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Monday, October 21, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. James Kittrell

Diane J. Getz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kattner Sr. of Jim Thorpe, and the late Dennis Getz of Hazleton, and James Kittrell, son of Jerry and Nancy Kittrell of Sycamore, Kan. were united in marriage on June 29, 2013 at the Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, Kan.

The Rev. Joanne Perry officiated the double ring ceremony. Peter Wilson was the organist.

Given in marriage by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne VanBlargen of Zion's Grove, Pa., the bride chose Lynn Craig of Baldwin City, Kan. to be her maid of honor.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sophie Myers, left, and Frank Nietz, right, were named Marian High School Homecoming Queen and King during ceremonies last Friday, as the Colts took on the Wild Cats of West Hazleton High School.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Would you like to receive honest feedback on a piece of writing you're not sure of its construction?

When the Black Diamond Writers' Network meets next month writers will have the opportunity to both give and receive open and honest feedback. The meeting will be an open session offering either small- or large-group critiquing depending on the number of writers looking to participate.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Kylie Paige Steward

A daughter, Kylie Paige Steward, was born at 2:02 a.m., July 30, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest to Greg and Jennifer (Kemmerle) Steward of Palmerton. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

She was welcomed by an older brother Cody, 7.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Klotz of Jim Thorpe and the late James Kemmerle and Rita Kemmerle of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Steward, Lehighton.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Mahlon Arner

Mahlon Arner of Palmerton recently celebrated his 91st birthday. He was born on Oct. 14, 1922. He was married to the late Joyce (Christman) Arner.

He has two daughters, Diane, wife of Terry Serfass of Palmerton, and Carol, wife of Gary Kuehner of Hamburg. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He is a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

Mahlon enjoys playing pinochle, sending email and playing games on his computer. He calls bingo for the senior citizens in Kunkletown. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lehighton Area High School named its homecoming king and queen at festivities last weekend when the school faced Minersville. They are Nicholas Newton, left, and Ireis Hubbert.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Contestants applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship and Miss Central Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants. The pageants will be held together on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Mifflin County Middle School in Lewistown.

The Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant and Miss Central Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants are preliminaries to the Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants, both of which will be held in June 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Elizabeth J. Reed, 159 Anger Drive, New Ringgold, and Alexsander L. Fielder, 17909 N. Division Road, Colbert, Wash.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Samantha Egen and Josh Landsberger were named Northern Lehigh High School 2013 Homecoming Queen and King when the Bulldogs recently took on Salisbury.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Concourse Club of Palmerton members, left, Christine Campbell and Barbara Hafer-Prout, right, came dressed for a Victorian funeral at the October meeting. "Undertaker" Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, invited them to take a closer look at his 1800s mourning parasols and many Victorian items he had on display.

There was a funeral at the Concourse Club of Palmerton. Most of the members wore black and the social room at Trinity Lutheran Church was awash in mourning.

The tables were covered in black tablecloths with black lace table runners. The centerpieces were pumpkins painted black with white accents. Black books with titles like "The Death of a Salesman," a candle, a bell with string attached, and an old photograph face down completed the tableau.