June 29, 1985 Jeff Hausamann collects two hits at the plate and allows just three hits over six innings to gain the pitching win as Northwestern claims a 9-1 Lehigh Valley League decision over Palmerton. Chris Schellhamer finishes with three hits and two runs scored while Rob Seyfried adds three hits and an RBI. The winners also receive two hits and a run scored from Tim Robb.
Naturalist Robin Tracey invites area residents to join him for a hike on the Oak Loop Trail at Locust Lake on Saturday, July 10.
The trail is four miles in length and features difficult terrain. The trail loops around Locust Creek and traverses up the mountain for a great view of the forest below. Part of the hike includes the "Tree Identification Trail created by a local Eagle Scout.
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and able to get along with other pets and people.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Albrightsville will hold its first annual clothing give away. The committee will be collecting clean or new clothing on the following dates at the church; July 11, from noon to 4 p.m. and July 12-17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The giveaway dates and times are Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have any questions, call the church office at (570) 722-0964 or Shirley at (570) 325-3523.
Bible school meeting
Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers in recent days.
On Thursday, June 24, about 6:58 p.m. officers were dispatched to SR196 and Wildflower Road in Tobyhanna Township, for a disabled vehicle on the road. Moments later the officers were advised by A Pocono Country Place security had followed the vehicle with no front tire from the main gate to a residence.
A proposed draft of new regulations, called Chapter 12, currently making its way through state government, means changes are in store for the Jim Thorpe School District. The regulations were discussed at the Jim Thorpe School Boards regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, by Shawn Kopp, Chair of the Jim Thorpe School District Wellness Council.
The regulations outline nutritional and wellness requirements schools must fulfill. The draft of these new regulations has been approved and is now under review, meaning that its passage is likely.
The Sixth Annual Lehighton Area High School All Alumni Family Day will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the new Orioles Park. Music will be provided by Monroe Berger. Everyone who has ever attend classes in the Lehighton Area School District and their family are invited to attend.
After 15 years, Mahoning neighbors have had enough of property owner
A contaminated well, feral cats, loose predatory dogs and piles of garbage are just a few of the complaints a group of neighbors heaped on supervisors at Monday night's Mahoning Township meeting.
For a decade and a half neighbors have tried to make the best of dealing with problems at a property at 1325 Orioles Drive, but things have finally gotten so out of hand on so many levels, according to neighbors, that even people close to a mile away are affected by the conditions and behavior of the property owner.
A project to renovate Slatington Elementary will cost Northern Lehigh School District $21.4 million.
The school board, on a 7-0 vote during a special meeting on Monday, agreed to award contracts for the renovation project, pending review and approval of bonds and insurances by the district solicitor. Directors Lori Geronikos and Gary Fedorcha were absent.
Skepton Construction, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, was awarded the general construction contract at a base bid of $8,845,000. With credits and deductions for alternates, the total bid amount is $9,653,100.
Beatrice Waibel and Elmer Frantz strolled around at St. Matthew's UCC's car show on Sunday, June 20, held in the church's picnic grove in Kunkletown. They stopped to admire this 1951 Ford Victoria owned by Jack Sherwood of Cresco. It was one of 147 cars entered.
The Tamaqua Lions Club did a special 'pocket change collection' fundraiser; which was a special project under the Lions District Governor, Robert Neumoyer,. The Tamaqua Lions collected and donated $75 to the Salvation Army food bank in one check and gave another for $25 as a special donation in his name, for his 'Feed the Hungry' project to round it out to $100. From left are Steve Bayer, Tamaqua Lions President, Esther Stofocik, Salvation Army secretary and case worker, Melissa Latham, Salvation Army volunteer and programs assistant, and Donald Young, Lions Club treasurer.
Effort UMC recently recognized its graduates from various schools and endeavors. They include: Chris D'Arcy, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, who has already left for the Army; Samantha Barth, graduated from Columbia International University with a bachelor of science; Chad Edwards, graduated from Archbishop Ryan, who will be attending Temple University in the fall; Josh Ernst, graduated from law school; Katie Griffith, graduated from 12th Century Cyber School; and Lisa (Zipp) Hoffman, from Luzerne Community College with a dental assistant diploma.
On Sunday, the Anthracite Region Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) held its annual cruise at the No. 9 Mine & Museum in Lansford to benefit the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626.
In addition to the many fine cars on display, there was music, door prizes, food, and drinks.
Visitors also enjoyed reduced priced mine tours.
Two Monroe County drivers are facing charges following two separate crashes.
State police at Lehighton said a crash occurred about 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, along SR209 at Polk Township Rd., in Polk Township. Troopers said a 2005 Jeep Liberty operated by Bradley S. Kobal, 50, of Effort, rear-ended a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Sandra C. Frawley, 41, of Kresgeville. Troopers said after impact Kobal allegedly made lewd gestures towards Frawley and then fled the scene.
John Mateluvich, Tamaqua Area High School teacher, makes a presentation during a meeting of the school's Middle States Accreditation Committee in the school cafeteria. Looking on are committee members Melissa Day, Wanda Zuber and Joe Holland. The 24-member group met with the school's faculty to discuss the implementation phase and action steps of the accreditation process from the Commission on Secondary Schools. A long range plan must be created to address the areas of need and must be in place before a visit from Middle States in October.
Considering the current difficult financial climate, the budget for the 200-11 school year was passed smoothly by the Jim Thorpe School Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. The vote was five to two and two abstaining.
