February 3rd, 2011
Stanley F. âRabbieâ Stewart, 92, of Clarence, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Ringgold, a son of the late Cameron M. and Ann A. (Lingenfelter Stewart).
Nov. 3, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, he married Edythe M. Pierson, who preceded him in death March 27, 1996.
Mr. Stewart was a 1938 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He was Protestant by faith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he became a Prisoner of War. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Carl H. McKee, 94, Rossiter, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late John W. and Dora C. (Houck) McKee.
He was a graduate of Glen Campbell High School.
Mr. McKee was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany and France.
Jan. 15, 1947, he married Elizabeth Kinter of Marion Center, who preceded him in death May 20, 1995.
Mr. McKee was a member of Steffy United Methodist Church, where he also taught Sunday School for a number of years.
Cecelia L. Foster, 81, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at UPMC-Northwest Hospital.
She was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Jay V. and Martha (Null) McHenry.
She was married to Darrel Foster, who preceded her in death in 1977.
Mrs. Foster was retired from Punxsutawney Area Hospital as a cook. She was a member of Free Grace Church, West End, Punxsutawney.
Richard Q. "Rich" States, 84, of Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born March 8, 1926, in Rossiter, a son of the late Reed and Edna (Henry) States.
Mr. States served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Medal.
He was retired from the DG Mock Company.
Mr. States enjoyed his truck and his tractor.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The two newest inductees into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame both found their love of weather as youngsters, and believe that today, young people have even better and open chances to pursue careers in the field of meteorology.
Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center welcomed Elliot Abrams, AccuWeatherâs chief forecaster and senior vice-president, and Dr. Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel's severe weather expert, into its Hall of Fame, the fifth class to earn the distinction.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A.J. Dereumeâs new Inner Circle name has a familiar ring to it.
Or is that a familiar rain?
Dereumeâs nickname â The Rainmaker âÂ as the newest member of the Inner Circle was the one once held by his father, Jack Dereume Jr., who was also an Inner Circle member.
During Tuesdayâs Groundhog Banquet, President Bill Deeley gave the younger Dereume his nickname, explaining his rationale.
âIf you knew Jack Dereume, you knew everywhere he went, it rained,â he said.
Any truth in that?
PUNXSUTAWNEY â More than 600 grapplers competed during a pair of Punxsutawney Groundhog Wrestling tournaments this past weekend, including nearly 100 from Punxsutawney.
Saturday, more than 350 competed in the Youth Classic portion of the tournament, which had the more experienced wrestlers. Sunday, more than 300 wrestled in the Novice tournament, which featured grapplers who are new to the sport.
In all, 49 Punxsy wrestlers competed Saturday, with 14 winning at least one match and placing in the top four.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A dominant second half helped the Punxsy ninth-grade boys' basketball team win for the 10th time this season Monday, 55-24, over Clearfield.
The Chucks (10-3) were ahead 19-12 at halftime before blowing out the Bisons with a 36-12 second half, starting with a 20-point third quarter.
"Overall, it was a good game," Punxsy coach Brandon Krug said. "We really broke it open in the third and never looked back."
Brandon Mancuso matched Clearfield's score with 24 points.
Kevin Hughes added eight points.
Robert Clair Campbell, 94, of Brookville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at McKinley Heath Center, Brookville.
The son of the late Preston and Olive (Lewis) Campbell, Mr. Campbell was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Campbell was married to Elizabeth (Shaffer) Campbell, who preceded him in death in 1992.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a manager a United Refinery.