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Thursday, September 26, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

All that remains of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Summit Hill is a pile of rubble. The church, at North Market and West Hazard streets, was demolished over the past few weeks by Building Recyclers of Kutztown. St. Stanislaus Church, closed in 2008 by the Allentown Diocese as it restructured, was folded into St. Joseph's Catholic Church, also in Summit Hill. The large church building was con-

structed in 1925.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Summit Hill police are warning residents that two burglaries have been reported in the borough this week.

According to Police Chief Joseph Fittos, the burglaries appeared to have occurred in the daytime when most residents are at work.

The first occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Fell Street on Monday, Sept. 23, and the second happened yesterday in the 100 block of East Fell Street.

Fittos said that no details on the burglaries could be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Elsa Kerschner/TIMES NEWS Evan Beers displays the 48-star flag used in the program at the Kibler One-Room School.

The Kibler One-Room School in Towamensing Township recently played host to a special program and an old-fashioned cake walk on Sept. 15.

The event began with the pre-1954 Pledge of Allegiance to the 48-star United States flag. A 48-star flag would have been used toward the end of the period when the schools were open. People reciting the pledge were so familiar with the words "under God," that many used it even though the earlier version was printed on a music sheet.

Evan Beers held the flag for the pledge.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Herman Hollenbach, of Palmerton, is shown being escorted to the office of District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton before a preliminary hearing back in January.

A Palmerton man accused of the alleged sexual assault of a female about 20 years ago will have his case bound over to Carbon County Court.

Herman Hollenbach, 56, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

But, instead, Hollenbach chose to waive his right to the hearing, and will appear before the County Court of Common Pleas for a pretrial status conference on Nov. 14.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Melissa Overby thought it would be better to allow her 6-year-old son to stay behind in their Jim Thorpe home while she drove to New Jersey to retrieve a computer than to force the boy to come along.

State police, and District Judge Edward Lewis, took a different perspective.

"Just put him in the car and take him with you next time," Lewis admonished her.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Demolition workers pull down the final walls of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at Market and Hazard streets in Summit Hill, yesterday afternoon. The church was consolidated several years ago with St. Joseph's Church, also of Summit Hill, and was vacated by the Allentown Diocese.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Homecoming changes

Tamaqua Area High School's annual Homecoming festivities will be celebrated during tomorrow night's football game between the Tamaqua Blue Raiders and Annville-Cleona.

Annville-Cleona has notified Tamaqua that its band will not be traveling to the game, which means a change in the pre-game and half-time festivities.

The Raider Marching Band will play its entire show prior to the football contest, rather than an abbreviated version at halftime. Homecoming activities, including crowning of the king and queen, will still take place at halftime.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It cost $65,556 for health care for inmates and $40,610 to feed them during the month of August, according to the report made by Warden Eugene Berdanier to the Schuylkill County Prison Board at its quarterly meeting Wednesday in the county prison in Pottsville.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Dean Emmert, supervisor at Nestle Purina Pet Care Co., right, speaks with job seeker, Joe James of Jim Thorpe, about job openings at Nestle Purina Pet Care Co.

Job seekers met with potential employers yesterday at the Fall Job Fair, held at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

The event was coordinated by Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation and Pa Career Link who joined forces to help reduce the unemployment rate in Carbon County.

At 11 a.m., when doors opened, there was a long line of job seekers registering for entrance. Once inside, there were rows upon rows of employers seeking to hire people for a variety of positions.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe Rotary Club senior Students of the Month enjoyed a dinner sponsored by the Rotary Club held at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute Wednesday evening. Front row, from left, are: Jasmyn Strohl, Christian Fields, Haley Cope and Molly McArdle of JTAHS and Alexis Young and Lauren Tompkins of CCTI; and back row, Catherine Condly, JTAHS; Jake McGeehan, JTAHS; Charles Trovato, CCTI; Brandon Huffman, JTAHS; Helen O'Connor, Shane Sutch, and Janai Kerr, all from CCTI.

The Jim Thorpe Rotary club held a dinner for its senior Students of the Month program Tuesday evening at the CCTI cafeteria. Student participants from the Jim Thorpe Area High School and the Carbon Career and Technical Institute will now have the opportunity to attend local Rotary club meetings to "gain an appreciation of a community service organization."

The Rotary organization provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards and strives to promote peace and goodwill worldwide.