Sunday, August 2, 2015


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The 20-year reunion of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1991 will be a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orioles.

If you are on Facebook, go to the LAHS Class of 1991 reunion page to view the invitation. If not, contact Jen (Harleman) Lopata at or Norm Greene at (570) 657-6457 for an invitation.

Registrations are due by Sept. 24.

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Rylee Rose Reese

A daughter, Rylee Rose Reese, was born to Jeffrey and Kelli Reese of Jim Thorpe at 4:44 a.m., June 19, 2011. Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital, she weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches long.

Rylee was welcomed home by an older sibling Jadon, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Ed and Judy Gallagher of Weatherly.

Paternal grandparents are Randy and Rose Reese of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The LHS Class of 1963 is searching for the following classmates: John D. Koch, last know address Tacoma, Wash.; Darlene Rauco (Halsterman), last known address Saylorsburg; Ruth Ann Resh (Gombert), last known address Allentown; Dan Seaboldt, last known address Lehighton; and Carolyn Anderson (Schaeffer).

If anyone knows how to reach these individuals, please contact Shirley Kresge at (913) 488-5110.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Melba Schafer Harleman

Melba Schafer Harleman, a resident of Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bangor, celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 27.

Melba lived in North Weissport and Lehighton before moving to the Effort/Brodheadsville area in 1954.

She has two daughters, Sandra Altemose and her husband Bill of Effort; and Brenda Dorshimer and her husband Bob of Kunkletown; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rossmann

Patricia Fairchild, Summit Hill, and Jeffrey Rossmann, also of Summit Hill, exchanged vows in a private beach ceremony in Jamaica on Aug. 7, 2011.

The bride is the daughter of Andrea Fairchild of Lehighton, and Larry and Kathleen Fairchild, also of Lehighton. She is a 1991 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and a 1994 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College. She is employed by the County of Carbon, and also works part-time at Penn's Peak.

The bridegroom is the son of Harry and Sheral Rossmann of New Jersey, and Barbara Rossmann, also of New Jersey.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Parker Ashtin Derr

A son, Parker Ashtin Derr, was born to Tara J. and Daniel J. Derr of Lehighton at 10:06 p.m., Aug. 4, 2011. Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Vicky Kocher of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are the late Franklin and Deborah Derr of Nesquehoning.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rogal

Mary and Tom Rogal of Lehighton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were married on Aug. 26, 1961.

Mrs. Rogal is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Zellner of Weissport. Her husband is the son of the late William and Anne Rogal of Lehighton.

The Rogals are the parents of three children: Tom, and his wife Donna of Palmerton; Debbie, and her husband Rich Semmel of Graham, N.C.; and Cindy, who passed away in 1985.

They have five grandchildren.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Daniel LeighShafer II

A son, Daniel Leigh Shafer II, was born to Carrie Leigh and Daniel Leigh Shafer of Palmerton at 9:03 p.m., July 3, 2011.

Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, he weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandmother is Carol Bartholomew of Blakeslee.

Paternal grandparents are Daniel and Angela Shafer of Kunkletown and Tracy Davey of Hagerstown, Md.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kelly M. Burkot and Jason M. Bowes, 185 Winfield Drive, Middleport.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ryan Matthew Dutt and Jenna Jean Janecek, 49 W. Broadway, Apt. 104, Jim Thorpe.

Jason Edward Pryce and Tricia Marie Kraftician, 198 Nick Lane, Lehighton.

Jeremy Michael Lichtenwalner, 239 Pinewood Rd., Lehighton, and Ashley Nicole Frey, 2285 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.

William Carroll Highland and Jennifer Nicole Guzman, 55 White Spruce Way, Jim Thorpe.

Jay Dwight Smith and Amanda Lynn Jennings, 241 S. Seventh St., Lehighton.

Ryan Lee Heckman and Stacey Ann Strohl, 92 Highland Hill Rd., Lehighton.