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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Former students of the Packerton School, which closed in 1959, gathered recently for a reunion celebration at the Franklin Township Fire Hall. Those attending include, front row from left: Ruth Wasser Andrews, Barbara Mertz Leickel, Florence Christman Kresge, Pauline Mertz Green, LaRue Dreher Snyder, Judith Dreher Lucas, Eileen Dereamer Bollinger and Joan Zellner Armbruster.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1996 will host its 15-year class reunion at the Fraternal Order of Orioles and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 11 p.m.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

The Palmerton Class of 1981 held its 30-year class reunion on Sept. 10, at Blue Ridge Country Club. Classmates who attended the reunion are, kneeling, from left, Glen Strohl, Lori Smith, Jeff Hagenbuch, Jeff Cortazzo, Rob Zelinsky, Mark Chmiel, Leon George, Art Peleaz and Mark Althouse. Seated, Anne Feller Clark, Mary Searles Reither, Gloria Goworowski Ferko, Mary Ondrasik Wechsler, Denise Bartholomew Gilbert, Paula Craig Primrose, Debbie Ziegenfus Dedinsky, Tammy Ahner Gingrich, Pam Marunich Citron, Sue Wisocky Myers, Jodi-Lee Jones Duschak and Janine McColley Hahn.

Monday, October 3, 2011
Special to the TIMS NEWS

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1971 celebrated its 40th anniversary with a reunion event, held Sept. 17, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Class members in attendance included: first row, from left, Mary Ann Potichko Sakusky, Cheryl Focht Schoch, Justine Tomasovich Klementovic, Denise Duke Biacco, Donata Duke Bynon, Sonya Yurichak Kokinda, Georgene Panchura Rhodunda, Priscilla Bybel Martin and Daniel Gould.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 celebrated its 59-year class reunion at the Post 16 Restaurant on Aug. 27. Attending were, front, Myrle Wannamaker Bird. First row, from left, Pearl Hamm Follweiler, Delores Scheffler Dengler, Marian Sittler Miller, Theo Jones Elias, and Shirley Fredrick Kern. Second row, Mary Jane Smith Sheckler, Irwin Zellner, Mildred Kern Zellner, Mae Hankee Rehrig, Nancy Leiby Billig, Carolyn Krause Steele, Judy Lentz Shiner, Grace Williams Lewis, Joan Skutches Heffelfinger, and Doris Shellhamer Bruder.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Slatington High School Class of 1951 held its 60-year reunion at the Heidelberg Church on Sept. 21. Classmates attending were, front row, from left, Kathryn (Koenig) Snyder, Ruth (Snyder) Geiger, Elaine (Herber) Niedermeyer, Joan (Chandler) Wieand, Grace (Remaley) Schneck, Marie (Fisher) Walters, Marion (Rex) Neustadter, Delores (Silvius) Wetzel, and Delores (Meckes) Lentz. Second row, Elaine (Hallman) Kern, Ruth (Kutz) Geiger, Donna (Meckes) Muth, Robert Kemmerer, Henry Kline, Paul Hewitt, Richard Neustadter, Jane (Garrity) Smith, and Nancy (Coffin) Follweiler.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1986 will host its 25-year reunion on Sept. 24 at Genetti's Best Western in Hazleton.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

The deadline for return of reservations for the 45-year reunion of the Panther Valley High School Class of 1966 has been extended to Saturday, Sept. 24.

The reunion will be held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Any questions regarding the reunion may be emailed to

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 2001 is planning a 10th-anniversary reunion for Sept. 24.

The event will be held at the West Penn Park. Food and drinks will be provided.

Deadlines for reservations will be Sept. 17. For more information, contact Paul Nevenglosky at (707) 728-5638 or send an email to

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Members of the Tamaqua High School Class of 1961 who attended the recent reunion include: (first row) Barbara Carr Scott, Carolyn Evans Wagner, Charles Roberts, Ann Neifert Kline, Betty Bulavage Slaby, Sandra Yost Ronco, Donna Kellner Chickirda, Bobbie Parfitt Coccio, Norma Hill Conrad, Ruth Kerr, MaryAnn Oertner Ulrich, Nancy Schaeffer Bokeko, Elaine Bradley, Sandra Hoppe Zehner; (second row) Joseph Fether, Dororthy Nortavage Shubeck, June Fiel Fether, Norma Krapf Burke, Peggy Fegley Gertz, Carol Schuetrumpf, Nancy Pluto Moser, Yvonne Balliet Onuscho, Sharon Balliet Hill, Helene Protivak Calabrese, Ruth Miller Schwoyer, Jayne Barron McLaughlin, Sandra Edmonds Boyer, Charles Schimpf; (third row) Judi Pierson Titus, Ruth Wallasea Tomchick, Norma Warne Hyland, Cary Whetstone, R. Thomas Berner, Jay Barthel, Walter Schimpf, Gary Chickirda, David Nahf; (fourth row) Lafay Hope, Barry Cunfer, James Roberts, Marlin Zehner, Gary Keich, Thomas Olson, Michael Shilko, Dale Titus, George Tomchick, Jack Myers, Robert Argust and David Schock.

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1961 celebrated its golden anniversary with activities recently. The 50th anniversary reunion was held Aug. 6 at Genetti's Banquet Hall, Hazleton. The welcoming address and invocation were offered by Bobbie Parfitt Coccio. In addition to a cocktail hour and dinner, DJ Juice provided music for dancing.