Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7 at the Community Service Center, Franklin Avenue, Palmerton. Liz McElwee, region chairperson will visit the club and review the club excellence process. Any individual or business interested in learning more about Lionism, or attending a club meeting may contact membership chairperson Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or you may email him at email@example.com.
ALLENTOWN - At times it looked more like a prize fight, as Bethlehem Catholic and Palmerton both didn't want Saturday's District 11 Class 3A quarterfinal to be their final game of the season. It was also evident neither wanted to take the easy road to the next round.
Four Golden Hawks finished the afternoon on the bench after fouling out. Bomber co-captain Kelsey Hay also went to the sidelines with five fouls and 1:31 left in regulation and her team with a three-point lead.
West Penn Police are investigating an incident involving an exploding mailbox that occurred Sunday night around 10 p.m. on 916 Dairy Rd. in South Tamaqua.
Vandals placed an explosive device in the box to destroy it.
A Tamaqua Crime Watch official stated that the incident is considered a felony offense.
The United States Postal Inspection Service can investigate cases in which residential mailboxes are destroyed because they are considered federal property.
A Lehighton man will face a court trial in Schuylkill County for an alleged assault in Tamaqua.
Gregory Michael Muffley, 27, of 227 Ochre St., was bound over for trial following his preliminary hearing last week before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua.
Muffley was accused of breaking into a home at 114 Patterson St., Tamaqua, on Feb. 12. Muffley then allegedly struck resident Alicia Whah, his former girlfriend, in the face with her purse. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.
State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a rock-throwing incident that occurred along a Schuylkill County road.
Troopers said Denise Patricia Houser, of Barnesville, was driving a 2010 Dodge Caliber northbound along W. Market Street, in the area of Greenview Drive, in North Manheim Township, when someone threw a rock at her vehicle. It struck the front windshield of the vehicle, troopers said.
The person who threw the rock fled the area through the Schuylkill County Country Club golf course. The incident occurred about 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Forty eight units were collected during a Miller Keystone blood and platelet replacement drive held Sunday at the West Penn Fire Company in support of Harold "HT" Fryer, of New Ringgold, who is undergoing recovery treatment for Aplastic Anemia, a rare but serious medical condition where bone marrow does not replenish the body with new red and white cells. At times, it can be a potentially fatal condition. HT says he is currently doing well with the new treatment. Family member Kelly Boerner stated her appreciation to all who took time to come out and donate.
It provides a platform for students to showcase their musical talents on the grand stage.
That could shed some light as to why members of the Northern Lehigh High School Band are on cloud nine as they prepare to perform at their biggest production of the year.
That would be in the form of the 53rd annual Lehigh County Honors Band festival concert, scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern Lehigh High School. The Host director this year is Scott Brown, band director at Northwestern Lehigh High School.
EMMAUS - For the last three years, Dane DeWire waited his turn at the District 11 Class AA Diving Championship.
After taking one step onto the medal stand last season with a bronze medal, the Tamaqua senior finally earned the right to take two steps to the top of the medal stand by winning his first-ever district gold medal on Saturday.
DeWire also earned the golden opportunity to extend his highly decorated final high school campaign a the PIAA State Diving Championship on March 17th.
Dr. Stephanie Wernett of Blue Mountain Health System was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. She discussed the local hospital's pharmaceutical system and procedures. Pictured left to right are Lehighton Rotary Club Vice President Rev. Leon Morgan, Rotarian Bob McCombs, and Dr. Wernett. Rotary Club of Lehighton meets Monday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Beacon 443 Diner/Restaurant. Prospective new members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Tamaqua Area School District filed a petition to enter a lien on the property of Norman and Alice Gryczyusky, 54 Angel Drive, West Penn Township, alleging $1,134.36 is owed in back real estate taxes to the school district.
Deborah H. Pascavage was granted a divorce from Bruce D. Pascavage, both of Mahanoy City. They were married July 3, 1999.
Angela Snyder, Valley View, Hegins Township, was granted a divorce from Mitchell Snyder, Pitman, Eldred Township. They were married June 21, 1999.
A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, along Valley Road, at the intersection with Lower Road, in Walker Township.
Troopers said Justin Lindenmuth, 25, of Quakake, was driving a 2009 Volkswagen GTI southbound when he lost control at the intersection. The car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole. Lindenmuth and his passenger, Matthew Barnisky, 23, of Brockton, were not injured.
Joseph and Cindy Meyers of Slatington have announced the engagement of their daughter Lindsay to Eric Brown, son of Darryl Brown of Hamburg and Deborah McDill of Reading.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Allentown School of Cosmetology.
She is employed as a hair stylist at Sydney's Haircolor Concept Salon, Coopersburg.
The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute.
He is employed as a mechanical designer at Javen Engineering in Fort Washington.
A September 2011 wedding is planned.
Girl Scout troops around our area are working hard to sell their Girl Scout cookies as they hold fundraisers and stand in front of local businesses selling their cookies. The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates large benefits for girls, their councils and communities nationwide. Girls set cookie goals to support their chosen activities for the year, to pay for community service and leadership projects, to attend summer camp, to plan trips near and far and to provide events for girls in their community.
Melissa M. Johnson, 26 Maple Lane, New Ringgold, and Robert A. Boyer Sr., 246 Ridge Road, Schuylkill Haven.
Nicole D. Moore, 800 Hazle St., Tamaqua, and Paul J. Yeager, 222 Green St., Tamaqua.
Renee L. Baker and Michael J. Sosar, 301 E. Grant St., McAdoo.
Genevieve Scullion and John T. Henne, 22 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua.
