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February 2nd, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: PHIL SAYS #SIXMOREWEEKSOFWINTER

February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather," as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of the members of the Inner Circle.

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!

February 2, 2015

Phil's big day is "phinally" here! Full-blown festivities are underway at Gobbler's Knob! Check back here at punxsutawneyspirit.com for Phil's official prognostication, which is set to take place around 7:20 a.m.

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!

February 2, 2015

Phil's big day is "phinally" here! Full-blown festivities are underway at Gobbler's Knob! Check back here at punxsutawneyspirit.com for Phil's official prognostication, which is set to take place around 7:20 a.m.

February 1st

Lorenzo, Curtis given Woman & Man of the Year honors

February 2, 2015

BY EDDIE ARMSTRONG
PUNXSUTAWNEY — When Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo found out she was the 2014 Punxsutawney Woman of the Year, she was both shocked and humbled.

"I don't deserve this," Lorenzo said after making her way up to the podium.Lorenzo, who was very touched, said that she tries to do the best she can.

BY ZAK LANTZ

January 31st

Deeley: 'Phil is ready to do his thing'

January 31, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.

Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.

"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet is on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

PAHS Groundhog Royalty to be crowned at Groundhog Banquet

January 30, 2015

Due to the school cancellation the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen will be crowned at the Groundhog Banquet, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night, at PAHS. Inner Circle member Jason Grusky announced that Colton Brooks and Janell Burkett have been chosen as the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen.

School Cancelled for Punxsutawney Area School District/ SS.C.D.

January 30, 2015

The Punxsutawney Area School District has announced that school has officially been canceled for today due to weather inclement. SS.C.D. has also been cancelled for today.

January 29th

PAHS prognostication: Groundhog royalty to be crowned today!

January 29, 2015

The PAHS senior class chose four senior boys and four senior girls to represent the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen Court. The four candidates for king include Colton Brooks, Jacob Gotwald, Zachary Moore and Brennan Winters. The four candidates for queen include Logan Brooks, Janell Burkett, Allison Fye and Kassidy Vizza.

The king and queen will be deemed as such by gaining the highest number of votes from the senior class.

Read the full bios in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Two Brockway residents arrested in heroin delivery incident

January 29, 2015

On Thursday, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett announced that, following a three-month investigation involving the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and Brockway Police Department, two people were arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, namely heroin.

Three controlled buys were conducted by undercover members involving the purchase of 30 stamp bags of heroin.

Randi C. Moore and Derek Grieneisen of Brockway were the two individuals arrested by warrant.

NFL Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

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