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Announcements

Friday, February 4, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Simpson

April Bowers of Clearfield, Pa., daughter of Robert and Joanne Bowers of Lehighton, became the bride of Roy Simpson of Penfield, Pa., son of Carol and Michael Simpson, also of Penfield, on Oct. 2, 2010 at Weedville Wesleyan Church, Weedville, Pa.

The Rev. Bryon Kleppinger of Weedville officiated at the double ring ceremony.

Jeremiah Tyler of Virginia, a friend of the bride, was the vocalist, while the bride's sister, Laura Kleppinger of Weedville, was the pianist. Sara Pysher, Lehighton, also a friend of the bride, played the flute.

Friday, February 4, 2011
Gavin Isaac Betz

BETZ A son, Gavin Isaac Betz, was born at 3:57 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2010 in Pottsville to Sherri and Samuel Betz of New Ringgold.

He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Logan, 5.

Maternal grandparents are Doreen and Richard Schenkel of Andreas.

Paternal grandfather is Jerome Betz of Hometown.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Daniel James Koch and Kristin Lucykanish, 582 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Jason Charles Baab and Nicole Marie, 207 Springbrook Drive, Palmyra.

Merle Robert Gerstenberg and Sabrina Lynn Strohl, 454 S. Third St., rear, Lehighton.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan J. Davis

Coleen Ann Delaney, West Chester, Pa., daughter of Eugene Delaney of East Norristown, Pa., became the bride of Bryan Joseph Davis, also of West Chester, on Nov. 20, 2010 at Calvary Lutheran Church in West Chester.

The Rev. Daniel Krewson officiated at the double ring ceremony. The organist was H. Raymond Hunsicker. Douglas Wilfert played the trumpet.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Amy Traylor, as the matron of honor.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wernett Jr.

Tiffani Hoffman of Sunbury, Pa., became the bride of Michael Wernett Jr. of Jim Thorpe on Oct. 30, 2010 at St. Joseph's Church, Jim Thorpe.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Francis Baransky. Becky McFadden was the vocalist, while Michael Seroka was the organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride is the daughter of Ken Hoffman, Sunbury, and Theresa Snyder of Arizona. She chose Kim Rhoades of Sunbury to be the matron of honor.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1986 is currently organizing its 25-year reunion in 2011.

Fellow classmates are invited to send contact information to Anthony DeGiosio at degfam92@comcast.net, or by mail to 540 Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Township, PA 18436.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Perrins

Ashley Nicole Starry of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of Summit Hill, became the bride of Lance Cpl. Christopher Robert Perrins of Camp Pendleton, Calif. on July 11, 2010 at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford.

The Rev. Kenneth Medve officiated at the double ring ceremony. Jeana DePuy was the organist, while Amy DePuy was the soloist.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Mary Ann Starry of Lakeland, and also formerly of Summit Hill. She chose Kristan Donahue, Wilkes-Barre, as maid of honor.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Quinn Anna Jean Haydt

HAYDT A daughter, Quinn Anna Jean Haydt, was born at 12:35 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Sarah and Adam Haydt of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Cindi and Robert Heness of Inkerman, Pa.

Paternal grandparents are Jan and Drue Haydt of Lehighton.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donna and Richard Bloom Sr. are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 30, 1971 in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Bloom is the daughter of the late Peter and Alice Reeser. Her husband is the son of the late George and Mabel Bloom.

They are the parents of five children: Ronald and his wife Betty of Lehighton; Richard Jr. and his wife Joyce of Andreas; Robert and his wife Dioneley of Whitehall; Robin and her husband Harry Diehl of Lehighton; and Roxanne and her husband Gerry Berger, also of Lehighton.

The couple has four grandchildren.

Monday, January 24, 2011
Jordan Nevaeh Frace

FRACE A daughter, Jordan Nevaeh Frace, was born at 1:48 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest to Nicole and Theodore Frace of Tamaqua.

She weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 18 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kate Lueders, Coaldale and Joe Otto, Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Rodney Frace Sr., Palmerton, and Julianne Frace.