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Announcements

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Michael Capita IV and Samantha Thomas

The engagement of Samantha Thomas and Michael Capita IV has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kim and Gar Thomas of Lake Hauto.

She is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

She earned a bachelor of science in education degree from Bloomsburg University.

She is currently employed as a global coordinator by Metso Minerals of Danville.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Eleanor and Michael Capita III of Berwick.

He is a graduate of Berwick High School.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Richard and LuAnn Noll of Lehighton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married Nov. 29, 1974, in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, by the late Rev. Dr. Jerome Wenner.

Mr. Noll is the son of the late Willard and Kathryn Noll of Bowmanstown and is retired from Alliant Tech/Hercules Aerospace Division. Mrs. Noll, the former LuAnn Williams, is the daughter of the late Lewis and Helen Williams of Lehighton, and is a retired furniture buyer, having worked for Kern's Furniture.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Dougherty

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Dougherty of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1964, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe. The Rev. Potts was the officiant.

Mrs. Dougherty is the former Margaret M. Haupt, daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Haupt of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late Clyde and Mary Hill and Robert Dougherty, all of Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Heckman on their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs. Rod Heckman of Lehighton recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. They were married on Nov. 25, 1989, in Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville, by the late Rev. Dave Unangst.

Mrs. Heckman is the former Robin Wadding, daughter of Beverly Cuff of Montello, Wisconsin; and John Raybuck of Knox, Pennsylvania. She is employed as a hearing support teacher for the I.U. 20.

Mr. Heckman is the son of Arlene Heckman of Klecknersville and the late Harvey Heckman. He is a sports writer for the Times News.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Arthur

Lori A. Melicharek and Glenn Arthur, both of Nesquehoning, were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2014, at Meed's Methodist Church in Nesquehoning.

A reception followed in Jim Thorpe.

The bride is the daughter of Milan Melicharek of Tamaqua, who gave her in marriage, and Ester Dalmas of Macungie. She studied criminal justice at LCCC. She is now a homemaker and mother of three.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Panther Valley High School and is employed in the construction business.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sean Ryan McCormick and Amanda Marie Schlier, Palmerton.

Michael Joseph Mazar and Christina Renee Preen, Nesquehoning.

Matthew James Radocha and Debra Ann Binder, Lansford.

Matthew George Steigerwalt, Walnutport, and Erin Kathleen Kuhn, Jim Thorpe.

Norman Lynn Yuninger, Lancaster, and Paula Kay Eisenman, Walnutport.

Schuylkill County

Stephanie M. Krisak and Harry A. Heffelfinger, both of Tamaqua

Cheryl Ann Henne and Richard Allen Fryer, both of New Ringgold

Nancy L. Deskiewicz and Mark D. Ritschel, both of Andreas

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Louis Yelito and Elizabeth Hewitt

The engagement of Elizabeth Hewitt to Louis Yelito, both of Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas Hewitt of Lake Hauto and the late Dianne Hewitt. She is a 2003 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. She was previously employed at PPL in Hazleton, but is now a stay-at-home mother to son, Jager.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Dave Yelito of Coaldale and Diane Miller of Lake Hauto.

He is a 2000 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and is employed as a contractor with Master Builders.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

SANZI A son, John Brayden Sanzi, was born at 11:19 a.m. Oct. 29, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville to John Sanzi and Paula Peregrin Sanzi of Hazle Township.

He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are the late Joseph and Dorothy (Franck) Peregrin of Hazleton.

Maternal grandparents are Lynn Sanzi and the late John Sanzi of Hazle Township.

The baby's great-grandmothers are Mary Leshko of Hazleton and Elizabeth Sanzi of Hazle Township.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ahner of Lehighton recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They were married in East Weissport by the Rev. Henry E. Samuels at St. Peter's E.C. Church on Oct. 9, 1965.

Mrs. Ahner is the former Barbara Hines, daughter of the late Clinton and Eva Hines. Mr. Ahner is the son of the late Willard and Beatrice Ahner of Long Run.

They are the parents of a son, Richard Jr., who passed away in 1997, and also a daughter, Wanda, and her friend, Henry Howell, of Mt. Pocono.

The Ahners have two grandsons: William (B.J.) Ahner and Tysiah Webb.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Van Uiter

Gerry and Joe Van Uiter of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 21, 1954, at St. Mark's Church in Brooklyn, New York, by the Rev. Lehey. They honeymooned at the Merry Hill Lodge in the Poconos.

Gerry is the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Veltri of Brooklyn. Her husband is the son of the late Carlotta and Daniel Van Uiter, also of Brooklyn.

They settled in Staten Island, New York, after Joe's tour of duty during the Korean conflict.