February 4th, 2011
Sharon Schierl, from Menasha, Wis., steps into the shoes â or jersey â of a Steelers player Friday at the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center. She said her son has been a Steelers fan since childhood, and hooked the family on the team. Twenty years ago, Schierl told him that if the Steelers ever played the Packers in the Super Bowl, sheâd take the family to the game â and there they are, in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. (Photo by Alan Freed)
REYNOLDSVILLE â Pete Humphrey, owner of Humphrey TV in Reynoldsville, has been following the Pittsburgh Steelers before the games were on television.
Actually, heâs been following the team before television was invented, and like the rest of Steeler Nation, heâs looking forward to Sunday, when his beloved Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
âI probably saw my first Steelers game in 1949 or 1950, when the Steelers played in the old Pittsburgh Pirates baseball park, Forbes Field, and I also saw them play at Pitt Stadium,â Humphrey said.
FORT WORTH, Texas â The Dallas-Fort Worth area is probably one of the few places on Earth one might find die-hard Steelers fans, but the truth is, the Super Bowl is in town, and fans overtaking Woodyâs Tavern in Fort Worth are treating this like a home game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â As the dawn of the Gov. Tom Corbett administration begins to emerge, state Sen. Joe Scarnati said the atmosphere in Harrisburg is positive.
âWe view it as an opportunity to put in conservative policies to give long-term Pennsy-lvania benefits,â he said Thursday.
But, he added, âThere will be some pain in this budget.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last season's injured-riddled and forfeit-destined Brookville wrestling team looked nothing like its 2010-2011 version.
Equipped with a full lineup, better health and a number of state-ranked grapplers, the Raiders handled the Chucks Thursday, 53-15.
BROOKVILLE â Brookville head coach Bud Baughman sat on the bleachers where the student section normally sits, with his tie down and a distraught look on his face. Anyone who took a quick glance at Baughman Thursday night would have thought that the Raiders lost their home game against Harmony.
Brookville (17-1) beat Harmony 52-45, but Baughman wasn't happy with how the Raiders played.
Donald L. Brothers, 68, of Palmer, Alaska, died Jan. 31, 2011, at his home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1942 in Dayton, a son of the late Clair and Jessie Elizabeth (Neville) Brothers.
He attended school in Punxsutawney, graduating with the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1960.Â
Jan. 26, 1962, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he was united in marriage with his wife of 49 years, Mary Ann Wilson, who survives.
Stanley F. âRabbieâ Stewart, 92, of Clarence, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Ringgold, a son of the late Cameron M. and Ann A. (Lingenfelter Stewart).
Nov. 3, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, he married Edythe M. Pierson, who preceded him in death March 27, 1996.
Mr. Stewart was a 1938 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He was Protestant by faith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he became a Prisoner of War. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Carl H. McKee, 94, Rossiter, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late John W. and Dora C. (Houck) McKee.
He was a graduate of Glen Campbell High School.
Mr. McKee was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany and France.
Jan. 15, 1947, he married Elizabeth Kinter of Marion Center, who preceded him in death May 20, 1995.
Mr. McKee was a member of Steffy United Methodist Church, where he also taught Sunday School for a number of years.
Cecelia L. Foster, 81, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at UPMC-Northwest Hospital.
She was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Jay V. and Martha (Null) McHenry.
She was married to Darrel Foster, who preceded her in death in 1977.
Mrs. Foster was retired from Punxsutawney Area Hospital as a cook. She was a member of Free Grace Church, West End, Punxsutawney.