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Monday, September 16, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1993 recently celebrated its 20-year reunion at the Blue Mountain Ski Area. Class members in attendance include, front row, from left, Jean (Formica) Baier, Mari (Gillespie) Whalen, Josie (Zimmerman) Miller, Heather (Brown) Shapiro and Aaron Sebelin. Second row, Cheryl (Wright) O'Rourke, Jennifer (Karper) Skelly, Melissa Brown, Rhonda (Lazorick) Belzecky and Vicky (Schafer) Meckes. Third row, Jodi (Hunsicker) Hinger, Shawn Sheckler, Randy Hydro and Fran Schlenner. Fourth row, Michael Borosh, Scott Ladd and Greg Magill.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Twenty-five members of the Palmerton High School Class of 1951 held their 62nd-year class reunion at the Palmerton Hotel in Palmerton on Sept. 7.

Alice Britto Dimeglio traveled the farthest, coming all the way from Mankato, Minn.

She also has the distinction of never missing a class reunion.

Also from out of state were George Kannapel from Delaware, Ohio; Clayton and Janet Smith McFarland of Marlton, N.J.; and Franklin Strohl of Lakeland, Fla.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halenar

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halenar, Summit Hill, recently marked their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 3, 1988, in the former St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Lansford, by the Rev. Thomas Derzack.

Mrs. Halenar is the former Beth Ann Marcinko, daughter of Elizabeth (Kutzko) Marcinko of Lansford and the late Paul Marcinko Jr.

She is employed by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest Campus at Lehigh Neuropsychiatry working as a licensed professional counselor.

Her husband is the son of the late John and Jeanette (Carl) Halenar of Summit Hill.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ryan Allen Cain and Angela Gayle Smith, 428 W. Iron St., Summit Hill.

Daniel Michael Bostelman and Kirsten Rachelle Sauers, 534 Windsor St., Apt. 2, Salt Lake City, UT.

Ian Patrick Shupp and Tammy Sue Frey, 231 Alum St., Apt. 2, Lehighton.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Mahler

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Mahler of Lehighton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 5, 1953 at Grace Lutheran Church, Lehighton, by the Rev. Herr.

The former Janice M. Edgar is the daughter of the late Lulu and Hamlet Edgar of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Ethel and Lyman Mahler of Lehighton.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The 10-year reunion of the Panther Valley Class of 2003 will be held at the Nesquehoning Fire Company on Sept. 28 from 5-9 p.m. There is a cost. Food and entertainment will be provided.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Kendall Hinze and Brianna Edgar

The engagement of Brianna Edgar, daughter of Donn and Rhonda Edgar of Mahoning Valley, to Kendall Hinze, the son of Dan and Terri Hinze of Lewisberry, Pa., has been announced by her parents. The couple became engaged on June 27.

The couple met while attending Wilkes University.

The bride-to-be graduated from Wilkes in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and neuroscience. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in speech and language pathology at Misericordia University.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Panther Valley Class of 1969 will host its first class reunion meeting at Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

For more information call Diana at (610) 737-9706.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko

Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 10, 1963 at St. Joseph's Church in Jim Thorpe by Monsignor Joseph P. Marzen.

The former Florence Butchko is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butchko of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner of Florence Sofranko Beauty Salon in Jim Thorpe.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Sofranko of Jim Thorpe. He is retired from his position as manager of the Jim Thorpe Market.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tamaqua High School Class of 1978 celebrates its 35th anniversary with a reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, at Schick's Cafe, 50 E. Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua.

No reservations arerequired. For more information, call (570) 527-3030 or (570) 668-3109.