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Monday, June 11, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A Tamaqua resident called police Sunday morning after noticing an American flag floating in the Little Schuylkill River.

Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, vandals removed two American flags and poles from parking meters near the ABC Hi-Rise along East Broad Street in Tamaqua and tossed them into the Little Schuylkill River.

A nearby resident noticed a flag in the river and called police Sunday morning. When an Tamaqua American Legion member arrived to remove the flag from the river, he found there were two discarded flags.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tamaqua Lions Club workers flip chickens Saturday afternoon at Tamaqua Community Park. Workers served up between 550 to 600 chickens during the popular annual fund raiser. The full-course dinner also included baked potato, dessert and a side serving of something that was neither coleslaw nor pepper cabbage, but a special sweet-and-sour dish called pepper slaw. Shown working the hot coals are, from left, Galen Boyd, Lebanon, Michael Trubilla, Tamaqua and John Putt, Lebanon.

Monday, June 11, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Betty Lou Meyers, left, and Roberta Hollenbach laugh as they dance during the benefit.

A dance was held recently at the Tamaqua Elks Lodge to benefit the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center. The event consisted of food, drinks and live DJ music. DJ Brad and Kathy Murphy donated their services. Phil Koles, center director, thanked all the people who organized and took part in the event.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Boards of Directors of Harleysville National Bank & Trust Company, and the Citizens National Bank of Lansford, jointly announced that an agreement in principle has been approved and signed by the two institutions calling for their merger. Citizens National Bank will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harleysville National Corporation. The current employees and board of directors will continue to operate the bank, making local decisions affecting the marketplace, said Walter E. Daller Jr., president of Harleysville National Corporation.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lana and Susan Kuehner, owners of the Greenzweig One-Room School, asked if the Towamensing Historical Commission wanted to take it over. At the June 7 supervisors' meeting Karl Rolappe, president, said he had been out to check the condition and found it solid. Inside, it is nearly perfect, said Mary Beth Beers, commission member.

The only thing not considered safe is the steps.

Supervisor Guy Seifert said he has slate and can repair the roof. It should have shutters. Some windows were broken by vandals.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Chore Minor Home Repair Services are available for income eligible Carbon County homeowners who are personally unable to perform certain home maintenance tasks and have no other responsible person available or capable of performing these tasks.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A power line failure Sunday along Route 895 knocked out electrical power to 1,400 PPL customers in West Penn Township.

The lights went off at about 5:30 p.m. and power was restored to all customers by 10:30 p.m., said PPL spokeswoman Martha Herron.

"One of the lines failed in the vicinity of Troxell Road on Route 895. We had 1,400 customers out of service for one and a half hours," she said. "We were able to transfer the load of those customers to another line. The remaining 370 customers on the line were without service for four hours."

Monday, June 11, 2012
Nicholas Kern of Troop 82, Lehighton, was a scout from Tiger Cub all through the program.

The Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trails Council, held a recognition dinner for the new Eagle Scouts of 2011 at the 100th anniversary of Eagle Scouting celebration.

It was held June 6 at Holiday Inn, Fogelsville.

That first Eagle 100 years ago was Arthur Eldred, a member of Troop 1, Long Island. He had the required 21 merit badges and applied for Eagle in April 2012.

Monday, June 11, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Jeremiah Cotton places his hand over graffiti after spotting four white teenagers placing it there. Despite the quick police response, the vandals got away.

An increase in graffiti vandalism over the past few weeks has Tamaqua residents angry and last night four teenagers were seen in the act but escaped capture.

At 9:45 p.m., resident Jeremiah Cotton saw four teenagers vandalizing a neighbor's property located at the intersection of Mauch Chunk Street and Schuylkill Avenue. Despite the quick response from the police, the vandals got away.

"Tamaqua is a beautiful place. What motivates these kids to make it ugly?" Cotton asked.

Monday, June 11, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Attorney General's Antitrust Section reached an agreement last Thursday with Geisinger Heath System Foundation over antitrust concerns that the acquisition of Bloomsburg Hospital may substantially lessen or eliminate competition in the region.

Attorney General Linda Kelly said that a Final Order was filed, which seeks to preserve health-care competition in the region while ensuring good faith negations with health plans and maintaining high quality and affordable health services to the community.