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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Democrats and one Republican won nominations to three four-year Beaver Meadows borough council seats.

For the council seats, Democrats Anthony A. Rusnock received 86 votes; Richard W. Donald, 81; incumbent Alfred J. Mitchko, 68 votes and incumbent Mark James Lazar, 52 votes. There were 5 Democratic write-in votes.

Republican James G. Leonard received 39 votes, and there were 37 write-in votes for the council seats, according to unofficial results.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Ruth Stauffer, a resident at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes helps second graders at Polk Elementary School plant flowers in mugs. The bright cheery flower mugs will go back to Mrs. Bush's and be distributed to all the residents, a gift from Polk.

Polk Elementary School's Mrs. Kilker's and Mrs. Cole's first grade students welcomed guests from Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes of Kunkletown to their Spring Planting Party.

After Principal Joseph Kondisko welcomed everyone, he gave instructions on how to fill mugs with topsoil and flowers.

Carrie Shafer, Mrs. Bush's program director, says that programs like this is so beneficial for the residents.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Lausanne Township, there wasn't much competition yesterday.

The Republicans had no candidates for supervisor or two auditor seats.

On the Democratic side, Agnes T. Klynowsky received 19 votes for a term as supervisor, Lisa Ann Hunsicker got 16 votes for a six year term as auditor, and Linda A. Kopalsi got 18 votes for a four year auditor term.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

Children at the fishing contest sponsored by the East Penn Recreation Committee received pitchers, yo-yos and pictures made from recycled materials. Loretta Smith of the recreation committee said pencils, Frisbees, whistles and vases are also available. They were made at Techna Plastics in Mahoning Township to show what can be done with recycled materials. The items East Penn had were received from Duane Dellecker, director of the Carbon County Solid Waste Authority.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Perfect weather prevailed for the beautiful pageantry associated with the annual May Day procession and church services by pupils of the Immaculate Conception School, Mauch Chunk. Hundreds of parents, relatives, and friends lined the procession route. Miss Audrianne Hochmiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hochmiller, High Street, was attired as May Queen and crowned the status of the Blessed Mother during the church service. Rev. James Doolin was the celebrant at the church services.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Although there are 16 candidates for six school district positions in the Jim Thorpe Area School District, turnout in the fourth ward of Jim Thorpe was slow early this morning. Waiting for voters are election workers, from left, Erin R. Joseph, judge of elections; Phil Mangum, majority inspector; Steven Perdie, minority inspector, and Doren Perdie, majority inspector. The fourth ward voting is at the Phoenix Hose Company in the borough.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Carbon County woman who smuggled a controlled substance into the prison in her dentures, will spend a long time there. She was one of several defendants sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on Monday in the county court.

Jail incident

Susan Victoria Karley, 45, of Parryville, was sentenced ot serve one day less one year to one day less two years in the county prison on a charge of possessiosn of a controlled substance-contraband by an inmate. She previously entered a guilty plea to the charge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jack Steele, of Market Street, talks with Alice Ohl, elections minority inspector, Katherine Kunkel, elections majority inspector and Alberta Bonetsky, elections clerk, while stopping by the East End Fire Company polling place to vote.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will host its 6th Annual If (Independent film) fest this Friday, May 20th in the TASD Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tamaqua students will showcase their film-making talents in this black-tie, red-carpetcelebration of the arts. Admission is free for those who dress up. Casual dress admission costs $1.00.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Matt King accepts the "Certificate of Appreciation" being presented to him by Cliff Gledhill, Commander Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 in recognition of his outstanding service to Legion programs. Matt also accepted two "Letters of Appreciation" presented to Steve Briar and Frank Zuckerman of Americare Homecare Services for their support of the "Kids Fishing Derby" which is sponsored by the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post.