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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

At the May 2 meeting of the East Penn supervisors, Randy Pfeiffer asked whose pickup truck was parked in the township garage. Supervisor chair Herb Truhe said he would have the township detective investigate.

During Monday's meeting Pfeiffer asked about the truck again. It was still in the garage and no rent was being paid for the space. Truhe told him he would have to ask the police.

Pfeiffer said he thought it should be removed within 10 days.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The fourth annual Polka for Pets will be held at the Lehighton Community Grove on Sunday, June 19, from noon to 5 p.m.

Thomas Zimmerman IV, coordinator, said the event is free and there will be entertainmetn by the Pennsylvania Villagers from 2-5 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Villagers is one of the best known area polka bands.

The Community Grove is located along South Seventh Street in Lehighton.

Besides several animal rescue groups present, there will be food and refreshments.

Polka for Pets will be held rain or shine.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Jenna Stokes

Jenna Stokes, daughter of Robert and the late Christine Stokes of Coaldale, graduated from medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) on Sunday.

Stokes attended high school at Panther Valley, graduating in 2003 as valedictorian and class president. She then completed her undergraduate degree at Gettysburg College, where she earned a bachelor of science in biochemistry and molecular biology, graduating summa cum laude.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A new Lions club, Central Carbon Lions, is forming in Carbon County. Now is the time to learn more about what Lions do in their community.

Central Carbon Lions will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Weissport Park pavilion, Weissport. The format will be informal and everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the new club members and find out what it takes to join the world's largest service organization. Members who join immediately will become Charter members of the new organization.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

There is an addition to the Carbon Career & Technical Institute senior class list, which was published in last Thursday's edition of the TIMES NEWS Graduation Tab.

Ryan Lee, Jana Zaengle and Joseph Zercie are also members of the CCTI class of 2011.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Emergency personnel raced to a home Monday morning in the Schuylkill County borough of Cressona after it was reported a garage and residence were both in flames and a man was found at the scene covered in blood. The incident began about 8:30 a.m. at 49 River St. When firefighters arrived they found a large detached garage and the home in flames. The man was identified as James Hahn. State police at Schuylkill Haven also responded to the scene. A report indicated that Hahn was found on the back porch of the home covered in blood and suffering a severe facial injury.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The First United Methodist Church in Tamaqua recently recognized a 50-year member Bob Evans, 87, as well as presented scholarships to two of their younger members, Elise and AJ Argall, who are currently attending college. Special acknowledgments were also given to Steven Christ, a Tamaqua graduate who will be attending Lebanon Valley College, and Caitlin Metzger, 17, who will be taking a mission trip to Kentucky next week with other members of Tamaqua Youth Ministries. Pictured from left are the Rev. James Cavallero, Caitlin Metzger, Elise Argall and Bob Evans.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Lehigh Township man was jailed on Monday following a shooting incident at his home in which he allegedly shot his grandmother.

Township police said they were called to 4461 W. Mountain View Drive about 4:40 a.m. to a report of a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim, identified as Sharon Giovatto, 64.

She said Michael Giovatto, 24, her grandson, had shot her with a shotgun while inside her bedroom.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Palmerton Area Historical Society's regular monthly meeting will take place at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library.

Mary Behler will share her hobby of parchment craft, the Pergamano method. A brief business meeting will take place, followed by the program.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A delegation of teachers of the IU29 attended the school board meeting held Monday evening at the Maple Avenue Campus in Marlin, Norwegian Township.

They did not address the board but sat silently as the board took action to place 27 teachers in the furlough pool. After the meeting they released the following statement: