Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As the saying goes, "Art for art's sake", which proved to have a following at Tuesday's Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, as a large crowd of art teachers, art students and parents spoke to the board regarding the elimination of an art teacher position at Punxsutawney Are High School (PAHS).
There were eight people who signed up to address the board regarding the proposal to eliminate one art teacher position.
Recently, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent it as the members of the 2013 Winter Queenâ€™s Court. This yearâ€™s court includes Shayla Brink, Maija Carol, Audrianna DeLacour, Lauren Kachmar, Shannon Rosetti and Lauren Wolfe. The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the girl with the second-highest vote total will be named princess. The crowning will take place during halftime of Fridayâ€™s varsity basketball game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Your number could be up if you don't have your address number affixed to your home or in front of it, according to Punxsutawney Borough Council.
"In my travels â€” as I walk a lot â€” every day, I have taken note that many homes in the borough do not have house numbers attached to them," said Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president, at Monday's Public Safety Committee meeting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At Tuesday night's voting meeting of the Punxsutawney Area School Board, the president of the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) responded to comments made by several school board members during the board's Jan. 8 meeting, when the new contract was ratified.
The PAEA represents more than 180 teaching professionals in local public schools, said Don Gill, president of the PAEA spoke to the school board Tuesday.
"I came into teaching as a second career, and, like my colleagues, teaching is more than a job or a paycheck. It's a calling," he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For many young boys and girls growing up, their dream is to one day play professional sports.
With America's pastime being baseball, many children have grown up with the dream of making the Big Leagues or playing Olympic level softball. But for some children, limitations are keeping them from being able to make that dream come true.
BROOKVILLE â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police areÂ 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” 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.
Whatâ€™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.
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!
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.