Carbon County will assess the functionality of its 911 system in regards to wireless telephone calls.
His decorated career having ended with the rank of sergeant major, Mario Iezzoni retired from the military in 1974.
But through decades, the Summit Hill resident always felt like he needed answers as to what happened to him in combat at the age of 18 in Korea.
"I always thought I should go see his family," said Mario of the soldier he carried from the front line assault in Pusan.
He believed the soldier to be John Kelly, one of three others with whom he was sent to Korea. The others were John J. Earley and Valletta.
We reached a new milestone this week as the national debt hit $13 trillion. If we divide the debt by the number of American families, each family owes $689,000. (See http://www.usdebtclock.org/). The average family income is only $62,500 annually.
Clearly the combination of debt and the rapidly accumulating deficit, with comparatively small family income indicates that the debt will take generations to repay.
Blue Mountain School District won another appeal to have property tax increased on a property located in the school district boundary.
The appeal was on the property of Kenneth Knittle and Lori Blozousky, 200 Chestnut Ridge, Deer Lake Borough. After a hearing Judge John E. Domalakes increased the market value of the property from $100,000 to $190,000 and fixed the assessment on the property at $72,580 for 2008 taxes, $70,870 for 2009 taxes and $75,810 for 2010 taxes.
Dr. Mark McGalla, principal at Lehighton Area Middle School announces the principal's list, honor roll, and honorable mention for the third marking period.
(95 or high composite average with no grade lower than a 90)
The cardboard boxes contained note pads, tablets and scrapbooks filled with yellowed newspaper clippings.
In terms of monetary value, the contents are modest.
The information compiled inside is priceless.
The boxes are the record-keeping legacy of the late Bob Barnisky, whose hobby of following the exploits of Tamaqua High School athletes in particular and others in general was familiar to readers of THE TIMES NEWS sports pages over the years.
After the Nesquehoning Borough Council came out of executive session for personnel reasons this week additional items were discussed. Missing from this month's council meeting were council men Michael Sniscak and Frank DiMiceli.
Mayor Tony Walck mentioned that the Memorial Day Parade in town will form at 8 a.m. at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center and begin march at 8:30 a.m.
The Crime Watch meeting will be held this month on June 15 at 7 p.m at the Borough Hall.
Plans have been finalized for the 2010 Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade that will be held on Monday, May 31, in the community. Traditionally, the town hosts Carbon County's largest parade for this holiday, it consisting of five divisions and having participants from throughout Carbon and Schuylkill counties, among others.
Stanley Zuber, a member of American Legion Post 316, will be the guest of honor, serving as grand marshal for the parade, which will step off after he rings the old Summit Hill High School bell in Ludlow Park. The expected start of the parade is 11 a.m.
Carbon County refunded a local business's taxes for two years after a court order reduced the assessment of six properties.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to refund taxes to Kovatch Corporation, Kovatch Enterprises Inc., and Kovatch Partners LP, all of 1 Industrial Complex, Nesquehoning, in the amount of $37,038.29.
Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, said the refunds are the result of an appeal Kovatch made on over a dozen of his properties.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Association Board of Directors will be holding a rededication service on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the main gate of the Cemetery on the 500 block of East White Street.
The service will be followed by a free hosted walking tour of the cemetery grounds with an anecdotal and descriptive history of the cemetery and its residents as well as the monuments and their architecture.
A major thunderstorm that had very heavy rain, sharp lightning, marble-size hail, and tree-bending winds forced the suspension yesterday of Lehighton-Central Catholic baseball game at Northwestern.
The game will resume in the top of the second inning at 4 p.m. today at the Sam Balliet Stadium in Coplay.
The storm was an anomaly of sorts in that only a mile from Northwestern High School, at the Route 309 and 143 intersection, there was sunshine.
In most of the TIMES NEWS area, there was only a distant rumble of thunder.
Connie Palmer's love of baking started early. She was about 7 years old when she helped her Mom bake simple chocolate cakes.
Now 18 and about to graduate from Carbon Career and Technical Institute's culinary arts program, Palmer, one of the school's top two students, has been accepted at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
The Panther Valley School Board voted unanimously to approve a proposed final budget totaling $23,901,607 for the 2010-2011 school year.
Peyton Marunich wanted to provide Northern Lehigh with a little spark.
She ended up igniting an electrical storm – both literally and figuratively.
Marunich's two-run double in the fourth inning finally put the Northern Lehigh in front. One inning later, following a 51-minute lightning delay, the Bulldogs exploded for eight more runs to put the finishing touches on a 15-5 mercy-rule victory.
The lineup for the Nesquehoning Memorial Day Parade will form at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center at 8 a.m. on Monday.
Marchers will step out into the line of march at 8:30 a.m. They will stop for salutes at the VFW Monument and St. Patrick's Cemetery on West Catawissa Street. They will proceed to the Nesquehoning VFW where a ceremony will be held.
Featured as the guest speaker will be Craig Strohl. All are invited to the patriotic ceremony.
Coaldale Silver Star recipient was only 18 and in combat
It's a freezing February night in 1945, and a scared kid from West Penn Township is on patrol, tramping through the snowy woods in enemy territory in war-torn Germany.
Suddenly, a German voice commands him to halt and give the password.
The kid, 18-year-old Edwin "Peewee" Mantz, had been drafted into the Army to fight in World War II. He's worlds from home, his feet are cold and wet in his leather combat boots, and his worst nightmare has just come real.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be doing several road projects within the next few days.
