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Thursday, November 15, 2012

There will be a free car seat check up at Kovatch Chevrolet-Cadillac, Lehighton, on Monday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The event is sponsored by Carbon County Safe Kids; Kovatch; and Pennsylvania State Troopers, Troop N.

Parents are asked to bring the child who uses the car seat to the check up.

A safety specialist will be on hand to make sure the seat has not been recalled, if it is installed correctly in the vehicle and that the child fits properly into the seat.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Kidder Township Police Chief, Matthew R. Kuzma demonstrates how police officers lift finger prints from a crime scene for Cub Scout Pack 597 from Albrightsville. Left to right: Evan Fedora, Michael Fanolo, Rudy Johnson, Eddie Weaver, Matthew Fezenko, den leader Sue Fezenko and Kuzma.

Kidder Township Police Chief Matthew R. Kuzma spent Wednesday evening addressing a group of potential new police recruits. The boys of Cub Scout Pack 597 gathered at the township municipal building to hear Kuzma speak about the duties and responsibilities of the township police force.

"The boys are earning their Bear badges," said den leader Sue Fezenko. "One of the requirements is to visit a local police station and learn first-hand about crime prevention."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Princess Glen Onoko was an attractive figure in the "Tom Thumb Wedding," which was presented for the second time at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. The role of the beautiful Indian princess, who threw herself over the falls because her father refused to sanction her marriage to her Indian brave, was played by Janet Amelia Kunkle. Her costume drew much admiration. It was fashioned from a Camp Fire Girl uniform, originally worn by Lorraine Dever Dougherty. It was redesigned and decorated by Roger Stewart.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Frank "The Math Marauder" Wenzel prepares for a free throw. Also pictured in back is Tamaqua Police officer Mike Hobbs.

Tamaqua Area School District teachers and staff played to impress during a comedy-themed basketball game held Tuesday night against the famous Harlem Wizards.

Organizers Pam Dumond, West Penn PTO, and Rose Marie Noftz, Tamaqua PTO, stated their appreciation to the volunteers, players, teachers, students and school board for making the event a success.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spending many grueling hours of preparation, the financial team presented to the Schuylkill County commissioners at Wednesday's public meeting a preliminary budget for 2013, which calls for no increase in taxes despite the prediction that the revenues will fall short to meet the expenditures.

Commissioner Frank Staudenmeier proudly pointed out that for the ninth straight year there will be no tax increase and lauded the row office heads and employees for not exceeding their budget. Action to adopt the budget will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Volunteers are desperately needed to help members of the Citizen's Fire Company of Middleport sort and fold hundreds of bags of clothing and bedding donations to be delivered to hurricane victims in both Hoboken, New Jersey and Long Island, New York on Monday. They currently only have three volunteers to fold the clothes over the next few days. If you can help, please call firefighter Todd Amos at (570) 277-0193 or (570) 622-6235. Pictured are just two tables of unfolded clothing located in the bay of the fire house, located on St. Clair Street in Middleport.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area Middle School Student Advisory Council feted local veterans at a luncheon. Among the people who attended are, from left, people seated, Heather Solt, Air Force; Dennis Semmel, Army; Keith Paterson, Marines; Steve Ebbert, Army; and Michael DeAngelo, assistant principal; and Mr. Morgan.

Local veterans recently were saluted by Lehighton Area Middle School Student Advisory Council.

Veterans visited all of the classrooms at the school and talked to the students about their experiences in the military. After their presentations, the Veterans were entertained with a short concert by the fifth and sixth grade band under the direction of Thomas Weidner.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Director Brenda Griffiths-Zechman accepted, on behalf of the Veterans Bureau she manages in the Schuylkill County courthouse, a five star plaque from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for 2011-2012. It was presented to her department for her outstanding work on behalf of county veterans.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
SUBMITTED PHOTO Participants in Marian High School's Veterans Day Program are: Joseph Letcher, Michael McHale, guest speaker Justen Hackenberg, Nicholas Mayernik, Ryan Darrough and Amanda Srinivasan.

Students and faculty members at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, took time from their academic schedules on Monday, Nov. 12, to pay tribute to America and its Armed Forces during a Veteran's Day Assembly held in the school gymnasium. Justen Hackenberg, was the keynote speaker for an audience of over 300.