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Archive - Feb 2013

February 2nd

Breaking News: Early Spring

February 2, 2013

Live from Gobbler's Knob... Punxsy Phil does not see his shadow and reports an early spring!

February 1st

John S. “Diz” Hallman, 86

February 2, 2013

John S. Hallman, 86, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at home.

He was born June 28, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George K. and Isabelle V. (Connelly) Hallman.

On Sept. 18, 1948, he married Nancy A. (Bennett) Hallman, who survives.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney where he was a layman, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Southwest Pacific Operation with submarine forces on the submarine USS Jack.

William K. Lindenpitz, 67

February 2, 2013

William K. Lindenpitz, 67, Reynoldsville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at home.

He was born June 28, 1945, in DuBois, a son of the late Clifford J. Lindenpitz and Madeline Kirkwood.

Aug. 14, 1965, he married Betty L. Siple, who survives.

Mr. Lindenpitz was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Worshipful Master of the John M. Read Lodge No. 536 F&AM of Reynoldsville, and a Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star of the Reynoldsville Chapter 220.

He was a retired diesel mechanic, after working for Penn Traffic for 20 years.

Roberts, Anthony chosen as Woman, Man of the Year

February 2, 2013

JENNIFER ROBERTS
PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is one of the greatest honors in the small town of Punxsutawney, and deservedly so, the bequeathing of that honor comes on the eve of the town's biggest day.

It was Groundhog Eve, as many know it, Friday night, and the crowning of the Woman and Man of the Year took center stage as the end of the Groundhog Banquet approached.

Katie Laska, 2011 Woman of the Year, stepped to the microphone and delivered the ceremonial, passing-of-the-torch speech to a woman who she said she knows quite well.

Screenwriter of ‘Groundhog Day’ makes appearance at Groundhog Banquet

February 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Groundhog Day means a lot of things to the people of Punxsutawney and the surrounding communities, but its reach extends farther even than that — a fact echoed by Danny Rubin, one of the special guests at this year's Groundhog Banquet held the night before the big day.

"Twenty-one years ago, I sat down in a room, and I got an idea, and I wrote a movie," Rubin said. "And you always hope that somebody will see it and that maybe you'll make a difference in the world. Maybe you'll entertain some people.

LITTLE MR. & MISS GROUNDHOG

February 2, 2013

Little Miss and Mister Groundhog were crowned Friday at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.

Pictured (front, from left) are: Butch Prushnok, Groundhog Club member; Alex Shumaker, Little Mr. Groundhog; Eastyn Kopas, Little Miss Groundhog; Tom Dunkel, Groundhog Club member; (back) John Griffiths, Groundhog Club member and Phil's co-handler; and Punxsutawney Phil.

Boy Scout Seth Burkett was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Jefferson County Housing Authority Thursday...
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Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in...

 

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