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Announcements

Friday, December 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hartranft

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hartranft, Lehighton, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 24, 1955 at the Reformed Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Hartranft is the daughter of the late Leroy and Ruth Hein of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Daniel and Anna Hartranft.

The Hartranfts have four children: Bonnie Lee, wife of William Hrichin of Summit Hill; Laurie Ann, wife of James Dunkle of Jim Thorpe; William Charles Hartranft, Lehighton; and Kathy Joy, wife of Todd Kerschner of Summit Hill.

Friday, December 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Phillips

Janelle Heydt and Nathan Phillips were united in marriage on Oct. 16, 2010 at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey Diller and the Rev. Donald J. Stump Sr. officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Melodie Heydt, Weatherly, and the bridegroom is the son of Michael and Theresa Phillips of Otho, Iowa.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Sarah Hamm of Weatherly as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Angie Wilson of Hagerstown, Md. and Christa Zimmerman of Chambersburg.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
Pearl Jean Kromer

A daughter, Pearl Jean Kromer, was born at 7:38 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to SSG Karin L. Heffron and SSG LeRoy E. Kromer II, of Pottsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her 5-year-old brother Pierce James Kromer.

Maternal grandparents are Jim and Georgine Heffron of Duncott, Pa.

Paternal grandparents are LeRoy and Regina Kromer of Andreas. Paternal great-grandparents are Nicholas and Margaret Butrie of Lansford.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
Edgar Castillo and Brooke Costello

Dimps and Val Hawthorne (Bowman) of Dillsburg, Pa.; and Steve and Kathy Costello of Reading, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Ashleigh Costello to Edgar Castillo, both of San Antonio, Texas.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Victor and Madalyn Bowman of Lehighton and the late Marina and Esteben Costello of Palmerton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Westchester University, where she received her RN, BSN in nursing.

She is currently employed as a nurse and also as a part-time personal trainer.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber

Elda and Ralph Gerber of New Ringgold are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1940 at Zion's Stone Church in Snyders by the late Rev. W.W. Moyer. They are lifelong members of Zion's Stone Church.

Mrs. Gerber is the former Elda Shellhamer, daughter of the late Eva and Morris Shellhamer of New Ringgold. Her husband is the son of the late Katie and Mahlon Gerber of New Ringgold.

The Gerbers have two daughters: Janice, wife of Walter Rudy of Bridgeville, Del.; and Rhea, wife of Gerald Steigerwalt of New Ringgold.

Monday, December 20, 2010
Kathryn Maryn Breslin

A daughter, Kathryn Maryn Breslin, was born at 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2010 at Reading Hospital, Reading, to Robert and Melissa Sommers Breslin of Summit Hill.

She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by her big sister Caroline, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Lorraine Sommers of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Donna Breslin of Summit Hill and the late Edward Breslin.

Monday, December 20, 2010
Kayleigh Alissa Halenar

A daughter, Kayleigh Alissa Halenar, was born at 12:42 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2010 at Reading Hospital to Heather and Joe Halenar of Jim Thorpe.

She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Glenn and Audrey Kline of Bethel, Pa.

Paternal grandparents are John and Jane Halenar of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, December 20, 2010
William Valinch

William Valinch, formerly of 407 Rolling Mill Ave., Tamaqua, will celebrate his 102 birthday on Dec. 22.

Currently residing in Sacramento, Calif., Bill was born in Gilberton, the son of the late John and Margaret (Zerdgusky) Valinch.

He was married to the former Julia McGee for 70 years and has two sons, William of North Huntington and John of Carmichael, Calif. A long time Notre Dame fan, he continues to enjoy regular trips to the casino.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Michael Allen Meckes and Jenny Lynn D'Elia, 209 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Earl Arlington Schlier Jr. and Lisa Marie Fairchild, 413 N. Second St., Lehighton.

Friday, December 17, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Murphy

Kellie Beth Hegarty, daughter of Marian and Sean Hegarty, Tamaqua, and Shane Murphy, son of Kathleen and Brad Murphy, Tamaqua, exchanged vows on June 12, 2010, at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Tamaqua.

The Rev. William Linkchorst officiated the double ring ceremony. Susan Baddick was the organist.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose her sister Kerri Hegarty, Tamaqua, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were her sisters, Carla Najarro and Sherry Bynon, both of Tamaqua. Flower girls were nieces, Alexis Higgins and Corabel Najarro, both of Tamaqua.