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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Stumpin" for Scholarships is an unusual fundraiser to help raise funds for the Brett Flexer Memorial Fund. Through this service, Stumped Landscaping and Stump Grinding of Lehighton will clean up your property and get rid of unsightly stumps, trim your tree, bushes or shrubs, do late season leaf clean up and remove debris. Twenty-five percent of the profits will benefit the Brett Flexer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Last year Caitlin Roth was awarded $500 at the Lehighton Area High School awards assembly.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Summit Hill Borough Council last night gave approval to a tentative budget for 2013 which keeps tax rates the same as they were during 2012.

The budget lists income at $1,387,240, and expenses of $1,360,100, leaving a potential year-end balance of $27,140.

It is based on a property tax rate of 16.1 mills, which allocates 14.1 mills for general purposes, 1.5 mills for street lighting, and a half mill for fire protection.

Other taxes include an occupation tax, per capita tax, real estate transfer tax, Earned Income Tax, and Cable TV franchise fee.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday for his part in a burglary/drug ring that operated in a multicounty area.

Frank Munoz, 51, of Nesquehoning, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to a total of 42 to 84 months in a state prison, followed by three years of probation. Munoz previously pleaded guilty to four burglary and criminal conspiracy to commit-burglary counts, along with charges of simple assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Police Chief Kenneth Barnes

In the latest development in police matters in Mahoning Township, supervisors met in executive session for about a half-hour during Monday night's meeting during which some loud voices could be heard at times, before returning to abruptly move to accept the resignation of Police Chief Kenneth Barnes effective Dec. 20. Barnes has been on medical leave since Feb. 14. The motion was accepted unanimously.

The supervisors gave no reason for the resignation, and when pressed, Chairman John Wieczorek offered no explanation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lehighton Ford is celebrating its 10th consecutive year of a community outreach that provides a holiday meal for 100 of the less fortunate families in the area.

For the past nine years, Lehighton Ford, in conjunction with Mallard Market, Lehighton, have distributed 100 turkeys and all the trimmings for a holiday meal to 10 area churches. Each church receives 10 meals and then selects 10 families to receive the meals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally the time to take down fall decorations and deck the halls with boughs of holly, twinkling lights and wreaths.

And, as if on cue, Mother Nature has come through with a decoration of her own: A light blanket of snow, the first of the season and just enough to make the region postcard-pretty, began falling in the wee hours this morning.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Attorney Jean Engler, Carbon County assistant district attorney, seated right, was the special guest speaker at the meeting of the Nesquehoning Crime Watch. She said that the county has more than 1,000 cases a year and related cases in Hazleton with their Crime Watch. "The crime watch group needs to put a notice out to the community that they are being watched," she said. Nesquehoning Police Officer Brian White tells the residents don't hesitate to call the police if there is a problem. The next meeting will be in April.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A veterans program was conducted at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton by George Unangst and Nick Hawkey, members of the Carbon Mountaineers Marine Corps League 996. Among the veterans recognized were, from left, Halbert Getz and Donald Shea. Standing is Hawkey.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boy Scout Troop 82 and Cub Pack 82 and 145, which meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton; along with Troop 187 and Pack 187, which meets at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lehighton, recently took part in the Scouting for Food project, which culminated in the collection of 3,543 pounds of food donated to Trinity Pantry, Third Street, Lehighton.

The Scouting for Food project was coordinated by Judy Wingert, food coordinator of Boy Scout Troop 82. Wingert organizes and keeps a record of the collections.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will be sponsoring their annual Breakfast with Santa at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Lehighton Recreation Center, Eighth Street, Lehighton.

There will one seating only which will be limited. The event includes a visit and gift from Santa, candy, balloon, and breakfast.

Bring your camera for photos.