Archive - Jan 24, 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A fourth-grade student at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School (PAMS) finished third nationwide in the Samsung Superhero Contest.
"This is Madame Marie Curie, alias Lizzie Neal, a gifted student who used her technology skills, learned mostly in Scott Sallack's technology class, to enter the contest put on by Samsung," said Cindy Taylor, sixth-grade English and gifted teacher at the middle school, at Wednesday's Punxsutawney Area School Board committee meeting.
Taylor said the contest was open to all students across the United States, grades K-12.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The old saying goes that one life touches another, and that has proven true for a dearly departed student whose legacy continues to live on long after her passing.
In 1987, Polly Hallman was just beginning her sophomore year when she sadly passed away. Her classmates were stricken with grief, but also determined to do something in her memory.
Since Polly loved to volunteer and help out her community, her classmates decided to band together and establish a scholarship in her honor.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The words "the carnival is in town" will likely not be heard for the first time in many years in Punxsutawney the week before the Fourth of July, as the Punxsutawney Fire Department has announced it is unable to contract a company for this year.
"It's with a heavy heart that I announce that there will be no carnival in Punxsutawney this year," said Tami McFarland, president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Old Home Week Committee.
She said that, due to the ever-worsening economy and increasing fuel charges, J&J Amusements can no longer afford to travel to Punxsy.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Our very own Punxsy Phil has always been considered to be royalty as the "World's Only True Weather Prognosticating Groundhog."
Now, he has an entrance to his Groundhog Day home that is fit for a king.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle unveiled the new grand "Arch" during a ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday at Gobbler's Knob.
"This is a project that I thought would never get done," said Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney school teachers have ratified the proposed contract with the school board within the last week, according to unofficial reports.
The Punxsutawney Area School Board received word from the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) that the proposed contract has been approved, said Gary Conrad, Punxsutawney Area School Board president, following Wednesday's school board committee meeting.