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Original ‘Miss Nancy’ of Hatchy Milatchy Fame Dies at 85

LANCASTER — For many children growing up in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, their weekly escape to the magical Land of Hatchy Milatchy was a much w...

LANCASTER -- For many children growing up in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, their weekly escape to the magical Land of Hatchy Milatchy was a much welcomed adventure into imagination and whimsy.

It is with extremely heavy hearts that Newswatch 16 announces the passing of one of our own WNEP alums -- "Miss Nancy" Berg, the original hostess of The Land of Hatchy Milatchy in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Berg passed away at her home in Lancaster County on Tuesday evening, April 18. She was 85.

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Berg was a staple as an on-air personality on WILK Radio and TV for many years, and when the station became known as WNEP-TV Channel 16, she assumed her best known role as "Miss Nancy."

After a long career in broadcasting, Berg and her husband Hal owned and operated the Hal Berg Advertising Agency in Wilkes-Barre for many years until her retirement in 1997.

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We here at WNEP-TV express our sincerest condolences to her surviving family and friends, and cherish the memories and magic Miss Nancy was able to give to children all across Northeastern and Central PA.