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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area School Board on Monday night approved its final budget without raising taxes.

The budget passed by a 7-2 vote with board member William Allison and board President John Patenio casting the negativevotes.

The budget retains the current tax rate of 45.52 mills.

The agenda for the meeting called for a 1.86-mill increase, which would have put taxes at 47.38 mills.

However, a motion was made that the budget be passed without a tax increase.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network, an affiliate of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, is sponsoring "Hunger Weekend" to help provide food for families living in the boundaries of the Tamaqua Area School District that are in need of a helping hand.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Not many of us get a second chance at life, but, thanks to an unknown donor, Bob Krueger has that precious opportunity. The 40-year-old Lake Harmony area carpenter recently underwent human heart transplant surgery at Temple University Hospital at Philadelphia.

Bob's wife, Karen, told the Times News in an exclusive interview, his condition had been upgraded to fair and he is allowed to leave his bed and walk a short distance.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Community dinner

St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Race Street will hold this month's community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. This month will be a picnic-style dinner. For more information call the church at 570-325-2241.

Bible study group

The Women's Ecumenical Bible study group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Shepherd Room of St. John's Lutheran Church on South Avenue. Joan DeAcetis will be the leader and the group is studying the Gospel of Mark. All women of the community, regardless of their churches, are invited to attend.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Students in the Northern Lehigh School District will have to pay slightly more to eat next year.

The school board agreed on an 8-0 vote on Monday to raise the cost of breakfast and lunch in the 2014-15 school year, effective Aug. 25. Director Mathias Green was absent.

In other business, the board:

Ÿ Authorized administration to renew a contract with the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 for the eLearn 21 Virtual Learning Program partnership beginning July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

During a meeting Monday, members of the Tamaqua Planning Commission said they would reject a plan for a subdivision along the Owl Creek Road unless the applicant requested an extension of the review period.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

West Penn Township: Kathy L. Nicholson and Eric A. Nicholson to Doris Lusch: Two properties at the corners of Cold Spring and Winter Mountain roads for $45,000.

Tamaqua: David A. Arocho to Joseph W. Smith and Lorna Young: Property at 27 E. Elm St. for $780.

Johnson DelMarti and Calvin Smith to Larry Frederick: Property at 18 E. Mauch Chunk St. for $27,000.

Ann M. Frehulfer to Robert Craigle and Rosewill Leibenguth: Property at 66 Hunter St. for $15,000.

Edna Huegel and Bryan Kelly to Bryan Kelly: Property at 116 Green St. for $1.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A major announcement involving the Slatington Sewer Authority was made at Monday night's Slatington Borough Council meeting.

Authority Chairwoman Laurie Dart-Schnaufer explained that the decades-old authority does not have financial control over operation of the facility, the borough does. Since the authority is not the operator with financial control, she said, the permit transfer form and fee need to be submitted to transfer the permit to the operator with financial control, which is borough council.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Democratic Information Center at 110 S. First St. in Lehighton.

Members of the Labor Chapter will interview Patti Borger, the Democratic candidate for state representative.

An interview with Rep. Doyle Heffley will be scheduled at a later meeting with an endorsement planned for July.

The second phase of the chapter's community service project at the historic Bunker Hill Cemetery in Weissport will also be discussed and planned.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS  Dennis Getz of Lehighton releases the ball during the bowling event, held at Fritz Lanes and Pro Shop in Lehighton on Monday.

After eight events, the Southern Carbon County seniors are holding their lead in the 2014 Carbon County Senior Games with a score of 456.

But Northern Carbon County seniors are giving it their best and making it a tight race, with a combined score of 403.

Monday's events included bowling, held at Cypress Lanes and Fritz Lanes and Pro Shop, both in Lehighton, and pingpong at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

The individual bowling results are: