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Monday, April 18, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The rain swollen Mahoning Creek in West Penn Township has left its banks cascading its waters onto nearby farm fields. This scene from the bridge which carries Valley Park Driver over the creek is typical of the area flooding in the area.

Monday, April 18, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

West Penn Township police are investigating an accident which occurred Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Golf Road and Valley Park Drive. The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. involving a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway. One person received a minor injury and was transported to the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for treatment and a possible blood alcohol test. One of the two vehicles impacted with a utility pole, sending a Blue Ridge Cable box crashing to the ground.

Monday, April 18, 2011

At Walnutport's Borough Council Meeting on Thursday Jennifer Wentz, Chairwoman of the Recreation Committee advised the Board that the fencing for Field 2 on the Lincoln Avenue side is in poor shape and needs some repair. A resident in the audience said he put the fence in 15 years ago and the materials used were not the best, so it's understandable that repair is needed. The Council said they needed to know the extent of the repairs before they can make a decision.

Monday, April 18, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The rain swollen Mahoning Creek in Mahoning Township is only inches from the concrete bridge Saturday which carries Country Club Road over the structure. Nearby fields are under water as the creek continues to rise.

Monday, April 18, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS The nine Palmerton Area High School students honored recently at the Palmerton Exchange Club's Youth of the Month meeting include (front row, from left) Rachael Reichenbach, Amanda Gibson, Jill Farkas, Lyndsey Heinrich and Samantha K. Smith. Back row, from left, Billy Heinick, Zach Watson, Blake Campbell and Andrew McReynolds.

The nifty nine.

That's how many Palmerton Area High School students were acknowledged for their excellence in academics.

The students were honored at the Palmerton Exchange Club's Youth of the Month meeting held recently at Bert's Steakhouse.

After dinner, the students were recognized by the Exchange Club from each of the various subject areas at the high school with certificates and flash drives.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The most populated race in years for Carbon County Commissioner is occurring for the May 17 Primary Election.

There are a total of nine candidates.

Tonight at Penn's Peak, all nine candidates will be together in a public forum to both introduce themselves and present their platforms.

"Tax Day/Candidates Night" is being hosted by the Lehighton 9/12 Project. The event starts at 7 p.m., but doors to Penn's Peak open at 5:30 p.m. Before the 7 o'clock program, the candidates will be seated at tables to introduce themselves to individuals attending.

Monday, April 18, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Dominic Palumbo, Matthew Eckhart, Tyler Dietz, Kaitlin Higgins, Lyssa Pantella, and Ryan Moerder.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Sixth Sense competition, started 22 years ago, was held last week at the Panther Valley Middle School. Eight schools competed, pitting seven person teams of sixth graders against each other in the question and answer competition.

Pleasant Valley captured this year's title with Jim Thorpe placing second and host Panther Valley finishing third. Pictured are the eight teams that competed.

Monday, April 18, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Maggie Halloway, Kayley Kovac, Derek Scott, Ben Saxon, Takumi Hawes, and Carolyn Faria

Monday, April 18, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Officials gathered recently to present Bowmanstown Borough an $8,374 ARC grant to purchase a new dissolved oxygen system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the borough's sewage treatment plant. The system only uses half the demand charge that is currently being billed, which provides an energy savings by adding the appropriate dissolved oxygen into the system, which means less energy to pump or waste. The system can be further upgraded to a laptop computer, which can track and do trend analysis of usage in the borough.