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May 2012

6 Tamaqua students honored

Thursday, May 31, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Six Tamaqua Area High School students were recognized at the 29th Annual Schuylkill County Academic Achievement Awards. The event was held at the Pottsville Club and was sponsored by Schuylkill IU#29 and all county school districts. The students were recognized for their academic excellence, achievement and accomplishments, as determined by their school district. In attendance were: TAHS Principal Stephen Toth, Dana Ansbach, Kelsey Patrick, Anthony Iacoviello, Jacqueline McMullen and Suzanne Arner.

Polk Township news

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Historical society

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4 at the Polk Township Municipal Building.

Happy Birthday wishes

Happy Birthday to Cindy Faust who will celebrate her day on June 3

Congratulations

Congratulations to Katie Arace who will be confirmed at St. Matthew's Church in Kunkletown on Sunday, June 3.

Tamaqua physicals

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tamaqua has announced its schedule for Junior and Senior High School sports physicals. All sports for the 2012-13 school year will receive their physicals at this time.

Tuesday, June 12

(all sports)

8-9:30 a.m. - grades 7 and 8

9:30-11:30 - grades 9-10

Wendesday, July 11

(all sports)

8-9:30 - grades 11-12

9:30-11:30 - make up physicals

Notes

* A student-athlete may attend during another time frame, but is encouraged to attend during their scheduled time.

INDIANS: great season comes to end

Thursday, May 31, 2012

ALLENTOWN – Following his team's ten-run loss to Pleasant Valley back on April 16th, Lehighton manager Brian Polaha wasn't shy about expressing his displeasure with his players and their recent play.

Despite being 9-2 at the time, Polaha felt as if his team's sub-par defensive play did not match their above-average record.

"Our record is a lot better than we are," Polaha said at the time. "A 9-1 team should not play like this. Yeah, sometimes a hard hit ball will get booted. Even good teams make mistakes. But there is no excuse for the amount of errors we made today."

Carbon County marriage licenses

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Matthew Jared Reis, 8 White Lane, Jim Thorpe, and Bryana Lee Laudenslager, 141 Unionville Rd., Jim Thorpe.

William Joseph Leitgeb Jr. and Lisa Marie Shafer, 7533 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Brad Michael Graver, 2175 Deer Lane, Lehighton, and Heather Marie Kemmerer, 603 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton.

Tyler Ronald Berger and Kristy Nicole Rodgers, 301 Prospect St., Lehighton.

John Francis Miller and Karen Mary Freeman, 5219 SR115, Box 22, Blakeslee.

Steven Patrick Miller II and Jalene Mae Egner, 304 Christman Rd., Lehighton.

Legion Post 16 holds Memorial Day services at 11 cemeteries

Thursday, May 31, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS The Color Guard leads the parade to the Union Cemetery, Slatington.
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS The Color Guard leads the parade to the Union Cemetery, Slatington.

Allen O. Delke Post 16 American Legion of Slatington completed its annual tour of local cemeteries on May 27 and 28. The Sunday programs were scheduled so that, where possible, church services would be concluded when the Legion arrived allowing members to attend the service.

The tour began at Williamstown, a small cemetery outside of Slatington, and moved on to Jacksonville, Lynn Township.

Nine first time offenders placed in probation program

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nine first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail complete it, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Brochure lists state, local historical markers

Thursday, May 31, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS A close-up of the brochure that culminated the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS A close-up of the brochure that culminated the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program.

A snapshot of the Northern Lehigh area at a glance.

That's exactly what those who come in contact with a brochure to cap the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program can come to expect.

The pamphlet was displayed at a news conference conducted by Northern Lehigh Future Focus Tuesday at the Victory Park Historical Marker in Victory Park, Slatington.

Becahi blanks Northwestern

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Becahi blanks Northwestern
Copyright 2012

Bethlehem Catholic is on a roll. And Northwestern got in its way Wednesday in the District 11 Class AAA softball playoffs.

The Lehigh Valley Conference champ Golden Hawks took out the Tigers, 10-0 in five innings to advance to Thursday's title game. They'll face No. 2 seed Pottsville, which beat Saucon Valley 5-2 in the other semifinal.

Bethlehem Catholic had 14 hits and took advantage of three Northwestern errors in Wednesday's win.

Visionary artists bend reality

Thursday, May 31, 2012
@$:"Garden of Hope" 1992 by James Gurney, from the collection of he artist.
@$:"Garden of Hope" 1992 by James Gurney, from the collection of he artist.

At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic comes to Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announces its next special exhibition a mind-bending menagerie of fantastical artworks that push the boundaries of the imagination.

