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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Northern Lehigh High School's recent commencement exercises made quite an impression on its spectators.

Superintendent Michael Michaels lauded the high school administrative team on a job well done as part of Monday's school board meeting.

Michaels noted the graduation ceremony, held this past Friday evening inside the high school gymnasium, was nothing short of a smashing success.

"It is a wonderful environment," Michaels said. "A lot of the parents really love graduation indoors instead of outdoors, because they said it's so much more personal."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Walker Township Prepares for ACT 537 Plan

By Lisa Price

During a meeting Saturday, Walker Township Supervisors discussed possible revisions to the township's Holding Tank ordinance, which was adopted in 2005, and future adoption of an On-Lot Sewage Management Program. Both measures are part of the township's ACT 537 Plan.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good News Club Day Camp

Children living in Carbon County, going into first grade through sixth grade, are invited to attend Good News Club Day Camp at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. Camp activities include singing, crafts, games, swimming, and Bible lesson time. There are three sessions of camp to choose from: July 8 to 12, July 22 to 26, or Aug. 5 to 9. Camp is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is a fee.

For more information or to register campers, please contact the office of Child Evangelism Fellowship at (610) 377-3632.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Police responding to a call about a dying woman at 304 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, on June 6 arrested the woman's boyfriend on drug charges.

Eric Zuber, 31, 304 W. Bertsch St., faces four counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and committed to Carbon County prison.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Supporting Bike Nite II in Lansford are Geoffrey Shutter, 16, of Lansford, whose father SFC Paul Shutter is currently deployed, and Takota Kromer, 11, of Tamaqua, whose father SSG Tim Kromer and uncle SSG Leroy Kromer are also currently deployed in the Middle East.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Members of the Andreas George S. Patton Jr. VFW Post 5069 will meet today at 7 p.m. at the West Penn Community Park in the township. New members are always welcome to attend. The Last Man's Club will follow at 7:30 p.m. For more information call officers Eugene Schaeffer at (570) 386-3224.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Some of the Senior All-Star Award recipients are, front from left, Rebecca Osborne, Meeghan Rossi and Allyssa Dachowicz; and back, Shane Bleicher Otto, Bronson Ford and Michael Kalage.

Last week, Jim Thorpe Area High School held its 2013 Academic Athletic All-Star Ceremony in the high school auditorium.

At the start of the ceremony, Principal Thomas Lesisko addressed the students.

"I urge you to please take a moment to reflect on the award you received and the sponsor of that award. Some of our scholarships originate through businesses or community organizations that want to provide a boost to young people as they move into the next phase of their lives," Lesisko said.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Block arrived for the outside walls of the new Lehighton fire station this morning, as work continues on construction of the building. A boom truck from Beth-Hanover delivers the material. The general contractor for the project is Alvin Butz Construction of Allentown.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The name of Chrystiana Brettle was omitted from the Fifth Grade graduates from P.V. Elementary School on Saturday.

She should have been included under the list of Straight A's in all six subjects for all four marking periods.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Jim Thorpe police officer has been sued in federal court for allegedly violating the civil rights of a Lehighton man he arrested.

Lee Marzen, detective for the police department, was sued in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton, in his individual capacity, by Christopher Mazzella, of Lehighton.

The suit states on June 10, 2011, about 6:30 p.m. Mazzella was at the graduation ceremony of Jim Thorpe High School where his brother was a graduate.