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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The April Students of the Month have been selected by the Panther Valley Middle School. They are, from left, Justin Gunderson, grade six; Savannah Stuckley, grade seven; and Dominique Becker, grade eight. Students are chosen based on their excellence in academics and conduct and receive certificates and gift cards in recognition of their achievements.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

While Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor our nation's fallen military heroes, it is also a time of fun and fellowship, a time for family get-togethers. But, as evidenced by the number of calls Magesterial District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, had over this Memorial Day weekend, some families should apparently spend less time together.

Judge Bayer spent the bulk of his weekend in his courtroom, handling more than 15 criminal cases, including five that involved aggravated assault and four domestic abuse cases.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Parkview Inn Presents the epic show "Class Reunion Smackdown."

The production is a murder, mystery, comedy, dinner show and will be presented on Saturday June 8.

The story line is that the Bayonne N.J. High School Class of 1983 is "celebrating" their 30th reunion with plans to rebuild their school. Their graduation was marred with an "accidental" fire on graduation day.

The class President has some suspicious clues that the fire was no accident.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a county prison term on Monday after previously entering guilty pleas in three pending cases.

Todd James Brown, 26, of Lehighton, was sentenced to a total term of six to one day less 24 months by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on counts of theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, terroristic threats, and flight to avoid apprehension.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Guest speaker Daniel Smith had tears in his eyes as he recalled his late grandmother's dedication to family and patriotic traditions. Smith is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Following the Tamaqua Memorial Day parade Monday, visitors were treated to a memorial service at the Soldier's Circle in Odd Fellows Cemetery, honoring all deceased veterans.

Starting the service was Master of Ceremonies Jon Zizelmann, who stated his appreciation for those attending.

This was followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner sung by the assemblage with accompaniment by the Tamaqua Area Raider Marching Band.

Invocation was provided by Reverend Kevin Roberts of the Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anthony R. Ades, 55, of 250 Cedar Street, Tamaqua, is in the Schuylkill County prison regaining sobriety after being committed by Judge John E. Domalkes for appearing in court inebriated. He was entering a guilty plea to several criminal charges.

He now has to re-apply for setting of bail for release from prison as the judge also forfeited his bail. He must decide if he wishes to reinstate his guilty plea obtained under a plea bargain with the district attorney or go to trial.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dressed in red, white and blue, Tamaqua resident Dian Fudge watches the Tamaqua Memorial Day parade with her golden retrievers Jack and Joe. "I am so grateful to all our military and uniformed heroes," said Fudge.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Citizen's Fire Company members march quietly into the church.

Many of Tamaqua's uniformed firefighters marched quietly into church Sunday evening in full parade attire to pay both tribute and devotion to all departed firefighters of the Tamaqua Fire Department.

Primitive Methodist, 57 Hunter St., hosted the 84th Annual Tamaqua Volunteer Fireman's Association Memorial Service with a worship service led by the Rev. Rodney Hall.