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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Beers

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Beers, West Penn Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

They were married on June 10, 1961, by the late Rev. Josiah Werner in Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Aquashicola.

Mrs. Beers is the former Loretta Steigerwalt, daughter of the late Oscar and Verna Steigerwalt, West Penn Township.

Prior to her retiring in 1986 she worked as a seamstress at many factories in Tamaqua and Lehighton for more than 30 years.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Susan K. Haldeman and Ernest B. Henritzy, Jr., 335 Penn St., Tamaqua.

Rebecca B. Frandsen, 114 S. 20th St., Pottsville, and Peter L. Ferdoucha, 116 E. Jackson St., McAdoo.

Jessie L. Mattson, 398 Golf Road, Tamaqua, and Glenn R. Laninger, 621 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Amy S. Kupres, 242 Claremont Ave., Tamaqua, and James M. Gurcsik, 16 Crest Lane, Tamaqua.

Denise J. Moyer and Andrew M. Schafer, 274 Chain Circle, New Ringgold.

Rebekah A. Rineer and John J. Ulrich, 339 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy City.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Christina Wanamaker of Charles City, Iowa, and formerly of Palmerton, became the bride of Daniel J. Wigant on May 14, 2011, in a ceremony at New Life Community Church in Andres Park, Charles City, Iowa.

Given in marriage by her family, the bride chose Melissa Bridges as her maid of honor. Megan Schreiber was the flower girl.

Harry Bridges served as best man, while Landon Davidson was the ring bearer.

The new Mrs. Wigant is the daughter of Doris Wanamaker of Palmerton. She is a 2008 graduate of Palmerton Area High School. She is employed by Chatauqua Nursing Home.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Devon L. Peel and Harrison E. Fritz, 428 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Katherine C. Cress and Steven T. Brozyno, 325 1/2 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Dagmar C. Dobeck and John T. Veen Sr., 313 E. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Coaldale High School Class of 1961 recently hosted its 50-year class reunion. Those attending included, bottom row, from left, Basil Havrischak, Pat Aronne Scutta, Beverly Ardos Fredericks, Peggy Hedash Cullen, Tom Sopko, Karen Kodlick Drake, Margie Gregus Direnberger, Michelle Kondertavage Kalinak and Bob Heisler. Middle row, from left, Margie McIntyre Gerber, Gail Yankovich Sanfillippo, Sharon Culley Burkhalter, Tom Maruschak, Clem DeMatto and Jim McCartney. Top row, left to right, are Evan Evans, Bob Bachorik, Jerry Sabol, Joe Burns, Michael Danchak, Danny Moyer and Frank Kassak.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1991 will host its 20-year reunion on Sunday, July 17, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park in the Beer Pavilion, starting at noon.

Anyone in the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1990 or 1992 is also welcome to attend. Please RSVP by July 7 to Jill Gavornik at (570) 325-4089 or

Classmates are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, food and laughter and reminisce about their high school days.

Please bring a covered dish to share. There is a small admission charge.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eliazar Vega-Santos, 29 Scotia Drive, Drums, and Gabrielle Marie Santiago, 226 W. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Joseph John Lashefsky, 921 North St., Weatherly, and Jennifer Nicole Stauffer, 1409 Spring Drive, Walnutport.

Kevin Lee Maehrer and Nancy Ann Kopesky, 33 Lucretius Trail, Box 1146, Albrightsville.

Craig David Balliet, 327 Ore St., Box 134, Bowmanstown, and Jennifer Lynn Harger, 3060 Fireline Rd., Palmerton.

Paul Michael Kleintop and Marcie Schnell, 927 Church Hill Rd., Lehighton.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kitchko

Michael Paul Kitchko and Saunsanie Michele Ramos were married Dec. 31, 2010 at the Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia, N.Y. Kevin McLaughlin, the bride's uncle, performed the double ring ceremony. Mary Filutze was the pianist.

The bride is the daughter of Sally Graves of Dunkirk, N.Y. and John and Maria Ramos of Silver Creek, N.Y.

The bridegroom is the son of Samuel and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.

Monday, June 6, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Adam LaRose, 100, was the oldest student at the Franklin Independent School's 47th reunion held May 28 at the Franklin Volunteer Fire Company. LaRose was a member of the class of 1926 at the school which closed in 1958. There were 131 attendees at the reunion. In 1997, the group voted to begin meeting every three years. Charles Fritz, president, right, presented the book, "I Spy Spectacular," to LaRose, which will be donated to the Franklin Elementary School Library.

Monday, June 6, 2011
John E. Stanko Sr.

John E. Stanko Sr. of Lansford will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 7.

He is the son of the late August and Pauline (Skrovanek) Stanko.

He has a sister Ann living in Allentown. A brother Joe and two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret, are deceased.

John is married to the former Nora Mattras. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in November.