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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sister Regina Elinich, principal of Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford, has announced the third-quarter honor roll recipients.

They are:

Effort Award

Grade 1: Lawrence Ader III, William Behun, Steven Blasko, Brody Breiner, Angelo Cerimele, Joshua Graham, Adam Kosciolek, Quentin Petschauer, Derek Schlosser, Michael Strucko, Layla Fatzie, Delaney Gombert, Margaret Homyak, Isabella Horvat, Kaitlyn Kisenwether, Mya Reyes, Haley Rivers.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jim Thorpe Area School District officials broke ground for an $800,000 addition to the L.B. Morris Elementary School, Jim Thorpe.

The two-story annex will provide for a new administrative suite on the first floor and four additional classrooms on the second floor.

The addition will be located to the right of the elementary school named in memory of Lawrence B. Morris, a former teacher and supervising principal at the East Mauch Chunk School District before it joined with the Mauch Chunk District under the name of the world's greatest athlete.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Feed the People is serving a free community dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Johns Evangelist Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St. (Tunnel Street entrance) in Lansford.

All are welcome.

A Children's Fun Zone (arts and crafts) starts at 5:30 p.m., after the children have eaten.

For more information, call 570-657-1480.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Schuylkill County commissioners were joined on Wednesday by children who attend Schuylkill Child Development programs to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18.

"Schuylkill County's young children are our most cherished population, valued resources, and hope for the future," said Commissioners' Chairman Frank J. Staudenmeier.

He read a proclamation that emphasized the importance of early childhood education, and lauded Child Development's accomplishments. The organization provides Head Start, PreK Counts, and Keystone Star 4 programs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

St. Jerome's Regional School in Tamaqua has released its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

To earn distinguished honors, students must maintain a 95 or above in all subjects, with a G in conduct and effort.

For first honors, students must earn a 93 average or above with no mark lower than 90, and a G in conduct and effort.

Second honors are awarded to students earning a 90 average or above with no mark lower than 86, and a G in conduct and effort.

Distinguished Honors

Eighth grade: Zachary Boyer, Courtney Rodick;

Thursday, April 9, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Moss and mushrooms grow on a fallen tree near Mahoning Creek. Showers have been in the forecast all week, and that will continue into Friday. The National Weather Service says rain is likely tonight with showers and thunderstorms Friday. Fog will settle in as a result. Sunny skies will return this weekend with a high of 63 degrees forecast for Sunday.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Special to the TIMES NEWS  Terry Whiteman, right, president of the Carbon County Labor Chapter, presents checks to the winners of the chapter's first high school essay contest. The second-place winner was Jonathan Simmons, left, who received a check for $150. First-place winner Gavin Scott received a check for $300. The essays were on the topic of union membership, and the contest was open to any Carbon County high school student.

Terry Whiteman, chairman of the Carbon County Labor Chapter, AFL-CIO, is pleased to announce the winners of the chapter's first high school essay contest.

First prize of $300 was awarded to Gavin Scott, 16, of Bowmanstown. Gavin, the son of Kara and Rob Scott, is a junior in the Palmerton High School. He is considering a career in law.

Jonathan Simmons, a sophomore in the Jim Thorpe High School, won the $150 second prize in the contest. Jonathan is the son of Barry and Marie Simmons of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Forty-five acts are scheduled for this weekend's 24-hour telethon benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Acts include, singers, dancers, rock and polka bands and a karate demonstration. The line-up includes many telethon favorites including Jay Smar, the Pa. Villagers polka band, the Tamaqua Middle School band, St. John's Lutheran Church (Tamaqua) Bell Choir, Shellshocked Churchills, Becky and the Beasts, Dr. Amy Depuy, Angela Nardini, Danny Farole and family, and many more.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Three Schuylkill County flood control dams, all in the Delano area, will be assessed by U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service to make sure they are in good shape.

County commissioners on Wednesday approved the assessments, which won't cost the county any money even though it is responsible for the dams' operation and maintenance.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The decision of a Carbon County judge in allowing four of five candidates for a supervisors' position in East Penn Township to remain on the May primary ballot has been appealed to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Jacob and Kimberly Nothstein, who challenged the nominating petitions of five people seeking the supervisors' positions in the township, have appealed Judge Joseph J. Matika's opinion and ruling that four of the five can remain on the primary ballot.