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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Noah Matthew Lusch

A son, Noah Matthew Lusch, was born to Kimberly and Michael Lusch of Lehighton, at 6:15 p.m., on May 11, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus.

He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce; and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Terry and Holly Bierman of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Ron and Karen Lusch of Lehighton.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George Millet of Tamaqua

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Millet of Tamaqua will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 1. They were married in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Gilbert.

Mrs. Millet is the former Lois Erbe.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Graduating classes from Jim Thorpe High School 1985 and 1986 are asking classmates to save the date for a combined reunion to be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 23, at the Lehighton Oriole's.

Classmates are asked to send an updated home address and e-mail to either Charlene (Fronheiser) Pettit at (570) 325-3818 or JeanMarie (Easterly) Kurdilla at

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township recently observed their 51st wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church, Big Creek, by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

Mrs. Andrews is the former Joy Ann Young, daughter of the late Stella Ahner of Lehighton.

Mr. Andrews is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Andrews of Slatington. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The Andrews have three children: Wendy Jo Williams, Scott Alan Andrews and Marci Ann Warnkin. They also have three grandchildren.

Monday, June 28, 2010

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The bride wore white, her bridesmaids watermelon pink. The groom dressed in khaki pants and a casual white shirt. And all went barefoot despite the risk of stepping on tar balls.

Rion and Gidget Bowers were determined to exchange vows with the backdrop of a soft, pink beach sunset and turquoise waters even with the outer edges of the Gulf oil spill lurking just offshore.

Monday, June 28, 2010
Alissa Grell and Michael Muffley

The engagement of Alissa Grell to Michael Muffley, both of Lehighton, has been announced by the couple and their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Raymond and Beverly Grell of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Patricia and Skip Hoelker of Sioux City, Iowa. She earned a bachelor of science degree at Iowa State University and a master's of public health at Des Moines University.

She is employed as an infection control practitioner at Easton Hospital.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 held its 67th anniversary reunion on June 19. The event was held at the Owl Creek Reservoir in Tamaqua. Six guests joined the class members in the celebration.

Classmates in attendance included Harry Fetterman, Harold Boyer, Mary Arner Dotter, Dick Jones, Pauline Frantz Edling, Daniel Gangloff, Pearl Billman Leiby, Marlin Reinhart, and Alice Grigaitis Watman.

Monday, June 28, 2010
Emily Zalewski and Andrew Snyder

The engagement of Emily Zalewski of New Kensington, Pa., to Andrew Snyder of Tamaqua, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edward and Cathy Zalewski, New Kensington. She is a 2006 graduate of Valley High School, and is currently attending the Coast Guard Academy. She expects to graduate in 2011 with a degree in marine and environmental science.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Class officers of the Panther Valley High School Class of 1985 are asking their classmates to save the date for the 25-year reunion.

The Class of 1985 will hold its reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Split Rock Resort at Lake Harmony.

Classmates are asked to send their updated home address and e-mail to Chrissy Rutch Mayernik, class president, at

Friday, June 25, 2010
Lila Grace Martin

A daughter, Lila Grace Martin, was born at 4:35 p.m. on April 22, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, to Melissa Roth and Douglas Martin Jr. of Pennsburg.

She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19 inches.

She was welcomed home by her big brother Hunter, age 5.

Maternal grandparents are Natalie and Jon Roth of Palmerton.

Maternal great-grandparents are George and Donna Merkel of Palmerton, and Robert and Evelyn Roth of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Sue Motsavage of Perkasie, Pa. and Douglas Martin Sr. of Queen Creek, Arizona.