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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Lausanne Township, there wasn't much competition yesterday.

The Republicans had no candidates for supervisor or two auditor seats.

On the Democratic side, Agnes T. Klynowsky received 19 votes for a term as supervisor, Lisa Ann Hunsicker got 16 votes for a six year term as auditor, and Linda A. Kopalsi got 18 votes for a four year auditor term.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

Children at the fishing contest sponsored by the East Penn Recreation Committee received pitchers, yo-yos and pictures made from recycled materials. Loretta Smith of the recreation committee said pencils, Frisbees, whistles and vases are also available. They were made at Techna Plastics in Mahoning Township to show what can be done with recycled materials. The items East Penn had were received from Duane Dellecker, director of the Carbon County Solid Waste Authority.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Perfect weather prevailed for the beautiful pageantry associated with the annual May Day procession and church services by pupils of the Immaculate Conception School, Mauch Chunk. Hundreds of parents, relatives, and friends lined the procession route. Miss Audrianne Hochmiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hochmiller, High Street, was attired as May Queen and crowned the status of the Blessed Mother during the church service. Rev. James Doolin was the celebrant at the church services.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Although there are 16 candidates for six school district positions in the Jim Thorpe Area School District, turnout in the fourth ward of Jim Thorpe was slow early this morning. Waiting for voters are election workers, from left, Erin R. Joseph, judge of elections; Phil Mangum, majority inspector; Steven Perdie, minority inspector, and Doren Perdie, majority inspector. The fourth ward voting is at the Phoenix Hose Company in the borough.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Carbon County woman who smuggled a controlled substance into the prison in her dentures, will spend a long time there. She was one of several defendants sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on Monday in the county court.

Jail incident

Susan Victoria Karley, 45, of Parryville, was sentenced ot serve one day less one year to one day less two years in the county prison on a charge of possessiosn of a controlled substance-contraband by an inmate. She previously entered a guilty plea to the charge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jack Steele, of Market Street, talks with Alice Ohl, elections minority inspector, Katherine Kunkel, elections majority inspector and Alberta Bonetsky, elections clerk, while stopping by the East End Fire Company polling place to vote.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will host its 6th Annual If (Independent film) fest this Friday, May 20th in the TASD Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tamaqua students will showcase their film-making talents in this black-tie, red-carpetcelebration of the arts. Admission is free for those who dress up. Casual dress admission costs $1.00.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Matt King accepts the "Certificate of Appreciation" being presented to him by Cliff Gledhill, Commander Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 in recognition of his outstanding service to Legion programs. Matt also accepted two "Letters of Appreciation" presented to Steve Briar and Frank Zuckerman of Americare Homecare Services for their support of the "Kids Fishing Derby" which is sponsored by the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS At last evening's Lehighton Area School Board meeting, Principal Gretchen Laviolette proudly introduced her East Penn Elementary School team, which took first place in the recent Envirothon Competition at Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

Before an overflowing crowd, Lehighton Area School Board approved a final budget for the 2011-2012 school year, which includes salary freezes and puts a hold on the proposed middle school building project.

The meeting attracted such a large crowd in the administration building that newly-appointed Fire Chief Gary Frable voiced building capacity concerns. At that point, school board President David Krause adjourned the meeting and reconvened it about 15 minutes later in the high school auditorium.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

As the spring home buying season kicks off, Realtors® will host thousands of open houses in neighborhoods across the country during Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend.

On June 5, Realtors® in Carbon County invite buyers to visit some of the many open homes throughout the area where they can learn more about homeownership.