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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jim Thorpe Area High School will host its second mini dance-a-thon for children's cancer on May 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium.

This "mini-THON" is a smaller version of Penn State's THON, which is a student-run, multi-hour dance event that supports The Four Diamonds Fund. PSU students raised over $9.54 million dollars this year over President's Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

David Kruel will lead an early morning bird walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. The walk will begin at the Locust Lake visitor parking lot. Kruel will offer helpful information about how to identify the local and migratory songbirds by sight, song, habitat and behavior. Those attending are encouraged to bring along binoculars. To register for the program call Robin at (570)467-3506 or online under the calendar of events at dcnr.state.pa.us. Shine only.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

At the April 27 Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting the Nesquehoning Ambulance president John McArdle presented the council with five fully stocked Trauma Bags. This was a donation made to the borough from the Ambulance Corp officers and members specifically earmarked for three police vehicles and one trauma bag each to the New Columbus Fire Company and Hauto Volunteer Fire Company. McArdle remarked that at a recent police department training conducted by the ambulance corp members it was discovered that the trauma bags were a much needed item for the police vehicles.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The St Jerome Regional School held its Second Annual 5 K Run/Walk in Hometown on Saturday. The course, which starting and ending at the Marian High School track field, winded its way through parts of Hometown and Barnesville. St Jerome teacher Mary Dakosty stated the run/walk is held to promote healthy forms of fundraising. Dakosty also stated her high appreciation for all the volunteers, Marian High School, Hometown Fire Police and community sponsors for making their second annual run/walk a success.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Members of Boy Scout Troop 82, Lehighton, planted four trees in Lehighton in celebration of Arbor Day. From left are, Scot Wingert, scoutmaster; Ed Kroboth, assistant scoutmaster; and Zach Zehner, Nick Kern, and Jacob Hoffner.

One of the trees planted in the upper borough park in Lehighton on Saturday as part of Arbor Day celebration was already showing pink buds, which will help beautify the upper park, noted Mark Hoffman, chairman of the Lehighton Shade Tree Commission. In all, five trees were planted in various locations in Lehighton.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mahoning Township resident Todd D. Koller is announcing his candidacy for the office of Recorder of Deeds.

Todd is employed by Petro fuel company in Reading for the past 23 years.

He is a graduate of Fleetwood Area High School. He attended Berks Real Estate Institute and successfully acquired his Pennsylvania Real Estate license.

Todd attended and successfully completed tax accounting courses with H&R Block.

He has over 20 years of business experience in a family owned and operated bar restaurant business.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Judge James C. McCready this afternoon gave the approval of he Carbon County Court to the petition of the County Commissioners to purchase the former Hooven Mercantile Building at 41 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, at a price of $10,000. The three-story structure is being purchased from Vincent D. McFadden, local real estate agent who represents the Focht Estate, the present owner. Commissioner John A. Marzen said the first floor will be used to store about 40 automatic voting machines. The second floor will house offices of County Superintendent of Schools Stuart E. Prutzman.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The next Polk Township Crime Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at the Polk Township Municipal Building located on Polk Township Rd. at 7 p.m. All Polk Township residents are encouraged to attend.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Tuscarora woman was among six people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Coaldale man was one of 11 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes recently.