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December 2nd

Barbara Ann “Bobby” (Passmore) Yeager, 80

December 2, 2012

Barbara Ann “Bobby” (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

December 2, 2012

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 “Shug” (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.

November 30th

Lady Chucks cheering for inaugural D-IX gold

December 1, 2012

DuBOIS — All athletic teams work hard and want their opportunity to be successful, gain notoriety and claim championships. Through the years, the high school cheerleading ranks have always seen their members work as hard on their cheers, dances, stunts and tumbles as any of the other athletic teams on campus.

In Pennsylvania, the cheerleading teams, though, were always listed as having to be consider an ‘other category’ of sport. The cheer squads never had their chance for due honors and district and state title acclaim.

Baseball road starts at 'The Rock' for Zimmerman

December 1, 2012

SLIPPERY ROCK — Every road starts somewhere. The road to ‘The Show’ has many routes, turns, stops and bumps to get to it. Punxsy has another potential ‘Big Leaguer’ ready to start his own road next fall on a not-so-distant collegiate baseball diamond.

Slippery Rock University has inked Punxsy’s Ty Zimmerman as a member of its Rock baseball team next season.

“We are excited to get him,” commented Slippery Rock’s head baseball coach Jeff Messer. “He is the first player we have had from Punxsutawney with its rich tradition of baseball players coming out of there.”

Doverspike’s service to the community a full-time job, and one she loves

December 1, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

Plantation Bed & Breakfast’s new windmills provide a green energy source

December 1, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The old legend has it that Don Quixote used to tilt at windmills, but today, there are many more people who are installing them for another reason — as an alternative energy source.

Such is the case at the Plantation Bed and Breakfast on Route 119 in Young Township.

"My son, Jesse Branken, came home from college in June, and he had suggested putting up windmills at Plantation Bed and Breakfast in order to save on electricity," said Julie Branken, owner of the popular bed and breakfast.

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