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Monday, November 4, 2013

Parents of the Lehighton Area High School class of 2014 will hold an All Night Party planning meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the high school cafeteria. All parents of seniors are encouraged to attend.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Feed the People is serving its community dinner from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at St. John Evangelist Lutheran Church 1 East Abbott St. (Tunnel Street entrance) in Lansford.

Each dinner is dedicated to individuals or groups that serve the community. This dinner is served in honor of our service people who are/were recipients of the Purple Heart.

A meatloaf dinner will be served. All are invited. For more information call 570-657-1480.

Monday, November 4, 2013
RICH SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lora and Dave Krum, parents of the late Dylan Krum, walk across Lehighton Area High School Athletic Field Friday, during Senior Night, in memory of their son.

When the students taking part in Lehighton's Senior Night walked across the football field on Friday, one member of the Class of 2014 was noticeably absent.

While Dylan Krum wasn't there to walk on Senior Night, he was still found among the football players, band members and cheerleaders in the senior class, where memories linger of a classmate taken far too early in life.

Monday, November 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS One person was taken to the hospital when fire leveled this house in Lake Harmony Eastates.

One person has been taken to the hospital to be treated for burns resulting from a house fire in Lake Harmony Estates.

Fire broke out at the residence on Tobyhanna Street shortly before 3 p.m. today. The house was leveled and debris could be found in the trees.

An excavator has been brought to the scene and crews will search the debris to see if there was anyone else caught in the fire.

Crews on scene include Lake Harmony, Albrightsville, Kidder Township and Tunkhannock Township.

Monday, November 4, 2013
Troy Rehrig

A Towamensing Township man, who allegedly stole a scooter from Walmart in Mahoning Township on Oct. 28, is now suspected of stealing a large-screen television.

Police said Troy Rehrig, 27, stole the scooter on Oct. 19.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest for stealing a 50-inch TV on Nov. 1, police said.

An alleged accomplice of Rehrig in the TV theft was Holly Koch, 20, of Mahoning Township.

Mahoning Township police said a warrant also was issued for Koch's arrest.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Several area residents were among 105 who were arraigned on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon Monday morning at the Schuylkill County courthouse and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. They were:

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program this week.

The program was resurrected earlier this year as a means of honoring and/or memorializing veterans from the community.

For one-week periods, the club will fly the American flag at the Ludlow Park site to remember current and former town residents who gave service to our country.

As the program continues this week, the flag will recognize the military service of the Shelton Brothers of Summit Hill. It will fly in honor of Phillip Shelton and in memory of Perry Shelton, who passed away Oct. 11.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer a free educational seminar on Weight Loss Surgery at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 204 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

The bariatric (weight loss) surgery program at Blue Mountain Health System can help individuals with severe obesity lose weight they have been unable to lose using other methods. Bariatric surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are being affected by severe obesity.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Perrigo Company announced today that it has initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box. The recall is being initiated because of the remote potential that a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings.

Monday, November 4, 2013

William H. Wilhelm and Michael J. Hodor were successful candidates in the Jim Thorpe school director contest here, defeating Mrs. Evelyn Sellers Shanfelt, a Republican incumbent, and Frank A. Marzen, Democratic newcomer to the political arena.

Mrs. Wilhelm, president of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company, was high man in this voting, polling 1,264 votes. Hoder, a Democratic incumbent, was 106 behind with 1,158. Mrs. Sellers received 1,101 to Mr. Marzen's 1,099.