Archive - Jan 8, 2013
Fred Wachob, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Brookville, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Parr) Wachob.
On Nov. 1, 1946, he married Virginia (Bennett) Wachob, who preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 301, John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, the Jesters, Local Plumbers and Pipefitters No. 354 and the VFW.
The king of rockânâroll was back on Friday night, at The Foundry in Reynoldsville. The Foundry was home to âTribute to Elvis, with Bugs Bayerâ for the evening.
Bayer performed a number of old Elvis classics including "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Burning Love."
The proceeds from the event benefited The Foundry and the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Budget cuts will prevent Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police from assisting Punxsutawney Borough Police with Groundhog Day security.
"We've had a number of meetings about this, and state police will not be able to provide manpower for the Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2 security detail this year," said Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council Public Safety committee meeting.
"It's quite a hardship to fill 20 to 30 spots that have been manned by state police troopers," he said.
It's again time for the "Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog" contest, which benefits the Weather Discovery Center.
All kindergarten children attending Punxsutawney Area schools, SS.C.D. and the Punxsutawney Christian School are eligible. Submit a photo (no larger than 5" x 7") with the child's name, age, address and phone number on the back by Thursday, Jan. 17.
Voting will run from Saturday, Jan. 19, until Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Stop in the Weather Center to place your vote for $1 each, or call 814-938-1000 with your credit card to vote.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the cold winter months upon us, many like to sit down with a good book and catch up on some reading.
Those at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library are keeping warm and staying busy by offering some new and exciting programs this winter for both kids and adults.
Starting Jan. 8, the library will begin offering not only literacy classes but also the Winter Reading Program known as the Tentative-Elementary Fun Program.
The Winter Reading Program is for kids in grades K-6 and will be held every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, beginning the week after Groundhog Day.