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February 6th, 2011

Packers defeat Steelers

February 7, 2011

February 4th

A DEAL'S A DEAL!

February 5, 2011

Sharon Schierl, from Menasha, Wis., steps into the shoes — or jersey — of a Steelers player Friday at the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center. She said her son has been a Steelers fan since childhood, and hooked the family on the team. Twenty years ago, Schierl told him that if the Steelers ever played the Packers in the Super Bowl, she’d take the family to the game — and there they are, in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. (Photo by Alan Freed)

Love for the Steelers is a family thing for the Humphreys

February 5, 2011

REYNOLDSVILLE — Pete Humphrey, owner of Humphrey TV in Reynoldsville, has been following the Pittsburgh Steelers before the games were on television.
Actually, he’s been following the team before television was invented, and like the rest of Steeler Nation, he’s looking forward to Sunday, when his beloved Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

“I probably saw my first Steelers game in 1949 or 1950, when the Steelers played in the old Pittsburgh Pirates baseball park, Forbes Field, and I also saw them play at Pitt Stadium,” Humphrey said.

February 3rd

YINZ OR Y'ALL: From Texas or Pa., Woody’s welcomes Steelers fans

February 4, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Dallas-Fort Worth area is probably one of the few places on Earth one might find die-hard Steelers fans, but the truth is, the Super Bowl is in town, and fans overtaking Woody’s Tavern in Fort Worth are treating this like a home game.

Scarnati: ‘There will be some pain in this budget’

February 4, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the dawn of the Gov. Tom Corbett administration begins to emerge, state Sen. Joe Scarnati said the atmosphere in Harrisburg is positive.

“We view it as an opportunity to put in conservative policies to give long-term Pennsy-lvania benefits,” he said Thursday.

But, he added, “There will be some pain in this budget.”

February 2nd

Lil' Mr. and Miss Groundhog

February 3, 2011

Hall of Fame inductees: Love of weather came early

February 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The two newest inductees into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame both found their love of weather as youngsters, and believe that today, young people have even better and open chances to pursue careers in the field of meteorology.

Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center welcomed Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather’s chief forecaster and senior vice-president, and Dr. Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel's severe weather expert, into its Hall of Fame, the fifth class to earn the distinction.

Henceforth, he shall be known as ‘The Rainmaker’

February 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A.J. Dereume’s new Inner Circle name has a familiar ring to it.

Or is that a familiar rain?

Dereume’s nickname — The Rainmaker — as the newest member of the Inner Circle was the one once held by his father, Jack Dereume Jr., who was also an Inner Circle member.

During Tuesday’s Groundhog Banquet, President Bill Deeley gave the younger Dereume his nickname, explaining his rationale.

“If you knew Jack Dereume, you knew everywhere he went, it rained,” he said.

Any truth in that?

NO SHADOW! EARLY SPRING!

February 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Appropriately beginning a day that pretty much saw all forms of weather — wind, snow, freezing rain, fog and sunshine — in the Weather Capital of the World, Punxsutawney Phil stunned shivering and wet fans at Gobbler's Knob and proclaimed Wednesday that no, he did not see a shadow, and yes, an early spring is on its way.

"The sky is clear; prepare yourself for warmth," Inner Circle Vice-President Mike Johnston said following Punxsy Phil's prognostication, which came on the heels of severe winter storm warnings for the Midwest, Pennsylvania, New York and the Northeast.

February 1st

Chelgren, Fye named Man, Woman of the Year

February 2, 2011

Thomas R. Chelgren

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thomas R. Chelgren was named the 2011 Punxsutawney Man of the Year at Tuesday’s Groundhog Banquet.

Bob “Oral” Roberts, the 2010 Man of the Year, said Chelgren is a Punxsy native and a graduate of PAHS and Jeff Tech.

 Roberts said it’s almost easier to describe what services and activities in which Chelgren has not been involved, but, “In everything he has done, he has served our community in a very selfless and humble manner, always avoiding the spotlight or any praise for his enormous efforts.”

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