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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Monroe County woman has been arrested for allegedly biting her two sons and causing injuries.

State police at Fern Ridge identified the woman as Catherine Beth Applegate, of 613A Camellia Rd., in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township. She has been charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering and endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers gave the following account of what happened.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A rogues' gallery of horror film villains march up Broad Street during Tamaqua's 44th Annual Halloween Parade Tuesday. The entry, titled A Nightmare on Broad Street, placed second among Marching Units.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS

Displaying facsimiles of checks presented to them by Wal-Mart in Mahoning Township, during the store's grand opening Wednesday morning, are, left to right, Johnette Lenik and Bob Miller, representing Mahoning Valley Ambulance; Mark Ebbert, chief of Mahoning Valley Fire Department, and Ken Barnes, Chief of Police in Mahoning Township. The store gave $25,000 in donations. Other recipients were the Trinity Luther Food Bank and the Shriner's Children's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Tamaqua woman was among nine people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Karen Dawn Reed, 52, of 120 Market St., Tamaqua, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced to serve five days to six months in the county prison beginning Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m., pay a fine of $300, pay $300 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center and receive outpatient counseling.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
The 2011 Jim Thorpe Rotary Calendar contains 13 photographs-one for each month plus a cover scene-for 2011, it depicts the tower of St. Mark's Church.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for friends who love to visit Jim Thorpe or have moved away? According to Bill Allison, calendar committee chair of the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, it recently arrived-as the Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe 2011 Calendar.

Rotary's stocking stuffer, now in its second year of publication, is a venue to display images of the Victorian town and its homage to its Olympian namesake by several local photographers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Steven Ortiz of Albrightsville was named the Penn-Kidder Lions Club October 2010 Student of the Month. From left are, his mother, Maria Ortiz; the student, Steven Ortiz; and his father, Ovel Ortiz.

Penn-Kidder Lions Club named Steven Ortiz as the October 2010 Student of the Month. Ortiz is an eighth grade student at Penn-Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

He is the son of Ovel and Maria Ortiz of Albrightsville.

Each month an eighth grade student at Penn-Kidder School will receive $20 and a breakfast for them and their parents, along with a framed certificate for doing well in school.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left to right: Tonya Weiss, Amy Shupp, Melissa Hager, Sharon George and Trista Vanderah work at West End Physical Therapy. Melissa, center, is training for the Walt Disney World Goofy Race and Half Challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West End Physical Therapy is holding its 1st Annual Community Day to help her raise funds while treating the community.

West End Physical Therapy found a way to treat the whole community on Halloween and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.

It will be holding its 1st Annual Community Day on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at its location on the corner of Silver Spring Boulevard and Rt. 209 in Kresgeville.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Schuylkill Products of Cressona continues to deliver super loads of steel re-enforced concrete beams to a construction site along the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On Wednesday, two 154-foot-long beams traveled along Route 895 to Route 248. There they continued to Lehighton, crossing the McCall bridge, and proceeding south on Route 209 along the Lehighton bypass. They were then backed into the road leading past the Lehigh Sewage Treatment Plant to the job site 2.5 miles south.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Oct. 11 program of the Palmerton Area Historical Society was scheduled to be about William Penn with a video of the reconstruction of his home, Pennsbury Manor. Instead Secretary Betsy Burnhauser substituted a program about the Constitution because "our Constitution is under assault."

In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the Articles of Confederation which gave very little power to a central government. A group met at Mount Vernon in 1785 and decided maybe something should be done. There were more meetings at Annapolis and Montpelier (James Madison's home).

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Additional work at the MaryD firehouse was approved and eight persons were named on the computing board to make the official count of votes which will be cast in next Tuesday's general election, in action taken by the Schuylkill County commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.