West Penn Township's Sewer Committee and area specialist Sean McElroy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continued Tuesday evening creating a plan to bring public sewage facilities to five communities in the area: South Tamaqua, Clamtown, Reynolds in Walker Township, Andreas and Snyders.
The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, July 2.
There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.
Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need brown grocery size paper bags.
What do you get when you drop Mentos candy in a two-liter bottle of cola?
The answer, which dozens of students learned last week during the Healthy Body/Healthy Minds SHINE Camp, is a rocket.
An elderly Easton man was injured and flown to a medical facility following a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, along Interstate 81 in Delano Township.
Surveyor Bruce Steigerwalt, PE, PLS stood before the West Penn Township planning commission Tuesday at the municipal building with a preliminary sketch plan for the Hoffman property located in East and West Penn in hopes to figure out how to equally divide it among Carol Hoffman's family before presenting it to the zoning board to seek approval.
One of two drivers involved in a crash that occurred about 10:35 a.m. on Monday, June 27, along Waterfall Road in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, was cited.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicholas P. Heisler, 21, of Pine Grove, was southbound and Beau C. Natale, 17, also of Pine Grove, was northbound. Troopers said Heisler failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and entered the northbound lane where his 1998 Ford Taurus struck the left side of Natale's 2000 GMC Sierra truck with the left front end.
Lansford man sent to jail for burglary
A Selinsgrove man received a 20 to 80 year sentence for rape of a nine year old McAdoo child and a Lansford man a sentence of one two years for burglary, in sentences handed down by Schuylkill County judges. Both previously had entered guilty pleas to the charges.
David H. Miller, 22, was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes for the rape charges and John Elvin Bartenope, 34, of 43 Centre St., Lansford, was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller.
Two teens pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Carbon County court to entering a Banks Township home and removing cash and other items.
Steven Anthony White, 19, of Tresckow, and Patrick Wersinger, 19, of Hazleton, each pleaded to one count of burglary, as a felony one.
The two admitted entering a home at 6 E. Hemlock St., Tresckow, on Sept. 23, 2010. The home owner is Ronald Kokinda, who is chief adult probation officer of Carbon County.
Niles Landers Grover, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday.
He was born on June 27, 1921 in Hudsondale. He has lived all of his life in this area.
Niles graduated in 1938 from Weatherly Area High School and was also a graduate of Hardwick University in New York.
During his service in World War II, as an Army Aircorp B-24 Bomber pilot, he received a Flying Distinguished Cross and various other medals of honor.
A Monroe County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.
Wildwood 115 Inc., trading as La Roma Pizza & Madd Anthony's Bar, located at HC-3 Box 2517, SR115, in Blakeslee, Tunkhannock Township, was cited for issuing checks or drafts, in payment for purchases of malt or brewed beverages, when there were insufficient funds in or credit with, the institution upon which the draw for payment was made.
June 29, 1977
The six-man Lansford Borough maintenance cre and borough council remain deadlocked in negotiations centered around a new three-year contract and a strike by the Teamster Union affiliates dating back to June 3 continues. Al Abruzzi, president of Teamster Local 773, said the borough council turned down the latest offer by the employees. The men had asked for a salary increase of 35 cents an hour for the first two years and 30 cents per hour during the third year of the three-year pact.
Students need inspiring when it comes to history
Earlier this month, a national report card was issued on the performances of students in American schools in the area of history. The results weren't the kind of statistics that provides inspiration as we head into next Monday's national birthday celebration.
The proficiency tests were given to 4th, 8th and 12th graders by the National Assessment of Educational Progress board and the history scores were the lowest among the subjects tested, which included math, reading, science, writing, civics, geography and economics.
The Phifer's Ice Dam playground, built by the Franklin Township Lions Club nearly 20 years ago, has been given new paint and some added color.
Lions Club members have been doing the volunteer work, stating it's the first major such project for the playground.
David Hawk, Lions club president, said about eight to 10 club members spent eight hours a day for four days to complete the project.
He said all the wooden equipment was stained. The playground equipment had been all brown, but to add color there were locations on the equipment that were painted green or red.
The monthly meeting of Nesquehoning Borough Council went off later this month due to the untimely death of one of its council members, Frank DiMiceli. Also absent was councilman David Hawk. Council is now accepting names to replace DiMiceli's seat.
HARRISBURG – Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) voted today in favor of a $27.148 billion state budget which should allow the state to begin its budget year on time, for the first time in nine years.
The Carbon County Environmental Education Center is planning fun and exciting summer programs for children.
On July 7, starting at 5:30 p.m., the center will be hosting an Outdoor Field Day event for children ages five to 12. Guest naturalist Becky Cunfer will be leading special events including team relays, challenges and an obstacle course.
The following students have achieved Principal's List or Honor Roll for the fourth marking period at Towamensing Elementary School.
PRINCIPAL'S LIST: Students who have attained all A's in all major subjects.
