Archive - Jan 24, 2014 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The theme is laughterâ€¦and plenty of it as the members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild (PTAG) announce the line-up of the three plays selected for the Guildâ€™s 39th anniversary season.
Since 1975, PTAG has been spotlighting local talent in live stage productions.
The tradition continues in 2014 with the launch of the annual patronsâ€™ drive to encourage area residents to become part of the activities.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” We tend to be a reflective, nostalgic bunch â€” a group that enjoys looking back on the â€śgood olâ€™ days.â€ť
With that in mind, those of us here at The Spirit thought it might be fun to look back on both our history and the history of our townâ€™s most famous event by printing a book that looked back on the front pages that fell on the next printing day after Groundhog Day.
Thatâ€™s how â€śHog History: A Collection of Philâ€™s Prognostications as documented in The Punxsutawney Spiritâ€ť came about.
Friday night, the Punxsutawney Area High School Winter Sports Queen was crowned at halftime of the boysâ€™ basketball game against DuBois.
Emilee States (second from right) was crowned queen. She was escorted by Matthew Burkett (far right).
Juliann Boddorf (second from left) earned the honor of princess, and she was escorted by Matthew Burke (far left).