Thursday, December 25, 2014


Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska of Jim Thorpe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18. They were married in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Hyska is the former Sheila Snyder, daughter of the late John and Lucy Snyder of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner/cosmetologist at Sheila's Cutting and Styling in Jim Thorpe.

Mr. Hyska is the son of Alberta Hyska of Fairless Hills and the late Leo Hyska. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marian High School's Class of 1962's annual picnic will be held Sept. 13 at West Penn Grove.

Anyone interested is asked to call 570-952-8398 before Aug. 11.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Graver

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Graver recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 2, 1954.

Mrs. Graver is the former Connie L. Dietz, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dietz of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Reuben and Iris Graver of Lehighton.

They have four children: Stanley, and his wife, Elaine, and Ricky, and his wife Julie, all of Lehighton; Allen, and his wife Tammy, of Tamaqua; and Kerry, and his wife, Michelle, of Palmerton. They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Members of the 1969 graduating class of Jim Thorpe High School will hold a breakfast get-together at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive-in, Route 443, Lehighton.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcks-ville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools.

If your address has changed since the last reunion, please let the organizers know by emailing or calling Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amber Ann Barron and Christopher Sinn, both of Tamaqua.

Alexandra Walsh, Drums, and Eric W. Deaver, Tresckow.

Debra A. Heemaneth and Norman S. Paisley, both of Tamaqua.

Stephanie N. Schappel and Eric D. Clausius, both of Tamaqua.

Tracy E. Palmer and Alan Richardson, both of Tamaqua.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Walter N. Hill of Tamaqua will celebrate his 99th birthday on Monday. He was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1915, the son of Joseph and Alma Hill.

After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois and Eastern Baptist Seminary in Pennsylvania, he became a Baptist minister and preached for almost 75 years.

He was married to his wife, Rita, for 64 years. Rita died at age 88 on Nov. 2, 2006. Walter married Catherine Shutters in October of 2008.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 include, front from left, Billy Rarick, Dorothy Uzick Stafiniak, Eddie Price, Marlene Cutter Turner, Alma Schaeffer Fisher, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Janice Schlegel Pickenheim, Shirley Schuetrumpf Reigel, Joan Ames Davis, Jean Rinker Stephens, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Joan Gober Tracy, Marie Kistler Gursky, Marion Aiken Miller, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Jean Heisler Chaballa and Nancy  Hoffman Dreisbach. Read, Donald Lloyd, Ronald Zimmerman, John Schock, Mary Swank Brown, Kenny Nunemacher, Mae Stribic McKeever, Donald Tyson, Curt Williams, Wellis  Balliet and Robert Fisher. Missing from the photo are Faye Heffelfinger Gross and Shirley Lauer Milot.

Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 gathered for a picnic on June 28 at Leiby's Grove in Lewistown Valley.

Class members who served on the Picnic 2014 committee who were in attendance were co-chairwoman Alma Schaeffer Fisher, co-chairman Curt Williams, Nancy Hoffman Driesbach, Marion Aiken Miller, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Jean Rinker Stephens, Marie Kistler Gursky, Mae Stribic McKeever, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Shirley Lauer Milot, Marlene Cutter Turner, Joan Gober Tracy, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Robert Fisher and Ronny Zimmerman.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at St. Mathew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road in Perkasie, to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the first Fretz Family Reunion.

Family and friends are welcome to bring a recollection about old mills to share during the morning program.

Lunch will be covered dish with rolls and beverage provided.

The afternoon program will feature Bob Wood with his presentation inside the Old Mill.

For more information, email or call Betty Lauman at 215-855-8511.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Raymond Thomas Heiser Jr. and Melissa Rose Andrew, of Jim Thorpe.

Randy George Ahner Jr. and Amanda Lynne Schwartz, Aquashicola.

Edward Brooks Karns and Laura Johanna Bivone, Jim Thorpe.

Bruce Eugene Hoffman and Bettyann Louise Cereby, Coaldale.

Zachary Michael Gross and Stephanie Ann Kremsner, Lehighton.