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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Registration is under way for Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School at the Gospel Chapel, 2022 Main St., Northampton, which will take place from July 22-26, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Space is limited so register early.

For more information call the church office at (610) 262-8101 or visit www.thegospelchapel.org.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Lodge 621 Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Lehighton, presented $500 scholarships to two college bound students. From left are, Lauryn Solt, recipient; Keith Billig, scholarship committee; Patrick Totaro, senior warden; and Courtney Getz, recipient.

Lehighton Lodge 621 Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Lehighton, have announced the recipients of the 2013 scholarships for higher education.

Courtney Getz and Lauryn Solt, both of Palmerton, each received a $500 scholarship to pursue their educational goals.

Getz, a 2012 graduate of Palmerton High School, is the daughter of Ricky and Yvette Getz. She will be attending West Chester University, pursuing a degree in medical technology.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Plans for construction of Carbon County's proposed area technical school and the special education program for the county for the 1964-65 school term were the two major items brought before the county school directors' meeting last evening in Jim Thorpe.

The technical school will be constructed on a 65.9 acre tract of land in Jim Thorpe, near the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum.

The estimated cost of the school is $875,000, with 59,000 feet of floor space.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our Lady of the Angels Academy has announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

Effort Award

Grade 1: Stephen Behun IV, Robert Ellis-Williams, Elijah Feisel, Angelo Greek, Aleck Jewells, Dylan Newton, Albin Petschauer, Anthony Santore, Shylah Fenstermaker, Elsie Heckman, Riley McArdle, Madison Miller and Caylen Murray

Grade 2: Alfred Collevechio, III, Riley Fenstermaker, Ethan Gardiner, Joshua Shelton, Valerie Blasko, Rebecca-Lynn Graham and Ryli McGorry

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dr. Diana Sorrentino, an NRA instructor, will be the guest speaker during a meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 Project on Thursday, June 27.

The event will be held at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, 676 Stewart Creek Road, Mahoning Township.

An optional buffet will be served at 5 p.m. Dr. Sorentino will speak at 7 p.m.

For reservations, call Sandy at 570-645-8510 no later than Saturday, June 22.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

For children

Watercolor Painting Classes are offered on Tuesdays for children. Call the teacher at (610) 824-4962 for more information. New classes for adults and children are now forming.

Teen Advisory Group for teens in grades 5-12. New members are welcome. Check out the new bulletin board beside the elevator for details about meeting days and events. Call the library and ask for Mariann for details.

Summer reading Preschool Circle Time for ages 3-5 takes place Thursdays at 10:30 from June 13 -July 25. .

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Bill Harleman, left, president of the Lansford Historical Society, thanks Michael Knies for donating an enameled sign. Knies, who will turn 92 this year, has safeguarded the sign for nearly eight decades.

Michael Knies, who will turn 92 this year, turned up at Wednesday's meeting of the Lansford Historical Society and presented the group with a piece of the town's industrial past.

Knies turned over an enameled advertising sign for Nazareth Cement, a partnership of Hall & Kressley.

Knies believes that a change in ownership resulted in the sign being obsolete, which in turn, led to someone discarding it by tossing it over an embankment in 1935.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seven area residents were among 26 defendants who were admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program by Schuylkill County District Attorney Karen Noon Byrnes.

Judge Charles M. Miller imposed conditions they must carry out in order to clear their name of a criminal charge. The program is a one-time offer to first offenders who had been charged with a non-violent crime. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a yeary, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS Damage is obvious to car operated by Joseph C. Hahn II, 25, of Frackville, who is facing numerous charges following a hit-and-run accident early Sunday in Mahoning Township.

A Frackville man is facing numerous charges following a hit-and-run accident that ocurred Sunday at 2:44 a.m. on Route 209 in Packerton, Mahoning Township.

Joseph C. Hahn III, 25, has been charged with:

Immediate notice of accident to police department.

Restriction on alcoholic beverages.

Careless driving.

Driving vehicle at safe speed.

Police said the accident happened near Pine Street.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stephen Toth, principal of Tamaqua Area Senior High School, has released the honor rolls for the final marking period of the 2012-2013 school year. To be eligible for highest honors, students must have an average of 95 percent or above with no grade below 93 percent in a major subject. For high honors, students must have an average of 90 percent or above with no grade lower than an 86 percent in a major subject. Honor roll members must earn an average of 86 percent or above with no grade lower than a 78 percent in a major subject.

Highest honors