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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The race is on for November as Weatherly candidates received nominations to a four-year term as mayor and two four -year terms on borough council.

Republican incumbent Joseph D'Andrea won 189 votes for mayor; there were 16 Republican write-in votes for that office, according to unofficial tallies.

Democratic mayoral candidate Tom Connors got 119 votes. There were 29 Democratic write-in votes for mayor.

For the council seats, Republicans George E. Miller Jr. got 178 votes and Michael Malinics Jr. got 102 votes. There were 20 republican write-in votes for the office.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS

District Magisterial offices throughout Schuylkill County have been undergoing some revamping the past few weeks as office personnel learn a new computer operating system. In the Tamaqua office of DJ Steven Bayer, the office was closed for business last week for training purposes. Staff members Brenda Hill, Tracie Schimpf, Denna Krammes and Carly Sarge received computer training from Nathan Myers, a contractor for the Administrative Office of District Courts. Bayer also became familiar with the new Windows based operating system.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Office closed

The Lehighton Borough Administrative and Utility Offices will be closed from 10 a.m until noon on Thursday, May 19th . Residents are encouraged to use the drop box for bill payments during this time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wayne Weidner, President of the Playground Committee, told the Walnutport Council he was upset that the Carnival organizers will have to pay a $500 refundable deposit to ensure the facility, which will be used to cook and serve food, is cleaned up after the event.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

There was only one candidate for two seats on the Kidder Township Board of supervisors.

Electors will have a choice, though, in November thanks to write-in votes.

Democrat Raymond M. Gluck was the only name on the ballot, and got 60 votes.

There were 53 Democrat write-in votes and 84 Republican write-in votes. The names of the victorious write-in candidates will be released at a later date.

Nobody sought a two-year term as Kidder Township auditor.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

There was an election yesterday in Packer Township, but for the local positions there were no candidates.

Open are a seat on the board of supervisors and two auditor posts.

There weren't even any write-in votes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nothing was resolved in the race for township supervisor in East Penn Township yesterday.

There are two seats open.

Two Democratic and two Republican candidates ran yesterday, and now all four will be on the November ballot.

On the Democratic side, Joseph Ehretz narrowly outpolled Cory Smith, 148-144, in unofficial tallies.

Republicans were a bit more decisive, with John M. Struckoz getting 131 votes compared to Cole Peffer's 89.

There were no candidates for an auditor position.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Scott Encampment Branch volunteers, from left, Nicole Inama, Raymond Boulanger, and Justin Bailey of Odd Fellows spent a couple of hours on Saturday replacing and repairing the landscape entrance sign to Odd Fellows cemetery in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Services Center will hold a Family Caregiver Support Group on Wednesday, May 25, from 6-8 p.m. in the Palmerton Community Services Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Learn how to move your loved one when they cannot move themselves. Demonstrations of proper body mechanics will be part of the program.

The guest speaker will be Gary Higgins, director of Blue Mountain Health System's Rehabilitation Services.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

There was no race for nomination to two open four-year terms on Parryville borough council.

Incumbent Democrat Sharon J. Keiser won 39 votes and incumbent Republican Michael Grant won 26 votes, according to unofficial tallies.