January 30th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.
Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.
"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet is on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Due to the school cancellation the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen will be crowned at the Groundhog Banquet, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night, at PAHS. Inner Circle member Jason Grusky announced that Colton Brooks and Janell Burkett have been chosen as the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen.
The Punxsutawney Area School District has announced that school has officially been canceled for today due to weather inclement. SS.C.D. has also been cancelled for today.
The PAHS senior class chose four senior boys and four senior girls to represent the 2015 Groundhog King and Queen Court. The four candidates for king include Colton Brooks, Jacob Gotwald, Zachary Moore and Brennan Winters. The four candidates for queen include Logan Brooks, Janell Burkett, Allison Fye and Kassidy Vizza.
The king and queen will be deemed as such by gaining the highest number of votes from the senior class.
Read the full bios in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
On Thursday, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett announced that, following a three-month investigation involving the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and Brockway Police Department, two people were arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, namely heroin.
Three controlled buys were conducted by undercover members involving the purchase of 30 stamp bags of heroin.
Randi C. Moore and Derek Grieneisen of Brockway were the two individuals arrested by warrant.
New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Tonight's free movie "God's Not Dead," sponsored by SS.C.D., to be held at the Jackson Theater, has been postponed to Friday night, Jan. 31 at 6:30, due to inclement weather.
Due to weather inclement the following games have been cancelled for tonight: JH/VAR Wrestling against St. Mary's, 7th/8th/9th grade basketball against Ridgeway. Keep watching our site for more cancellations.
The SS.C.D. Movie Night has been postponed until Friday Night due to weather inclement. Keep checking our website for more cancellations throughout the day.
The Punxsutawney Area School District will be dismissing children two hours early today due to inclement weather.