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Friday, October 5, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 28, 1963 by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr.

Prior to retiring Mr. Klotz was self-employed at B&B Automotive in Lehighton. Mrs. Klotz is employed by the TIMES NEWS.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Matilda "Tilly" Dreisbach

Matilda "Tilly" Dreisbach, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 96th birthday recently. She was born on Sept. 14, 1916 in Mahanoy City. She later moved to Slatington with her husband, Robert.

Tilly says that her greatest hobby was sewing because her mother was a dressmaker and taught her all the "tricks of the trade." Her favorite saying is, "The old gray mare ain't what she used to be," even though she has no gray hair at all.

Tilly enjoys listening to music especially when someone plays the organ on her floor at The Village at Palmerton.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group is providing the opportunity for a Service of Healing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Zion UCC, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton. The Rev. Allen Heckman will lead those present for the fifth annual Service of Healing. The service includes prayers, laying on of hands, and anointing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Benny Mazella and Lauren Zurn were crowned Jim Thorpe Area High School's 2012 Homecoming King and Queen last Friday during halftime festivities, as the Olympians took on the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Blaise Schweibinz

Blaise Schweibinz, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday on Sept. 24.

He was born and raised in Lehighton but, if asked, he'll gladly tell you he found the best wife ever in Palmerton.

He and his late wife Evangeline raised two sons Terry and Larry.

Blaise served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ranger. Afterward, he worked at Air Products as a machinist until retirement.

Later, to keep busy, he worked part-time for Rentschler Auto Parts.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Panther Valley High School will hold homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 5 at the P.V. Football stadium when P.V. hosts Marian High School at 7 p.m. Homecoming candidates from the senior class are from left, front, Judy Lin, Jordan Kulp, Kristyn Gates, Liz Kocha, Amber Guzman and Trayvonda Rice. Back row are their respective escorts and candidates Coty Heffelfinger, Jordan Duke, Jacob Gulla, Greg Danchek, Joe Whildin and Richie Smith.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thomas Allen Hahn, 660 Hahn Dairy Road, Palmerton, and Anette Marie Labar, 450 Maple Drive, Palmerton.

Mark James Piscelli and Betsy Rae Mankos, 186 S. Second St., Lehighton.

Matthew Robert Lesher and Corine Verlena Lopatovsky, 135 Gap Road, Palmerton.

Greg Lawrence Rehrig and Alyson Beth Sirsky, 80 Horseshoe Lane, Lehighton.

Jay Michael Torres and Giustina Ann Pavia, 27 Autumn Lane, Jim Thorpe.

Bryon Thomas Bonser and Michele Renae Garis, 202 Delaware Ave., Apt. C, Palmerton.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake are celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Oct. 4, 1975 by the Rev. Ernest Houston at Christ Lutheran Church in Barnesville.

Mrs. Smudin is the former Shirley Neifert, daughter of the late Grace and Elden Neifert of Quakake. Her husband is the son of the late Gladys (Lewis) and Algerd Smudin of Tamaqua.

They have three daughters: Jamie, wife of Kory Beidleman of Clamtown; Leslie, wife of Ryan Keefer of Cressona; and Tracy, wife of Damien Earhart of Quakake.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kaitlynn S. Alsing, 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, and Robert J. Stackhouse Jr., 32 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Paintings by Franz Kline, photographed May 16, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

While renowned artist Franz Kline lived in Lehighton more than 80 years ago, many of the local images that inspired his work remain intact. It was the visual impact of anthracite country that first inspired Kline to paint bold, stark lines across a canvas and capture the area's sense of both beauty and decay.