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Special to the Times News/Franklin Klock-CCEEC Rennie, the bald eagle that resides at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill, sits on a proxy egg in her nest. The female bald eagle will protect its eggs through all types of weather.
While children all over are looking forward to next weekend's Easter egg hunts, there are a lot of kids and grown-ups who are fascinated with different eggs; bald eagle eggs. In late December 2014 a webcam was set up on a bald eagle nest in Hanover. The eagle cam is a joint project of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap and Comcast Business. Connie Ward of Jim Thorpe is one of more than a million people who view the webcam online.
A student at the Schuylkill Technology Center in New Castle Township has been charged with two offenses. State police at Frackville said a 16-year-old male from Frackville has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the teen used vulgar language while on school property and then damaged the property by putting a hole in a wall in the school.
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bob ford/times news Lehighton's Grace Shanton (left) and Jim Thorpe's Devon Matz compete in the girls 100 meter high hurdles.
A harsh winter has made life difficult for many track and field teams so far this spring, with practices often held indoors and meets frequently postponed. The uneven schedule has made life even more complicated for coaches looking to sort out their rosters, trying to maximize every event. And while many aspects of their squads are still unsettled, the picture became at least a little bit clearer for both Jim Thorpe and Lehighton on Friday afternoon in the Schuylkill League opener for both...
Dustin Roth and Jill Andrews
The engagement of Jill K. Andrews of Jim Thorpe and Dustin Roth of Lehighton has been announced by their parents. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and Pearl Sheckler of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She is currently enrolled at LCCC and will graduate in 2016 with a degree in business management. She is currently employed at Atlantic Home Loans of Bethlehem. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sandie Roth of Lehighton. He is a 2007...
CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which tries to prepare disadvantaged high school-aged girls to be future leaders. The auction house plans a preview exhibit starting April 16. The auction will be held April 25, with bidding in person and online.