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February 5th

Police: Reynoldsville man, 33, dies from work accident injuries

February 5, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Reynoldsville man who died as result of injuries he sustained Tuesday in an industrial accident.

Brian Jason Gardner was injured at approximately 12:40 a.m. Tuesday while at work at Brookville Wood Products in Pine Creek Township.

Gardner was transported to Brookville Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment but succumbed to his injuries at approximately 2:43 a.m., police said.

February 4th

A warm, Weather Center welcome: Cantore inducted into Meteorologist Hall of Fame

February 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Of course, the weather was perfect for the induction of Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel as the 2013 inductee into the Meteorologist Hall of Fame at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center on Saturday.

Peggy Johnston, chairperson of the exhibit and program committee for the Weather Discovery Center, read Cantore's introduction for being chosen for the Meteorologist Hall of Fame.

"We are pleased to have him join the ranks of other very accomplished experts in the field of meteorology whose pictures adorn our lobby at the Weather Center," she said.

From Dallas to Gobbler’s Knob: Four generations of Punxsy Phil fans celebrate another Groundhog Day

February 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Groundhog Day is the one day of the year that brings in visitors from across the nation and other continents.

Traveling from Dallas, Texas, this year were four generations of a family that has made this trek for the fourth time.

What’s special about 2013, however, is the addition of the fourth generation, 9-month-old Michael Davis Harmon.

He joined his mother, Kristen Harmon, grandmother Sally Muhl and great-grandmother Donna W. Davis for his first-ever visit to not only Punxsutawney but to Gobbler's Knob.

Groundhog Day Photos

February 4, 2013

Click on our Photo Gallery link to see pics of Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day. We'll be posting new photos throughout the week of fun Phil events around town and other pics from The Knob, so check back!

February 3rd

Remembering John Hallman, beloved mayor

February 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what has become Punxsutawney's day in the sun, Groundhog Day, the only thing that could take away from it would be the passing of one of its favorite sons on Friday, former Mayor John Hallman.

Jim Cassidy, chairman of the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, eulogized Hallman prior to the induction of Weather Channel Meteorologist Jim Cantore, its 2013 inductee into the Meteorologist
Hall of Fame on Saturday.

"Friday morning, we received some bad news, as we lost one of our own, John Hallman," he said.

February 2nd

A (Groundhog) Day in the life...

February 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The hour was 7:28 a.m., and right on time, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his humble abode to the thrill of what the members of his Inner Circle predicted to be a record crowd that had been patiently awaiting his prognostication for hours in the single-digit, below-zero-wind-chill temperatures they'd been battling all night.

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

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.

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