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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Last Saturday, a clean-up crew made up of volunteers from the Lehighton Area Democratic Club, The Carbon County Labor Chapter and volunteers worked on cleaning up the historic site at Bunker Hill Cemetery and loaded four dump trucks with debris.

But there is more to do.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sen. David Argall

Area residents and state legislators are working to eliminate the state's school district property taxes. They aim to replace this tax with what they say is a more fair and equal way to financially support Pennsylvania school districts.

The "Property Tax Independence Act," Pennsylvania House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76, has been introduced for a second time in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The bill was developed by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, a coalition of 78 non-partisan advocacy groups dedicated to school funding reform.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kosack helps veterans and family members Monday in Tamaqua.

Bruce Kosack, a Service Officer with the Department of Pennsylvania Disabled American Veterans (DAV), spent time Monday and Tuesday offering veterans claim service for veterans and family members of veterans.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The members of the Jim Thorpe Olympian Marching Band who traveled to Washington D.C. display the Silver Award Plaque they won in competition with other groups from across the Northeast U.S. and Canada.

The Jim Thorpe Olympian Marching Band traveled to Washington D.C. on Thursday, April 25th thru Sunday, April 28th for a musical competition and a tour of the Nation's Capital city.

They got to compete with other groups from across the Northeast U.S. and Canada, competing through World Strides in the "Parade Band Competition".

In that competition the Olympian Marching Band won an Excellent Rating and a Silver Award Plaque.

In addition to participating in a musical competition, while there they also did a lot of sightseeing and educational things.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Voting focus in Jim Thorpe area will be on Penn Forest, school race

A race for two nominations on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for Penn Forest Township supervisor, and a six-person challenge for four nominations on both tickets for positions on the Jim Thorpe Area School District Board of Education highlight the Primary Election balloting in that region.

The election will be held Tuesday, May 21.

There are two supervisors' seats, both for six-year terms, up for grabs. Each party has three candidates, with the top two finishers on each side to square off against each other in November.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ruth Milburn

The Slatington Woman's Club has announced that Ruth Milburn is its May's Girl of the Month.

She is the daughter of Victoria and Ken Milburn of Slatington.

As a senior at Northern Lehigh Area High School, she is involved in theater, choir, newspaper, a National Honor Society candidate. She is the Spanish Club president and the activities editor for yearbook.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
LISA PRICE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Molly Betz, center, has been selected for the state band. Presenting her with her citation is Superintendent Carol Makuta and Steve Toth, high school principal. The other student who made the state band, Shane Mulligan, was unable to attend the school board meeting.

The Tamaqua School District plans to expand the opportunities students have for "dual enrollment" – earning college credits while attending high school.

During the school board's committee meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Carol Makuta said that beginning with the second semester of the 2013-14 school year, high school seniors will be able to take Engineering Design 101, offered through Penn State University's Hazleton campus. Students who pass the course will earn three college credits, she said.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured during the check presentation are, from left, class members Alma Fisher, Ida Piccin, secretary Marion Miller, Nancy Nunemacher, president Floyd Berk MD, library director Gayle Heath, class member Curt Williams and library clerk Susan Schlosser.

The Class of 1953 of Tamaqua Senior High School presented a check for $2,200 from its Book Memorial Fund to the Tamaqua Public Library. The money will be used by the library to purchase several needed items yet to be decided.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saint Joseph Regional Academy, 25 West 6th St., Jim Thorpe, has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade 4

Distinguished honors: Owen Brady, Sophia Samoleski and Isabella Stianche

First honors: Mason Fristick, Liliana Kelly, John Malarkey, Alexia Pietkiel and Trent Young

Second honors: Nicole Ivan, Thomas McGinley, Madison Moore, Julian Rickert and Olivia Wolfe

Grade 5

Distinguished honors: Emily Reaman and Gianna Steber

First honors: Nicholas Goff

Second honors: Brandon Becker