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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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Drake

Carbon County officials are asking agencies to help update a program information website as part of a working resource guide for the area.

Jamie Drake of Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission and co-chair of the Carbon County Interagency and Family Collaborative Board, asked the board members to help update a website program that showcases health and human services in the area to help with the re-entry planning process.

Officials have been working on a comprehensive plan to help individuals who are leaving incarceration.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will meet onFeb. 18 at the Democratic Information Center, located at 182 S. First St. in downtown Lehighton.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m., and union members both active and retired, as well as those who support the labor union movement, are invited to the meeting.

The agenda will focus on participation in upcoming events such as the Jim Thorpe St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Carbon County Labor Chapter represents the interests of working people in Carbon County.

For more information, call President Terry Whiteman at 484-274-1540.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marian Catholic High School in Hometown has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. To be eligible for distinguished honors, a student must earn 93 percent or better in all major subjects. First honors are awarded to those students who earn a 90 grade-point average, with no grade lower than an 87, while an 85 or better grade-point average, with no grade below an 82, is needed for second honors.

Distinguished Honors

Seniors: Connor Dodson, Kaitlin Kowker, Nicholas Kubishin;

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Eldred Township supervisors heard an update from Linda Kile on the West End Food Pantry at Wednesday’s meeting.

“We served 116 families this last weekend,” Kile said. “We had people lined up outside waiting for food.”

Kile asked the supervisors to consider giving the food pantry a larger space, in an area close together to serve the pantry’s needs. Kile also asked if the township would keep the rent at $200 per month for the larger space.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weatherly is saving its snow days until spring.

The school board voted to save all snow days for the end of the school calendar year.

“We will not use Friday as a makeup day. Teachers and students will have off,” said Superintendent Thomas McLaughlin.

The cafeteria purchased new refrigerated merchandisers for the school, costing a total of $2,879, from the cafeteria fund.

Winter sports have come to a conclusion for the district, except for the varsity girls basketball team who have made it to playoffs.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Northampton Community College held a commencement ceremony on Saturday for 744 students who completed associate degrees and specialized diplomas. Local graduates are listed by hometown.

Bowmanstown: Missina Hager, AAS

Brodheadsville: Jay Dalrymple, AA; Amanda McShane, AA; Gabriela Mendez, AA

Danielsville: Jonathan Fehnel, AA; Brittany Frable, AAS; Ann Gaydos, AS; Michael Golden, AAS; Kacie Rothdeutsch, AAS; Ethan Silfies, AA; Jennifer Terry, CERT; Monica West, SD

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Northampton Community College held a commencement ceremony on Saturday for 744 students who completed associate degrees and specialized diplomas. Local graduates are listed by hometown.

Bowmanstown: Missina Hager, AAS

Brodheadsville: Jay Dalrymple, AA; Amanda McShane, AA; Gabriela Mendez, AA

Danielsville: Jonathan Fehnel, AA; Brittany Frable, AAS; Ann Gaydos, AS; Michael Golden, AAS; Kacie Rothdeutsch, AAS; Ethan Silfies, AA; Jennifer Terry, CERT; Monica West, SD