Archive - Dec 2, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A potential catastrophe was averted when residents and maintenance personnel of Sycamore Apartments in Punxsutawney were able to remove a dryer that had heavy smoke showing and use a fire extinguisher on it at 2:23 p.m. Saturday in the laundry room of the building located at 505 Sycamore St.
The dryer had been removed and the building evacuated when members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Punxsutawney Borough Police arrived on scene, said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.
Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) presents a Patriot's Pen certificate to Maggie Prutznal of Punxsy for winning this year's essay contest.
Maggie received $100 from the post, and she also has been announced as the District 19 winner.
She will receive $100 from the District 19 Ladies Auxiliary, and her essay will be passed on to the state level for department judging.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
October 7, 1896
He Came Down
Ralph D. Work, 79, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Richardsville, Pa., a son of the late Earl Clifton and Grace Pearl (Yohe) Work.
July 19, 1958, in Summerville, he married Janet Eileen Sigworth, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Work was a graphic designer of fine china.
He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Brookville and Richardsville Baptist Church in Richardsville.
He enjoyed bluegrass and Southern gospel music. He loved traveling, camping and his family.
Barbara Ann âBobbyâ (Passmore) Yeager, 80, of Punxsutawney, and formerly of Clearfield, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
The daughter of the late Cecil L. and Cecelia (Ross) Passmore, she was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Clearfield.
Mrs. Yeager was a graduate of Clearfield High School and enjoyed attending her class reunions.
She married Edison C. Yeager on Oct. 17, 1955.
A homemaker, she had also been employed as a shirt presser and a hospital housekeeper.
In 1984, Barbara retired from the Troy Laundry in Idaho.
Joseph Bryan Lukehart, 43, Covington, K.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Punxsutawney.
He was born Aug. 27, 1969, in New Orleans, La., a son of J. Kipp Lukehart and Sharyn âShugâ (McLaughlin) Lukehart.
He was married to Molly (Godfrey) Lukehart, who survives.
He was an avid sports fan and golfer.
He loved his family and was a kind and caring person.
He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School and attended Westminster College.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Lindsay and Meagan Lukehart.