The no votes cast by Ellen Kattner and Gerald Strubinger reflected a belief that the budget did not resolve impending financial issues. "We did not work hard enough on this budget," said Strubinger.
The North Central Regional DUI Program have announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols will be conducted during the weeks of June 28 through July 12, throughout Carbon County.
Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911. To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER-21.
Sobriety Checkpoints are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
St. Gabe's procession
Members of the St. Gabriel's Club, Summit Hill, will revive an old tradition in Summit Hill in conjunction with the St. Joseph Parish Festival that is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-18.
Members will hold a procession in honor of St. Gabriel, for whom the Italian-American Society is named.
The procession will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Members will process with the statue of St. Gabriel through the west end of town, along with the children from the parish's First Communion class.
The Panther Valley Pre-Kindergarten Summer School will be held at the Panther
Valley Elementary School. This program is designed to help the kindergarten students gain a positive attitude toward school and to become familiar with their new school.
Classes will be held 9:00 - 11:30 A.M., Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23, 2010.
Q. I saw a woman with what looked like a small tire around her neck. Do you know what that could be?
It could be a goiter, which is a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland made up of two halves that lie along the windpipe just below the voice box.
When the thyroid can't produce enough hormone to meet the body's needs, the gland compensates by enlarging. Iodine, a chemical element, is needed to produce thyroid hormone. Therefore, an iodine deficiency can lead to goiter and hypothyroidism deficient activity of the thyroid.
Adult day care
The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center offers participants daily exercise, reality orientation, remotivational and reminiscent therapy, as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack.
Additional activities planned for the month of July include: July 7, craft day; July 8, sing-along with Audrey Christ and bingo games; July 13, craft and bake sale; July 14; worship service; July 21, visit from the foot doctor; July 22, monthly birthday party; July 26, cooking class; July 28, trip to the Pioneer Tunnel.
IronPig fans have one more reason to go to the ballpark during this Fourth-of-July holiday.
The Phillies promoted the organization's top prospect Domonic Brown from Double-A Reading to take a few swings at Coca-Cola Park.
The left-handed hitting corner outfielder was nothing short of spectacular this season for the Reading Phillies. In 65 games, Brown batted .318 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI. That is overshadowed by his .354, 14 RBI clip in his final two weeks in Triple-A.
State police at Lehighton reported they are investigating an assault incident in Carbon County.
Troopers said on June 23 about 6:30 p.m. Margaret-Mary Platzer, 48, of 14 Unionville Rd., in Penn Forest Township, Jim Thorpe, and a 17-year-old female became involved in a physical altercation after an argument. During the altercation the teen wrestled with Platzer causing her to suffer a minor injury.
The investigation into the incident is continuing and anyone having information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Millet of Tamaqua will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 1. They were married in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Gilbert.
Mrs. Millet is the former Lois Erbe.
Tamaqua utilized some strong efforts on both sides of the ball for a 13-3 comeback win over Jim Thorpe in the District 18 11-12 Little League Tournament last night.
It was the second straight win for Tamaqua, as Connor Hartung's offensive firepower, paired with a great mound performance from Matt Minchhoff, were the highlights.
"We knew (Tamaqua) was going to be tough, because they were fundamentally sound, and had some good pitching," Jim Thorpe head coach Kenny Snerr mentioned following the contest. "Once they got that momentum swing, we just couldn't get it back."
State police at Lehighton are seeking a Monroe County man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred several weeks ago.
Troopers said they learned that Jose Alberto Hernandez-Tirado, 30, of Saylorsburg, was at 242A E. Terrace Drive, in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, on June 23, and in possession of an AK-47 gun. A team of troopers went to the address and apparently caught him off-guard. He fled the home on foot and ran through a wooded area and stream. He successfully eluded the troopers.
State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries, thefts and acts of criminal mischief investigated by troopers in recent days.
Troopers said the Meckes residence, located along Upper 57 Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between June 25 and 28. Removed was jewelry and other items.
Emergency responders show quick action, bravery, training
Daniel Riegel, owner of Daniel Riegel Plumbing & Heating of Tamaqua, was injured Monday morning when he was buried in dirt after a wall of a trench caved in on him at a construction site.
The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. at 512 Lombard St., Tamaqua.
Reports from the scene indicate Riegel was working in the deep trench when the south wall caved in after being weakened by recent heavy rains.
A son, Noah Matthew Lusch, was born to Kimberly and Michael Lusch of Lehighton, at 6:15 p.m., on May 11, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus.
He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce; and measured 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Terry and Holly Bierman of Lehighton.
Paternal grandparents are Ron and Karen Lusch of Lehighton.
June 29, 1990
The Palmerton Hospital received a $40,000 check from the hospital auxiliary as the organization held its annual dinner. Nearly 50 volunteers attended, which was held at the hospital. Florence Gallagher of Palmerton received the organization's distinguished Honorary Member award. Gallagher is past president of the auxiliary board and has given over 3,000 hours of her time as an active auxiliary member. The $40,000 check was presented to board member Marvin Foley by auxiliary treasurer Elva Kleintop.
Franklin Township supervisors said "no thanks" to paying the costs for a traffic signal at the intersection of Harrity Road and Route 209. They made the motion after discussing the request last night during a special meeting held to open bids for the Plantation Drive road project and for general purposes.
Rob Herschell of the PA Fish & Boat Commission checks the first of three concrete slabs that will be pushed into Mauch Chunk Lake to provide boat launch access at the park's Boat Launches A & B. The boat launches are expected to be completed by the end of July.