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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Bruce D. McFarland Sr. to Barry J. Pointon, 530 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown, property at 530 Hamilton St., $119,000.

Franklin Township

Leah M. Kistler to Drew D. Eckman, 888 Interchange Road, Lehighton, property at 888 Interchange Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Joseph F. Delay to Beverly J. Delay, 1009 North St., Jim Thorpe, two transactions, property at 1009 North St., and another pacrel on North Street, $1 each.

Neil Bogin to Neil Bogin, Leisure Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 628-630 Center Ave., $1.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 146 deeds, 203 mortgages and 528 other writs during the month of January.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $30,111.53. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,557; data processing fees, $2,860; notaries, $30; commission on transfers and writs, $1,710.53; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $954.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Revocations

Marlin Hosier, 49, of 8 W. High St., Coaldale, had his probation revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin but because he had served 29 days in prison was released on probation again. Hosier had pleaded guilty in May 2008 to drug charges which were brought by Patrolman Raymond Tonkinson, Tamaqua police.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Divorces Granted

George M. Schlorf, 216 N. Lehigh St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Kathleen A. Schlorf, 56 Jeddo St., Freeland. They were married Aug. 16, 1980.

Joann F. Conrad, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from John W. Conrad, Lancaster. They were married April 18, 2002.

Heather Marie Kondash, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Shawn Aaron Kondash, Orwigsburg. They were married Sept. 8, 2001.

Janice A. Davies, Gilberton, was granted a divorce from Charles A. Davies, Mahanoy City. They were married Sept. 28, 1998.

Revoke ARD

Monday, February 8, 2010

Divorces granted

Markus A.Boyer was granted a divorce from Catherine A. Boyer, both of 211 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 16, 1989.

Paul Stravinsky, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Rose Marie Stravinsky, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 12, 2007.

Michael Yob Jr., Summit Station, was granted a divorce from Judie R. Yob, Pottsville. They were married Dec. 20, 1996.

Teresa Menne, Danville, was granted a divorce from Jared Menne, Ashland. They were married Oct. 28, 2006.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Stephanie E. Freeby, 138 High St., Jim Thorpe, from Mark J. Freeby, 49 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Daniel J. Becker, 93 Mill St., Nesquehoning, from Kathleen M. Becker, 987 Germantown Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Nancy B. Kuhn, 46 Martha Lane, Jim Thorpe, from Geraldo A. Faria, 1358 SR903, Jim Thorpe.

Teresa A. Opiela, 92 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, from John J. Curry, same address.

Justin V. Yaich, Box 4026, Jim Thorpe, from Joanne P. Yaich, 346 Archery Club Rd., New Ringgold.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Property transfers were recently recorded in the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

They included:

Elizabeth C. Smulligan, West Penn Township, to Seventh Haven, L.P., a Pennsylvania limited partnership, two tracts of land on the south side of the right-of-way of Township Route 761 near the lands of the Blue Mountain Christian Retreat in West Penn Township, containing 8.3535 acres for $1 (full consideration $247,000) and 3.35276 acres for $1 (full consideration, $38,000).

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Kyle A. Hartman to Franklin Township, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 70E-11-70.04, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Joseph Misson to Jennifer A. Schelkopf, Malvern, Pa., Lot 10, Maple Shade Drive, $70,000.

Blue Ridge Real Estate to Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation, Inc., 173 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, reserved rights on Switchback, $1

Kidder Township

Scott Lignore to Qing Yang, Malvern, Pa., Lot 44, Section II, Hemlock Forest, Indian Mountain Lakes, $175,000.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Joseph J. Demjanick Sr. to Edward Rodenbach, Towanda R.5, property at 27 Sunset Drive, $80,000.

Jim Thorpe

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Tadeusz Kulesza, Whitehall, property at 158 W. Broadway, $25,000.

Anne E. Gremling to Patrick A. Gremling, 2900 Forest St., Lehighton, property at 77 Broadway, $1.

Jason Kuhn to James F. Kalinowsky, Gilbertsville, property on North Street, $75,500.

Eugene E. Stermer to Larry A. Ahner, 1798 Long Run Road, Jim Thorpe, property at 418 South St., $64,500.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Divorce decrees

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Alan Berndt, Box 647, Whitehall, from Amanda K. Berndt, 12 Audry Lane, Jim Thorpe.

Margaret B. Stiely, 3376 Jackson Rd., Bethlehem, from James R. Stiely, 825 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Tammy L. Bowman, 417 White St., Weissport, from Wesley H. Bowman III, same address.

Nicole S. Shuck, 454 N. First St., Lehighton, from Charles J. Shuck Jr., 146 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Divorces granted

Donna Lee Hartranft, 502 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Joseph D. Hartranft, Newkirk R.1. They were married April 10, 1992.

