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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Five Carbon County fire departments were dispatched to a brush fire which burned several acres in Franklin Township on Thursday afternoon. The firefighters battled the stubborn blaze for about three hours. The fire happened in the Sunny Rest Lodge complex. A fallen utility pole reportedly caused the fire. Winds fanned the flames and sent them up a hill in the direction of the Blue Ridge Communications TV 13 Studio.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Two names were omitted from the list of Marian Catholic High School students who earned honor roll status for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year. Alina Mandzak, a sophomore, earned first honors and Angelina Krupko, a sophomore, earned second honors.

Friday, November 21, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center celebrated Halloween with the St. Jerome's

kindergarten class. Showing off their costumes are, front row: Brett McGuire, James Gelatko, Steven Richardson; and back row: Hailey York, Anna Ritsick, Alice Truskey, Abigale Pendal.

Friday, November 21, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The von Trapps sing in scene from "The Sound of Music," presented by Lehighton Area Middle School students at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Playing the von Trapp family are students, front l-r, Justine Nidlund, Ryley Fahringer, Emily Martin, Megan Aaron; back l-r, Alison Miller, Calvin Maholick, John DeMatte as Captain von Trapp; Madison DeLuca as Maria, and Kylie Kresge.

An adaptation of "The Sound of Music" will be presented at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium.

Directed and produced by Laura Welkey, the production features such classic songs as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," and, of course, the title song, "The Sound of Music."

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Based on a true story, "The Sound of Music" takes place in 1930's Austria, where a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun.

Friday, November 21, 2014

A free car seat checkup will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Kovatch Dealership, 420 N. First St. in Lehighton. The event is sponsored by Blue Mountain Health System and the Pennsylvania State Police.

A safety specialist will be on hand to make sure the seat has not been recalled, it is installed correctly in the vehicle and that the child fits properly into the seat. They will also provide information on new updates on car seat recommendations, as well as when to turn a baby's car seat around to face forward in the vehicle and when a child should use a booster seat.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Schuylkill County Judge John Domalakes has placed 10 local people on probation, including a Tamaqua man charged with stabbing his roommate. All of the defendants will pay court costs and fees.

Thomas Ruzzano, 44, Tamaqua, will serve 23 months. He was charged on May 3 by Tamaqua police with two counts each of aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, and disorderly conduct. All but the simple assault charges were dropped.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Police seeking identity

Mahoning Township Police issued thesephotos taken by video at the Walmartstore of suspected shoplifters. Anyonewith information on the identities of these two females should contact Audie Mertz, chief of police in Mahoning, at 570-386-2241. According to the date on the video,the incident happened on Aug. 3.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year has been announced by Principal Jill Chamberlain.

High Honor Roll: Must have a composite average of 95 percent or above and all individual course averages of 90 percent or above.

Eighth Grade: Charles L. Fleischmann, Katie A. Guelcher, Cory M. Hammond, Jamie L. Knerr, Zoe R. Kondravy, Abigail G. Merkle, Matthew J. Miller-Brown, Erin V. Rigby, Shayla Smith, Madyson L. Sterner, Nicholas W. Stinson, Julia S. Thomason, Caleb D. Wanamaker, Molly D. Wilk

Friday, November 21, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Navy Club of Carbon County visited St. John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton on Veterans Day to share stories and provide students in grades four to eight with flag

etiquette, how to fold a flag properly, and the history of the American flag. The students thanked veterans Stanley Jarosewski and Scott Reinhart for their years of service.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Schuylkill County Judge John Domalakes has sentenced four local people, including a Tamaqua man who threatened to kill his uncle, to prison for their crimes.

Edward J. Nesgoda, 46, pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to nine to 18 months in the county jail. Charges of terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct were dropped in plea negotiations.

He was given credit for the 164 days he's already served.