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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be holding a Pennsylvania Successful Bowhunting Course at Tuscarora State Park Visitor Center on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is an online and practical course.

Students must register online at under Hunter Education Classes. They will also be given a test to qualify them for the practical part of the course held at the park.

The student is responsible for supplying their own bow and arrows for the practical portion. There is a fee, which can be paid online.

Lunch will not be provided.

Friday, September 2, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Becky's Drive-In in Walnutport celebrates its 65th anniversary this summer.

Their creativity and showmanship have wowed families for several generations.

It all began at the then Route 45 Drive-In, with the first movie "UTAH", starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, shown on June 2, 1946.

Ever since then, Becky's Drive-In Theatre has been an institution at 4548 Lehigh Drive, along Route 248 in Walnutport.

This summer, the theater proudly celebrates its 65th anniversary, according to Cindy Deppe, who along with her sister Mary and brothers Darrell and Dennis, continue to operate the drive-in along with their families.

Friday, September 2, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Marie Rils, right, of Jim Thorpe discusses the unaffordability of her electric service costs with Sen. Pat Toomey. Riles said that her costs have increased by 50 percent and that she is hoping that the use of Marcellus Shale will help the economy.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) met with 230 constituents during a town-hall meeting event held Thursday morning at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Toomey has been holding town meetings regularly this year in communities throughout the state.

He said that the meetings are helpful in bringing him up to speed with issues important to people.

The group was welcomed by Bob DeSusa, state director.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Meet the Teacher Night at Weatherly Area Elementary School will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Parents are invited to come and meet their child(ren)'s teachers and learn the objectives for the school year. Some of the topics to be covered include curriculum, daily schedule, discipline, safe school procedures, student expectations, grading and homework. Also, you will hear about scheduling a parent-teacher conference and state standards and state assessment.

Friday, September 2, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Shaun Fenon, plays in the stream with "Bacon", his English bulldog and the Marine Corps League's mascot.

The Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626 held its annual Marine picnic recently at Cheese's Grove in Andreas.

The free picnic, which was open to all Marines and guests, consisted of games, music, food and socializing.

Commandant Tom Fenon, who is also the new owner of Cheese's Grove, pointed out his appreciation to all the volunteers that helped make the picnic a fun one for local Marines.

For more information about the League call (570) 386-2129 or visit

Friday, September 2, 2011

A jury began deliberating late this morning to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Julius C. Enoe, 33, Reading, after Judge Jacqueline Russell instructed the jury on the law pertaining to the charges filed against the defendant.

Testimony in the four day trial held in the Schuylkill County Court ended Thursday afternoon with Enoe taking the stand and testifying that he did not fatally shoot Bruce L. Forker, 24, at his fiance's home in Shenandoah in March 2010. "I did not shoot him, I was not in Shenandoah that morning and I did not know him," Enoe told the jury.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September is officially National Preparedness Month in Carbon County.

On Thursday, the commissioners adopted the proclamation proclaiming September as the month to "increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks."

Friday, September 2, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TN ARCHIVES  The story of Bethlehem Steel will be in the spotlight this weekend, along with Carrie Furnace in western Pennsylvania, during a special PCN television production called 'Keystone Steel,' with contributions from two local former steelworkers.

Two local residents with a combined 61 years of service to the steel industry will be featured during a three-day special television production by the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

PCN will premiere the series, "Keystone Steel" beginning Sept. at 2 p.m. and continuing through Monday. The special series will pay tribute to the industry by way of very personal oral histories from those who formerly worked or are currently working in the steel industry.

The rise and fall of the steel industry is a study in contrasts.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee is looking for teams of two to compete in this year's 2nd Annual Amazing Lehighton Race that will be held on Saturday, September 10th, rain or shine, starting at 9am at the Band Shell behind the Lehighton Municipal Building.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The owner of a Parryville business was a no-show at his preliminary hearing and will have his case sent back to Carbon County Court.

Mark Stemler, owner/operator of Riverwalck Saloon, was scheduled to have a hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on charges of disturbance of waterways and watersheds.

But, Stemler failed to attend the hearing. As a result, Appleton conducted the hearing in his absence.

The prosecution called Scott Christman, waterways conservation officer, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, as its first witness.