Community members, train enthusiasts and historians spent a recent afternoon celebrating the 100th birthday of the historic Lehigh Valley/West Penn Train Depot Station. After finding a report from the Pennsylvania State Railroad Commission for 1912, historians estimated the depot station was built in 1912. They added that the rail line, which followed Lizard Creek, was built in the early 1890's and abandoned in 1953.
Man has been fishing for as long as he has been searching for food for survival.
The sounds of water have been soothing man since time began, attributed to having restorative powers.
Thousands of years ago, man found fishing to be a calming and relaxing activity and it became a sport, as well as a means for survival.
State police, Nesquehoning police, the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Nesquehoning fire department and Lehighton Ambulance Corps discuss the threat of a car having explosives parked in the lot of the Kovatch Corporation along State Route 54 in Nesquehoning Thursday evening. Nesquehoning Police declined to give information on the matter this morning.
The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 is having its 45-year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations are due by Sept. 22.
If more information is needed by any class members, call Loren at (610) 826-2397 or LaRae at (570) 386-2108.
August 31, 1985
August 31, 1985 Joe Hartner scores on a pair of long touchdowns to help Northern Lehigh opens its season with a 25-12 comeback victory over Saucon Valley. Hartner breaks loose for a 58-yard scoring run and also recovers a fumble and takes it 84 yards to the end zone. The Bulldogs, coached by Mike Bonner, receive a 61-yard punt return for a TD from Barry Parham to help the team recover from a 12-0 deficit. Nolehi's other tally comes on a 60-yard run by Donald Evans.
Ball python snake bit 4-year-old girl in chest
Lehighton Police Chief Neal Ebbert arrived at a North Second Street house Wednesday afternoon to find a man cutting a three-foot long snake away from a small girl's chest.
Police had been called to the house on a report of a snake wrapped around a child's neck, Lehighton Officer Derek Solt said early Friday.
The child was crying, and there was blood on her neck, chest and face," he said. "There was possibly a tooth embedded in her chest."
Sunday School at St. Matthew's UCC will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The kick-off will begin with a Rally Day event. There are classes for preschool to adults and everyone is welcome to attend.
St. Matthew's will be holding a Blood Drive on Monday, Sept. 17 from 1-6 p.m. Please consider donating.
Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County business.
On Thursday, Aug. 30, about 3 a.m. officers responded to Bill's Shoprite service station at 503 Pocono Blvd., Mount Pocono, for a burglar alarm. On scene officers discovered forced entry was made to the building and several items missing.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.
Zachary Bryant Smith and Kayla Sarah Faith Reabold, 2294 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton.
Shannon Thomas Smith and Kelly Marie Craft, 1005 Hamilton St., Lehighton.
Gregg Richard Harleman and Michelle Marie Siemion, 15 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe.
Corey Reagan Schlier Sr. and Sally Zawaly, 413 1/2 N. Fourth St. West Alley, Lehighton.
Jason Manuel Amorim and Tia Alasyne Beers, 303 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.
Michael Anthony Barbaro and Christina Maria Thomas, 351 Towamensing Trails, Albrightsville.
BY ED HEDES
Where has the summer gone.....
It seems like only yesterday we were watching some outstanding performances at the Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University and here we are beginning the 2012 High School football season with seven local games on the docket.
Two matchups of local teams has Tamaqua traveling to Jim Thorpe and Marian visiting Lehighton. All eyes in the Colonial League will be on the new turf field at Northern Lehigh as the Bulldogs host pre-season favorite Southern Lehigh.
The Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua is having their monthly Community Soup Social Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in their social hall.
The meal is free to the public and everybody is welcome to enjoy the soup, desserts, refreshments and time with friends.
For more information or to volunteer, stop by the church, 22 Lafayette Street, or call (570) 668-4139.
Adult Day Care
The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for September, including the celebration of National Adult Day Care Week from Sept. 17-23.
Other activities for the month will include: Sept. 5, bingo; Sept. 12, craft day; Sept. 13, trip to Heisler's Dairy Bar; Sept. 17, spaghetti dinner and flu shots; Sept. 18, cooking class; Sept. 19, Salvation Army service; Sept. 24, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; Sept. 28, visit from the foot doctor.
Virginia Snyder and Fred Lesher, both of Palmerton, decided to try their luck at Bingo at the West End Fair as Virginia's husband, Quinton and Fred's wife, Roseann, watch. (Quinton and Virginia are Roseann's parents.) They both won one game so far. Roseann said they love the food and that it is a very nice fair.
The Palmerton High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton. There will be a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7.
On Friday, Sept. 7, classmates are asked to meet at the park playground at 7 p.m.
Brunch will be served at 10 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Bert's.
For more information, call Janice at (570) 992-1432.
A former Parryville resident has received the commission of Chief Warrant Officer with the U.S. Navy.
Tara L. Snead, daughter of Rodney and Irene Hudock of Parryville, received the promotion during a Commissioning Ceremony held in Norfolk, Va.
Her parents attended the event.
