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Phil under fire: Groundhog Club President Deeley taking the blame

March 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, Bill Deeley, said it is his fault that Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast might have missed the mark this year.

Punxsy Phil, who is the world’s most famous weather prognosticating groundhog, has been charged with misrepresentation of spring, a felony “against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio,” according to Cincinnati prosecutor Mike Gmoser.

Get your tickets for Fire Department Gun Raffle while they’re hot!

March 22, 2013

The Punxsutawney Fire Department will hold its second-annual Gun Raffle on Saturday, April 27, at the National Guard Armory on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Tickets are available from local firefighters, including (from left): Ben Bishop, president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee; Tony Runco, vice president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee; and Courtney Cole, treasurer of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee.

Crystal Waters celebrates PEER program graduates with ceremony

March 22, 2013

Six residents from the Crystal Waters Personal Care Home recently celebrated with a small graduation ceremony.

The residents recently completed the PEER program (Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents), which provides training to residents of long-term facilities.

These residents have been trained to become advocates who will help to improve the environment for their fellow residents.

Give blood, save a life in Big Run today!

March 22, 2013

Big Run VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive today at the Big Run Fire Hall. The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m., and all blood types are needed. Pictured are members of VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary (front, from left) Josie McElwain, president of Post 9044 Auxiliary; Sara Fox, junior vice-president of Auxiliary; Ann Lott, Auxiliary trustee; (back) Charles Fox, honorary member; Gene McKee, chaplain; and Bob Lott, quartermaster of Post 9044.

Rotary Club’s 2013 multiphasic blood screening events just around the corner

March 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The always-popular annual blood screening events held by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, along with Punxsutawney Area Hospital and its staff as medical provider, are coming to town soon.

The events will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 10 a.m., and again on Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9:30 a.m.

The Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria will be the site for both events.

Individuals interested in doing so can register for these valuable health screenings now by visiting the club’s website — www.punxsyrotary.com.

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After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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