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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Art work by Joan Morgan Applegate, a Tamaqua native and 1953 graduate, is currently on display at the Tamaqua Public Library. "I decided to pursue my interest in art and took classes in Colorado with English wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester and Fred Wetzel of Kempton," said Applegate. Applegate has participated in national shows at Hawk Mountain and Birdsboro, as well as local shows in Pottsville and Berks County. She is also a member of the Stone Monkey gallery in Jim Thorpe and was the winner of the Patricia Freeman Memorial Award.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Tamaqua man was found not guilty by a jury after a one day trial Monday in Schuylkill County court of criminal charges arising out of smashing the windshield on a truck despite testimony by the owner that from his bedroom window he observed the defendant tossing a brick at the car.

His trial was one of several currently going on in the county court. Other defendants who were scheduled for trial changed their minds and entered guilty pleas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Playing a game of spooky ping pong are Caroline Velez, 11, and Brandon Velez, 12, both of Lansford at the Tamaqua YMCA community Halloween party.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ira G. Ross attended the American Bankers' Convention at Richmond, Va., this week.

All constables in Carbon county not receiving a compensation of 25 cents for each saloon visited will resign and they will be reappointed in order to come under the new law. Those elected under the new law are entitled to the compensation and milage.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In anticipation of the inevitable snow and ice this winter, Coaldale borough council on Monday awarded the job of building a new 32-by-40-by-16 foot salt storage shed to a New Jersey company.

S&L Builders LLC, of Jersey Shore, submitted the lower of two bids, $21,350, plus an additional $5,200 for a six-inch concrete floor.

The other bidder was Doubletree Structures of New Holland, Lancaster County, which offered to build the shed for $56,496.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a long prison term after pleading guilty to three driving under the influence (DUI) counts. He was one of several defendants who previously pleaded guilty to be sentenced Monday in Carbon County court by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Total of five

Carl Franklin Kopack Jr., 45, of Lansford, was sentenced to a total of 185 days to two years in the county prison on three DUI counts.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two sex offenders, who previously pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges, were sentenced Monday in Carbon County court to prison terms - one to a state facility and the other to a county term.

Judge Joseph J. Matika imposed the terms.

Two children

Edward Prues Gruenemeier Jr., 37, of West Hazleton, was sentenced to serve a total of 24 to 60 months in a state prison on charges of aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and corruption of a minor.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS The Rev. William Campion, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton, blesses the cross from the original church. The restored cross was recently installed inside the rectory of the parish.

A life-size crucifix from its original church has been placed in the parish center of Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton.

The crucifix was placed on the wall as part of a special Blessing of the Cross conducted recently by the Rev. William Campion, pastor of the church.

"Tonight is a really fitting day to dedicate our restored crucifix," Campion said. "It was in the basement of our church; this is from the original church."

Campion noted that the crucifix was down in the basement when flooding occurred last year.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
William Miller, of the Bear View development, is prepared to present a petition signed by the residents of Penn Forest Township who oppose the use of Bear Creek Drive for access to a property which that would feature a zip line and the Navitat Adventure Canopy.

Monday night was supposed to be the time when the residents of Bear View, Penn Forest Township, finally got to address the township planning board on the matter of the NAVITAT Adventure Canopy which includes a zip line that is being proposed for Penn Forest Township and Jim Thorpe Borough.

The residents turned out to be heard, occupying the meeting room, hallways, vestibule and driveway of the Penn Forest Township municipal building.

There were a handful of people representing Navitat-Bear Creek, LLC in attendance, as well as members of the planning commission.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

An article in Monday's edition contained an error regarding Tamaqua's Halloween Parade. Fran Stahl is the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce 2012 Citizen of the Year. Mrs. Stahl will be riding in Division 1 of the parade.