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Thursday, August 19, 2010

A son, Jesse Michael Ellis, was born at 3:45 a.m. on July 29, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Amy and Richard Ellis of Nesquehoning.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long.

Jesse was welcomed home by his three siblings: 9 1/2-year-old Nicholas, 7 1/2-half-year old Anthony and 5-year old Jacob.

Maternal grandparents are Francis and Judith Galgoci of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Norman and Lynne Ellis of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 31st annual reunion of the descendants of George and Lillie (Eaches) Walck will be held Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, beginning at 11 a.m.

The business meeting will be held at 1 p.m.

There will be a talent show this year so family members are asked to bring their voice, instrument, or whatever talent they have to share.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert and an item for the Chinese Auction or cake walk.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
SHHS Class of 1960 reunites after 50 years

Members of the Class of 1960 of the former Summit Hill High School held their 50-year reunion recently in Summit Hill.

Monday, August 16, 2010
@$:Lisa Breiner and Jonathan Shirvinski

Mahlon and Ruth Breiner of Hometown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Breiner of Tamaqua to Jonathan Shirvinski, also of Tamaqua.

Monday, August 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice "Marty" Kunkel

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice "Marty" Kunkel of Weatherly celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12.

The couple was married in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, White Haven, by the late Rev. William Geiger.

Members of their wedding party were Mary (Avilla) Carter, matron of honor; Marjorie Lou (Kocher) Anthony, and the late Nancy (Ely) Luppold, bridesmaids. The late Clyde Kunkel was best man and ushers were the late Charles Gicking and William Kunkel.

Karen (Kocher) Allen was the flower girl and the late John "Jackie" Schafer was ring bearer

Monday, August 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Wargo

Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Wargo of Palmerton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 20, 1960 at Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton by the Rev. George E. Uricheck.

Mrs. Wargo is the former Annette Halmi, daughter of the late John and Helen Halmi of Palmerton. Mr. Wargo is the son of Sophie Wargo and the late George Wargo, also of Palmerton.

Mrs. Wargo was formerly employed as a registered nurse at Palmerton Hospital. Mr. Wargo was employed as a teacher and coach for Palmerton Area School District before his retirement.

Monday, August 16, 2010
Heather DeLauretis and Jeffrey Zazycki

Larry and Ann Marie DeLauretis of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Jeffrey Zazycki, son of Raymond and Dorothy Zazycki of Drums.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Bloomsburg University.

Her fiance is attending Lehigh Carbon Community College, working toward a degree in food production and management.

The couple is planning a May 19, 2012 wedding.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1990 will hold its 20th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton.

Classmates can learn more at, or by contacting Kristin Hawk at (610) 392-0569.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Dylan Adolph Benulis

BENULIS A son, Dylan Adolph Benulis, was born at 11:19 p.m. on July 10, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Aimee (Boyle) and Steve Benulis of Schuylkill Haven.

He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Dylan was welcomed home by his older sister Allie Elise, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Jane Boyle of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Gene and Betty Benulis of New Philadelphia.

Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Adolph Zelonis of Tamaqua; and Joseph and Julie Boyle of Coaldale.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Ryan Shupp and Lori Hrebik

The engagement of Lori Hrebik, Nesquehoning, to Ryan Shupp, Palmerton, has been announced by her parents, Eugene and Barbara Hrebik of Nesquehoning.

The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Panther Valley High School and also of the Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School, where she earned and currently holds a license in cosmetology.

She is employed by PenTeleData, Palmerton, in the billing department.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Colleen Bleiler, Slatington, and the late Charles Shupp Jr. He is a 1992 graduate of Palmerton High School.