Amy Zimmerman, 35 Swatara St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Jeffrey Zimmerman, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 4, 2006.

Tammie Lee Durham, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Brent Lynn Laubenstine, Schuylkill Haven. They were married Jan. 1, 2004.

Sentenced

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Paul R. Hoffman to Judy M. Hoffman, 514 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 514 White St., $1.

Franklin Township

Lester W. Kintz to Franklin Township, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 70F-11-99, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Jens H. Kindt to Jens H. Kindt, 20 W. Chipmunk Trail, P.O. Box 227, Jim Thorpe, property at 20 W. Chipmunk Trail, $1.

Fannie Mae to Neil Bogin, 2501 Leisure Lane, Effort, property at 628-630 Center Ave., $61,500.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Divorces Granted

Pedro N. Aguero, 120 Gay St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Leshia Lily Gonsalez, Norcross, Ga. They were married Feb. 28, 1998.

Melissa E. O'Connell-Cook was granted a divorce from Brian A. Cook, both of 220 Second Street, Coaldale. They were marrIed Oct. 19, 1992.

Edith G. Schimpf, Rosyln, was granted a divorce from Dale C. Schimpf, Frackville. They were married Aug. 8, 1971.

Jenny Eckley was granted a divorce from Stephen Eckley, both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 29, 2001.

Summary appeals

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Fannie Mae, Dallas, Tex., property at 4 N. Chestnut St., $1.

East Penn Township

Thomas M. Hall to Peter K. Fitzgibbon, Nazareth, property at 215 E. lizard Creek Road, $65,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Wachovia Bank, Philadelphia, property at 87 Friendship Road, $1.

Charles L. Steigerwalt to Michael Steigerwalt, 2714 Church Hill Road, Lehighton, Lot 3, Steigerwalt Line Adjustment, $1.

Franklin Township

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Arrow Financial Services, c/o 520 Fellowship Rd., Mount Laurel, N.J., filed three actions as follows: Daniel O'Henry, 30 E. Main St., Junedale, $6,283.46; Lorraine Moyer, 105 Main Rd., Lehighton, $3,429.93; and Stacey Misiano, 715 Leslie Run Rd., Weatherly, $7.360.93.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

John O. Barres to Thomas Trella, P.O. Box 186, Tresckow, property at 25-27 E. Maple St., $70,000.

First National Bank of Pennsylvania to Jason Kundrat, Sugarloaf, Pa., property at 22-24 E. Oak St., $22,000.

East Penn Township

Michael Steigerwalt to Michael Steigerwalt, 2714 Church Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 2714 Church Hill Road, $1.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

File for divorce

Sharon M. Wagner filed suit for divorce from Jeffrey L. Wagner, both of 347 Tuscarora Mountain Road, Barnesville. They were married April 20, 1985.

Kyle P. Huegel, 672 Arrow Road, New Ringgold, started a divorce action against Nicole L. Huegel, 500 Pine St., Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 1, 2007.

Dane J. Watro Jr., 201 S. Hancock St., McAdoo, filed for divorce from Tonya J. Watro, 901 Matthew Court, Chesapeake, Va. They were married Sept. 4, 1998.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Alvin Luckanavage to Kyle A. Luckanavage, 55 E. Maple St., Tresckow, property at 55 E. Maple St., $60,000.

East Penn Township

Gary R. Frantz to Jose Alejandro Grajales, 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, $174,997.

Jim Thorpe

Joseph R. Dombrosky III to Brian David McElmoyle, 1491 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 1491 Center Ave., $205,000.

Kidder Township

Stuart I. Gelman to Stuart I. Gelman, Clark, N.J., Snow Ridge House No. 228, Section B-2, $1.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Property transfers were recently recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

They include:

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody transferred a number of properties sold at a recent sheriff sale of properties which were foreclosed because of default in mortgage payments. They were to:

U. S. Bank National Association, Fort Mill, South Caroline, property at 163 Orwigsburg Street, Tamaqua, owned by Bruce and Betty Schaeffer, for $1,020.

Eagle Rock Resorts Inc., Hazleton, lot in WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, owned by Kyle P. Brooks, for $817.03.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Divorces granted

Ernest G. Spencer, Middletown, was granted a divorce from Holly A. Spencer, Ashland. They were married March 30, 1999.

Robert A. Kreiser, Pine Grove, was granted a divorce form Juanita J. Kreiser, Jonestown. They were married June 14, 1986.

Aimee Johns was granted a divorce from Jeffrey Johns, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Sept. 19, 1998.

Probation