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Announcements

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.

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 Soap.com, Diapers.com and BeautyBar.com.

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.