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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.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ryan Eric Boyle, 636 Cedar Hill Drive, Allentown, and Sarah Ann Stashefski, 249 Cherry Lane, Lansdale.

Brian Aurel Godard and Megan Lee Smith, 1325 Farmington Avenue 33, Bristol, Conn.

Nathan Kyle Snyder and Heather Lynn Miller, 435 Sixth St., Weatherly.

Justin Lee Chyko, 909 A North St., Weatherly, and Kasey Rae Minnick, 146 Briar Lane, Weatherly.

Jason Christopher Stewart, 1213 Roundhead Drive, Weatherly, and Megan Elizabeth Stalosky, 19 W. Amidon St., Summit Hill.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jennifer C. Wissian and David O. Scheitrum, Jr., 97 W. Miner St., Coaldale.

Nadine L. Murphy and Spencer Dennis, 163 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua.

Lorie M. Eyer and Brian J. Matweecha, 153 Silverbrook Road, McAdoo.

Jennelle F. Miller, 39 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, and Robert C. Jones, 124 Spruce St., Tamaqua.

Mary V. Martyak and Taddaeus B. Hosamer, 282 N. St., Kelayres, Kline Township.

Thursday, June 2, 2011
David E. Barton and Jamy L. Kokinda

The engagement of Jamy Lee Kokinda, Short Hills, N.J. to David Eric Barton, also of Short Hills, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Adam and Sandra Kokinda of Lehighton. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Delaware. She is a program manager at Quidsi, a company that operates, and

Friday, May 27, 2011
The Rev. and Mrs. Richard L. Hinkle

The Rev. and Mrs. Richard L. Hinkle, Weatherly, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

They were married on May 29, 1961, by the late Rev. Alfred G. Sandrock in Salem United Church of Christ, Weatherly.

Mrs. Hinkle is the former Gladys (DeFrain) Titus. Pastor Hinkle is an ordained Lutheran pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, having served parishes in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod. He also was a member of the staff of the former Lutheran Welfare Service, serving as the senior vice president of the agency until 1989.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

KELLER A daughter, Jovi Lynn Keller, was born at 10:35 a.m., April 25, 2011 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton to Jamie (Frey) Keller and Jim Keller, Mayfield.

She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by her older sister Sarah, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Julia Shock and Dwight Frey, Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Jim and Nancy Keller, Bloomsburg.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Aquashicola School Reunion committee recently mailed 380 invitations to its 17th biennial reunion.

Look for your envelope with the gold star. If you haven't received it by June 1, please call (610) 377-3040.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lauren Daderko and Christopher Buscher

Lauren Daderko, Anaheim, Calif. and Christopher Buscher have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Louisa Sarge and Jack Daderko of the Panther Valley. She graduated from Panther Valley High School in 1994. She has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in addiction science and counseling from Chapman University.

She is a board certified and licensed interventionist in California and is the owner and CEO of Body Rehab.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Colton Jacob Allesch

A son, Colton Jacob Allesch, was born at 9:31 p.m., Feb. 7, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska to Maria and Brian Allesch of Eagle River, Alaska.

He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older sister Sarah, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Lyn and Cynthia Collins of Box Springs, Georgia.

Paternal grandparents are John Allesch and Carol Allesch, both of Summit Hill.

Maternal great-grandparents are Brady and Gloria Preston, Columbus, Ga.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
James Robert Duvall and Alexis Jae Ruch

The engagement of Alexis Jae Ruch and James Robert Duvall, both of Austin, Texas, has been announced by Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield, and Jason Ruch Sr. of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. She is employed at American National Insurance Company as a multi-lines insurance agent.