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Friday, May 25, 2012

The attempt by Mayor Dane Watro to bring "civility" to the council table in McAdoo by having the number of counciilmen reduced from seven to five was denied by Judge Jacqueline Russelll in a decision handed down in Schuylkill County Court on Thursday.

"No factual evidence showed that a smaller council would include members more dedicated to doing the necessary work," Russell stated in her ruling.

Friday, May 25, 2012
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua Class of 2012 who scored 600 or better on any segment of the SAT test include: Tyler Groner, Anthony Iacoviello, Joshua Nemeth, Tanner Urban, Amber Heffelfinger, Heidi Wagner, Erin Fegley and Jacqueline McMullen.

Tamaqua Area Senior High School students who scored 600 or better on any portion of their SAT tests were honored at a recent meeting of the Tamaqua Area School Board of Education. The college preparatory test is composed of three parts - critical reading, writing and math.

Six students scored 600 or more in all three segments of the test - Suzanne Arner, Tyler Butkus, Lauren Christ, Anthony Iacoviello, Caroline Kanaskie and Dakota Vadimsky.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Three men who pleaded guilty to selling drugs were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court to serve two years on probation in a state program. Also, Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced a Pine Grove man to a prison term after he had been found guilty by a jury of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Peter J. Schultz, 46, Hegins, was sentenced to serve 24 months on probation in a state program. He had pleaded guilty to dealing in sale of illegal drugs in his hometown.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Charles S. Snyder, Inc., Tamaqua, earned membership in New Holland Agriculture's exclusive President's Club. From left are, Richard Knadler, vice president; Nancy Knadler, secretary; Charles Chester Snyder, president; and Jean Snyder, treasurer.

Charles S. Snyder, Inc., Tamaqua, has earned membership in New Holland Agriculture's exclusive President's Club. Membership in the President's Club, the highest company honor that can be attained by a New Holland Agriculture dealership, recognizes outstanding achievement in all facets of business management and customer satisfaction.

New Holland Agriculture President's Club Award winners achieved the highest levels in excellence in facilities, business management, sales, parts, and service support, and customer satisfaction.

Friday, May 25, 2012

As a champion of legislation to modernize outdated health care practices, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today applauded the state's announcement to increase state Medicaid recipients' access to specialist care by expanding coverage of telemedicine consultations.

Friday, May 25, 2012

In Thursday's TIMES NEWS, in the coverage of the opening of the new Carbon County Democrat's office in Lehighton, Patti Borger was listed as assistant chair of the Carbon County Democrats.

She is assistant chair of Lehighton Democrats, not the county group.

Friday, May 25, 2012
PHOTO COURTESY CHLOE GAYDA The immigrant Androkites family of Tamaqua is seen in this 1913 portrait with, front left: patriarch Androkites (first name unknown), daughter Frances and matriarch Teresa Rynkiewicz Androkites. Rear from left: Leah Androkites Yuskauskas, John, Anthony, Bolis and Tillie Androkites Shucavage. The patriarch and all five children in the rear row were born in Lithuania.

Three former Tamaqua businesses - the White Swan, Took One's and Androkites Bottling Works - have something in common.

Turns out, all were operated by members of the same family of Lithuanian immigrants.

That information was revealed by a family descendant Thursday evening after a story in the TIMES NEWS discussed the discovery of an old bottle unearthed in the community.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Schuylkill County Prison Board held a special meeting Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville to receive proposals from two companies on reducing the overcrowding at the county prison. It was noted as of Wednesday there were 270 prisoners in the confines which was built to hold a maximum of 200.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Dr. Richard Stein, second from right, came from Schenectady to do his mineral-food presentation at the Palmerton Historical Society. He has many local relatives including Angelina Rex, Lucille M. Rex, Jean Smith and Marlene Fetchko.

Dr. Richard Stein came to Palmerton on May 14 and brought his food with him from the scrambled eggs, bacon and toast to magnificent desserts. When members of the Palmerton Area Historical Society entered the meeting room in the library, the table was spread with complete meals. One person asked what the food was for, not realizing it was mineral and inedible.

The plates are onyx. Stein said he wants to buy saucers but has not been able to find any.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS An emotional Mary DiMiceli Miller, standing, addresses council during last night's meeting. Seated from left are Mark Stromelo, Rose Walck, Mary Fox and Mayor Tony Walck.

During the hearing of visitors at last night's Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting, an April 28 letter to the editor of the TIMES NEWS, penned by resident Louise Mele, provoked strong emotions from Mary DiMiceli Miller, sister of deceased former councilman Frank DiMiceli.