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Saturday, September 7, 2013
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The Marian High School Student Council for the 2013-2014 school year was inducted at a special Mass held at the high school. The Rev. Francis Schoenauer was the celebrant. Mrs.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
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This mother doe keeps an ever-alert watchful eye on her surroundings as her spotted fawn explores the woodlands in Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Pennsylvania West Nile Control Program has announced that two more Carbon County mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The report, released Thursday, explains that the samples were collected from Lower Towamensing Township and Bowmanstown. These are the third and fourth positive results in the county this year. The other two positive samples were collected in Palmerton and Lower Towamensing Township in August.

A total of 63 mosquito samples were collected from Carbon and 37 were tested to date.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Carbon County man pleaded guilty on Friday in the county court to having inappropriate contact with a then 14-15 year old girl.

Blaine William Kirchner, 50, of Palmerton, pleaded guilty before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to one count each of indecent assault (a misdemeanor two), corruption of a minor (a felony three), and indecent exposure (misdemeanor one). In exchange for the plea the district attorney's office dropped charges of rape, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Police and fire fighters in Schuylkill County will soon have an improved emergency communication system in operation as the Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency is updated the FNE (fixed network equipment) for its 9-1--1 Emergency Response Center.

The FNE has been installed in 10 of the 11 towers scattered throughout the county which will unable police and firemen communicate while responding to emergency calls.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brenda Koons, secretary of Lehighton Borough Council, said letters of interest are being accepted for the following positions:

Ÿ Zoning Hearing Board – 5-year term.

Ÿ Sewer Authority – 5-year term.

Ÿ Water Authority 5-year term.

Ÿ An Alternate position on the Property Maintenance Board – 5-year term.

All the above positions pay a yearly stipend.

In addition, there exists:

Ÿ A vacancy on the Vacancy Board – 1-year term.

Ÿ Two vacancies on the Central Carbon Municipal Authority to fill unexpired terms ending December 2013 and December 2016.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Joe Kosalko, Summit Hill "I think it's a very, very nice park. The number one thing I would like to see in that park is a nice fountain."

Ludlow Park in Summit Hill is celebrating its 100th anniversary next summer and people are making plans for it. What would you like to see included in the celebration?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A free car seat check up will be held from 1-6 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at WMGH Radio Station, Route 209 in Lansford. The event is sponsored by Carbon County Safe Kids chapter and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Parents are asked to bring the child who uses the car seat to the check up.

A safety specialist will be on hand to make sure the seat has not been recalled, if it is installed correctly in the vehicle and that the child fits properly into the seat.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Pocono Raceway will team up with the American Red Cross to host their eighth annual Blood Drive in remembrance of those impacted by the tragic events of 9/11.

As a thank you to those who support this remembrance blood drive, Pocono Raceway is giving all presenting donors the chance to win a "Fantasy Race Package."

The winner will receive four Terrace Club seats and will meet all the NASCAR drivers, on stage, during the opening ceremony of the 2014 GoBowling.com 400. There will also be other give-a-ways, including race tickets and Sunoco gas cards.

Friday, September 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The tumbler uses large spinning screens to seperate the coal into different sizes.

Members of the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford have added a tumbling attraction to their already impressive collection of historical and antique coal mining artifacts and oddities.

"This antique coal tumbler shaker was originally used to sort coal at a small coal yard along the Lehigh Canal in Freemansburg," said volunteer Dale Freudenberger, who explained the new item after helping to acquire the item for the mine. Volunteers said the tumbler, estimated to be about a 100 years old, was used in conjunction with mule drawn canal boats.