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August 2010

N'western, Palmerton split golf matches

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Northwestern and Palmerton managed to split Colonial League golf matches on Monday.

GOLF

Northwestern Lehigh-Southern Lehigh-

Pen Argyl

Northwestern split in a Colonial League tri-meet at Saw Mill Golf Course.

The Tigers knocked off host Pen Argyl 410-448, but ended up falling to Southern Lehigh by a 390-410 score.

Cole Miller paced the Tigers with a team-low 76, while Nick Vecellio finished right behind with a 79.

The Spartans' Matt Guro grabbed medalist honors with a 2-over-par 72.

SOUTHERN LEHIGH (390)

ON THIS DATE

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31, 1985 Fred Cerimele scores two touchdowns, one on a 50-yard interception return and the other on a one-yard run, to help Panther Valley gain a 23-14 victory over Lehighton. Buddy Ligenza leads the Panthers' rushing attack with 68 yards while Gary Karnish follows close behind with 67, including a six-yard TD run. PV, coached by Joe Leonzi, also receives a 33-yard field goal off the foot of Rich Zabroski.

Boys cross country capsules

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 10-1 overall

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Sam Lux, Sean Boyd, Dave Barrientos, Jay Marsden, Arristah Voorhees, Branden Slack, Kareem Mickens

Key returnees Matt Curran (Sr.), Adam Dachowicz (Sr.), Josh Williams (Sr.), Nathaniel Flick (Jr.), Darren Gehres (Jr.), Chris Boyd (Jr.)

Others to watch Bob Taylor (So.), Erik Stelling (Fr.), Christian Fields (Fr.), Zachary Nace (Fr.)

Schuylkill court agrees to hear mandamus action filed in dispute

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Because there is a need for expediency the Schuylkill County court agreed to hear the mandamus suit filed by the county commissioners against Controller Melinda Kantner for failure to get out the annual financial report on county expenditures on time. The report was due to be filed in the county court July 1.

Judge Charles M. Miller handed down an order calling a pre-trial conference to be held Friday in his chambers at the courthouse in Pottsville and issued direction to both parties on how to proceed.

Nesquehoning conservation club to meet tomorrow

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The September meeting of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club will be Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Shade.

Blood drive scheduled in Lehighton, Sept. 15

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. will be hosting a community blood drive in conjunction with the Miller Keystone Blood Center on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from noon until 5 p.m. at the PHOENIX outpatient office, located at 1022 Blakeslee Blvd. Dr. East in Lehighton.

All eligible community members are asked to consider donating with the goal of keeping the area's blood supply at an optimum level.

DEP approves general permit for regulated fill project

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The remediation of the former New Jersey Zinc west plant in Palmerton has cleared its latest hurdle.

The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday granted approval to Phase III Environmental of Lehighton for the beneficial use, controlled placement and monitoring of regulated fill at the 120-acre site along Route 248.

Family fun day held in Tamaqua

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Family fun day held in Tamaqua
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A Family Fun Day was held recently at the Bungalow Park in Tamaqua to benefit the Tamaqua are Relay For Life. The community event consisted of food, music, games, prizes, inflatable bouncy gym, and a dunk tank. Event organizer Jenn Miller, from Tamaqua, stated her appreciation to all the volunteers, patrons, contributors, and key event sponsor Larry Frederick, owner of Freddy's Pub in Tamaqua. She also pointed out her appreciation to the Citizens Fire Company for donating the use of their dunk tank and inflatable bouncy gym.

Bus authority holds first meeting; elects officers

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The recently formed Schuylkill Transportation System Authority held its organization meeting Monday afternoon at the courthouse in Pottsville and elected Edward Barket, of Pottsville, a former two-term county commissioner and a real estate broker, as its chairman. Jason Ghergel, Orwigsburg, a CAP auditor, was chosen treasurer and Jack Wabby, Pottsville, secretary.

The board will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month. Its goal is to turn the STS, a county operated bus transportation business, into a profitable business.

Four hurt in Polk crash

Monday, August 30, 2010
Four hurt in Polk crash
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Four persons were injured Sunday afternoon when involved in a crash along Dorshimer Road in Polk Township, Monroe County. The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. near the intersection with New York Boulevard. The crash involved a window van and a pickup truck. The van came to rest facing east along the south berm and the pickup truck facing west. The Polk Township Fire Company responded to the scene, closing the road.

