Regular and Auxiliary members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Stembrosky-Katchak Post 6982 in Coaldale made a monetary donation to the Beers family. The post held a dance benefit and other fundraisers for the family.The Beers family suffered considerable damage to their Coaldale home on Feb 9. Henry Beers, homeowner, stated, "My heart goes out to all who helped." Pictured from left are Post Quartermaster Ron Whetstone, Henry Beers and Post Commander Stephanie Richards.
Firefighters from three counties battled a forest fire Thursday afternoon on the south side of the Blue Mountain in Lehigh Township. The fire was first reported at 2 p.m. when heavy smoke was spotted just east of Blue Mountain Drive north of Danielsville. Firemen used all-terrain vehicles to get near the scene and walked into the site. A helicopter was used to make several drops on the stubborn fire, which was fanned by strong winds.
Carbon County may lose its priority on an $8,000 lien against a Lehighton man who took legal action against officials in 2006 with the hopes of saving a 108-year-old railhouse in Mahoning Township, one commissioner states.
Vacation Bible School will be held at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street, Coaldale, Monday through Friday, July 9-13. Classes will be held daily from 6 to 8 p.m.
Students ages 3 to 18 are welcome to attend the sessions, which have as their theme, "Adventures on Promise Island Where Kids Discover God's Lifesaving Love!"
Activities will include opening exercises, bible lessons, crafts, and group singing, with refreshments served every day.
Sessions will focus on God's Promise.
Arpaio says he has 'tons' of information on Obama
Joe Arpaio, one of the nation's most outspoken opponents of illegal immigration, has been called "America's Toughest Sheriff."
The editorial board of The New York Times, meanwhile, calls him "America's Worst Sheriff."
Whether you're an admirer or critic of the Arizona sheriff, it is a fact is he's not about to back down against anyone, and that includes the president of the United States.
State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, along SR903, near Fawn Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.
Troopers said Phillip J. Emberger, 45, of Jim Thorpe, was attempting to turn left out of a private lot to go north on 903 when he pulled into path of a 2000 Chrysler Voyager driven by Joie L. Costello, 24, also of Jim Thorpe.
The right front of Emberger's 1999 GMC Sierra struck the right front of the Voyager.
Feed the People will hold its next community cafe, which provides a free, hot meal for anyone regardless of residence, on Tuesday, April 3 at The Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard Street, Summit Hill.
The meal will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration is required.
Feed the People invites people to join them in a welcoming atmosphere to meet neighbors, share a cup of coffee or a meal, share information about what is happening in the community, and play some checkers, chess or dominoes. Volunteers are welcome.
Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee is planning the Great Lehighton Clean Up to coincide with Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. Those participating should meet at the downtown fountain at noon and bring a garden rake if possible. Gloves and trash bags will be donated. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit experiencelehighton.com.
Daffodils and smiles were passsed out to residents at the St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus recently by members and advisors of the Tamaqua LEO Club. Tamaqua LEOs pictured with St. Luke's resident Rose Fritz, 92, are, from left, Jared Sharper, 15, Patrick McMullen, 14, Andrea Whitley, 18, Melanie Kostecky, 14, and Courtney Miller, 14.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners, on Thursday, opened bids for five home rehabilitation program projects in the county. This program helps low-income residents fix problems at their home.
The recipients, who remain anonymous as part of the program's process, can receive up to $12,000 in funding through Act 137, which is generated through fees charged for the recording of documents in the Carbon County Recorder of Deeds office. Those funds are then used to repair necessary items in their homes such as heating systems, roofing, siding, or electrical and plumbing systems.
Spring has officially arrived, heralding the return of the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper. Regular street cleaning operations will begin on Monday, April 2, with streets posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.
Permanently posted streets are swept every Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m. Those streets include portions of Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Swatara and Nescopec streets.
St. Luke's Miners Campus, Coaldale, will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year.
All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.
Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.
Registration is not required.
For more information, call (570) 645-8107.
Bid to hire hazardous materials contractor questioned
A Carbon County commissioner is again questioning a proposal to hire a hazardous materials contractor that isn't state certified.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek asked why the county was trying to rush through hiring Rapid Response Inc. of Northampton, when the contractor has not met with them to discuss any concerns that were brought up two weeks ago about the team's lack of state certification.
March 30, 1978
March 30, 1978 Slatington pulls off a sweep of rival Northwestern in Centennial League track and field action. The Bulldog boys roll to a 113-37 decision behind two first-place finishes from Barry Eckhart (mile, two mile). In the girls meet, Suzy Jones earns three wins (shot put, discus, javelin) to lead Nolehi to a narrow 69-63 win. The Tigers receive double wins from Jim Hoffman (440, 880) in the boys meet and from Jenny Greenawalt (100, 220) and Kathy Stravino (880, mile) in the girls.
Ryan B. Sharpe, 28, 319 W. Abbott St., Lansford, faces charges as a result of an incident which took place between Jan. 1 and March 19. Charges of corruption of minors (a felony), indecent exposure, and open lewdness were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick and Officer Joshua Tom.
