August 19, 2015 |
BACK IN THE early days of Pennsylvania, Christmas was frowned on by certain sects, faith healing was encouraged, New Year's was celebrated with gunfire, and a good snort of whiskey was just the ticket for aches and pains or just chilling out after a tough day in the fields. Don Yoder was a fount of such esoteric information, which he imparted to University of Pennsylvania students as a professor of folklife for 40 years, and anyone else who would listen. And lots of people listened.
March 8, 2015 |
Robin Michelle Yoder, 49, of Abington, a mother, animal lover, and dog trainer, died Monday, Feb. 23, of complications from cancer in Abington Hospice at Warminster. She had become ill in January. Mrs. Yoder's dream was to become an animal behavioral specialist. At the time of her death, she had just completed the courses in an online animal training program, was certified, and had her business registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. She had three clients for dog training, either at her home or the client's, said her husband, John E. Jr., an electrician with Sunoco.
December 21, 2014 |
Fevered claims of a "war on Christmas" have issued regularly in recent years from tribunes on the right - Fox News and Sarah Palin prominent among them. They summon a shared (Christian) tradition, a land before greetings of "Happy Holidays" and disinvitations of Nativity scenes from the public square. Christmas, however, was hardly settled turf in early Pennsylvania. Don Yoder, 93, has written extensively on the subject, including the introduction to Alfred Shoemaker's seminal Christmas in Pennsylvania , first published in 1959 (and still in print.)
August 31, 2012
By Tobias Peter Rep. Kevin Yoder might be the first Republican in a long time to win a place in the hearts of many Germans. While Germans tend to be liberal, they also feel sorry for the conservative Kansas congressman who has been in hot water for a naked swim in the Sea of Galilee - the biblically prominent body of water that Jesus is said to have walked on. Again and again, Yoder has apologized for the skinny-dipping incident, which took...
June 25, 2010 |
For all 4,000 athletes, this weekend's Philadelphia Triathlon means something special. For Anthony Yoder, it's a chance to further make a name for himself. Since turning pro as a junior in high school, Yoder has quickly ascended to the national stage. For Stacy Warkentine, it's a chance to fight back against cancer. She aims to retake control of her body and serve as an inspiration for her children. So collectively, they all prepare for the grueling race. This weekend, Fairmount Park will host the 6th Annual Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon.
May 11, 2008 |
The Chester County Stadium Project Task Force, formed to explore the feasibility of building a stadium that could be used by a minor-league baseball team, has had several inquiries since it began advertising for potential sites a week ago. The former Phoenix Steel property in downtown Phoenixville or one on the West Chester University campus have been mentioned as potential sites, along with two others in the Kennett Square and Downingtown areas....
March 9, 2008 |
West Chester Mayor Dick Yoder's vision of building a stadium to lure a minor league baseball team to West Chester, or another site in Chester County, has taken its first step beyond the dream phase and is on to first base. Texas architect Alan Adler, who has been involved in the design of several minor league ballparks, has been contracted to do what he calls a "scope analysis" of the proposal. Baseball consultant Howie Bedell, a former Phillies player, has joined those interested in the proposal.
February 16, 2005 |
A local university professor said yesterday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against incumbent Republican West Chester Mayor Dick Yoder next fall. James A. Jones has never held elected office but has been a fixture in local politics and borough government for more than a decade. He is a tenured history professor at West Chester University and has written extensively on the borough's industrial past. West Chester is one of a handful of places in Chester County where Democratic candidates have been elected.
December 30, 2004 |
Dick Yoder, West Chester's incumbent Republican mayor, will seek a second four-year term in 2005. Yoder, 67, said yesterday that he made the announcement this week because he plans to have knee surgery next month and expects that he will need at least a month to recover. The key issue in the campaign likely will be public safety, because the mayor's top responsibility is to supervise the 45-member police department. "I'm running again because I want to continue serving the community," Yoder said yesterday.
June 11, 2004 |
Ben Yoder isn't one to keep a log of his own statistics, but those numbers speak volumes about his impact on the Christopher Dock volleyball team. The stats say much more than he will about his contribution to a team from a small school that went up against powers in the Independence League, District 1 and the state this season. After Ambridge beat the Pioneers (20-2) in the state quarterfinals Saturday at Shippensburg University, Dock coach Kirby King converted the senior cocaptain's contribution into numbers.