Sunday, June 25, 2017


Saturday, October 11, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey

Jennifer Reppert, daughter of Denise and Charles Swartz of Lehighton, and John Bailey, also of Lehighton, were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2014, in Lehighton.

The Rev. Dean Frey officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her stepfather, Charles Swartz, and her uncle, James Reppert, the bride chose Samantha Muffley to be her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Jessica Reppert of Allentown, Charlee Swartz of Lehighton, Raven Landy of Bethlehem, Pamela Frey of Bethlehem and Ashley Bailey of Shippensburg.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Elliot Grace Goddard

GODARD A daughter, Elliot Grace Godard, was born at 9:59 a.m. July 2, 2014, in New Britain, Connecticut, to Megan Smith Godard and Brian Godard of Bristol, Connecticut.

She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are David and Nancy Smith of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Godard of Cheshire, Connecticut.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry George

Emily and Jerry George recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 29, 1984, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Trachsville, by the late Rev. John Light.

Jerry and Emily are owners of New Lawn & Landscaping in Palmerton.

An anniversary dinner given by their children and grandchildren, along with family and friends, was held at the Palmerton Rod & Gun Club.

They also plan to take a vacation trip to Key West to celebrate.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lehighton High School Class of 1948 will hold a luncheon at noon on Thursday at the Beacon Route 443 Diner in Lehighton.

For more information, call Jim Wentz at 610-377-4608.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Coaldale High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 50-year reunion on Sept. 20 at

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 4, 1975 by the Rev. Ernest Houston at Christ Lutheran Church in Barnesville.

Mrs. Smudin is the former Shirley Neifert, daughter of the late Grace (Hinkle) and Elden Neifert of Quakake. Her husband is the son of the late Gladys (Lewis) and Algerd Smudin of Tamaqua.

They have three daughters: Jamie, wife of Kory Beidleman of Clamtown; Leslie, wife of Ryan Keefer of Cressona; and Tracy, wife of Damien Earhart of Quakake.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Brian Michael Knepper and Kimberly Ann Rapa, Lehighton.

Michael Joseph Brennan, New Ringgold, and Ashley Ann Cory, Lehighton.

Michael Vincent Sweeney and Sarah Ann Valentine, Nesquehoning.

Kane Michael Kralik and Kelsey Dawn Eaton, Lehighton.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 who attended the recent reunion include, seated from left, Fred Armbruster, Phyliss (Burnhauser) Barry, Beatrice (Koons) Ladd and Carol (Weiksner) Witt; second row, Irvin Walck, Catherine (Putt) Sebelin, Maria (Dart) Utsick, Michael Lennon and Harry Eisenhart. Third row, Russell Palkendo, Darlene (Witt) Benyo, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Kay (Feuerstein) Murphy, Eleanor (Barno) Evans, Rita (Tessitore) Mulderig, Diane Paulas, Helen (Guth) Bretzik, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes and Al Feuerstein, official class adviser. Fourth row, Edward Moyer, Edward Cheese, Edward Solomon, William Diehm, Eileen (Windbeck) Morgan, Linda (Helmer) Bergey, Judith (Neast) Eberhardt and Nadine (Roat) Weiler. Fifth row, Eugene Duffy, Lester Dunstan, Thomas Neast, Edward Kochie, Richard Benyo, Jon Weaver, Fred Bresswein, Ronald Hydro and Jeffrey James.

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 gathered Sept. 18 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club to celebrate its 50-year reunion. Thirty-five members attended.

Reunion Chairman Ed Solomon welcomed everyone and introduced the committee, which included Bill Diehm, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes, Jon and Greda Weaver, Darlene (Witt) Benyo and Bea (Koons) Ladd.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1954 celebrated its 60th anniversary with a reunion

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion picnic on Aug. 16 in the Lewistown Valley. Class members in attendance included, seated, Violet Osenbach Wood, Joan Reitz Berg, Lois Moser Comisac, Gwen Brachman Evans, Marion Folk Klein, Paulina Middlecamp Oswald, Thelma Lech Maday, Rosalyn Kleckner Blattengerger; and standing, Mearl Kistler Hartung, Joan Kacik Hamilton, Joan Jewells Breitman, Edward Titus, Daniel