Members of the Nesquehoning Fire Police were recently sworn in by Mayor Tony Walck at the Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1. From left are Walter Tristani, Fire Police Captain Denny Creitz, fire police Lieutenant Joseph Kovatch Jr. and Jack Rittenour.
Amanda Elizabeth Beil and Elias George Jannoura have announced their engagement, which occurred on Valentine's Day in Beirut, Lebanon.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Alice Beil of Danielsville and the late Barry C. Beil. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert H. and Ruth (Witzel) Gouldner of Lehighton. She is employed as a dental assistant for Dr. John Koury of Allentown, and is an instructor at the Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting in Whitehall.
Volunteers with the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St, are holding a cleanup and paint session for the downstairs area of the center this Sunday starting at 12 p.m. Organizers stress that all are invited. Contributors are encouraged to bring paintbrushes, paint rollers and/or a gallon of exterior semi-gloss white paint. For more information contact center director Micah Gursky at (570) 668-6899 or via the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership website, www.tacp.info.
It's something no one wants to see happen.
In the top of the sixth inning, Palmerton senior Sierra Miller was struck in the back of the head by a thrown ball on a play at first base.
Miller sustained a mild concussion on the play. But even though her head got a little banged up, she still gave her team a little "heart."
After the four-year starter was assisted off the field, her Blue Bomber teammates finished off the rally Miller had initially started.
It eventually turned out to be an emotional 10-6 non-league victory for the Bombers.
Two Tamaqua men have their bail reduced by Judge Charles M. Miller after a hearing in Schuylkill County court.
Frederick A. Postie, 40, of 626 Fairview St., had his bail of $50,000 straight cash bail set by a district justice reduced to $25,000 straight fixed by the court as he awaits trial on charges brought by Rush Township Sgt. Duane E. Frederick, that he stole between 600 and 800 gallons of fuel oil out of trucks owned by Northeast Hydro Seed, 411 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on March 1.
To many, it's the personification of what a local newspaper should strive to be.
In the process, it's carved out quite the niche for itself as the standard-bearer for local news coverage in our area.
Much to its delight, the TIMES NEWS has been handpicked as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.
Located at 594 Blakeslee Drive West, Lehighton, the business also has bureau offices at 463 Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, and Broad and Pine Streets in Tamaqua.
Members of the Western Poconos Lions Club and Lioness Club served as judges for the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association's annual Advertising and Editorial Awards contest. Members of both clubs met with MACPA's executive director Alyse Mitten, her assistant Kasey Mitten, and contest chairman Ruth Isenberg to select winners from over 300 entries submitted by free community newspapers from an eight-state region. Categories included display advertising, special sections, photography, and general excellence. This is the second year the Lions and Lionesses have served as judges.
A Tamaqua man must spend a short time in the Schuylkill County prison after pleading guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
David James Bowser and Jenell Marie Evanetz, 207 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.
Russell Anthony Brown and Tammy Ann Kemmerer, 1059 Main St., Apt. 2D, Northampton.
Brian George Gott and Tiara Star Redden, 400 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.
Thomas Wayne Ladner, Box 107, Weatherly R. 2, and Shelli Jeanne Valko, 986 Woodland Drive, Walnutport.
Matthew David Frable and Stacy Jean Frantz, Trachsville Hill Rd., Kresgeville.
Ronald Vincent Rotondaro Jr., 110 Cherry St., Collingdale, and Nancy Ann Tandy, 451 S. Seventh St., Lehighton.
Pleasant Valley continued its early season success in both boys tennis and girls soccer on Thursday.
Lehighton edged Palmerton in a non-league game, 4-3.
The Indians scored a run in four straight innings from the third to the sixth to gain the victory.
Jacen Nalesnik had a triple and an RBI and Josh Kern had a double and an RBI for Lehighton (3-0).
Tanner Gutenkust had three hits for Palmerton (0-3). Mike Horvath, Aaron Cook and CJ Cressman all chipped in two hits.
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Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail" from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The trail is four miles in length and moderate in difficulty. This trail goes through many diverse habitats and meanders along the pristine Locust Creek. Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the newly emerging spring wildflowers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leased and get along with other pets and people. Meet at the upper beach parking lot. Contact Robin at 570-467-2506 for more information. Shine only.
Easter baskets, jelly beans, coloring stations and the Easter Bunny made for a fun afternoon at the Chestnuthtill Park in Brodheadsville for a long line of children and their families.
They were ready for fun and games and to meet the Easter Bunny a few weeks early.
"The crowds were unbelievable," said Western Pocono Lioness Vice President Ruth Smith, as she told of families being ready to enter the park building a half-hour before the Lioness were totally ready.
The Lioness Club, along with West End Park & Open Space Commission, hosted the free event.
Lehighton Area High School senior Shyanne Kleintop is looking forward to attending Hugh O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Pennsylvania East seminar at Temple University in May. However, she needs assistance in order to see her wish fulfilled.