Josh Wachob (right) of the Lindsey Fire Company was sworn in at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council reorganization meeting by Mayor Richard Alexander as the Punxsutawney Fire Departmentâ€™s chief for the next two years.
(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 Jacque Perry.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jacque Perry is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as the owner of Jacque Perry Insurance, Inc., or perhaps you have seen her in the community.
Perry was born and raised in the outskirts of Punxsutawney.
Read all about Perry in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
WARSAW TOWNSHIP â€” Three area residents have been charged in relation to a methamphetamine investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Vice Unit and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force.
For details, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thomas Andrew Demko, the former sheriff of Jefferson County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital at the age of 75.
Sheriff Demko was known for many areas of service throughout the county, including being a former Pennsylvania State Parole Agent and a police officer with the Punxsutawney Borough. He was elected to three terms as sheriff.
His community involvement included being a member of the Eagles, Elks, Fraternal Order of Police, Knights of Columbus (past president) and the Sheriffâ€™s Association of PA (past president.)