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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Heavenly bunnies, beach baby sheep and super cows and goats were at the Carbon County Fair. In the annual dress up contest for 4H animals, (left to right) Felicia Mertz's Hemi cow won 1st in the Dairy Beef category, Avery Keller's Going to the Beach sheep won Grand Champion, and Megan German's Angel Rabbit won Reserve Grand Champion. Morgan Hetherington of Ringtown and Penn State University student, second from left, was the Fair-E Godmother who did the judging.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CCD classes for students who attend Tamaqua area Catholic churches will begin at 8:55 a.m. on Sept. 8. St. Jerome's Religious Education Director Jane Habel reminds parents of CCD students of a parent meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. today, in St. Jerome's Church, Tamaqua.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It will cost Northern Lehigh School District nearly $14,000 more to complete its middle school door replacement project than originally anticipated.

By an 8-0 measure, with Director Natalie Green absent, the school board on Monday agreed to authorize administration to enter into a contract with Weiss Construction, of Easton, at a cost of $71,038, to be paid from the capital projects account.

That amount is $13,718 more than the not to exceed amount of $57,320 that the board in May authorized administration to enter into contracts with the successful bidder for the project.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Carbon County man, who struck a county fire chief as he was directing traffic at a charitable event and seriously injuring him, was sentenced to a county prison term on Monday.

Steven M. Schock, 37, of Lehighton, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve eight to 16 months in prison on a charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence (DUI). Schock previously pleaded to the charge and one count of DUI. Nanovic ruled the DUI charge merged with the first count for sentencing purposes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Panther Valley School Board agreed, with member Roy Angst opposed, to purchase 32 cameras and six audio recording devices for school buses. Angst said he voted against the $10,770 purchase from Zentinel, because it was an "unnecessary expense."

The action was taken Thursday.

School board President Jeff Markovich said the equipment includes "added security" measures, but would not say what they were.

Kistler Transportation has agreed to reimburse the district for half the cost, or $5,385. The cost will be paid through the district's maintenance budget.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Palmerton residents can expect the holiday season to arrive a little early this year.

That's because a Christmas in the Park event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the borough park.

The event will be hosted by the Palmerton Holiday Lighting Committee, which plans to decorate the park with new lights in time for Christmas.

Committee member Michele O' Neil said the goal of the event "is to have families, businesses, and various organizations sponsor live Christmas trees in the park."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Naturalist Robin Tracey will lead a hike on the Christman and Cove Ridge trails, Beltzville State Park, on Aug. 14.

The hike is 6 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails transverse through an evergreen forest and run parallel to the Beltzville State Park lake.

Hikers will meet in the Christman Trail parking lot, located on Pohopoco Drive, at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch or snacks.

Call Tracey at (570) 467-2506 for more information or weather conditions. All pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Shine only.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Voting is now open for "Project Drive-In," a campaign by Honda Motor Co. to save America's drive-in movie theaters and provide five theaters nationwide with a digital movie projector.

For one local theater, their fate hinges on this vote. The Mahoning Drive-In theater will likely close at the end of this year if they do not win a digital projector.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
David Huebner

The Citizens Fire Company No. 2 and Mahanoy City EMS has announced the Grand Marshal for the 59th Annual Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention Parade and the 150th Anniversary of Mahanoy City.

He is United States Ambassador David Huebner.

The parade willl be held at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 24.

A native of Mahanoy City, Ambassador David Huebner currently serves as the American Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

He is the son of Elizabeth and the late David Huebner (Sr.) of East Pine Street.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A pageant, Little Miss and Mr. Summit and Junior Miss and Mr. Summit, will be held at Fall Fest, hosted by The Summit, on Saturday, Oct. 5 in the parking lot at The Summit, 211 North 12th St., Lehighton. Contestants may register from now until the deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Fall Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. There is a registration fee per child.

Two age categories: 0-4 years old criteria, Who's the cutest?; 5-10 years old criteria, Who has the best talent?