PUNXSUTAWNEY â Not even Punxsutawney Phil could have prognosticated the plan for this proposal.
Sarah O'Donnell and Jeff White enjoyed the âPhantastic Phils!â â especially the one in front of The Punxsutawney Spirit office on Pine Street â so much, they returned to Punxsy Friday to track down the remaining eight statues they couldn't find in December.
But Friday, Jeff â with help from Spirit staff, Punxsutawney Phil himself and his co-handler, John Griffiths â pulled off a larger plan: Propose to Sarah in front of their favorite âPhantastic Phil!â at The Spirit office.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â A young Amish girl was struck by a car Friday afternoon after she ran out in front of the vehicle along Route 210, Perry Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 1996 Honda Accord driven by a female whose name was not available at Spirit press time was traveling south on Route 210 when a four-year-old Amish girl ran out onto the highway and into the path of her vehicle.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just in time for the Fourth of July, the 45th-annual Groundhog Festival kicks off Sunday.
With two entertainment groups coming back for round two, and all-new acts throughout the rest of the week, Groundhog Festival Committee Chairman Roger Steele is anxious for kick-off.
"I do get nervous days before the festival starts," he said. "But I know everyone that helps get this thing up and running does a great job of it. I'm excited to see how things turn out this year."