It was also noted that she is deemed the prestigious label of a "Mustang," which is an officer who is promoted up from the ranks of Navy enlisted personnel through an in-service procurement program, with no interruption of their duty status.
11-month-old daughter starved
Calling it "the most egregious acts of parenting this court has ever seen" Carbon County Judge Joesph J. Matika sentenced a Palmerton couple to prison terms Thursday for the starvation death of their 11-month old daughter.
Kimberly Ann Taschler, 30, was sentenced to serve 14 to 42 months in a state prison followed by two years of probation. Jacob Adam Taschler, 36, was sentenced to serve 11 months and three days to 24 months less one day in the county prison.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tirpak of Summit Hill are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 31, 1952 in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.
Mrs. Tirpak is the former Kathleen Rinko, daughter of the late Frances and Michael Rinko of Summit Hill. Mr. Tirpak is the son of the late Mary and George Tirpak, also of Summit Hill.
Residents of Maple Shade Meadows Senior Living Center in Nesquehoning recently presented a check to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $110, which was raised during a Car Cruise, held July 28. Seated, from left, are residents Joyce Wentz, Mary Tanzola and Blanche Graham. Back row, Judy Hoppes, Senior Health Initiative Representative, American Cancer Society; and Maple Shade Meadows employees Susan Hydro, Activities Director and Melanie Goodman, Executive Director.
State police at Frackville is investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County home.
Troopers said Misty Lambert, 31, of 369 Phineyville Rd., in Ringtown, East Union Township, reported items were removed from her home sometime during the period of July 8 to Aug. 8. Taken were a Vizio blue-ray disk player, Wii gaming system, Xbox gaming system (old style with 20 games), a Sony 27-inch flatscreen television, and a Pioneer audio receiver.
Coaldale borough purchased a dilapidated, vacant property at 255 W. High St. for $20 at a Schuylkill County judicial sale. A story in Tuesday's edition listed an incorrect purchase price. The TIMES NEWS regrets the error.
Decameron will be held tomorrow at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street.
The show is comprised of a tapestry of human comedy, or, to put it another way, a laugh in the 14th century."The Decameron", also called "Prince Galehaut" is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Gio vanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people.
East Penn Township
Richard T. Gabovitz to Kenneth L. Higgins, 210 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 210 Sassafras Road, $1.
John J. Bilsak Jr. to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property at 103 North St., $1.
Donald C. Reis to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property on West Front Street, $1.
Ann K. Laughlin to Stroud J. Hiller, Sun Lakes, Ariz., property at 1130 Center Ave., $120,000.
Northwestern and Marian both scored wins on the links on Wednesday in high school golf matches.
Cole Miller's three-under-par highlighted Northwestern's 425-532 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
The Tigers' Miller grabbed medalist honors with his score of 69, while teammate Nick Vecillio shot under 80 with a 77.
Ke-Koa Mook led the Bombers with a team-low 76.
Cole Miller 69, Nick Vecillio 77, Zach Caruso 85, Eric Abercrombie 95, C. Kelson 99
State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned at 11:32 a.m. Aug. 27 to investigate a hit-and-run accident on State Route 115 in Ross Township, Monroe County.
Police said a vehicle left the scene of the crash after striking a 1999 Nissan Sentra driven by Maureen K. Sandt, 63, of Saylorsburg. She was uninjured.
Andrew Hunadi, son of Gregory and Carol Hunadi of Bowmanstown and the grandson of Walter and Rosaline Spack of Bowmanstown and the late Andrew and Eleanore Hunadi of Nesquehoning, graduated from King's College in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 18.
Car buffs ought to get a real charge out of this.
Welcome to the 24th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show, where a smorgasbord of cars awaits.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Monday.
Parking will be at Walker Bus Garage, and across the street at Emerald Dragon Karate. Parking after 11 a.m. will be in the airport. Admission is $3 per person, and free to those under the age of 16.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Around 9 a.m. this morning, a tractor trailer struck a crosswalk sign and switch at the Five Points intersection in Tamaqua. The sign, now located directly next to the ramp leading into the M & T Bank, was moved further away from the curb after being destroyed by turning trucks. Black tire tracks could be seen as tractor trailers routinely drive 6 feet onto the sidewalk to make the turn from SR309 north onto PA209 east. Since the end of the Streetscape project, signs are hit once a week, on average.
Head coach Drew Benyo (25th season)
Assistant coaches Marie Rosahac
League Schuylkill League
Last year's record 6-3 overall (2-3 SL Division 1)
Key losses Kayla Susko, Erin Bucci, Caitlin Liscinski, Caitlin Henninger, Gabby Miller, Samantha Miller, Cara Williams
Key returnees Briana Gehres (Sr.), Rebecca Osborne (Sr.), Catherine Condly (Jr.), Courtney Capper (Jr.), Emily Ruffa (So.)
Others to watch Terry Loyd (Sr.), Taylor Tonelis (Jr.), Lindsey Capper (So.), Anna Marie Fiducia (So.)