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Friday, December 16, 2011

Members of the Palmerton High School Class of 1956 gathered for a 55-year reunion on Oct. 8 at the Blue Ridge Country Club. Thirty-three classmates were present. Those attending included, front from left, Lois (Buck) Walton, Joan (Shuster) Turko, Carol (Hahn) Simcoe, Anita (Pelosi) Harry, Mary (Gulla) Haja, Theresa (Hadinger) Kresge and Marlene (Kresge) Greenwood. Second row, George Grohotolski, Ruth (Haydt) Warner, Donna (Wagner) Merkel, Grace (Visnosky) Ashner, Margaret (Griffith) Ward, Alice (Eckhart) Frable, Annette (Halmi) Wargo and Jim Beers.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 will observe its 55th-year reunion in May 2012.

The highlight will be the reunion luncheon, which starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club restaurant, preceded by a reception at noon.

The eight deceased members of the 42-member class will be cited during a memorial ceremony. They are: Helen Daderko, Wallace Kleckner, Diane Zimmerman Lambert, Peter Matrician, Patrick Rutch, Helen Ambrose Sahr, Roger Troeder and Eugene Yasson.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1946 held its 65th anniversary reunion on Oct. 15, at the Top of the 80's in Hazleton. Welcoming remarks were made by Herb Curvey, while Floyd Zimmerman offered the invocation and benediction. A moment of silence was held in memory of the 73 deceased class members, whose names were read aloud by Irene Billman. Jean Hochstetter Tonkin provided the treasurer's report. The class discussed the scholarship award that was established in 1999.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Lehighton Area Class of 1986 will be holding it's 25-year class reunion at the Lehighton American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Any classmate who did not receive an invitation and would like to attend can contact Melissa Miller at (570) 386-1119 or email

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mahanoy Area High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40-year reunion on Nov. 26 at the West End Fire and Rescue, Mahanoy City.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a catered meal, refreshments, music and entertainment.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Kathy Drake at (570) 773-6243 or Mike Kitsock at (570) 617-2376.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Members of Slatington High School Class of 1961 gathered on Oct. 15, for their 50-year high school reunion at Iron Lakes Country Club, Allentown. Those attending were, front row from left, Audrey (Heffelfinger) Arndt, Truann (Rumble) Berger, Brenda (Queen) Rothrock, Pat (Schneck) Gilbert, Susan (Eckhart) O'Donnal, Barbara (Romanishan) Penberth, Connie (Braerman) Teunis, Susan Merkle, Mary Ellen (Papay) Meixsell, Elizabeth (Schmidt) Krause and Sandra (Schaffer) Everett.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Palmerton High School Class of 1953 gathered recently for a two-day reunion. Class members met at the Hampton Inn on Sept. 9 and at the Bowmanstown Fire Company on Sept. 10. Those in attendance included, seated from left, Monaca Pagotto Klotz, Joan Hagenbuch Christman, Carole Eckhart Lusch, Bruce Bachman and Lois Hartranft Mertz.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 45th anniversary reunion on Oct. 1 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Friday, October 7, 2011

In the photo of the Packerton School Reunion, which ran on Wednesday's Lifestyle page, the name of one of the attendees was incorrectly submitted.

The correct name is Marlene Moyer Lefebvre.

Thursday, October 6, 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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