A look back at St. Ann's High School in Lansford

Monday, August 30, 2010

The former St. Ann's High School, on Bertsch Street in Lansford, had humble beginnings in the basement of the St. Ann's Church at the behest of its first pastor, the Rev. Hugh J. Bowen, according to a booklet printed in honor of the church's social hall dedication.

Bowen persuaded the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to start the school, which opened on Aug. 24, 1917.

Mother M. Angelus Ferguson, Sister M. Christina Lee, Sister M. Sacred Heart and Sister Alice Marie McCourt opened the school with 142 students in grades one through six.

No injuries in Monroe crash

Monday, August 30, 2010

No one was injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 9:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, at the intersection of SR209 and Gilbert Rd., in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. It was one of two crashes probed by state police at Lehighton.

Sixteen enter guilty pleas

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sixteen people who entered guity pleas to criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County court were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Class reunion

Monday, August 30, 2010

Palmerton Class of '55

This is the last call for members of the Palmerton Area High School graduating Class of 1955 for the upcoming class reunion.

The 55-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Blue Mountain Ski Lodge in Palmerton starting at 5 p.m.

For questions or reservations call Richard Nothstein at (610) 826-7339 or Dorothy Strohl at (610) 826-4751.

State police probe criminal mischief

Monday, August 30, 2010

State Police at Lehighton continue to investigate a criminal mischief incident that occurred within a 10-day span in Carbon County.

State police said the incident occurred at 415 Blue Mountain Drive, Lower Towamensing Township, when an unknown actor damaged a chain lock and a front door with an unknown object sometime between Aug. 16 and Aug. 26. The victim is Melody Frey Curzi, 62, of Kunkletown.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact State Police at Lehighton at (610) 377-4270.

Carbon Tax Committee considers collector

Monday, August 30, 2010

Members of the Carbon County Tax Collection Committee met in mid-August to hear presentations from four firms that hope to win the county's earned income tax collection business.

The committee is made up of delegates from the five Carbon County school districts and its 23 municipalities. The committee is required under Act 32 to choose a single tax collection provider to handle the county's earned income taxes by Sept. 15. Currently, each municipality hires its own collector and splits the proceeds with the school system.

Carbon driver cited for DUI in Lehigh

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Carbon County driver was cited for driving under the influence in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said about 8:23 p.m. on Aug. 15 Herbert Hernandez, 50, of Lansford, was stopped along Industrial Road, just west of SR100, in Upper Macungie Township. Troopers said as a result of that stop Hernandez will be charged with DUI

Ladies donate to Lansford fire company

Monday, August 30, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lansford branch of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association donated $500 to the Lansford Fire Company. Presenting the check was auxiliary president Veronica Bazik along with Mary Ciganek, vice president; and Louise Dunstan, treasurer/financial secretary. Accepting the check are fire company members front, Mark Kosica, Jason Diehl. Back row are Chris Aungst, Ron Hood, Bryn Zellner, David Aungst, and Mike Doerr.

Silver Creek fire tower dog hike

Monday, August 30, 2010

A dog walk/hike will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Locust Lake State Park, between 12:30 and 3 p.m. The hike is four miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The pine stands and brush are perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. The hike will go up the top of the mountain. Meet at the visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park located before the contact station. Bring your dog for a nice relaxing hike in the woods. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets.

Girls cross country capsules

Monday, August 30, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 3-8

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Tyra Brown, Emily Andrews, Elizabeth Schneeberger-Klotz

Key returnees Erin Bucci (Jr.), Gabriella Miller (Jr.), Samantha Miller (Jr.), Caitlyn Henninger (Jr.), Kayla Susko (Jr.), Tiffany Erney (Jr.), Briana Gehres (So.)

Others to watch Danielle Juracka (Jr.), Sara Kimborowicz (Jr.), Courtney Martinelli (Jr), Brittany Scherer (So.), Rebecca Osborne (So.), Catherine Condly (Fr.)

Criminal mischief incident in Monroe

Monday, August 30, 2010

State Police at Lehighton continue to investigate a criminal mischief incident that occurred recently in Monroe County.

State police said the Polk Township zoning officer reported that an unknown actor cut metal wires used to brace a stone wall at Hell Hollow Road near Dotters Creek sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 25 through 9 a.m. Aug. 26.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Lehighton at (610) 377-4270.

