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Fire Department announces it is unable to contract a company for 2013 carnival

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

The gateway to Gobbler’s Knob: ribbon cut for Phil’s new arch

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

Proposed teacher’s contract approved by PAEA

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

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