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Thursday, May 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

More than 30 volunteer and support members of the Lehighton Solders' Angels Pennsylvania support team collected donations for veterans outside the Boyer's Food Market in Tamaqua. The Lansford American Legion Riders, who staged about 15 of their motorcycles in front of the store, also donated and participated in the collection. The volunteers collected donations for veterans by grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well selling other items. The Lehighton Soldiers' Angels support team has been active in Lehighton and surrounding areas since 1996.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A strong northeast straight-line wind gust or microburst caused more than a mile and a half of destruction Tuesday night around 8:15 p.m. as it swept through a section of Walker Township ranging from Shady Lane to Catawissa Road in the Lewistown Valley. These trees were only two of many which were toppled during the brief, but damaging storm. These photographs were taken Wednesday morning before crews had an opportunity to start removing the fallen trees.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Meeting in preparation for the Weatherly Hill Climb at the event's main sponsor for the 10th year in a row, Fairway Subaru of Hazleton, are, left to right : Michael Miller, Weatherly Hill Climb 5K run/walk; Joe Cyburt, President Weatherly Hill Climb Association; Al Corazza, Fairway Subaru Sales Manager; and David Rogers, Manager of the Hazelton Firestone store. Not in photo, DeAngelo Brothers Inc. of Hazleton, co-sponsor.

If you like fast cars, the smell of racing fuel, the sounds of cars racing and fans cheering, you will love the Weatherly Hill Climb which takes place on June 11th and 12th.

Drivers will be coming from all over the East Coast, the New England states, and the Midwest to challenge the one-mile hill in Weatherly which is one of the most difficult hills to run.

On Friday night, June 10th, at 7 p.m. there will be a weekend kick-off parade through downtown Weatherly and drivers, sponsors, youth groups, and townspeople are encouraged to participate.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Terry Smith and Witness will be at Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton (Bowmanstown) at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Palmerton and Marian Catholic, the two top mock trial teams in Carbon County, faced off in courtroom no. 1 at the Carbon County Courthouse, Friday, April 29th, 2010 for Law Day, a day that is traditionally observed on May 1st since 1958 in courtrooms across the country.

Both teams made it to the final round of the District 5 competition, which consists of 24 schools in Carbon, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Northampton, and Berks counties.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Northampton/Lehigh) says that all legislation is important and impacts society as a whole.

She recently had the opportunity to personally author legislation that can help fix a problem brought to her by a local waitress who explained to Harhart that her tips were being docked when a customer she serves chooses to pay for his or her meal with a credit card.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

At the recent Loyalty Day observance held at VFW Post 8008, it was incorrectly stated in The TIMES NEWS that Jordan Nowacki was a student at Panther Valley. She is the winner of the Voice of Democracy contest and is a student at Tamaqua Area High School. She placed fourth in the District 20 contest.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Ryan Thomas Heiser, 29, of North Fourth St., Lehighton, leaves the office of District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe after his hearing scheduled for yesterday was continued. He allegedly burglarized the house of the late Lehighton Fire Chief Jack Kuller after Kuller had died. Kuller was Heiser's neighbor.

A burglary suspect who allegedly broke into the home of his neighbor, the late Lehighton Fire Chief Jack Kuller, just two days before the chief's funeral, had his hearing continued.

It was scheduled for Wednesday before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe. The new date is June 1.

The defendant is Ryan Thomas Heiser, 29, of 415 N. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Kuller, who died on Friday, April 22, lived next door to Heiser. The burglary allegedly occurred on Monday, April 25, at about 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Letter carriers in Lehighton and Jim Thorpe and all throughout Carbon County will be helping stamp out hunger.

"Stamp Out Hunger" is a program sponsored by letter carriers to feed the local needy. The program not only encompasses Carbon County, but the entire state of Pennsylvania and the nation.

Residents will be receiving a brown paper bag along with their mail the week of May 9 and the nonperishable food donations left at their mailbox will be picked up along their routes as they deliver the mail on May 14. The food items will help stock local food banks for the needy.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Action was taken by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at Wednesday's work session held at the courthouse in Pottsville to consolidate two job positions into one and cut down on mailing expenditures. Commissioner chairperson, Mantura Gallagher, reported the savings was more than $50,000.

Two positions in the planning and zoning department were consolidated. They were director of planning and the position of Georgraphy Information Director (GIS) Susan Smith, Pottsville, who was the GIS, was appointed to the planning director post when Charles Ross retired.