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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Miss Lisa Digiglio, a junior at Panther Valley High School, has been selected the Rose Queen for the 1977 St. Therese Shower of Roses celebration which will take place Sunday at Our Lady of Mounty Carmel Church, New Columbus. Attendants will be Trieste Digiglio and Theresa Izzo. The First Rose Princess is the queen's sister, Joanne, a freshman at Panther Valley. The Second Rose Princess is Michelle Damiano, a Panther Valley High School sophomore.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Sue Steigerwalt of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce presented a citation to Peter Kern.

On Sept. 20 members of the Palmerton business community, Palmerton Area Historical Society and individuals met at Blue Ridge Country Club for a kickoff dinner for Palmerton's 100th anniversary.

Palmerton, begun in 1898 by New Jersey Zinc Company, was incorporated in 1912 and will be officially 100 years old in October 2012. The Society was host for the event.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Flooded tracks

Railroad tracks on Hazle Street in Tamaqua are overrun with water following another day of heavy rain.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured is the Hometown Trestle, also known locally as the High Bridge. The 185 foot high bridge crosses a steep gorge where the train will stop to allow passengers views in all directions.

Tamaqua's long railroad heritage will be celebrated during the 27th Annual Tamaqua Heritage Festival on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A night of fun and laughter is planned for Saturday, Nov. 12, when the ninth annual Tech-Net Comedy Night is held at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter and local fire companies, including Aquashicola Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Township Fire Company, Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company, Albrightsville Fire Company and West End Fire Company, Brodheadsville.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Poised to begin hammering out a 2012 budget amid financial disarray, Lansford Borough Council on Wednesday agreed to seek a firm to take over payroll operations.

The move would free staff to help get the fiscal problems resolved so the borough has a better idea of where its stands financially before it begins the budget process.

Only four members of council were present at the regular public meeting Wednesday: Mary Kruczek, Rosemary Cannon, Danielle Smith and president Adam Webber.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will host a "Meet the Candidate Night" on Friday, Sept. 30, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Phifers Ice Dam in Franklin Township.

All candidates, Democratic or Republican, seated or running, are invited to speak.

Admission is free and food prepared by the Franklin Township Lions Club will be available for purchase in the parks pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by The Drew Kelly Band and Buster the Clown.

A classic car show is also running in conjunction with this event in the park.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Carbon County Navy Club Ship 260 is available to all schools in the Carbon County area to present their flag program. The club performed this program at a number of schools earlier this year. Officials are limited to two presentations in the morning. This is a free program to schools.

For more information or to set up a program at a school, call club historian Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two persons were injured Wednesday afternoon in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Jamestown Road and SR209 in Mahoning Township. The crash occurred at 4:15 p.m. as a car with two occupants was attempting to make a left turn off of SR209 south onto Jamestown Road when it was struck by a Carbon County Community Transport bus also traveling south. The force of the impact drove the car up onto a private lot. The two victims were treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transported to an area hospital. Mahoning Township police are investigating the incident.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The drop-off recycling site in McAdoo was discontinued in action taken by the Schuylkill County commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

By a unanimous vote the three commissioners decided to terminate the lease with the John Debalko, owner of the property. The county had installed six recycling bins in an area of a miniature shopping mall in the 300 block on Hancock Street.