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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Over 800 youth with 969 horses participated in performance and production classes and special events at the 54th Annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show, Harrisburg.

The state show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance and production projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through qualifying competitions at county, regional and district levels.

Events include breed conformation and futurity classes for horses 5 years old and younger in the production division.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Attorney Michael Greek was authorized Tuesday by Lansford Borough Council to begin the process of placing liens on properties in which owners are not paying their sanitation fees.

Residents of Lansford who aren't paying their garbage collection fees will have a surprise coming in the mail.

At Tuesday's regular council meeting, the board approved action pertaining to 86 delinquent sanitation accounts.

Solicitor Michael Greek will pursue placing liens on those properties due to nonpayment and those in arrears will be notified. The borough will pay $4,011.90 in lien fees, but those fees will be passed on to the respective property owners.

Delinquent sanitation accounts in Lansford total $110,000.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Thomas Youngkin of Lehighton, a member of Boy Scout Troop 82 of Lehighton, created a one-mile trail at Carbon County Environmental Center. He attained his Eagle Scout honor. Younkin is with his mother, Annette Youngkin and Scot Wingert, scoutmaster.

A member of Lehighton Boy Scout Troop 82 has distinguished himself by creating a mile long walking trail at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe.

Thomas Youngkin, son of Annette and the late John Youngkin, and grandson of John and Barbara Youngkin and Anne Marie Gimbor of Jim Thorpe, was honored at his Eagle Court of Awards held Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton. He earned his Eagle Scout badge on Oct. 7.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Lansford's Kennedy Park is decked out for the holidays as seen here Tuesday evening. On Sunday, the Christmas spirit will be showcased at the Lansford Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Bertsch St.

The Lansford Historical Society will sponsor a Victorian Christmas holiday musical program Sunday at the organization's 300 East Bertsch St. headquarters. The event will feature the Coal Cracker Chorus of Barbershop Singing starting at 6 p.m. followed by holiday music and a Christmas Carol sing-a-long with entertainer Leilani Chesonis of Shenandoah.

Following the two musical programs, everyone will be invited to partake in refreshments and holiday goodies available downstairs in the Panther Valley Public Library.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Special to the Times News

The Oplinger-HowerAmerican LegionAuxiliary visited veterans on Dec. 7 who resideat Liza's Housein Danielsville. Auxiliary members who participated in the visit are Ruth Porter, Tina Ressler, FeliciaAnthony and Sue Anthony. Each veteran was given a red, white and blueprayer shawl made by the Prayer Shawl Ministryat Assumption BVM Roman Catholic Church,Slatington. Veteranspictured from the left are Gerald Ziegler, Navy; Robert N. Grove, Army; Richard Schoenberger, Army; John Schatz, Army and William Whiteman, Army.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS A look at the former Aquashicola Post Office at 4015 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton. The former post office could be demolished, and a garage constructed in its place.

The former Aquashicola Post Office could eventually be demolished, and a garage would be constructed in its place.

That's one of two requests the Lower Towamensing Township zoning hearing board is scheduled to hear on Thursday.

At 8 p.m., Lee Costenbader, the owner of the former post office structure, at 4015 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton, will go before the zoners in search of a variance to erect a 50-by-28-foot accessory storage building, and to demolish a principal building.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tamaqua borough police reported today that an Allentown service station attendant, kidnapped during the night at the station, was found by hunters early this morning in the Owl Creek section of the borough.

James Mulguen, 20, told police he was operating a service station on Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, during the night and was kidnapped by apparent robbers and dropped off during the night in Owl Creek.

Police said the victim did not know where he was at and was wandering dangerously close to the Owl Creek Dam when the hunters located him.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Miles Haberman

A former Lehighton councilman and mayor passed away on Monday.

Miles Haberman was 54 years old in 1990 when he was hired to manage the borough of Lehighton. He was the husband of Marie J. Scherer Haberman.

Council selected Haberman from a list of a dozen applicants to serve as manager. Haberman had served as a councilman in Lehighton from 1981 to 1984 and as mayor from 1986 to 1989.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Using creativity with one project, and nearing completion of another, were among the subjects discussed at Tuesday night's Walnutport Authority meeting.

Borough engineer Jason Newhard gave a rundown on recent progress at the borough's new water filtration system, located at one of the borough's old, existing water sources on Alder Drive, just north of Kmart.

He said the system's general contractor, Bellview Pump Sales & Services of Walnutport, is completely done with its outside work on-site and about 70 percent done with the mechanical work inside.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

For the ninth consecutive year, taxes will remain the same in Lower Towamensing Township.

Supervisors, on a 2-0 vote, agreed on Tuesday to adopt the 2014 budget with no millage increase. Supervisor Ron Walbert was absent.

The board's decision will leave the millage rate at 1.6 mills, which means a person with a home valued at $100,000, which would be assessed at $50,000, will again pay $80 to the township in property taxes next year.

Township employees will receive a 2.5-percent salary increase as part of next year's budget.