The Groundhog Passed Away?

Groundhog Day

Baylea Russell


Baylea Russell, staff

What exactly is groundhog day?
Groundhog day is an occasion every February 2nd to determine the upcoming weather. If the groundhog sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, spring will come early.

How long does a groundhog live? Well, typically around four years. Unfortunately, this year’s groundhog, Milltown Mel died days before the annual ceremony. How he died was due to unknown circumstances. The groundhogs are well loved and always missed.

After asking around Inola High School, many people did not know of the passing and were very shocked. Rest in peace Milltown Mel.