Upstart Weather Prognosticator Chinook Chuck No Challenger to Punxsutawney Phil
February 8, 2023
Looking back at records ofstories I've written for the "Journal" I found my only story about Groundhog Day was written in 2019 when Sherry and I were living in Whitlash while she served the Presbyterian Church there. I learned about the hairy marmot that lives in the Sweet Grass Hills but folks up there pooh-poohed the idea of a marmot predicting how much longer winter might last.
Closest I could get to finding furry weather forecaster back on the prairie was Marmaduke Marmot, a mythical creation of writer Robby Lucke. Lucke created Marmaduke in a 1986 column in the "Havre Daily News" und...