Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Local News

Monday, June 26, 2017

There will be a mandatory meeting for the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Creek Grange. All members are required to attend in order to show their project animals this year.

Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club meetings are held every second and fourth Wednesday of every month until the fair. Important project information will be given to members at these meetings.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Albright College recently announced graduates of the spring class of 2017 following their commencement ceremony May 21.

Local graduates include:

Lehighton: Kristina Schnell

New Ringgold: Nicole Vesay

Palmerton: Ty Achtermann

Saylorsburg: Marisa Leonardi

Stroudsburg: Kaela Edwards

Tamaqua: Brooke Matlock

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lukas Damian of Nesquehoning was named to the dean’s list at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for the spring 2017 semester with a GPA of 3.5. He is studying nursing and is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Nursing.

In addition, he is a member of the two-time NEC conference championship Duquesne football team, where he has achieved the honors of NEC Academic Honor Roll and Student Athlete Advisory Committee for football.

He is also the Class of 2018 student representative.

Lukas is a 2014 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lycoming College has recently announced the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. Students must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 for the semester in order to be named to the list. Local students include:

Miranda Beers and Devin Frantz, both of Lehighton.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cynthia M. Williams of Jim Thorpe graduated from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, on May 26.

In addition to the conferring of degrees, the event included a “hooding ceremony” in which graduates received traditional regalia denoting their status and profession.

They also took a professional oath to mark the start of their medical careers and signed a registry to commemorate their first use of the initials M.D. following their names.

Monday, June 26, 2017

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26-30, for children ages 3 through sixth grade. The theme is “Hero Central,” where children discover their strength in God. Young people will learn God’s heroes have Heart (Samuel anoints David), Courage (Abigail), Wisdom (Jesus goes to the temple), Hope (Beatitudes), and Power (Pentecost). Bible stories, crafts, refreshments and more.

• New Life/Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., Tamaqua 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26-30; Galactic Starveyors.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cedar Crest College has announced the list of 2017 inductees to the Delphi Society, the college’s honor society for undergraduate students. To qualify, students must achieve a 3.8 GPA or higher by the end of their junior- or senior-year term.

Local inductees include:

Kunkletown: Amanda Smith

Slatington: Danielle Stokes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Wilkes University recently announced its dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade-point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Local students listed include:

Albrightsville: Peter Feno, Daniel Hartung and Alexandria Pisani

Andreas: Grace Boyle, Jacob Marcolla and Dane Tarantelli

Barnesville: Anne Stramara

Bowmanstown: Emelie Meinhart

Danielsville: Daniel Frack

Effort: Emma Leach and Michael Vanchieri

Jim Thorpe: Tonya Ritter and Emily Sofranko

Monday, June 26, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with five days to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreement on how to address state government's biggest cash shortfall since the recession.

Leaders of the House and Senate GOP majorities were expected to brief rank-and-file Republicans on Monday after spending the weekend in closed-door negotiations.