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Saturday, May 25, 2013

A two-car crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Route 209 and the Route 903 bridge in Jim Thorpe.

According to Jim Thorpe police, a Dodge Stratus was being driven on Route 209 by a Jim Thorpe man from Nesquehoning toward Jim Thorpe. The man attempted to turn left onto the bridge when it collided with a Toyota pickup truck being driven by a Weatherly man on Route 209 from Jim Thorpe toward Nesquehoning.

The driver and two passengers in the car all had minor injuries.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Dudley, PDG, was recognized at the State Convention held in Valley Forge From left are, Past International Director Robert W. Miller, Past International President Joseph L. Wroblewski, Past District Governor Judy Dudley and International President Wayne A. Madden.

Lions Clubs International President Wayne A. Madden presented Past District Governor Judy Dudley with the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest award the association grants to its members, at the PA Lions State Convention held in Valley Forge on May 17 to 19.

The award was given to Dudley in recognition of her commitment to community service and leadership development.

"It is very rewarding to help fulfill community needs, and it is a great honor to be presented with this award," said Dudley.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Five first time offenders were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. If they fail to complete it, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Eight scholarships (three to local students) were awarded May 21 at the Third Annual Sonny Kovatch Scholarship Awards Dinner. From left, Michael Stauffer, Samantha Zlock, and Jordan Kulp, all of Nesquehoning, are pictured with George Mermon, chairman; John Kovatch III and Dr. Joe Mussoline, D.O., president.

Despite his passing away in January of 2011, John J. "Sonny" Kovatch Jr. continues to give back to his community through the Sonny Kovatch Scholarship Foundation.

This year's Sonny Kovatch Scholarship Dinner was held May 21 at Macaluso's at the Lantern in Nesquehoning. The Foundation's board of directors awarded $16,000 in scholarships to eight students, two from California, two from New York, one from Virginia and three from Pennsylvania.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Six youngsters attending Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton, received confirmation on Sunday. From left are, front row, Brianna Nicole Keiser, Elise Nicole Johnston and Kristyn Lynai Bryfogle; and back row, Devin Michael Scott, Collin Robert Haupt, the Rev. Donald Hayn, interim pastor; and Robert Edward Brooks. The candidates are wearing individual confirmation stoles made by Arlene Christman. Their baptismal shells were hand stitched by Brenda Benner.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Participating in the free open stage event Thursday evening at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, Tamaqua Salvation Army solder Cathy Johnston sings "He Washed My Eyes with Tears" prior to performing spirtual miming and dancing.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Coaldale Fire Chief Rich Marek uses hot steam to strip paint off old paint on one of their fire company's truck wheels. Marek praised the amount of time and money fellow firefighters put into repainting the fire truck. He also expressed his appreciation to Radocha's for the use of their large work bay.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Palmerton hopes the creation of a bike patrol will help curtail mischief in its community

On a 6-0 vote, with one abstention, Borough Council on Thursday approved the request of the Palmerton Police Department to establish the patrol.

After the meeting, council President Terry Costenbader said he abstained from the vote because "I didn't feel I was prepared to make that decision."

Councilman Michael Ballard said the idea was originated by the police department.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Residents at the ABC High Rise will be losing a long time mascot in the next week or so as state Department of Transportation contractors start construction on the new Route 209 bridge. Residents say the tree, located to the southwest of the bridge, and given the name Indian Chief, has provided them laughter and shade since it was planted over 30 years ago. The tree and an adjacent shrub tree have to be cut down so crews can access the west side of the bridge from street level. ABC High Rise residents Agnes Hydro, left, and Mary Becker hug their mascot tree.