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Groundhog Day Photos

February 4, 2013

Click on our Photo Gallery link to see pics of Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day. We'll be posting new photos throughout the week of fun Phil events around town and other pics from The Knob, so check back!

Remembering John Hallman, beloved mayor

February 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what has become Punxsutawney's day in the sun, Groundhog Day, the only thing that could take away from it would be the passing of one of its favorite sons on Friday, former Mayor John Hallman.

Jim Cassidy, chairman of the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, eulogized Hallman prior to the induction of Weather Channel Meteorologist Jim Cantore, its 2013 inductee into the Meteorologist
Hall of Fame on Saturday.

"Friday morning, we received some bad news, as we lost one of our own, John Hallman," he said.

Mary Eleanor (Eddy) Wulfert, 76

February 4, 2013

Mary Eleanor (Eddy) Wulfert, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Clarence and Margaret (Adams) Eddy.

She was married to Thomas Wulfert, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2001.

She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed playing Bingo, needlepoint and spending time with her grandchildren.

Robert William “Rizzo” Mallin, 83

February 4, 2013

Robert William “Rizzo” Mallin, 83, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born June 20, 1929, in Canoe Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Hugh and Bertha (Sandstrom) Mallin.

Mr. Mallin was a cook in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed sharing his talent of cooking for others, whether at his home or for a fund raising event in Rossiter.

“Rizzo” worked for Interstate Amesite for many years.

He belonged to the Laborer International Union, Local No. 1058.

Betty Jane Harriger, 81

February 4, 2013

Betty Jane Harriger, 81, Sigel, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Smethport, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert B. Miles and Valeria Smith Miles.

Nov. 18, 1948, in Sigel, she married James B. Harriger, who survives.

Betty was retired as an elementary teacher from the Brookville Area School District.

She was a member of the Sigel United Methodist Church, and a retired
member of the PSEA.

Her love of antiques developed into a business, Betty Jane's Antiques, which she operated for many years.

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The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging...

 

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