Thursday, July 30, 2015


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Palmerton High School Class of 1965 held its 45-year reunion on Sept. 10 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Those attending the reunion include, front row from left, Peggy Holtzer Kleintop, Cindy Ruch Christman, Linda Hansut Hahn, Linda Hittner Guillory, Kathy Kunda Bookbinder, Joan Fabian Collins (Michigan), Linda Borger Scherer, Mary Honshiko Smida and Frances Brestovansky Carazo. Second row, Judy Wargo Lipics, Joanne Strohl Jones, Helene Dempsey, Peggy Koch Stroup, Cindy Christman Negrete (California), Joanne Stemler Shaughnessy and Maryann Kost Fritz.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Members of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1965 may still attend the reunion scheduled for Oct. 23.

For more information call (610) 377-2452

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holota

Mr. and Mrs. Adam "Mickey" Holota of Coaldale will celebrate their 55th anniversary next week.

The Holotas were married on Oct. 8, 1955 in St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church, Lansford, by the late Rev. John Kovacik.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Svrchek. Mr. Holota is a former Tuscarora resident. He is a 24-year retiree of the United States Air Force.

The couple has four sons: Michael and Marty of Seattle, Wash.; Mark of Tucson, Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

The Holotas plan to celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Tucson in the near future.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Davidson

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allen Davidson, Kunkletown, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 1, 1960 at Salem U.C.C. in Gilbert by the Rev. Mark B. Michael.

Mrs. Davidson is the former Dorothy Mae Burger, daughter of Jennie Edith (Diehl) Burger and Norman Burger. Her husband is the son of the late Winnie Mae (Youngkin) Davidson and Allen Osborn Davidson, formerly of Kunkletown.

They have two daughters: Carla Ann (Davidson) Parker and her husband, Allen, of Kunkletown; and Susan Jayne (Davidson) Hennet, and her husband Charles, also of Kunkletown.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oswald

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oswald of New Ringgold will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. They were married in St. John United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Dr. John Gilmore.

Mrs. Oswald is the former Claudene Kamant, daughter of Joseph Kamant of Tamaqua and the late Janet Sherry Kamant. She is employed at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton, as a certified nurse's aide.

Mr. Oswald is the son of Barbara Oswald of New Ringgold and the late John Oswald Sr. He is employed by Sears, Whitehall, as a service technician.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 4, 1975 at Christ Lutheran Church, Barnesville, by the Rev. Ernest Houston.

Mrs. Smudin is the former Shirley Neifert, daughter of Grace (Hinkle) Neifert, Quakake, and the late Elden Neifert.

Mr. Smudin is the son of the late Algerd and Gladys (Lewis) Smudin of Tamaqua.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr. of Tamaqua are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 1, 1960 at St. John's U.C.C. Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Arner is the former Hazle G. Gustus, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Reiger) Gustus, formerly of Tamaqua.

Mr. Arner is the son of the late George and Madolyn (Balliet) Arner, formerly of Tamaqua.

The couple has two sons: Roger L. Jr., and his companion MaryAnn Neidlinger of Tamaqua, and Rick L., and his wife Debra A. of New Ringgold.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Figura are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 3, 1970 by the Rev. Dagle at St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill.

Mrs. Figura is the former Linda Grosso, daughter of the late Maria and Louis Grosso, Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of the late Helen and John Figura, Summit Hill.

The Figuras have two children: a son, Stephen, husband of Sondra Figura of Slippery Rock, Pa., and a daughter, Amy, wife of Derek Kares of Bethlehem.

They have three grandchildren: Brice Figura, Madeleine Kares and Mason Kares.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Curt Lewis Thomas and Catherine Ann Carter, 2300 E. Main St., Weatherly.

John Paul Andrews and Christina Louise Abrunzo, 27 Shelby Drive, Lehighton.

Arthur Harry Romig and Jo-Ann Hornick, 9 E. Main St., Apt. B, Weatherly.

Charles David Shafer and Allyuson Jeanne Leh, 502 Mahoning St., Lehighton.

Scott Hayden Murphy, 26 Blueberry Lane, Nesquehoning, and Wendy Kristina Marek, 72 Deer Trail Lane, Nesquehoning.

Michael Richard Spairana III and Kristy Lynn Steward, 729 Lehigh St., Bowmanstown.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lilly Anna Rodgers

A daughter, Lilly Anna Rodgers, was born on July 21, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Ashley and Thomas Rodgers of Hometown.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Helene Zeigler of West Penn Township/Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Rodgers, Tamaqua.