Saturday, December 27, 2014


Thursday, June 19, 2014
Lt. Col. Christopher M. Kurinec  and Kelly L. Hurley

Kelly Lynn Hurley, daughter of Kathleen and Clifford Hurley of Jim Thorpe, is engaged to be married to Lt. Col. Christopher Michael Kurinec of Newport News, Virginia.

Lt. Col. Kurinec is the son of the late Col. Ronald Kurinec of Jim Thorpe, and the late Katherine Kurinec of Texas.

The bride-to-be has a diploma from Northampton Community College in dental assisting.

She also attended Kutztown University.

She is employed as a paraprofessional in the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Muffley

Maryann and Melvin Muffley of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married May 16, 1964, by the Rev. Daniel Shook, pastor, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Mrs. Muffley is the daughter of the late John and Stella Behler of Bowmanstown. Her husband is the son of the late Stewart and Arvilla Muffley of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Rhonda, wife of John Rupell of Lehighton; Malinda, wife of Kyle Eckman of Lehighton; and Kimberly, wife of Matthew Williams of Walnutport.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Clarence H. Opolsky and Lissa Ann Munley, both of Tamaqua;

Zachary Michael Skelding and Amanda Jane Fisher, both of Tamaqua;

Robert Craigle and Rosewill T. Leibenguth, both of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Amelia Marie Horan

HORAN A daughter, Amelia Marie Horan, was born at 10:06 p.m. on April 27, 2014, at Pottsville Hospital to Molly and Keith Horan of Tamaqua.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Marie and Jim Pieracini of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Martha Howells and the late Jack Horan of Tamaqua.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Beth A. Swankoski and Matthew Stephens, Tamaqua.

Kathy A. Carroll and Joseph S. Terry, Coaldale.

Laryssa D. Wessner and Donald J. Moyer, Tamaqua

Riley E. Bevan, New Ringgold, and Michael D. Borowski, Pottsville

Friday, June 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bollinger

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bollinger of Palmerton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 6, 1964, at Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton by the Rev. Alton Leister.

Mrs. Bollinger was the former Eileen DeReamer, daughter of the late Robert and Pauline DeReamer of Lehighton.

Mr. Bollinger is the son of the late Richard and Alverta Bollinger of Palmerton.

The couple has two children: Randy Bollinger and his wife, Amiee, of Palmerton. Brian Bollinger and his wife, Stephanie, also of Palmerton.

Friday, May 30, 2014

David James Lamb, 42 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, and Amber Lee Woodring, 46 E. Fell St., Summit Hill.

Dennis Norman Ahner, 4686 Long Run Road, Lehighton, and Darlene Renee Bellis, 265 Avenue B, Palmerton.

Terance Lynne Snyder and Samantha Dawn Drum, 2 Sixth Ave., Nesquehoning.

Brett Harry Smith and Heather Matasha Frankino, 327 S. Third St., Lehighton.

Joshua Charles Byers and Stormy Dawn Schlauch, 651 W. 20th St., Hazleton.

Patrick Thomas Sosar and Mindy Lee Cox, 643 W. 20th St., Hazleton.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Melissa M. Eifert, New Ringgold, and Francis J. Varaso Jr., Orwigsburg

Meghan C. Scheeler and Michael Anthony Karetsky, both of Barnesville

Terry L. Pavitt and David S. Clemson, both of Tamaqua

Sarah E. McLaughlin, Andreas, and Christopher J. Kline, Germansville

Melissa Lee Emerich and Benjamin Andrew Kuzo, both of Nesquehoning

Shante L. Schwartz, Pottsville, and Anthony J. Richards, Tamaqua

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tiffany Schlenner and Ryan Engel

The engagement of Tiffany L. Schlenner of Swoyersville to Ryan P. Engel, also of Swoyersville, has been announced by the bride's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Walt and Fay Schlenner of Jim Thorpe.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in sociology. She is employed as a claims representative at the Social Security Administration.