November 25th, 2011
HARRISBURG â€” Pennsylvaniaâ€™s only unofficial holiday â€” the Monday after Thanksgiving â€” marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season and will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange while canvassing the woods for that trophy buck.
Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2-A, 2-F and 3-B have been added to the split-season structure, in which the first five days are open for antlered deer only, and the remaining seven days are open for antlered and antlerless deer, said Jerry Feaser, Pennsylvania Game Commission public information officer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If your family is looking to begin a Christmas tradition, a good starting point would be with the Home for the Holidays parade followed by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club's traditional lighting of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square tonight.
2006 was the first year that the Rotary Club constructed the large artificial tree on the bandstand in Barclay Square, said Tom Chelgren, of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.
They had such a great success with the large tree that the Rotary wanted to expand it to make Punxsutawney more attractive during the
Christmas season, he said.
PUNXUSTAWNEY Ââ€” More than any time in her life, Patti Lellock says now, her eyes are wide open, and recently, she completed a book to show readers what sheâ€™s seeing through the lens of a camera and feeling in her heart.
Lellock, who has served as a wish assistant for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 10 years, recently completed and published â€śIlluminated: A Collection of Photographs & Writings.â€ť
Deborah Ann Fetterman, 57, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born August 19, 1954, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of William and Anna (Roman) Gomola of Punxsutawney, who survive.
April 26, 1976, she married Theodore Fetterman, who survives, of Rossiter.
Mrs. Fetterman was a graduate of Jeff Tech and worked for many years as a merchandiser.
She was a loving wife, mom and grandma who loved time with her grandchildren.
Samuel Haslego, 85, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home.
He was born July 13, 1926, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late John and Mary Haslego.
Feb. 25, 1950, he married his wife of 61 years, Ellen â€śMarieâ€ť (Brady) Haslego, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Urey.
Mr. Haslego served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a motor machinistâ€™s mate.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years for IA Construction.
Lillian LoNeva â€śLonneâ€ť (Lewis) Kalus, 77, Glen Campbell, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Nelson O. and Frances L. (Yeager) Lewis.
Nov. 12, 1957, she married Carl â€śCharlesâ€ť Kalus, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2002.
Mrs. Kalus was a member of the Glen Campbell United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed music, playing piano and singing. She also enjoyed reading.
She was a 1951 graduate of Clearfield High School and a 1954 graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing.
George E. Roberts, 91, a guest at Jefferson Manor, formerly of Brookville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born March 18, 1920, a son of the late John Jacob and Minnie(Stubbelbine) Roberts.
Sept. 30, 1945, in Corsica, he married Ruth F. Carrier, who preceded him in death Aug. 15, 2006.
Mr. Roberts was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was a self-employed carpenter, a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica and a past school board member of the Clarion-Limestone School District.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and as I stood in the driveway in my slippers, tossing around a football with my younger cousins and wishing I hadn't eaten so much, the spirit of the holiday was on my mind.
For me, the meaning of Thanksgiving is twofold. First, it is about counting my many blessings one-by-one. But secondly, it's about being thankful for the memories I've been able to share with those who couldn't join us for this holiday celebration.
Joseph Pisano Jr., 18, of Rossiter, shot this 177 pound female black bear, his first, Nov. 21 in Hamilton while hunting with his grandpa Fred Pennington, also of Rossiter. Black bear season ended Wednesday, but local hunters aplenty will take to the woods Monday as white-tailed deer season kicks off.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ The leftover turkey has been stored, and Thanksgiving 2011 is one for the recipe books and photo albums.
To that end, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and organizations stress to the shopping and traveling public that with so many events and attractions going on downtown Saturday, itâ€™s possible to spend the whole day downtown.
So resist the impulse to travel elsewhere â€” north, south, east or west â€” and stick around for the weekend.
â€śA day full of events; people won't have to leave,â€ť Chamber Executive Director Marlene Lellock said.