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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coaldale Borough Council on Tuesday adopted a 2011 budget fueled by a trimmed-down property tax increase of 2 mills.

The proposed budget had called for a 2.5 mill increase.

The additional 2 mill levy brings the tax rate from 20.54 to 22.54 mills.

That means the owner of a home assessed for taxes at $25,000 will pay $563.50 in property tax next year. That's $50 more than this year's bill.

The spending plan anticipates about $1.5 million in expenses. Each mill generates about $20,000.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Marian chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America held a fundraiser during the month of November. The entire school was encouraged to participate in a competition among classes to see who could donate the most socks, hats, gloves, and/or scarves. It was called "Sockvember" and the proceeds were donated to United Charities, West Hazleton. Each week was broken into a "quarter" of a football game with weekly announcements about the progress. Pictured from left to right: Maryangla Schell, Kathleen Reilly, Rachel Krajcirik, Hilary Furmanchin, Jessica Horlacher, and Emily Burger.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Volunteer drivers are needed to help provide transportation for veterans as part of the Veterans Administration Medical Center Transportation Network.

Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County's director of veterans affairs, said he is hopeful to get the public involved in this volunteer program that can be of tremendous assistance to veterans from Carbon County.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A preliminary hearing for a father and daughter charged with sexual assault on a female family member has been continued.

Michael Steven Taschler, 79, of Covered Bridge Road, Kunkletown, and Debbie Lynn Green, 39, of Avenue A, Palmerton were scheduled today to go before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.

But, their hearings have been continued until 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Taschler and Green remain free in lieu of $200,000 unsecured bail.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prepare to pass the PIAA high school football exam in a 15-hour course being offered at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) over 10 weeks.

This is the ideal class for both men and women with no previous experience necessary. You will learn and develop the knowledge needed to work as a paid and certified PIAA football official.

Course content includes

Role of officials – Preparation and conduct

Officiating uniform – Officiating Philosophies

Dealing with coaches and parents

The game, field and players

Terms and definitions

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Left to right, Dan Stephens, President of the Downtown Revitalization Task Force of Northern Lehigh Future Focus and Walter Niedermeyer, Mayor of Slatington, Les Glanz, Chairman of Future Focus and Gerry Fedorcha, Past President of Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, present Kathy Jones, owner and proprietor of TJ& K, A Unique Boutique, with a Welcome Basket, welcoming her and her business to the community. TJ&K offers natural soaps, handcrafted jewelry, wind chimes, singing bowls and so many more items to enhance a sense of peace and well being.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS McCann School of Business and Technology, Hazleton Campus, held commencement exercises for its December, 2010 graduating class on Dec. 22 at Genetti's Motor Lodge.

McCann School of Business and Technology, Hazleton Campus, held commencement exercises for its December, 2010 graduating class on Dec. 22 at Genetti's Motor Lodge.

A total of 46 students received degrees during the ceremony.

Graduates included the following:

Accounting - Cynthia J. Bankes (co-valedictorian), Carolona Croshaw Smith (co-valedictorian), Madeline DelaRosa, Margaret M. Cadau, Moises Espinal.

Adminstrative Office Technology - Leila M. Pendal, Brad A. Petritsch.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton and Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville have announced plans to establish an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service for Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. Ambulance units, manned and equipped to provide pre-hospital emergency care, will be based at both hospitals. The ALS ambulance service will be established with a $336,500 grant provided by the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Carbon County judge has agreed with the Bowmanstown Zoning Hearing Board for its rejection of a solid waste transfer station along Route 248.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic made the ruling against Duane and Lavona Schleicher, who had appealed the decision of the hearing board.

The zoning board rejected the special use request by the Schleichers after a zoning hearing that spanned over six months in 2008: a total of eight hearings between May 21 and Nov. 10. The decision by the board was made on Jan. 14, 2009.

The Schleichers appealed the decision a month later.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Miniature lighted displays of holiday towns are a common site during the holidays, such as is this one done by Patricia Eisenberg and on display at the Tamaqua Library.