60th annual barbershop coalcracker show in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010
In addition to the performance by the Coalcracker Chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included a guest quartet appearance by 'Three Dads and a Lad', an up and coming western division quartet. Pictured from left are 'Three Dads and a Lad' members Jerry Schwebel (tenor), Tom Malestic (lead), J. Charles "Bud" Hart (da bass), and Dwight Hershberger (baritone).
In addition to the performance by the Coalcracker Chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included a guest quartet appearance by 'Three Dads and a Lad', an up and coming western division quartet. Pictured from left are 'Three Dads and a Lad' members Jerry Schwebel (tenor), Tom Malestic (lead), J. Charles "Bud" Hart (da bass), and Dwight Hershberger (baritone).

The Coalcracker Chorus presented its "Barbershop Harmony Society" 60th Annual Harmony Extravaganza on Sunday at the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

In addition to the performance by the chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included guest quartet appearances by 'Round Midnight', a cappella quartet of music educators from the Long Island/Manhattan area of New York.

ON THIS DATE

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2002 Ryan Bleam returns the opening kickoff of the season 88 yards for a touchdown and Northwestern goes on to gain a 28-13 Colonial League win over Notre Dame. Bleam finishes the contest with three touchdowns, hitting paydirt on runs of 2 and 18 yards. Ray Keshel carries 11 times for 141 yards and a TD as the Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, total 292 yards on the ground.

Slatington man drunk in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Slatington man was cited by Tamaqua police after he was discovered sleeping in a doorway at the Berwick House Apartments on West Broad Street. The incident was rported at 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

Barry Rausch, 39, who gave officers an adress of 443 S. Walnut St., Slatington, was found asleep in the doorway blocking anyone from entering or exiting. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and exhibited signs of intoxication when he was awakened by officers.

Andreas VFW hosts all-veterans free picnic

Monday, August 30, 2010
Andreas VFW hosts all-veterans free picnic
Copyright 2010

The Andreas General George S. Patton Jr VFW Post 5069 of Andreas hosted their 2nd Annual All-Veterans Free Picnic at Cheese's Grove in Andreas recently. All veterans, not just VFW members, and their guests were invited to attend the picnic. Above, veterans and family members pose for a quick photo during the picnic while other veterans and family members socializing, bottom photo.

Eldred supervisors

Monday, August 30, 2010

St. Matthew's UCC Sunday School

Sunday School will restart on Sept. 12 at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown at 10:30 a.m. There are Sunday School classes for children of preschool age to adults. Please consider joining them for the start of a new Sunday School year.

Church worship service is at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

Confirmation classes

Confirmation classes will begin at St. Matthew's on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is at least in 7th grade is invited to attend. If you have any questions, call 610-381-2442.

Eldred Township supervisors

Horse meeting open to public

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Lehigh Valley Horse Council will hold a regular meeting/demonstration/lecture on Thursday, Sept. 16. The topic for the evening's demonstrations will be all about bits-spit it out, with guest speaker Al Miskevish. The meeting will be held at Manito Equestrian Center, located at 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

It will start at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public. Anyone wishing further information concerning the meeting or the Lehigh Valley Horse Council can call (610) 837-7294 or (610) 704-4130.

Senior community hosts annual picnic

Monday, August 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Heritage Hill Senior Community residents and their families enjoyed their annual picnic at Eurana Park in Weatherly.

Girl Scout rally

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl Scout Service Unit 310 will hold their Fall Product Rally Thursday Sept.2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at St Johns UCC in Tamaqua. All girls are invited to attend to pick up their order forms.

Rig driver facing charges

Monday, August 30, 2010

A tractor trailer rig driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred along Interstate 81 in West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, about 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26.

State police at Frackville said a 2003 Ford E350 van was parked along the bern with the driver behind the wheel waiting for a tow truck. Keith L. Fields, 48, of Ellicott City, Md., driving a 2005 Freightliner tractor with trailer southbound left the road and the passenger side mirror struck the van's mirror.

New Ringgold man cited in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010

A New Ringgold man has been cited by Tamaqua police after an incident at Pieracini's Market, 107 Hunter St.

According to police a man walked into the market and deli Tuesday evening and ordered a party pizza. While he waited for the order he opened a bag of chips and consumed the contents. When the pizza arrived, he picked it up, then refused to pay for it because he had been made to wait so long.