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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A free community luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Parryville UMC, located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville. The event will be held weather permitting.

Please note this is not the last Saturday of the month, as has been the church's practice, because of the Easter holiday and Holy Week.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Weissport Council members are wading through proposals for temporary easements and a detour through Weissport that will affect the residents in coming months.

Weissport's engineer's report clarifies traffic questions that Weissport Council wanted answered by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation concerning the detour through Weissport during the reconstruction period of the McCall bridge.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1983 will hold a meeting on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Terpstra's Bar, 501 North St., Jim Thorpe.

Plans will be started for the 30-year class reunion. All classmates are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In an effort to address federal issues across the 122nd Legislative District, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) will host a casework day at Rep. Doyle Heffley's (R-Carbon) Lehighton district office, 110 N. Third St., 2nd Floor, on Tues., March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, celebrated the American Legion's 94th birthday during an awards program held Monday at the Legion Post. Honored with the Police Officer of the Year award was Robert DeFuso. From left are Harry J. Wynn III, master of ceremonies; Floyd Brown, commander; DeFuso and his wife, Nicole.

Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, celebrated the American Legion's 94th birthday during an awards program held Monday at the Legion Post.

Harry J. Wynn III, master of ceremonies, welcomed honorees and introduced guests before dinner.

Recognized were a Lehighton police officer, fourth-grade winners of the Americanism essay contest and members who maintained their memberships for 50 and 60 years.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Rush Township police reported that Walter Eidle, 66, of Lansford, was injured Tuesday after losing control and crashing his van along Tuscarora Park Road. Eidle was taken to St. Luke's Hospital Miner's Campus, Coaldale, by Tamaqua ambulance. Responding were Rush Township Fire Police, Hometown Fire Company and Tamaqua Rescue. The road was closed for the duration.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Matt Coccio clears a path away from a home along Mauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Coaldale borough workers, along with all municipality workers, have been working non-stop to clear area roads.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

An unknown woman was injured during a 2-vehicle accident in Coaldale yesterday. The incident occurred after a female lost control at the bottom of the Wash Shanty Hill on US209 and spun out, side-swiping a parked car in front of 426 East Water Street (US209). Responding were Coaldale Fire Company, Lansford Ambulance and Coaldale Police. Fire police detoured traffic through Coaldale for the duration. No more information was available as of press time.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
ANDREW LEIEBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS PennDOT crews have been working non-stop over the past 24 hours clearing snow and laying salt on state roadways. A PennDOT trucks lays road deicer on Interstate 81 before the storm.