Archive - Jan 11, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Gustavo Franco, M.D., Punxsutawney Area Hospital's most recent addition to the position of general surgeon, has traveled a long road to end up in Punxsutawney, but since he took over for former general surgeon Dr. Kaufman, Franco says he's really starting to get the feel for the small-town life.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old Reynoldsville boy stemming from an incident that took place on Grant Street Extension in the Reynoldsville Borough at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Police are being assisted in the investigation by the Reynoldsville Ambulance Service, the Reynoldsville Police Department, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With Groundhog Day just around the corner, Punxsutawney Phil's Souvenir Shop is offering some new and exciting items.
Punxsy Phil fans can check out either the souvenir shop or the online shop at GroundhogStuff.com, which offers the same souvenirs but at a convenience for those unable to travel. The online store has been operating since 2000.
Joyce C. (Judy) Reiter, 74, Reynoldsville, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair Mulhollan and Dorothy Hughes Mulhollan.
Sept. 14, 1957, she married Phillip Merle Reiter, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Reiter was a 1955 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She retired as the First United Methodist Church secretary after 38 years of service.
Judy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.
H. Ray Pifer, 90, Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral
Randall M. â€śRandyâ€ť Wolfe, 64, Knox Dale, died Thursday, Jan. 10. 2013, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 22, 1948, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Milton "Brownie" Wolfe and Emma Ishman Wolfe.
June 7, 1969, in Knox Dale, he married Mary Ruth Reinard, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War as a sergeant in Co.B, 1st Bn., 2nd Mar. Div. from 1967 to 1970.
He received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm and frame, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal with device and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Betty J. Hill, 89, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Shawville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. Hill was born May 19, 1923, in Woodland, Pa., a daughter of the late Harold Stephens and Fannie (Maines) Stephens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Hill Sr.
Mrs. Hill was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
She loved and adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all children.
She was very instrumental in Kid's Camp in Dillsburg and was a youth leader most of her life.
Thereâ€™s been another Elvis sighting in the area! Thursday night, the residents of Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center enjoyed a wonderful performance by Elvis impersonator Scott Allegretto.
Allegretto is a Weedville resident who has been performing as an Elvis impersonator for five years.
His award-winning Elvis tribute captured the attention of the weekly series "We are Central PA Live."
Allegretto had the chance to perform on the show this past Tuesday, which also happened to be Elvis' birthday.