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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A negotiated contract for the Schuylkill County Vocational Technology Centers was approved by the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 School Board at its monthly meeting held Monday evening at the Maple Avenue Campus, Norwegian Township.

The contract is for the period from July 1, through June 30, 2015, and covers 38 instructors in the North Center, located in Frackville; and South Center in Norwegian Township.

The salaries will be based on the average salary of the instructors in the 12 public school districts which comprise IU29 School District.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In East Union, North Union and Kline townships and Borough of McAdoo all registered voters will have a rare chance to go to their polling places to cast a vote in the primary election on Tuesday, April 24, but for some it will be on a restricted basis.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Owen Ruch, 1, and Tyson Fannock, 2, pick up colorful eggs during the hunt.

In addition to the traditional indoor Easter Egg Hunt, children of the Tamaqua American Legion enjoyed a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Aiden Kromer and his big brother, Jaycub Kromer, children of Scott and Jamie Kromer, were among the 100 participants taking part in the 18th annual Bowl for Kids Sake bowl-a-thon held Saturday at Fritz's lanes and Pro Shop, Lehighton. Their mother, Jamie, is the head teller of National Penn Bank, one of the sponsors of the event.

One hundred bowlers took part in the 18th annual "Bowl for Kid's Sake" bowl-a-thon held Saturday at Fritz's Lanes and Pro Shop, Second and South streets, Lehighton.

The event was coordinated by the Advisory Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge serving Carbon County.

After turning in their pledges, team members bowled a game and were served refreshments by Big Brother/Big Sister board members. They were also presented prizes based on their donations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lori Kane (left), CommunityRelationsDirectorfor the Pottsville Campus of McCann School of Business and Technology,presents a check for $500 to Theresa Kozura,representing Schuylkill IU29. The checkwas in supportof the 2012 SchuylkillCounty Academic Competition.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Weissport Council is a step closer to adopting an ordinance and permit application that will govern the use of borough parks by private individuals and organizations.

Council on Monday night looked over an ordinance adopted in 1979 and amended in 1986 that presently governs the parks.

The new ordinance and application will give council added control of clean up after events, alcohol use, hours of operations. fees for administrating the application and insuring that groups are covered by insurance.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Volunteers of all ages have been holding various events to raise needed funds for the Kellner's Dam Fishing Derby. The derby is set for April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to dusk. More than 300 kids, ages 4 to 15, take part in the derby annually. Pictured during a recent spaghetti dinner benefit held at the Tamaqua Italian Club are volunteers Jason Kunkle and Cody Boyer, 14.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Members of the student council and the development office at Marian High School will host the ninth annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7 at the Marian campus. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and the egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

All children up to and including second grade (7 to 8 years of age) are eligible to participate. Gift bags will be distributed to all children and prizes will be given to some lucky participants.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Ted M. Vanderkarr of Kelayres prepares to be escorted to the Schuylkill County Prison by Kline Township Police Chief John Petrilla. Vanderkarr was incarcerated last week after being charged with sexually assaulting a six year old girl almost five years ago.

A Kelayres man is lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, after allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl in 2007. The case came to light recently when the victim, now 11 years old, reported the indecent contact to Kline Township Police.