Saturday, August 30, 2014

News Makers

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Katie Sabol of Lehighton was named to the spring dean's list at Mansfield University. She is currently a senior saxophone performance major.

During her junior year Katie was saxophone principle of Wind Ensemble, played in the pit of the school musical "Guys and Dolls," played in the Jazz Ensemble, the Mountie Spirit band for basketball, and the Spirit and the Pride Marching Band where she was section leader.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bethann A. Fleming has retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Fleming is the superintendent for knowledge management assigned to the 12th Air Force at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The senior master sergeant had served in the military for 26 years.

She is the daughter of Mary Jane Hittner of Matthew Avenue, Palmerton.

Her husband, Gregory, is the son of Maryann and Gordon Straw of Canterbury Circle, Vera, Fla.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

James Sverchek has been notified that he attained the dean's list at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City with a GPA of 3.74.

He is currently majoring in civil and environmental engineering.

James has decided to continue his education at the University of Pittsburgh beginning with the fall 2013 term.

He is currently enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and will be accepted into the Swanson School of Engineering once he completes the required courses at the university.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lee Kuntz, Palmerton, has graduated from the Army reserves boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

He will continue in Missouri for his AIT training for large horizontal heavy equipment operator until December. When he will return to the area for the Army Reserves in Reading.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cadet Richard David Smith, son of Richard and Lisa Smith of Nesquehoning, and the grandson of Gerald and Loretta Piacenti of West Hazleton, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Smith entered West Point on July 1 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. This training is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of his or her four years at the academy.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kelci Koch, a resident of Lehighton, received a master's degree in physician assistant studies from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, during the college's recent summer commencement ceremony.

A physician assistant (PA) is a dependent mid-level health professional licensed by the state to practice medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician. Physician assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests and assist in surgeries.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Air National Guard Airman Christian M. Debuque graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Army Pvt. Joseph D. Feller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Army Cadet Joshua D. Williams has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kaitlin Maloney graduated magna cum laude from the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 16.

She received her bachelor of arts degree after successfully completing her studies in two majors, political science and English.

She was also notified that she was named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

While at Temple, Maloney was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key International Honour Society, and earned distinction as a Diamond Leader from Temple's Office of Leadership Development.