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July 2010

Getz's, MC Pharmacy stay tied in first place

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Getz's Transportation and Mauch Chunk Pharmacy ran their records to 6-1 and stayed on top of the standings in the Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League last week.

Getz's-Molly Maguires

Eric Busocker and Dennis McGinley led Getz's with 21 and 19 points respectively. Molly's was paced by Matt Yaich's 17.

MC Pharmacy-Highlands Bev.

Jason Miller netted 14 for Mauch Chunk, while his cousin Jan Miller added 10. Brad Hurley dropped a game-high 26 for Highland. Derick Reis chipped in with 13.

St. Lukes Rehab-JTNB

Political climate change leads to NJ bear hunting

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Although concurrent black bear-deer hunting has been eliminated this year in Pennsylvania, the state's hunters – especially those in the northeast – will be able to extend their bear season in New Jersey.

Yes, after five years of political stonewalling, New Jersey will have a black bear hunting season in December.

Atlantic Flyway waterfowl briefing to be held

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons. The session will be held Friday, Aug. 6, beginning at 1 p.m., at Haldeman Island State Game Land 290, directly across from the Ranch House Restaurant along Routes 11/15 near Amity Hall.

Patton named Marian boys hoop coach

Saturday, July 31, 2010
John Patton will replace Mick Stefanek as Marian head boys bsketball coach.
John Patton will replace Mick Stefanek as Marian head boys bsketball coach.

John Patton never aspired to be a head boys basketball coach.

But he always knew if he ever got the chance, it would only be at one place.

On Friday, that one place officially named him its new mentor.

"My initial thought was it was certainly not something I expected, but it's something I look forward to doing," said Patton. "I never envisioned being an assistant coach let alone a head coach, but I would never coach anywhere but Marian," said Patton. "I'm happy to be part of this program."

Softball team gains division title

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The 1992 girls' softball team made history at Jim Thorpe by becoming the first and only championship girls' softball team in the history of the school.

Panther ValleyMake-up physicals

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Make-Up Physicals for all Panther Valley Fall Sports will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nurse's Room at the Panther Valley High School.

A PIAA form must be on file with the nurse or you will not receive a physical.

Stewart on Pocono pole

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tony Stewart climbs out of his Home Depot Chevrolet after qualifying on the pole with a speed of 171.393 mph fpr Sunday's Sprint Cup 500-mile race at Pocono.
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Tony Stewart climbs out of his Home Depot Chevrolet after qualifying on the pole with a speed of 171.393 mph fpr Sunday's Sprint Cup 500-mile race at Pocono.

LONG POND - Last August, Tony Stewart was awarded the pole position by default at the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 thanks to some rainy weather and being atop the points standings.

This time around, Stewart wasn't handed the lead spot. He earned it.

The driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet Impala claimed his third pole in the last four races at Pocono, as he finished qualifying with a time of 52.511 seconds and a speed of 171.393 miles-per-hour. He bettered his practice time from earlier in the day by nearly one second and three mph.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 1955 Johnny "Doley" Smith blasts a two-run homer to help the Jim Thorpe Indians claim the Carbon-Schuylkill League title with a 4-1 victory over Bowmanstown. Louie Huber gains the pitching win, tossing all nine innings. Roy Gover collects two hits, one a triple, and scores two runs while "X" Wernett finishes with a pair of hits and an RBI. For Bowmanstown, Mel Everett bangs out three hits and scores a run.

Semmel steps down as LHS golf coach

Saturday, July 31, 2010

During the monthly meeting of the Lehighton Area School Board on Monday, two athletic coaches resigned from their posts for the 2010-2011 season.

Dennis Semmel resigned as the head golf coach; while Aaron Foulk resigned from his position as JV boys' basketball coach.

Quick meals can be healthy

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We prefer fast food. They prefer good food which leads to better health. How else can you interpret the numbers used by Peg Moline, in her Editor's Letter in the June issue of Natural Health?

"The U.S. uses 16 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) for health care and Americans spend just under 6 percent of their income on food," she writes. "In contrast, Europeans spend as much as 18 percent on food and just 8.6 percent on health care."

Where is NASCAR headed?

Saturday, July 31, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jeff Burton's No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet sits outside of the garages at Pocono Raceway prior to qualifying on Friday. Burton will start 8th on Sunday in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jeff Burton's No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet sits outside of the garages at Pocono Raceway prior to qualifying on Friday. Burton will start 8th on Sunday in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.

LONG POND – Saving the sport of NASCAR.

Although the statement does seem like a bit of a stretch, recent attendance and poor economic times in a sport that greatly relies on blue collar fans, has shown a decline with the likelihood to show more problems than solutions.

One solution to limit the negative and critical outbursts by drivers has placed NASCAR in the center of a swirling wind that some say smells foul. With 200 laps on Sunday around a racetrack called the Tricky-Triangle, drivers will have a tough time controlling what they say.