Police from Tamaqua and Rush Township responded just before 2 a.m. Sunday to a report of an abandoned vehicle parked in the southbound lane of Tuscarora Park Road, SR1015, near the Tuscarora State Park entrance in Barnesville. When they arrived they noticed no one was with the vehicle and it had been heavily damaged after traveling a short distance off the road over an embankment around a nearby turn and then wound up traveling back on the road for about couple hundred feet with missing and deflated tires.
There are elected positions to be filled in all of Carbon County's school boards, boroughs and townships in the 2011 Municipal Election. Persons seeking the offices have until March 8 to file nominating petitions in the Carbon County Elections Bureau in order to get their names on the ballot.
In all six school districts in the county, voters will select persons to serve on the school boards.
West Penn Township police are investigating a crash early Saturday morning which left the female driver of the car injured. The crash occurred just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of SR309 and SR443 East. The woman was driving north on SR309 when she apparently lost control of her vehicle with the unit swerving onto the right berm impacting with a large rock and a tree. The victim was trapped in the wreckage for about a half hour before being freed by members of the West Penn Fire Co. #1.
An elderly woman escaped injury Sunday afternoon after her sport utility vehicle (SUV) crashed through the front plate glass store front of the E Z Market along SR309 in West Penn Township. The crash took place just after noon when she was pulling into the strip mall parking lot. The store is occupied as offices of the market and no one was injured in the incident. The vehicle jumped the curb and crashed into the metal and plate glass structure. The victim was evaluated at the scene by members of the Penn Mahoning ambulance. Township police are investigating the incident.
February 26, 1969 Jim Thorpe's pressing defense leads to a 78-61 victory over Northwestern and a berth in the District 11 Class C finals. After falling behind 8-2 in its man-to-man defense, the Olympians switch to their press and outscore the Tigers 26-9 the rest of the first half. Rich Kelowitz scores a game-high 20 points for the winners, while Hal Hydro nets 19 and Walt Schlenner tallies 18. Thorpe, coached by Phil Rader, also receive 12 points from Bill Klotz.
Local attorney explains court's options in case
How will the passing of John "Jack" Thorpe, the youngest son of Jim Thorpe, affect the lawsuit that he filed against the Borough of Jim Thorpe for the repatriation of his father's remains?
Attorney William Schwab is representing the Borough of Jim Thorpe. He is a local historian, and because of his interest, he accepted the case pro bono.
Can you sing or dance or have some other entertaining talent, Family Promise of Carbon County is inviting you to share it at the Family Promise Variety Show. Family Promise is a nonprofit organization serving homeless families in Carbon County. The Family Promise Variety Show will showcase Carbon County's local talent in a variety of performance disciplines, and everyone is invited to be a part of the festivities. If you can play the mandolin, sing, act, make people laugh or juggle, the non profit organization needs you.
By DOYLE HEFFLEY
One of the top priorities of the new governor will be the privatization of the state liquor store system, which has been state run since the prohibition era.
Carbon County Chamber of Commerce is holding its first networking mixer of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Riverwalck Saloon, Parryville.
Riverwalck is hosting the event and is offering free hor'devoers. Also the Chamber is welcoming members of the Carbon Builders Association and the Carbon Realtors Association to the event. Everyone should bring plenty of business cards and prepare to make some great contacts. RSVP by March 3 to Heather McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 379-5000.
Lelo is a male American Shorthair, who has been neutered and is up to date with his immunizations. He is looking for a good home with a loving family. For more information on Lelo, and all the othe cats available for adoption, contact the Carbon County Friends of Animals at (570) 325-9400.
A New Jersey resident was arrested this week in Monroe County on various drug selling charges.
Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the man as Adrian Young, 32, of Patterson.
Police said Young's arrest was part of an ongoing investigation of drug trafficking in the area which indicated that he was involved. The investigation indicated that Young would purchase bulk quantities of controlled substances in Patterson and come to the Poconos with them.
A hit and run accident involved a teen riding a bicycle. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of E. Wiconisco Ave. and S. 10th St., in Tower City, Schuylkill County.
Troopers said the operator of a Dodge Charger was making a right hand turn onto E. Wiconisco from S. 10th and made it wide and struck a 17-year-old male from Tower City, who was riding a Tony Hawk Frisco bicycle.
In the third week of the Eastern Schuylkull Recreation Commission's Winter Basketball League, R.R. Frey Services and Cuz-N-Joe's Place both picked up wins to remain atop the standings, while University Legendz and Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home notched their first wins of the season.
Midas Touch Hair Salon-Cuz-N-Joe's Place
Cuz-N-Joe's Place held Midas Touch Hair Salon to just two field goals in the second half, as they rolled to a 49-28 victory.
Soko Mujovic netted a game-high 20 points, while Jon Veet tacked on 11.
Understanding animal behavior If you want to know about search & rescue dogs, Penn Forest woman wrote the book!
Susan Bulanda literally wrote the book on training the search and rescue dog.
Her book, "READY! Training the Search and Rescue Dog," now in its second edition, is considered the Bible of search and rescue operations, and has been adopted by units throughout the world-even being reprinted in Japanese.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of S. Liberty St. and SR61, in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.
Troopers said Betty A. Grickis, 83, of Pottsville, was westbound on S. Liberty and stopped at the intersection while Kevin R. Evitts, 41, of Orwigsburg, was northbound on 61. Troopers said Grickis pulled into the intersection directly into the path of Evitts. The right front of Evitts' 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt struck the front of Grickis' 1999 Toyota Corolla.
A Palmerton woman is facing several charges related to accessing another woman's computer network account.
Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith has charged Amanda L. Hunsicker, 23, of 414 Delaware Ave., Apt. B, with one count each of computer trespass, disruption of service, computer theft, unlawful duplication and harassment. All counts are felony threes, except the harassment charge, which is a misdemeanor three.