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Friday, October 24, 2014
Special to the Times News The sanctuary of Jacob's United Church of Christ in Weissport as pictured in its early days. The church, located at 138 Franklin St., will hold a 175th anniversary celebration this Sunday at 2 p.m.

Jacob's United Church of Christ in Weissport will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday.

The Rev. Alan Miller, minister for the Penn Northeast Conference of the UCC, will be the speaker for the ceremony, which starts at 2 p.m. at the 138 Franklin St. church.

Miller's sermon is titled, "When Angels Hold Their Breath."

The choir from Ben Salem UCC in Andreas and other friends and family will make up a mass choir under the direction of guest organist, Kathy Smith.

White bookmarks will be presented.

Friday, October 24, 2014

By RON GOWER

rgower@tnonline.com

While most of us are concerned about whether we should be turning on the heat in our house on fall days, there are many who don't have such an option.

Twelve families in the Panther Valley School District are homeless, said Superintendent of Schools Dennis R. Kergick.

These families have 14 children ages 5 and under, he said. There are nine children between the ages of 6 and 18.

"We try to do what we can (for them) in our schools," Kergick said, "but some things we can't do."

Friday, October 24, 2014
Michael Matirko

Michael Matirko, son of Karen Matirko, Weatherly, has been named Senior of the Month for September at Weatherly Area High School.

Michael is captain of both the high school Scholastic Scrimmage and the Engineering team, and president of the WAHS Interact Club.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, and is also involved in the drama club and the math team.

In the community, Michael volunteers his time through Interact and National Honor Society activities, and has been involved in Student Forum, the Envirothon, and Science Olympiad.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Hazleton man is being sought for aggravated assault on Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith along with numerous other counts, including drug charges.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Tito Steva Rodriguez, 20, of 878 N. Lee Court, Apt. 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause Chief Sean Smith was on duty on Oct. 19 monitoring speed along Route 93 and state game lands. At 4:28 p.m. a vehicle was clocked going southbound at 76.5 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Plans have been finalized for the 20th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade which will kick off at 4 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the community.

William R. "Butch" Reabold Jr., a retired businessman and current bank director, will lead the three-division line of march, which will form near the Jim Thorpe Area High School.

Reabold owned and operated Reabold Coal and Building Supply Inc., Jim Thorpe, until retiring, and is a current member of the board of directors of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

Friday, October 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton native, Noah Berlow, left, accepts the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Ithaca College Alumni Association.

Palmerton filmmaker Noah Berlow is the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award presented by the Ithaca College Alumni Association at the Blue & Gold Appreciation Gala at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, on Oct. 11. The award was presented by the president of Ithaca College, Thomas R. Rochon, and Marc Hudak, president of the Ithaca College Alumni Association.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A pair of cases are scheduled to go before the Palmerton Zoning Hearing Board at 7 p.m. Monday.

The first includes a zoning appeal from Joseph Bennett.

Bennett will seek a variance to a section of the borough's zoning ordinance relating to the buffer area requirements.

The appeal relates that Bennett's land development plan for 555 Delaware Ave., which was conditionally approved by borough council on Sept. 11.

As approved, the plan calls for the installation of a buffer yard along the alley, which is a requirement of a section of the borough's zoning ordinance.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Senior Corps Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties is currently looking for volunteers to help out in various nonprofit and public agencies in communities throughout Carbon County.

RSVP is funded and administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and serves as a bridge between those who need help and those who want to help.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Northern Lehigh School approved several personnel moves this month:

Ÿ Catherine Grega, middle school reading teacher, compensated sabbatical leave for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.

Ÿ Rhiannon Brinker, temporary replacement middle school reading teacher, replacing an employee on sabbatical leave, at the salary of $45,680 prorated, with a termination date on or about Jan. 16, 2015.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Palmerton Area High School Honor Roll for the first marking period of the first semester of the 2014-15 school year has been announced by Principal Paula Husar.

HIGH HONORS (3.75-4.00+ GPA in all subjects)