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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A woman was reportedly seriously injured when struck by a vehicle last night at Hazard Square in Jim Thorpe.

The woman, whose identity wasn't known, was transported by the Lehighton Ambulance paramedics to Jim Thorpe High School where a helicopter landed and flew her to a Lehigh Valley hospital.

Traffic was detoured around the site for over an hour.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m.

No other details were available last night.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carbon County Home Economics/Family and Consumer Science teachers, past and present, are listed in the book, A Legend Shared. The book's release was celebrated Monday. Here are the teachers who taught and continue to share their knowledge, and the years in which they taught:


Mauch Chunk Junior-Senior High School: Frances E. Beegle, 1937-1940; Louise C. Horn, 1941-1944; Fern T. Schanbacher, 1944-1946; Elvira T. Holmes Herring, 1946-1949; Helen Myrtle Dunkelberg, 1949-1950; and Eliza Jane Reese, 1950-1954.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday kettle volunteers Frank Tongue, left, Jesse Durning, center, and Matthew Greenly spend some non-serious time playing the timbrels during a weekly practice at the Tamaqua Salvation Army. A video of their antics is getting wide attention on the Internet via Facebook and Youtube. The group, which is open to all ages, practices weekly at the Salvation Army and performs during community events and at nursing homes and hospitals. For moreinformation about joining the timbrel group call the Corpsat (570) 668-0410.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The widow of an East Penn Township resident who was ejected from a supervisors' meeting has filed a lawsuit on behalf of her husband against the township, a specific supervisor, and a police officer.

Carol K. Zlomsowitch, administrator of the estate of Walter J. Zlomsowitch, is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages for the action during which her late husband not only was ejected, but arrested. The charges against him were eventually dropped, the suit says.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Students at L.B. Morris Elementary School, Jim Thorpe attained the honor roll list for the first marking period. They are:

Third grade, Tyler Adamitis, Millie Carter, Christopher Condly, Emily Highland, Zachary Gillard, Trusten Dempsey, Thomas Kenny, Jared Joyce, Trista Gehris, Katrina Trine, Jared Marykwas, Christy McLean, Andrea Mazzella, Noah Melber, Jaden Shubeck, Edward Numrich

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Franklin Township supervisors spent hours on Thursday going over line items in the 2012 budget.

After some discussion, the supervisors said they didn't believe it was necessary to raise taxes or garbage fees for 2012, but that will likely not be the case for 2013.

The township handles its own garbage, collecting approximately 1,800 tons a year. Rod Green, chairman noted that landfill fees have risen $1 a ton.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Charles Sincavage of Lake Hauto looks over information about the German prisoner of war camp Stalag XIII-C, where he was a POW during WW II. It was sent to him by the daughter of another POW at the same camp.

Kathy Hemard of Kansas read a TIMES NEWS article online about Charles Sincavage, 92, of Lake Hauto and his experiences as a POW in Germany.

Sincavage was in the United States Army, participated in the Invasion of Normandy, France, landing at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. On Christmas Eve, 1944, Sincavage and seven others were captured.

He was sent to the German prisoner of war camp, Stalag XIII-C. As the war neared an end, Stalag XIII-C was a very grim place. The Germans were running out of food and fuel and the prisoners were a low priority.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The most eye-opening piece of literature coming out of State College these days isn't a master's thesis on molecular biology. Instead, it's a grand jury report so shocking and upsetting that we almost refuse to believe it.

I pored over 23 pages of the Centre County indictment that describes 40 counts of sexual molestation and child abuse allegedly carried out over 15 years. Some of the abuse was hosted at the Penn State Athletic Department.

It's a developing story. Each day, additional details come to light.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Sandra Kokinda, left, Lehighton high school library assistant Daralyn Behler and school librarian JoLynn Gazo enjoy a light moment together as they review a copy of the book about local educators.

Remember your Home Ec teacher?

Was it Eliza Jane Reese, Bernadette Rodgers Marzen, or Maureen Kunz, who taught in Jim Thorpe? Or maybe it was Marian L. Miller Rumfield, Vilma D. Scholl, or Lois Dahlberg Nunnermacker, who taught in Lehighton.

Perhaps it was Ethel Jensen, Carol Kegerris or Linda S. Brown, in Palmerton. Or Ella Evans, Georgianna Crook or Karan A. Lentz Heffelfinger, who taught in Panther Valley schools?

Or maybe it was Anne Marie Spaide Potzner, Kimberly Beishline or Bobbi Ann Kufro in Weatherly.