Weissport- Workers will be inspecting Forge Street, between Franklin Street and Railway Street in Weissport from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. Thursday, June 3. The should will be restricted for the inspection period.
Jim Thorpe - Workers will also be doing a bridge inspection on Route 903 between Route 209 and South Street, Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, June 2, between 9 a.m. and 3 p. m. ROAD NAME: PA 903. There will be a lane restriction.
A Summit Hill man was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in several pending arson cases on Thursday.
Frank Duane Swartz, 43, appeared before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II for a hearing on his petition to withdraw his plea. After a hearing Nanovic granted the petition.
In January Swartz pleaded guilty before Nanovic to 16 criminal counts stemming from a series of brush fires set in the county between March and April 2008.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two crashes, including a three-vehicle collision, on Thursday, May 27, along Schuylkill County roadways.
The three-vehicle crash occurred about 1:38 p.m. along SR61 just south of the entrance to the Cressona Mall, in North Manheim Township. Troopers said John J. Breslin, 24, of Schuylkill Haven, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Sliverado pickup truck, Victor E. Young, 61, of Reading, driving a 1999 Mercury Villager, and Martha Nicholson Anderson, 47, of Kings Mountain, N.C., driving a 2010 Ford Edge, were all southbound.
Tamaqua World War II vet finds his way home
Maybe we shouldn't have made that promise.
But, since it was made, we were determined to do our best to keep it, despite the red tape and logistics. In the end, we had to depend on a friend, who fulfilled that promise way beyond our dreams.
Let me get to the beginning, if I can determine where that is exactly.
Jacy Albert and Wesley Hablett have announced their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of George and Barbara Albert of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2000 graduate of Blackhawk High School, and a 2004 graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelor of science in business administration.
She is employed as a quality assurance coach at Network Solutions.
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota mother has given birth to a baby boy while driving herself to the hospital, with the newborn's father steering the car from the passenger's seat.
The Pioneer of Bemidji says 29-year-old Amanda McBride was rushing to the hospital Wednesday when suddenly her water broke and the baby "just slid out."
McBride says she was feeling labor pains at work, so she drove to pick up the baby's father and headed for the hospital. The father, 33-year-old Joseph Phillips, did not drive because he has a history of seizures.
Registration for Girl Scout "Camp Evergreen" is now being accepted with a deadline of June 7.
Join the Scouts as they journey to "Merry Ole England" for a weekend filled with fun and adventure at Camp Pine Grove. The dates are July 16-18. Hiking, cooking out, nature study, arts and crafts, campfires, making new friends, exploring fields, woods and streams this is the Girl Scout Program in the out-of-doors.
This year the theme is a "Midsummer Night's Camp." There will be a Renaissance adventure.
By the time he was a toddler, Carbon Career and Technical Institute senior Dave Pelcheck was already learning carpentry, learning the basics by helping his father with projects around the house.
"I've done it all my life," he said. "We have picture of me doing it when I was two years old."
More than 25 exhibitors, including free health screenings, will provide the most current information on programs and services available to Pennsylvania's older residents at a Senior Expo hosted by Senator Dave Argall (R-29).
The free informational event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at the Schuylkill Mall, Routes 61 and 81, Frackville.
Argall said the event provides seniors with a "one-stop resource" for information on a wide range of services and resources available to them – many of which are free of charge or at a reduced cost.
May 28, 1988
Two Lehighton senior boys have received a four-year scholarship through the Air Force. Marvin J. Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Barry, was awarded a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship, and Eric Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Bowman, received and appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Barry ranked number two in the graduating class. Bowman's four-year scholarship is valued at $190,000.
In articles about the fatal shooting of a man in the Wildcat development in Walker Township earlier this week, it was reported in two articles that paramedics from Lehighton Ambulance attended to the victim.
The TIMES NEWS was informed that while Lehighton Ambulance was dispatched, it was two EMTs from Tamaqua Community Ambulance who were the first emergency medical responders at the scene and assisted state troopers with resuscitation efforts.
Coroner feels it was 'justified'
Schuylkill County Coroner Joseph Lipsett has ruled the shooting of a Tuscarora man on Tuesday a "homicide," but it will be the county's district attorney to determine if it was justified.
Lipsett said that based on "the information we collected and my experience as an investigator," he feels the shooting was justified.
Lipsett made the conclusion following an autopsy on Wednesday and Thursday of Scott A. Mackelvey, 41, who was shot and killed outside a residence in the Wildcat development of Walker Township.
Zehner verbally commits to Bucknell
Tamaqua girls basketball standout Amy Zehner has verbally committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Bucknell University.
Zehner, a junior, has already topped the 1,000 point mark in her high school career. She has been TIMES NEWS Girls Basketball Player of the Year each of the last two seasons.
Artest's miracle shot leads Lakers past Suns
It's the second consecutive year that a painting from Jim Thorpe artist Joel Le Bow has been selected for Pennsylvania Museum's Art of the State exhibit.
Is Le Bow happy?
"Being selected is better than being turned down," Le Bow said. "But overall, it's been a difficult year as an artist."
Tamaqua Area clarifies school district stance on Sunday service
The baccalaureate service for the Tamaqua Area High School graduating Class of 2010 will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, 264 West Broad St.
Attendance at the service, which is sponsored annually by the Tamaqua Area Ministerial Association, not the school district, is voluntary for the seniors.