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In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight
  • i_dig_history.JPG In the Spotlight | The man who uncovers local history with a shovel

    Larry Mikula is someone who likes to dig up the past.

    August 31, 2013 3 Photos

  • Sam Coco Music man strums many tunes

    When Sam Coco of Richland Township plays with his band Hard Rok, KoKo and Joe, he always tells the audience that the band members are not as short in person as they are in the nostalgic Christmas cartoon about three elves that airs every year on WJAC-TV.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • spotlight_17 Community minded: Recent grad will continue service projects in college

    Kiersten Szczur is taking the values she learned in high school to college.

    August 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • cashaw main Building strength: Gym owner wants to make a difference in kids’ lives

    To call Fitness Weights and Aerobics simply a gym would be an understatement.

    August 9, 2013 2 Photos

  • incline Woodvale man creates miniature incline from scrap

    It’s no exaggeration to say that Herbert F. Beas is the MacGyver of Woodvale.
    Just like the resourceful television hero, Beas solves problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with using his own ingenuity and creativity.

    August 2, 2013 2 Photos

  • griffith_main Boyhood interest blossoms into lifetime endeavor

    George Griffith is what you might call a flower guru.
    Griffith, the co-owner – along with his partner, Tom O’Brien – of the Flower Barn in Westmont, has been passionate about all flowers and plants since he was a child, but it’s the picturesque water lilies and ponds at his summer home outside of Ligonier that bring him the most joy.

    July 26, 2013 3 Photos

  • Communion2 Retiring pastor bids farewell to her congregation

    The Rev. Eleanor Abarno retired as pastor of First Lutheran Church in downtown Johnstown on June 30, after serving the congregation for more than six years.

    July 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • spotlight_1 Staying involved: Even retired, teacher remains active as coach, adviser

    Mindy Leonard enjoyed watching her students succeed during her many years as an educator, student council adviser and coach for the high school girls’ volleyball team in the Shade-Central City School District.
    Even though she retired as a teacher at the end of the last school term with 33 years of service, she will continue to teach students about democracy, leadership and teamwork as student council adviser.
    Leonard also will remain as the head coach for girls’ volleyball.

    July 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • dr rick schroeder Doctor studies to become battlefield tour guide

    Southmont resident Dr. Rick Schroeder is a self-proclaimed history buff, and his interest in the Civil War has led him to work toward becoming a licensed tour guide at Gettysburg National Military Park.

    July 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • beisels.JPG Civil War buffs help to preserve Johnstown’s past

    With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address being celebrated in just over a week, Randy and Chris Beisel of Richland Township are eager to share their collection of Civil War memorabilia with other enthusiasts.

    June 28, 2013 1 Photo


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