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Monday, June 17, 2013

The joke's on us despite an obvious disclaimer, satirical news site "Skookill News" had Schuylkill County residents buzzing this weekend with talk of an MTV TV show based off the "Coalcracker" life.

"Skookill News" is an online blog established on May 6 of this year that posts purely satirical articles. The site says it makes no attempt to function as an actual new source and the website's disclaimer reads: "This page is entirely for fun, the news that is reported on this site is not real. It's been created just for a good laugh."

Monday, June 17, 2013
Eclectic Circus performed in the streets and sidewalks during the event. From left are Bryant Butala, Dani Davison  and Jess  Smallwood. See additional photos on page 2

Father's Day made for a fun day during the Tamaqua Historical Society's 23rd Annual Tamaqua Summerfest held in downtown Tamaqua on Sunday.

In addition to more than 90 crafters and food venders, visitors to the family-oriented festival enjoyed traditional activities, in addition to a few new ones this year.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a Safe Sitter course for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. The class will be held on Friday, June 28. The class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the BMHS Gnaden Huetten Campus 2nd Floor Education Center at 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Franklin Township Lions Club held installation of officers for the 2013-2014 year. Installing officer was Liz McElwee, incoming District 14-U Governor.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Father's Day is tomorrow. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, initiated Father's Day in 1910 believing fathers deserved recognition, just like mothers did on Mother's Day. She felt very strongly about that because her father was a single parent who raised six children. It didn't become a permanent national day until President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I don't know where to begin this week. At the end of last week, it took a Federal judge to compel Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius to do the moral thing and put 10 year old Sarah Murnaghan on the adult transplant list hopefully improving her chances for getting a lung transplant in the next three to five weeks which is the time doctors say she has left.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASSS/TIMES NEWS

Privy digger Bob Perrin, Coaldale, left, describes how treasures found at old outhouse sites tell us about lifestyles of long ago, including the types of medicines used. Perrin showed examples of tonics, toys, dolls, bottles and even glass Christmas decorations of yesteryear, all of which were found buried at local outhouse sites. Perrin addressed a group of 25 on Wednesday evening at the Lansford Historical Society.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A community bike rodeo was sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 145 of Lehighton in conjunction with the Lehighton Police Department. Approximately 160 area youth between the grades of kindergarten and sixth converged on the parking lot at Shull-David Elementary for the three-hour event. A brief inspection of all bikes took place. Sign-in and course sheets were filled out by each entrant before they began working the course. The course had six stations at which the child was tested for control and knowledge of good safety habits.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our Governments Are NOT Supposed To Be Democracies!

Today we are constantly told that the United States is a democracy. Barack Obama, a former attorney and an alleged professor of constitutional law, always says that America is a democracy.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Recent Tamaqua High School graduates Shane Mulligan and Molly Betz were honored with citations during a recent Tamaqua Borough Council meeting. Throughout their high school years, both Mulligan and Betz were actively involved in numerous extracurricular activities including band, drama club and choir. They both also represented Tamaqua in a number of band festivals and received numerous awards. Pictured from left are Betz, borough councilman Dave Mace and Mulligan.