Laurel Queen is Mariah Gareis of Sigel (front, center).

Her court includes (front, from left) Laurel Princess Ashley Himes, Laurel Prince Grayden McMaster, (back) first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Kylee Murray, second runner-up Kayleen Schuckers and third runner-up April Nicole Hetrick.

Contestants were judged based on a talent portion, an evening gown presentation and their answers to an impromptu question.

Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35

June 20, 2014

Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Bracken was born Jan. 9, 1979, in DuBois, a son of the late Kenneth L. "Bear" Bracken and his mother, Tammy Bowser, who survives.

He worked for B & W. Constructors and Equipment as a welder.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and Jeff Tech.

Ken was a good friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Olga Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney

June 20, 2014

Olga Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare Brookville.

She was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Catherine (Hardick) Gresock.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and yard work.

She retired from the Bell Telephone Company after 35 years and also worked for her brother at Nick’s Corner Lunch for six years.

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