Friday, February 12, 2016

Local News

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thomas G. Hood, head of MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, has announced the names of students who achieved honor roll status during the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.

The honor roll recognizes sound academic performance each quarter. To earn a place on the honor roll, a student must have a cumulative average in all core subjects of 85, have attained an average of 70 or better in each course, have no “incompletes” at the end of the nine-week grading period, be enrolled in a complete schedule of courses and have a satisfactory citizenship record.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

HARRISBURGAP) — Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating this week for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but say they are skeptical he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he’s yet to get what he wanted in his first attempt.

Superintendents and other school officials say they are hardened to the reality after watching the first-term Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature come to a standstill over a tax increase to boost school funding for the current year.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

There are a lot of things going on to help children, families, the disabled and seniors in Carbon County.

During the recent Carbon County Interagency and Family Collaborative Board, a number of agencies updated the board on happenings that will be taking place in the upcoming months and the people they are currently serving.

• Julie Rovinski-Mann the Carbon County Link coordinator, announced that an emergency management seminar aimed to educate seniors and those with disabilities on various safety topics is being planned for the summer.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Keep Sunday Holy

This group will next meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, 150 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville. The first hour will be a business meeting. Any organizational matters will be addressed from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

Supervisors meet

The Chestnuthill Township board of supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the township municipal building in Brodheadsville.

Library lovers

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Northern Lehigh Historical Society received a grant last month from the Henry L. Mickley and Mabel S. Fravel Charitable Trust.

The $1,000 grant will be used to help defray the costs of maintenance, preservation and insect abatement of the wooden structures of the Trout Run Covered Bridge and adjacent pavilion.

The officers and members of the NLHS thank the trust for its ongoing support.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rotary news

The Tamaqua Rotary Club will hold program meetings, which are open to the public, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.

The Feb. 17 meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. The program will feature Skipper Dippers Restaurant.

On Feb. 24, the meeting will also be held at 8 a.m., but it will be at St. Luke’s Hospital–Miners Campus in Coaldale. The program will be about the hospital.

Chamber breakfast

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Jena Wank’s sixth-grade class is one of several that has had to relocate to temporary classrooms in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium because of renovations.

No matter the preparation, a school construction project can force on-the-fly adjustments.

Students and staff who moved to one of six temporary classrooms in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium said Wednesday they’re adapting quite well to their new digs.

The district is in the midst of a renovation project that includes installing a four-pipe central heat pump system for $7.72 million. Wing by wing, each classroom will have work completed, meaning some students were relocated to the temporary space until their portion of the school is finished.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester.

Students with an academic grade-point average of at least 3.50 achieve dean’s list status. They include:

Albrightsville: Beth Ansari, Anneliese Dyer, Marcia Goldstein, David Ingrassia, Michael Ingrassia, Zebulon Kleintop, James O’Toole, Stephanie Sparrow, Christopher Trovato and Ruth Villalta.

Andreas: William Depue and Morgan Miller.

Ashland: Karen Wasilus.

Barnesville: Jennifer Maddis and Eric Smarr.

Beaver Meadows: Michael Hydock, Jr.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited will host its Third Annual Beginners Fly Tying Class at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. The class will be held from 1-4 p.m. March 6.

Materials will be provided.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 570-668-1192.

The art center is located at 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Police are investigating this crash in Tamaqua. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A Newmanstown truck driver has no idea as to why his big rig crashed into a parked car in Tamaqua on Tuesday afternoon.

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to Center Street, in the area of the Tamaqua Diner, at 2:30 p.m. for a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a parked car. On the scene, they found a silver 2001 Chevrolet sedan wedged between a 2003 Freightliner and the concrete base of the diner’s iconic sign.