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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Coaldale soldier was killed when a helicopter was hit by enemy fire and crashed and burned in Phuoc Vin, Vietnam, while on a mission. The family of Capt. Norman L. Nesterak, 24, a brilliant student in high school and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was informed that he was killed on Sept. 3. Surviving are his wife, the former Brenda Hoffman; a son, Norman Jr., five months old, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nesterak of Coaldale, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Newhard.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Summit Hill firefighters, front to back, Jay Lehman, Kevin Steber, and David Sommers, brace wall which firefighters built to protect an adjoining property when a wall collapsed at a residence on Monday.

Yesterday was Labor Day, and the volunteer members of the Summit Hill Fire Company labored as hard as anybody.

They responded to a call that a section of wall of a residence collapsed at 38 W. White St. in the borough.

Seeing that the part of the brick wall which was still standing posed a danger to a neighboring dwelling, they built an eight-foot high, 36-foot long wooden wall to protect that house.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Jesse R. Pfeifer to David A. Kalmar, 254 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, property at 254 Knoll Drive, $226,260.

Eleanor L. Ziegenfuss to Carla M. Carnish, 295 Rock St., Lehighton, property at 604-608 Old Mill Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to U.S. Bank, N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., property at 723 Spring St., $1.

Joseph Dorazio to Martbeth Cauley, 418 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 418 South Ave., $102,000.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Beacon Diner/Restaurant, Route 443, Lehighton. There is a cost for the meal, which will be served at 6 p.m.

The speaker will be Kyle Kentner of Computer Pals. His topic will feature: Proactive Services geared to Business Owners followed by a question and answer period.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Navy Club of Carbon County is looking for new associate members.

The club meets the last Monday of each month at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St.

You do not have to be conntected to any service to join. Anyone over 21 is eligible to join.

For more information, call (570) 645-3643.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Barnesville man was scheduled to go on trial this morning in Schuylkill County court on charges of dealing in illegal drugs. It is one of four cases attached for trial before juries.

Michael James Stewart, 42, of Williams Street, was charged by Trooper Troy S. Greenawalt with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence at 288 Wood Street, Cumbola, Blythe Township in May 2009.

Other jury trials scheduled included:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Janelle Balliet, left, and Nicole Rascavage, both of Lansford, are all smiles at the 13th annual Zoostock held Monday in Lansford.

A good party is never ruined by rain.

Obviously that's how the masses who attended the 13th annual Zoostock in Lansford felt.

The Labor Day event was held on the grounds of the Sports Zoo.

There was a little rain at times, but a threat of rain was evident all day. It didn't infringe on the festival, which raises funds for the Carbon/Schuylkill Unit of the American Cancer Society, from being another success.

Even a weather-related incident didn't mar the festivities.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Carbon County Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct a Patriot's Day (9/11) memorial service on Friday, Sept. 9, at 8:40 a.m. in the Josiah White Park, Jim Thorpe.

All residents are urged to attend and honor those who lost their lives in the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11 a decade ago. Fire, police and ambulance personnel, and veterans organizations are also invited to attend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. The Foundation's Board of Directors recently authorized its 2011/2012 contribution of nearly $122,000 to be shared by 14 United Ways located throughout BCNEPA's 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the Greater Weatherly Area Community Chest and United Way of Carbon County each received $1,000 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Carbon County residents.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Area police officers at the scene of a disturbance in Nesquehoning Sunday.

Just after 5 p.m. Sunday, more than a dozen law enforcement officers from Rush Township, Coaldale, Lansford, Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning and Department of Conservation and National Resources responded to the 300 block of both West Mill Street and West Catawissa Street (SR209) in Nesquehoning.

Schuylkill Communications, relaying Carbon County police radio traffic, mentioned over the air that young individuals were smashing windows and carrying weapons.

When police arrived they placed handcuffs on two males and put them in separate police cars.