Pamela Houtz marries John Nickerson

Friday, July 30, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. John Nickerson
Mr. and Mrs. John Nickerson

Pamela Houtz and John Nickerson were united in marriage on June 12, 2010 at the Palmerton Borough Park.

District Judge Bruce Appleton officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Perma Berger, of Palmerton. Given in marriage by her mother, she chose Cindy Berger to serve as maid of honor and Peggy Feinhour-Stoss to serve as matron of honor.

The bridegroom is the son of the late John H. Nickerson and the late Patsy Tully. He chose Brian LeBar and Larry "Dinker" Smith to serve as best men.

New rules to be written for S. Hill building

Friday, July 30, 2010

To date, just one formal event has been held at Summit Hill's new community center and already the rules for utilizing the facility need to be changed.

Members of Summit Hill Borough Council said there are several problems with the current regulations.

For one thing, the rules say that the entire borough council must approve use of the building. This means that it would not be available for a funeral dinner since the council meets just once a month.

Attains dean's list

Friday, July 30, 2010
Rohde
Rohde

Christopher "CJ" Rohde, a 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, has been placed on the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at Penn State University. CJ is the son of Ron and Lynn Rohde of Tuscarora. He is majoring in mechanical engineering and will graduate with honors in 2011.

CJ plans to pursue a career in alternative energy.

Marriage licenses

Friday, July 30, 2010

Carbon County

Nicholas Angelo Pozzessere, Box 98, 35 Chestnut St., Tresckow, and Lindsey Ruth Ackley, 1636 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg.

Kenneth Ellis Santee III and Kristy Lee Purdy, 185 57th St., Kunkletown.

Thomas Jeremy Kattner and Tracy Barabas, 156 Coal St., Nesquehoning.

Michael Vincent Yurista and Heather Lee Smith, 515 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton.

William Thomas Goho Jr. and Sara Jean Keiper, 1646 State Route 534, Albrightsville.

Shaun Jesse Wininger and Nicole Amanda Williams, 1021 Fifth St., Palmerton.

Watching fans can be quite interesting

Friday, July 30, 2010

I love going to sporting events, especially baseball games.

And while I enjoy the competition and watching the talents of the players involved, there's another part of the game that also interests me.

Checking out the fans.

Fans come in all shapes and sizes, they have so many different personalities, and they cheer for their teams in numerous ways.

Whether it's at a youth soccer game or a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, something happens to people when you take them out of their normal everyday lives and put them in attendance at a stadium.

Heated debate over Packerton Yards

Friday, July 30, 2010

Carbon accepts $2 million grant

Carbon County officials got into a heated debate after accepting a multimillion dollar grant that will be used in the development of the Packerton Business Park.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-1 to accept the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) grant agreement in the amount of $2 million to assist in the development of the Packerton Business Park, located in Mahoning Township and Lehighton.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein cast the sole "no" vote.

On this date

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 1969

Assemblyman Joseph Semanoff of Lehighton, Carbon County representative in the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, was appointed a Pennsylvania ambassador to Holland. During a session of the assembly this afternoon, a resolution was read and adopted naming Semanoff as a Pennsylvania representative on Sept. 7, the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Holland from the Nazis. Semanoff, in World War II, was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. He received a standing ovation.

Tamaqua Lions donate to local emergency services

Friday, July 30, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Lions Club presented checks totaling $3,000 to six local emergency service organizations during their regular meeting held at their Lions Club Grove in Tamaqua. This is the Tamaqua Lions Club largest annual continual donation. Organizations receiving donations were Tamaqua East End Fire Company, American Hose Fire Company, Citizens Fire Company, South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Fire Police, and Hometown Fire Company.

Carbon County Idol won by Justin Plocinik

Friday, July 30, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Carbon County Idol 4 winner Justin Plocinik performed the song "Bring Him Home".
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Carbon County Idol 4 winner Justin Plocinik performed the song "Bring Him Home".

"WOW !!!"

"The best ever Carbon County Idol competition ever". That's how Natalie Kmetz the Director of Carbon County Idol 4 summed up all that has been seen and heard from the 11 competitors who gave it all they had throughout the contest to the delight of the audience and judges alike.

Culminating three weeks of competition, the title of "Carbon County Idol 4" was awarded to Contestant No. 2, Justin Plocinik, who in addition to the title also received a plaque and a prize of $250.

IronPigs lack offense in 2-1 loss to Durham

Friday, July 30, 2010

ALLENTOWN – You need to be as perfect as you can be to beat a team like the Durham Bulls.

IronPig starter Brian Mazone put forth his best effort, but the speed and the depth of last year's International League Champions proved to be too much once again yesterday morning as Durham took the third game of the series, 2-1 in 11 innings.

With their fourth straight close loss, the IronPigs are struggling to get their hitting to match their pitching. After losing 6-3 in 15 innings, they dropped a 5-3 loss to Durham on Tuesday and a 3-2 decision on Wednesday.

Birth: Brown

Friday, July 30, 2010
Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown
Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown

BROWN A son, Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown, was born at 3:23 p.m. on June 18, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Amy Sue Frohnheiser-Brown and Robert Willard Brown of Lehighton.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces aand measured 20 1/2 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Lillian Brown, 8.

Maternal grandparents are Clayton and Brenda Frohnheiser, Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and the late Kay Brown, Lehighton.

Attains dean's list

Friday, July 30, 2010
Edgar
Edgar

Brianna Edgar, a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, was named to the dean's list at Wilkes University for the spring 2010 semester and accepted into the national honor society for psychology. She is a psychology and neuroscience major in the pre-physical therapy program.

Brianna is active on campus on the school volleyball team, alumni/homecoming committee, and in many service clubs. She also was selected to serve as a resident assistant for the fall 2011 term.

ON THIS DATE

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 1983 A solid game on the mound and at the plate by George Harris allows Lehighton to gain a 5-4 Pocono Mountain League win over the Tamaqua Travelers. Harris gives up just six hits and strikes out six to earn the pitching victory. Offensively he slugs a two-run homer and a two-run double. Harris also scores the winning run on an RBI single by Dan David. Lehighton also receives a double and run scored from Mike Galasso.

Class reunion

Friday, July 30, 2010

JTHS Class of 1980

Members of the Class of 1980 from Jim Thorpe High School will hold their 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

Classmates are reminded to mail in their responses to Jean (Kemmerle) Dunbar. For questions, contact Dunbar at (570) 325-4303.

Carbon County court news

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosurers for alleged defaults on loans.

Flagstar Bank, c/o 5151 Corporate Drive, Troy, Mich., filed against George T. Hough Jr., 93033 North Loop Rd., Slatington, over property at 60 White Pine Lane, Lehighton. Sought is $133,512.95 and continuing interest.

BAC Home Loans Servicing, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Mark C. Roccogrande, 111 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $175,846.58 and continuing interest.

Joins Silberline

Friday, July 30, 2010
Rudy Wiesemann
Rudy Wiesemann

Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., the global supplier of effect pigments with its Corporate Headquarters in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, announced that Rudy Wiesemann recently joined the firm as Project Leader - Global Ink Product Development.

Barns of Polk

Friday, July 30, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS (PLEASE USE THIS BARN AS THE LEAD PICTURE WITH THE POEM UNDERNEATH IT) The Shafer/Howerter/Hartman barn, located along Mountain View Road, has long been neglected and falling into disrepair. But it is a reminder of a farm that once flourished and provided sustenance to the families who owned it. It is a sign of the times with farms disappearing across our nation's landscape.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS (PLEASE USE THIS BARN AS THE LEAD PICTURE WITH THE POEM UNDERNEATH IT) The Shafer/Howerter/Hartman barn, located along Mountain View Road, has long been neglected and falling into disrepair. But it is a reminder of a farm that once flourished and provided sustenance to the families who owned it. It is a sign of the times with farms disappearing across our nation's landscape.

Two men archive the historic barns of Polk Township

Roy Christman of Towamensing said he heard a statement that America loses one barn a day.

With that thought in mind, two members of the Polk Township Historical Society, Norman Burger, president, and Elmer Heissam decided they were going to record as many barns in Polk Township as they could. To date, they have documented 33 standing barns and 47 that no longer exist. At one time there were estimated to be over 80 barns in the township. With their search came knowledge about some of the history of the area.

Lehigh man facing Schuylkill charges

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Lehigh County man, who police say has two indentities, is facing multiple charges in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said George Hoffman Jr., 44, of Breinigsville, is facing the following charges: felony counts of forgery and identity theft and misdemeanor charges of unsworn falsification to authorities, false ID to law enforcement and six summary traffic violations (expired registration, suspended registration, suspended license-DUI related, no insurance, expired inspection and no seat belt).

Altercation leads to an arrest

Friday, July 30, 2010

An altercation in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville led to one of the participants being cited.

State police at Frackville said Justin E. Kitsock, 31, and Leonard Mervine, 30, both of Girardville got into an altercation about 3:45-4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, along W. Ogden St., near Richmond St.

During the altercation Mervine kicked Kitsock in the face. Mervine was issued a citation for harassment, troopers said.

Schuylkill driver cited after crash

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a crash that occurred early Friday, July 30.

State police at Frackville said Michael H. Bechtel Jr., 18, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2000 Subaru Legacy southbound on SR4031 in West Mahanoy Township, about 12:30 a.m. when he lost control. The vehicle traveled though the northbound lane and onto the berm where the passenger side front struck a tree and came to rest.

Bechtel, who was not wearing a seat belt, received cuts to his head but did not require immediate medical attention.