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June 23rd, 2014
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â A 27-year-old Falls Creek man died following a crash that occurred at 10:23 p.m. Sunday along Reynoldsville Falls Creek Road in Winslow Township, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Mark A. Ferko was ejected through the front driver's side window of the 2004 Dodge Neon he was driving, police reported.
Ferko had been traveling northbound on the road and was negotiating a slight left curve when, for unknown reasons, his car began rotating clockwise and crossed the white fog line and northbound shoulder.
Members of the Rossiter Miners â decked out in their pink uniforms â posed for a photo at this weekendâs Cancer Awareness Tournament in Rossiter, at which Federation League teams came together to help raise money for a good cause. Pictured with the team are representatives of Lisaâs Ladybug Patient Care Fund, an organization that assists those who are undergoing cancer treatments (front, from left) Connie Shick, Lori Gardner, Lesa Walker, Brandi Walker and Lori Ebel. Proceeds from the tournament went to Lisaâs Ladybugs.
For more from the tourney, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
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.
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.
This yearâs Laurel Pageant was held on Wednesday evening â the first day of the ongoing festival â naming the queen and her court.
This yearâs 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.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs
familiar face is Chrissy Clark.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Chrissy Clark is a familiar face. You may recognize her as one of the dental assistants at Punxsy Dental. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Music in the Park kicked off Thursday evening with a performance by Chaps, a classic rock/country band. With a large crowd in attendance, the band rocked Barclay Square.
The next Music in the Park will be on July 10, with a performance by The Avenue, a classic rock band.
The ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Church are shown here taking a break after cooking and cleaning to get ready for their church festival, which will be held Saturday evening from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pictured (front, from left) are Elaine Koromaus, Lynn Mikelonis, Marcella Petroff, Agnes Semon, Rose Meterko, Maria Hibbard; (back row) Debbie Kaza, Nikki Rake, Donna Bowser, Monica Cianciotti and Aileen Kolodick.
Four people were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital with unknown injuries following a three-vehicle accident that occurred on East Mahoning Street on Wednesday morning in Punxsutawney, when a red Dodge Dakota was struck by a silver Subaru and a red Peterbilt tractor trailer.
For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
On Tuesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area High School held the dedication ceremony for the new fitness center and weight room facility.
Members of the Punxsutawney Athletic Foundation (PAF) and the Cook family were on hand as key contributors to the project, and students from Jeff Tech who helped draft the model for the facility were also in attendance.