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A local nonprofit organization got a significant financial boost Thursday thanks to the Jim Thorpe Police Department. Police Chief Joe Schatz handed over a $3,000 check to Turn To Us, which connects individuals impacted by major or chronic illnesses and their families to available resources in the community. The money comes from proceeds of the department’s eighth annual policeman’s ball, held earlier this year at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. A different local organization is the...
Sometime overnight on Aug. 18 into Aug. 19, someone entered seven unlocked vehicles in the Borough of Tamaqua, stealing items ranging from a GPS unit, to change, to the vehicles’ paperwork. The thefts took place on Union, Mauch Chunk, Elm and Cherry Streets. Police urge motorists to keep their vehicles locked when they are unoccupied. Anyone with information may contact police at 570-668-5000.
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Balance was the key for the Tamaqua Raiders football team on Friday night against Minersville. The Raiders, who have been known as a run heavy team in head coach Sam Bonner’s 10-year tenure showed that this season they have the ability to air it out. Tamaqua went to the air attack early and often against the Miners enroute to a 49-13 opening night victory.
KARNISH — A son, Holden Nicolaus Karnish, was born at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 8, 2016, at Schuylkill Medical Center, to Sara and Frank Karnish of Summit Hill. He weighed 8 pounds, 3½ ounces and measured 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by a brother, Thaddeus, who is 14. Maternal grandparents are Meryl Hodon of Weatherly and the late William Hodon. Paternal grandparents are Francis and Maryann Karnish of Lansford.
Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it. There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars. • Aug. 19, The Smithereens and Martha Davis and The Motels, 8 p.m. • Aug. 24, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. • Sept. 9, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, 8 p.m. • Sept. 10, Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. • Sept. 29, Trace Adkins, 8 p.m. • Sept. 30, Jim Breuer, 8 p.m.