Kristi Seiler has been named as the Slatington Women's Club Girl of the Month for May.
The Northern Lehigh High School senior is a captain of the Varsity Softball Team and a captain of the Varsity Field Hockey Team
She plays varsity basketball and is a member of Interact Club. She is the treasurer of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and secretary of Student Council.
An Albrightsville man owes a big restitution bill stemming from a driving under the influence (DUI) incident.
Christopher A. Nodzo, 48, appeared before Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass on Tuesday for sentencing on one count of DUI. He previously entered a guilty plea but sentencing was deferred due to a dispute over restitution.
Three others placed in Carbon ARD program
Nine persons in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court. Also, three first time offenders were placed in a special probation program.
Judge Steven R. Serfass accepted the pleas from the following:
The Lehighton Area Middle School music department will present a Summer Band concert on Friday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at the middle school.
The sixth through eighth grade combined band will perform several pieces including "Sugar Creek Saga," "Bugs That Bug Me," and the theme from the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants. Furthermore, selected clarinet, saxophone, flute, and low brass students will be featured during the small ensemble portion of the concert.
St. John's and Zion's Lutheran Churches have combined forces to host a Vacation Bible School program from July 11-15. Themed "Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus Was a Kid," the program will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 6-8 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 6 p.m. on July 15.
In addition, an outreach program, "Operation Kid to Kid," is being offered for students in grades three through six.
Older students and adults are needed as helpers.
For more information, or to register a child, call (570) 668-2180 or 668-4554.
SS. Peter and Paul
The new 2011-2012 Western Pocono Women's Club officers and new members were installed at the May Banquet held at the Effort Methodist Church with 38 ladies attending. The new officers are, left to right: President, Vicki Connor; Vice President, Paulette Sebring; Secretary, Bobbi Fisher; Treasurer, Judy Smith. Thanks to the banquet committee, Fern Smith, Kay Charbonnier and Darlene Beers, the evening was judged to be a success.
The North Central Highway Safety Network, in conjunction with Buckle UP PA and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recognized Schuylkill and Carbon county police officers and departments for their dedication and commitment to the PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) during an awards presentation held Tuesday at the Ambulance Building in Frackville.
The presentation was done in cooperation with the Community Traffic Safety Project and is part of PennDot's Drive Safe PA initiative.
Construction of Palmerton's new $10 million wastewater treatment plant is in full swing Tuesday afternoon. The treatment plant is expected to be completed by fall of 2012.
Visitors from far away as Maine took part in the annual Poker Run and community block party held Saturday at the West Penn Rod & Gun Club in Clamtown. One of the attractions was this 1,100 pound Boss Hoss BHC-3 motorcycle which runs on a liquid-cooled 5700cc Chevrolet Corvette V-8 engine.
State police at Fogelsville reported on two crashes investigated by troopers, one involving a Slatington driver and the other crash a driver from Schuylkill County.
Troopers said a two vehicle crash occurred about 4:29 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, along SR29 at the intersection with Beck Rd., in Upper Milford Township. Troopers said Randy L. Stone, 44, of Slatington, was northbound operating a 2011 Dodge Caravan and approaching the intersection while Pat T. Rossignuolo, 82, of Macungie, was stopped at a stop sign on Beck Rd. in a 2007 Toyota Avalon.
John DeAngelo, son of Joe and Jackie DeAngelo of Coaldale, graduate magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College, Allentown on May 22.
DeAngelo graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance. He was the recipient of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants 2011 Outstanding Senior Student Award. He has accepted a position with Rothstein, Kass & Company, P.C. in Roseland, N.J.
DeAngelo is a 2007 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.
Jesse Hiles of Lansford has donated a new refrigerator to the Lansford Little League. Hiles, left, who owns the Sports Zoo in Lansford, looks over the appliance with Dan Wynn, secretary-treasurer of Lansford Little League. Hiles said he made the donation because at one time, he received a phone call asking if he knew where the league could find a used one. He said, "When I was a kid, I got so much out of Little League. I played in Summit Hill but live in Lansford, now. That's why I decided they should have a new one."
June 28, 1992
Someone is feeding the rats in Weissport and it had better stop. "I found full family packs of spoiled chicken legs and pork chops all ripped up in the run," said councilman Don Frehulfer. "There were also several heads of lettuce or cabbage there, too." The run is a drainage ditch that takes storm water runoff from throughout the borough to the Lehigh River. Frehulfer, who said the food contributes to the rodent problem in the town, warned that anyone caught tossing food in the run will be cited under the garbage ordinance.
Slatington police reported the following arrests.
Justin Ziegler, 22, of 214 Chestnut St., Slatington, was cited for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred about 11:38 p.m. on June 23. Police were called to 203 Chestnut St. for a report of a burglary in progress. As a result of an investigation Ziegler was charged.
Charged in connection with the same incident were two juveniles, police said.