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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS CubScouts from Pack 749 of Ashland were treated to a tour of the WMGH/WLSH radio station recently. Cubmaster Paul Klitsch stated the pack's appreciation for the detailed tour. Pictured with afternoon host Karen O'Toole are scouts, from left, Mark Klitsch, Kevin Clark, Aiden Griffiths and Logan Walacavage.

CubScouts from Pack 749 of Ashland were treated to a tour of the WMGH/WLSH radio station recently. Cubmaster Paul Klitsch stated the pack's appreciation for the detailed tour. Pictured with afternoon host Karen O'Toole are scouts, from left, Mark Klitsch, Kevin Clark, Aiden Griffiths and Logan Walacavage.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two Tamaqua boys proved their alertness, good judgment, bravery, and love for animals while ice skating at Kellner's Dam when they rescued a three-year-old Irish setter who plunged through the ice. Dan Navitsky, a TIMES NEWS carrier, and his friend, Bill Price, heard screams from a young couple and heir daughters and skated to a section of the dam from where the cries came. They they saw a large dog under the thin ice. Immediately they began to chop ice around the small hole with their ice skates, thus the owner of the animal, Ronald Creitz, was able to free the dog.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Chestnuthill Township 250th Celebration is moving along, thanks to its committee.

The celebration is to commemorate the formation of Chestnuthill Township in 1783. Over the years, Chestnuthill was broken up into four townships that became Eldred, Polk and Ross Townships. All four townships are working together on the celebration events, and together they formed the Chestnuthill Township 250th Celebration Committee.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Girl Scouts from Tamaqua service unit 310 collected hundreds of sunglasses for the Tamaqua Lions Club "Sight Night" with scouts. This was the fifth year the scouts participated in the drive. Over two dozen girl scouts who participated in the drive earned both a certificate and a badge for collecting 10 or more glasses each. First time collectors also received a special patch from the Tamaqua Lions Club. Nancy Paisley, service unit manager, pointed out how proud she and the parents were of all the scouts.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
School director races in all five Carbon districts

(Editor's Note: In an effort to inform our readers of various governmental offices that are subject to election/re-election in 2013, this is the fourth of a five-part series to relating to the election process.)

School director positions in all five districts in Carbon County are set to expire in 2013, but are among the many municipal positions subject to the electorate's choice in the May 21 Primary Election and the Nov. 5 General Election.

The following terms of office are scheduled to end:

Jim Thorpe Area

School District

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The county will be holding a CDBG hearing on February 25th at the Mahoning Township supervisors meeting to discuss their annual entitlement project allocation, and supervisor Bruce Steigerwalt expressed some concerns with a letter the township engineer Tim Edinger sent outlining the engineering requirements for the projects. The board though approved 5-0 a motion to allow Edinger's firm to go ahead with some of the items he outlined in a memo at a cost not to exceed $3,000. This included pre-construction responsibilities, mix review and design signoff and other items.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Not even winter storm Nemo could stop the annual Schuylkill County History Faire, held Saturday at Fairlane Village Mall near Pottsville. Here Bill Harleman, president, Lansford Historical Society, puts finishing touches on an exhibit focused on the No. 9 Mine, Old Company's Lehigh, the musical Dorseys and various items of the mining industry . Also taking part locally was the Tamaqua Historical Society.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mark Marek, a senior at Panther Valley High School, has been notified by the office of U.S. Congressman Gus Yatron that he has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Mark, who ranks in the top 10 of his class, is team statistician and public relations liaison for the football and basketball squads, sports editor of the school newspaper PreView; radio correspondent for radio station WLSH of Lansford, and a member of the Audio Visual Club. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Marek of Coaldale.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will be presenting 'Love Letters' three times over the next few days. "The performance, by A.R. Gurney, is a unique and imaginative piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people from child to adult years," said Leona Rega, center director. "Take the journey inside this evocative, touching and frequently funny story told through letters." Performance dates are Feb. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the center, 125 Pine Street.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In Saturday's TIMES NEWS article about the Lehighton Fire Department construction project, there was an error on one of the contracts mentioned.

The low bid for the utility relocation aspect of the project was by the Harry B. Miller Company at a project cost of $197,395.

The article had the wrong contractor and bid price.