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Thursday, July 12, 2012

A 63-year-old Bethlehem man, charged with inappropriately touching a female younger than age 13, was scheduled for a hearing before District Judge Edward Lewis yesterday.

However, at the request of his attorney, a public defender who was just assigned the case, the hearing has been continued until July 25.

The defendant, Robert Joseph Overbeck, continues to be held in Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

The hearing was scheduled before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Lehighton man who allegedly threatened to kill a borough police officer and spat all over the inside of a police cruiser waived a preliminary hearing scheduled for yesterday and had all charges forwarded to Carbon County Court.

Todd Allen George, 35, of 470 N. Second St., Lehighton, faces charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct/obscene language, and public drunkenness.

This was the third time a hearing was scheduled for George.

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Jayne Kuehner holds a copy of "PA Wildlife Journal Birds and Mammals," a book just released that contains two drawings she submitted.

Paul and Michelle Kuehner of Kunkletown are very proud of their two daughters, Jayne, 15 and Nicole, 10. They call them their "nature girls." In addition to loving everything to do with nature, each of their daughters recently received special recognition.

Jayne loves to draw and has been doing it since she was old enough to hold a crayon in her hand.

"I've drawn since I could," she says.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Justice of the Peace Charles A. Milson, Catasauqua, at a haring on charges of disorderly conduct, gave Donald O'Hawk the alternative of paying a $25 fine or 30 days in jail, or paying a fine of $5 and costs plus a spanking by his father. The latter had to be carried out by witnesses in the magistrate's office. O'Hawk pondered the decision. Finally, his father placed his left leg on a chair, the son bent over the father's knee, and justice was served.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2011-2012 school year has been announced by Mrs. Jill Chamberlain, Principal.

HIGH HONOR ROLL: Must have a composite average of 95% or above and all individual course averages of 90% or above.

8th Grade: Erika R Algard, Emily R Clements, Rebecca L Evans, Meghan E Miller-Brown, Israel R Moore, Alexis S Papay, Jacob M Sipos, Kayla M Sompel, Serra K Thomason, Chelsea L Vermeulen

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two Carbon County officials are offering to help Lansford find people the U.S. Census may have missed in its 2010 count that cost the borough up to $100,000 a year in government funds.

Commissioner William O'Gurek and Recorder of Deeds Emmett McCall, who lives in Lansford, visited a public council meeting Wednesday to describe how they are gathering volunteers to canvass Census "blocks" in the borough to count noses.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Norman Burger said contacts continue to be made for content for the 250th anniversary of Chestnuthill Township, which includes the four Pleasant Valley Townships which were split off. There were also parts of townships outside the basic area that were originally part of Chestnuthill.

Lou Robertella wrote articles on grist mills. Burger has been trying to contact him but so far he has been unsuccessful. Shelley DePaul will write about the Lenape people.

Tricia Bauer of the Women of Ross has been contacted to find out what historical documents they may have.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

At its meeting Wednesday evening, the Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council discussed a number of items that are of ongoing concern.

Council member Len Tiscio was selected to head a project to establish a natural resources inventory for the township. Under the Comprehensive Township Plan there is a requirement for such an inventory. The inventory will include items such as stone fields, historical structures, natural springs, flora and fauna and other naturally occurring items.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The 10th Annual Three-Toed Sloth Golf Tourney will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Stone Meadows Golf Club, Bear Creek.

Registration is at 10 a.m. with a shot gun start at 11 a.m. A picnic lunch will follow at the course pavilion. This is a fun nine hole scramble with four person teams with players limited to three clubs each. Register at Robert Christian's Restaurant in Pocono Lake or contact Bob Kasper at (570) 646-6600 by Aug. 15.

Those wishing to attend the picnic only are also invited. There is a cover charge. The event is limited to 72 players.