A flood to remember

Thursday, May 31, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Area residents will find it hard to forget the violent rain storm that hit our area on Saturday, dropping up to 10 inches of rain in less than an hour in some communities. Pictured at the intersection of State Road and Hamilton Street in Ryan Township is a white Subaru Legacy, owned by a Barnesville woman, up to its roof with flood waters. Police said the woman driver was able to escape as her car slid into the water. State Road was closed due to fast flooding. In addition to township police, firefighters from Quakake and Delano also responded.

Vehicle entered in Schuylkill incident

Thursday, May 31, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the 1987 Dodge Ram Charger of Eric Shubrooks, 39, of Shenandoah, was entered while parked along SR209 at the off-ramp of Interstate 81, in Frailey Township.

Troopers said rocks were thrown through four windows of the vehicle to gain entry.

Removed from the vehicle was numerous electronic items such as stereo, amplifier and subwoofers. The incident occurred sometime between Wednesday, May 23, at 11:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Country View Diner offers great meals with a great country view

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Country View Diner owners are celebrating its 10th anniversary. From left are, Roger Bartholomew, Tricia Frantz, David Zacharias, Laura Zacharias, Kelly Lassell, Linda Zacharias, Donald Gearhart, Beverly Harakel and Barbara Mackes. Also staff members are, Elaine Koch, Melissa Pfancook, Jacob Borger, Tonya Lundy and Bethney Koch.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Country View Diner owners are celebrating its 10th anniversary. From left are, Roger Bartholomew, Tricia Frantz, David Zacharias, Laura Zacharias, Kelly Lassell, Linda Zacharias, Donald Gearhart, Beverly Harakel and Barbara Mackes. Also staff members are, Elaine Koch, Melissa Pfancook, Jacob Borger, Tonya Lundy and Bethney Koch.

Customers are the number one reason why Country View Diner owners are so happy.

"If it wouldn't be for my customers, I wouldn't be here," said Laura Zacharias, with a smile. "Most of my customers stop by every day."

Ten years ago, Laura found herself unemployed when the previous owner closed the restaurant. She had been a waitress since 1994.

So without a job and after some discussion, she and her fiance, David Zacharias, (at the time), decided to take the restaurant over.

Country superstar Martina McBride coming to Penn's Peak on Oct. 28

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert postponed until Sept. 21

Tickets go on sale Saturday for a major country music concert coming to Penn's Peak.

Martina McBride, whose hits include "Independence Day" and "This One's For the Girls," will be at the venue on Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets for "Martina McBride: One Night 2012," are $85 and $62.

It's one of two concerts for which tickets will be sold beginning Saturday. They also go on sale for "The Lettermen - The Christmas Tour," which is making a stop at the venue on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets for this show are $32 and $27.

WW II event

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Reading show a unique living history experience

This weekend in Reading, we all have the opportunity to thank and pay tribute to some of the nation's oldest soldiers the men and women from the Greatest Generation as the Mid Atlantic Air Museum presents its 22nd annual World War II event.

When it comes to the living history experience, the Reading show ranks among the best anywhere. Friday is arrival day, or what the re-enactors call "A-Day", as many of the vintage aircraft touch down at the airport.

Flood repairs continue

Thursday, May 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

PennDOT workers and contractors have been working non-stop over the past few days repairing roads and washout areas since Saturday's violent rain storm. Pictured is a crew working on SR902 southeastof Summit Hill.

PV fall sports physicals

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Panther Valley School District will be holding fall sport physicals on Thursday June 7.

The sport physicals will be held in the Panther Valley high school nurses office. See below for sports and times.

@$:1:00pm-Volleyball, 1:30pm-7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball, 2:00pm-Freshman, JV and Varsity Football, 2:30pm-7th and 8th grade Football

Cheerleading will be held on Monday June 11th at 5:00pm in the Panther Valley high school nurses office.

In order to receive a physical, student athlete must have a physical form signed by a guardian.

College students hired for summer work

Thursday, May 31, 2012

To most students when the school year ends it means free time during the summer months. But to a few who were cited in juvenile court during the school year it means fulfilling a court order to carry on a sentence imposed to perform community service since the services cannot be carried out during school hours.

Northwestern eliminated in shootout

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big games are usually filled with big moments, but in the case of the Northwestern and Red Land opening round state soccer match-up there was only one.

Unfortunately, for the Tigers the monumental moment was in the favor of Red Land. The Patriots out-scored Northwestern 6-5 in the shootout session to get the 1-0 victory, ousting the Tigers from state competition.

The Tigers (20-3) lived dangerously throughout the whole first half, with Red Land (19-3) looping passes into the Northwestern box on numerous occasions.

Pleasant Valley High School presents its academic awards

Thursday, May 31, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Top 10 of the senior class with Dr. Douglas Arnold, superintendent, left: Left to right-Anthony Reyes, Nicholas Stanovick, Alexander Yanovich, Shirley Hochhouser, Samantha Frable, Brian Schoonmaker, Marissa Gray, Lauren Heckelman, Sarah Schillinger, Adam Parham with principal Mr. John Gress.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Top 10 of the senior class with Dr. Douglas Arnold, superintendent, left: Left to right-Anthony Reyes, Nicholas Stanovick, Alexander Yanovich, Shirley Hochhouser, Samantha Frable, Brian Schoonmaker, Marissa Gray, Lauren Heckelman, Sarah Schillinger, Adam Parham with principal Mr. John Gress.

It's that time of year when the academic stars of Pleasant Valley High School come out to shine. Many students were recognized for their hard work at the 31st Annual Academic Awards Program held in the new high school auditorium.

"It is the night we recognize the accomplishments of your sons and daughters," said Mr. John Gress, PVHS principal in his welcome to all.

"It is exciting, uplifting and satisfying to recognize our students for their accomplisments," Dr. Douglas Arnold, PVSD superintendent said.

Extended letter of credit deadline looms for Sunny Hills Farm Land project

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The clock is ticking for developer Rick Bjorkman of PKR Enterprises to deliver to Mahoning Township supervisors an extended letter of credit for the Sunny Hills Farm Land Development project or Friday afternoon June 1st when the $125,000 letter expires, Chairperson John Wieczorek and Solicitor Tom Nanovic will be collecting the note due from Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

Enjoying the rain

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Enjoying the rain
Copyright 2012

Shawn Schock, 6, laughs as he stands in the pouring rain.

Tamaqua War veterans remembered during East End detail

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hometown National Guard soldiers salute during the playing of Taps. Pictured are SSgt. Matthew Frey, SSgt. William Feigle, PFC Richard Rick, Sgt. Travis Garris, SSgt Tim Kromer and Sgt. Jonathan Schuster.
Hometown National Guard soldiers salute during the playing of Taps. Pictured are SSgt. Matthew Frey, SSgt. William Feigle, PFC Richard Rick, Sgt. Travis Garris, SSgt Tim Kromer and Sgt. Jonathan Schuster.

Checkpoint results for Schuylkill

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement program has released the following information from a sobriety checkpoint held May 25 in Minersville. The checkpoint was a joint effort between local officers and state police.

Jim Thorpe news

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Positions available

The Jim Thorpe Borough is seeking residents to serve on the following boards of the community. Openings are available on the Jim Thorpe Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board and an EMA Director.

Letters of intent should be mailed to the borough office by June 8. If you wish more information about the boards, please call the borough office.

Tamaqua High School students help teach art to elementary students

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Proud of their art work are second grader Rylee Wenzel, 8, on left, and first grader Mia Jones, 7.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Proud of their art work are second grader Rylee Wenzel, 8, on left, and first grader Mia Jones, 7.

Inmate charged with threats count

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

An inmate at the Carbon County prison in Nesquehoning has been charged with one count each of terroristic threats and harassment for an incident at the prison in which a corrections' officer is the victim.

Borough police report on May 11 about 8:25 p.m. Officer Carl Breiner was called to the prison for a report of a threat incident. Upon arriving he spoke to corrections officer Clayton Hunsicker. Hunsicker explained that a disturbance occurred in his block area and the decision was made to have the inmates re-enter their cells and close their door and trap doors to restore order.

Lions president to host meeting on Carbon K-9

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tom Zimmerman IV, president of the Mahoning Valley Lions Club, has called a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss the potential future of the Carbon County K-9 program.

It will be held at the Lehighton American Legion Post.

Zimmerman said, "This event is to discuss what we can do and how we can help with the possible closing of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. We will need resources, volunteers, ideas, plans, and help whatever is decided. We need to meet as a group to discuss options for the welfare of Carbon County animals. We need this shelter open."

Blessing of the flags

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club Ship 260, in conjunction with Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe, will hold its yearly Blessing of The Flags on June 9, at noon.

All organizations who have American flags are invited to come and get the flags blessed and fly them on Flag Day. Also invited were the sheriff, Carbon County commissioners, and state and federal legislators.

For more information, call Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643.

PK Student of the Month

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Aislinn Galvin of Albrightsville, center, receives a certificate from Penn-Kidder Lions Club President Manuel DaCosta, right, after being honored as the May Student of the Month at the Penn Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area School District. Galvin was joined by her mother Mary Ellen at the club's breakfast meeting at the Terra Cottage in Lake Harmony. Galvin is also the daughter of Joseph Galvin.

Salute to Carbon County Veterans Expo planned for July 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Striving to reach out to as many Carbon County veterans as possible, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), in conjunction with local veterans' organizations, encourages all veterans and their families to participate in his first "Salute to Carbon County Veterans Expo" slated for Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Jim Thorpe High School auditorium.