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Archive - Apr 5, 2013

Punxsy Phil's Bad Rap inspires rap song

April 5, 2013

Punxsutawney — This past month saw Punxsy’s very own beloved groundhog, Phil, in the spotlight once again. With the harsh winter
dragging on, poor Phil became the target of a frustrated fan.

Though he had a suit tossed at him, he managed to make it through without any charges being pressed — with a little help from one of his closest friends, Bill Deeley, president of the Groundhog Club.

That time in the spotlight has garnered Phil a great deal of attention, and now he has a song and music video dedicated in his honor.

Police seek suspect in N. Jefferson St. stabbing

April 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police continue to search for the suspect in an assault that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m Thursday along North Jefferson Street in Punxsutawney.

Police are searching for a white male, between the age of 20 and 30, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, who was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans and possibly operating, or a passenger inside of, a gray vehicle with an unknown registration, said Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan.

Elk Run, Central battle brush fire; Chief says conditions not right for burning

April 5, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Windy and dry conditions have prompted a red flag warning for brush fires across the Jefferson County Area.

The National Weather Service says gusty winds, along with humidity levels as low as 20 percent, mean there is a "great potential" for wildfires in the area throughout the day, along with the possibility that any blazes that do start could easily spread.

A good sign of spring: Big Run peepers peep

April 5, 2013

BIG RUN — First-year frogcaster Jeff London has reported that the tiny peeper frogs began to sing in the Big Run Swamp at 2:10 p.m. on Friday.

London said that was their first look through the ice, and they have two
more to go before spring settles in for good.

London had predicted earlier in the week that it wasn't going to occur until Friday or today.

Up until this year, April 2 was the latest the tiny frogs had peeped, but now, the new longest record is established
as April 5.

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81

April 5, 2013

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81, Stump Creek, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at DRMC.

She was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Adrian, a daughter of Patsy and Ruby (Sabarich) Bevak.

She married Edward F. Felix, Sr. on June 3, 1951, at St. Adrian Church in DeLancey.

Mary was a graduate of St. Adrian Catholic School.

She worked at BF Goodrich, Rola Jensen in Punxy and Paris Cleaners in DuBois, from where she retired.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville.

Melvin Mitchell, 79

April 5, 2013

Melvin Mitchell, 79, of Brookville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Mel was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of late Mae (Amundson) and Melvin S. Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Pattison) Mitchell; his parents; and his brother, Hans Eugene “Fritz” Mitchell.

A 1951 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mel began his career as an educator at Reynoldsville High School, Punxsutawney High School and Tyrone High School.

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