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February 5th, 2015

PAHS to host Winter Queen’s Court ceremony Friday at halftime

February 5, 2015

The PAHS senior class recently chose six senior girls to represent the 2015 Winter Queen’s Court. Members of this year’s court include Amber Carlson, Courtney Huffman, Kaston Mohney, Shaina Painter, Ivy Phillips and Alyssa Reitz.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be named Queen. The runner-up in votes will receive the title of Princess.

The Queen and Princess will be crowned during the PAHS boys’ basketball game tonight. The Winter Formal dance in their honor will be held on Feb. 7.

Read the bios in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

February 4th

Chucks fall just short at Hollidaysburg

February 4, 2015

In this Jan. 15 file photo, Punxsy’s Perry Arrington battles for position
against Redbank Valley’s Keshon Truitt. Wednesday, Arrington got the
Chucks off to a fast start with a victory by fall at Hollidaysburg, but in the end, Punxsy fell in a close match, 42-39.

Punxsy returns to the mat Thursday with another road contest — this time a bit closer, at Marion Center.

Thursday's schedule also includes the junior high basketball teams traveling to Ridgway, and the Lady Chucks playing at DuBois Area Middle School.

February 3rd

Overseas couple weds on Groundhog Day

February 4, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was the perfect day for a wedding, and for one couple deeply in love, it was a dream come true.

Alexander Lasarev, who hails from Canada, finally married his lovely bride, Isabelle Wagner, who hails from Germany. The couple, who share a great love of not only Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney, are also huge fans of the movie "Groundhog Day" — so much that they made a mini-movie called "Tribute to Groundhog Day," which can be found on YouTube.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

February 2nd

Pro Football Recap Championship Sunday

February 2, 2015

Pro Football Recap
Championship Sunday
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28 - Seattle 24

BREAKING NEWS: PHIL SAYS #SIXMOREWEEKSOFWINTER

February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather," as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of the members of the Inner Circle.

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!

February 2, 2015

Phil's big day is "phinally" here! Full-blown festivities are underway at Gobbler's Knob! Check back here at punxsutawneyspirit.com for Phil's official prognostication, which is set to take place around 7:20 a.m.

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!

February 2, 2015

Phil's big day is "phinally" here! Full-blown festivities are underway at Gobbler's Knob! Check back here at punxsutawneyspirit.com for Phil's official prognostication, which is set to take place around 7:20 a.m.

February 1st

Lorenzo, Curtis given Woman & Man of the Year honors

February 2, 2015

BY EDDIE ARMSTRONG
PUNXSUTAWNEY — When Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo found out she was the 2014 Punxsutawney Woman of the Year, she was both shocked and humbled.

"I don't deserve this," Lorenzo said after making her way up to the podium.Lorenzo, who was very touched, said that she tries to do the best she can.

BY ZAK LANTZ

January 31st

Deeley: 'Phil is ready to do his thing'

January 31, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

PAHS Groundhog Royalty to be crowned at Groundhog Banquet

January 30, 2015

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.

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