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Norman Krepshaw

Norman Krepshaw, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, is celebrating his 96th birthday.

He was born on May 20, 1919, in Shamokin.

When he turned 13 he left school to work in the local coal mines. In his teenage years he met the love of his life, Mary Louise Fry.

On Jan. 2, 1940, they were married in St. Joseph's Church in Shamokin. They were married for 72 years until her passing in May 2012.

Marcy Walck and David Knauft

The engagement of Marcy L. Walck of Jim Thorpe to David L. Knauft Jr., also of Jim Thorpe, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Michele Walck of Penn Forest Township. She is a 2006 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and a 2008 graduate of Central Penn College in Harrisburg. She is employed as a caseworker at the Carbon County Assistance Office in Lehighton.

Norman Krepshaw

Norman Krepshaw, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, is celebrating his 96th birthday.

He was born on May 20, 1919, in Shamokin.

When he turned 13 he left school to work in the local coal mines. In his teenage years he met the love of his life, Mary Louise Fry.

On Jan. 2, 1940, they were married in St. Joseph's Church in Shamokin. They were married for 72 years until her passing in May 2012.

PHOTO COURTESY RICH GEORGE

Palmerton High School Class of 1979 held its 35-year reunion Oct. 4 at Don Laine

Campground. Those attending include, front row from left, Kathi (Nothstein) Rehrig, Tom Payonk, Karen (Kolnik) Holubowski, Heidi Silliman, Lisa (George) Wenner, Andrea (Duschak) Zellner, Karen Green, Tina Haupt-Getz, Barb (Berger) Kreger, Peggy (Blynn) Shupp, Gwen (Frable) Keefer, Renee (Everett) Rapa, Joanne (Henry) Trimpi and Phil Latzgo. Second row, Chris Browne, Mark Suchon, Glenn Schoenberger, Brenda (Jones) Szuckics, Regina

Brantley Lewis Brungard

BRUNGARD A son, Brantley Lewis Brungard, was born at 3:29 p.m., March 13, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Susanna Morgan of Andreas, and Nicholas Brungard, also of Andreas.

He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his 18-month-old brother, Bryson Brungard.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda Ritter of Nesquehoning and Frank Morgan of Lehighton.

Maternal great-grandparents are Barry-Lee and Susan Ahner of Lehighton. Mariah Ahner is the maternal great-great-grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Halabura

Jessica Bensinger, daughter of David and Margaret Bensinger of Tamaqua, and Travis Halabura, son of David and the late Suzette Halabura, also of Orwigsburg, were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 2014, at Bensinger Farms in Tamaqua.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Jennifer Bensinger as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Heather Patrick and Stephanie Bastian. Harleigh Patrick was the flower girl.

The bridegroom chose Kyle Halabura as his best man.

Groomsmen included Matt Halabura and Justin Halabura.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mriss

Roger and Eileen Mriss of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 8, 1965, in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Lehighton by the late Rev. George J. Fenzil.

Mrs. Mriss is the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Walck) Schmalzel of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Andrew and Norma (Hontz) Mriss of Lehighton.

They are the parents of three children: Joseph, husband of Karen, of Milford, Delaware; Catherine, wife of Daniel Kurtz of Trumbauersville; and Kevin, husband of Cara, of Quakertown.