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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1965 held it's 45-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Nesquehoning Fire Company Grove. Classmates attending include, front row from left, Sarah Gardiner Dalton, Irene Span Trubilla, Beverly Billig Stolz, John Gunsser (teacher), Cheryl Castle Horvath, Emma Miller Weaver, Sharon McGorry Heath, Fran Nester Kalishevich and David Theodore.

Friday, September 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Dougherty III

Alicia Gisele Oertner, New Ringgold, daughter of Conroy and Doris Oertner of Tamaqua, and Joseph Aloysius Dougherty III, son of Joseph and Laureen Dougherty Jr., Eynon, were united in marriage on May 8, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Phyllis J. Wolford. John Fredericks, Lehighton, was the organist, while Maria Lieberman of Bethlehem and Renae Hansen of Patchogue, N.Y. were the vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Maria Lieberman as maid of honor, and Renae Hansen as matron of honor.

Friday, September 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Dotter

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Dotter of Lehighton are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 24, 1960 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Weissport, by the Rev. Donald Repsher.

Mrs. Dotter is the former Faye Kuntz, daughter of the late Clarence "Tim" and Gertrude Kuntz, Weissport. Her husband is the son of the late Percy and Gussie Dotter.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1980 will be holding an informal gathering at the Whitewater Rafting Adventures, 101 W. Adventure Trail, Nesquehoning on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 3 p.m.

If you are a family member or a friend of a member of the class of 1980 who has moved from the area, please pass the information on to them.

For more information, contact the committee at

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Any members of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1965 may still attend the class reunion scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23.

For more information call (610) 377-2452

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1960 held its 50-year reunion Sept. 11 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Classmate Jim Foley flew in from France to attend, while classmate Jack Kiss traveled all the way from Thailand. Those attending are, front from left, Margo Sturdik Ashner, Natalie Murray Pargas, Susan Tisiker, Mary Bray Gibbon, Karen Helmuth Gulden, Joanne Visnosky Carazo, Rita Gabovitz Shupp and Vivian Wentz Fried.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Joyce Miller Steigerwalt, Jean Herring Gurnavage, Jane Billman Stahler, Dorothy Toth Ross, Helene Betz D'Angelo, Ethel Houser Keich, Dolores Hain Leplume, Janice Bursin Koch, Dianne Sherry Savitsky; (row 2) William Miller, David Myers, Thomas Couch, Robert Breiner, Harry Barron, John Oaks, Howard Miller, Robert Caputo: (row 3) Joseph Ceci, Robert Bensinger, Edward Savitsky, James Telepchak, Charles Dunn, Franklin Nace, Edwin Miller.

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 held its 55-year anniversary reunion on Sept. 18 at the New England Fire Company in Walker Township. The 46 classmates in attendance were joined by three former teachers and 32 guests. A memorial tribute was held for the 35 class members who have passed away. Attendees traveled from throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Steigerwalt

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Steigerwalt, Lehighton, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 16, 1950 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Palmerton by the late Rev. George McKinley.

Mrs. Steigerwalt is the former Viola Bowman, daughter of the late Victor and Celia Bowman of Bowmanstown.

Her husband is the son of the late Walter and Velma Steigerwalt of Lehighton.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held a 60 anniversary reunion with dinner at the Top of the 80's Restaurant in West Hazleton.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The second reunion of the One Room Elementary Schools in Franklin Township will be held Oct. 2, at the Franklin Township Fire Co., Fairyland Road, Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the schools is invited to attend the reunion. For more information, call Althea at (610) 377-3498, Patty at (610) 379-4274 or Florence at (570) 325-3118.