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Local News

The local news category. Will contains stories from Jim Thorpe, Northern Lehigh, Palmerton-Lehighton, Panther Valley, Poconos, and Tamaqua.

A look back

Saturday, March 5, 2016


MARCH 5, 1957

The prospects of creating a vocational school in Carbon County are not too encouraging because of the refusal of some districts to approve the plan, Superintendent of Schools Stuart E. Prutzman told members of the Jim Thorpe Area School Committee during a meeting held in the junior high school library.

Approval of the school program, which is considered a must if Carbon County is to advance industrially, demands the individual approval of all the participating school districts.

Husbands and wives and the pursuit of happiness

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The dynamic of marriage is radically changing.

In an increasing number of homes, husbands are no longer the heads of the households and the wives are the ones who wear the pants in the family.

Deservedly so, women have sought equality with men. Along with being wives and mothers, they are CEOs, governors of states, stars of the entertainment world, and presidential candidates of this country.

They have crusaded for this right, earned this privilege and now have acquired much of the status that men used to own.

Two questions come to mind.

Named to dean’s list

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Jade Gomez of Germansville was named to the dean’s list at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, for the fall 2015 semester.

Vendors discouraged at St. Patrick’s parade

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Carbon County officials say no vendors will be permitted in the Josiah White Park or around the train station during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jim Thorpe next Sunday.

On Thursday, Commissioners’ Chairman Wayne Nothstein announced that at the request of the parade committee, the county was making the announcement regarding vendors.

He then turned it over to Ronald Sheehan, a parade committee member.

Sheehan said this has been the opinion of the parade committee, Jim Thorpe borough and county for years, but sometimes vendors still come.

Something old, something new

Saturday, March 5, 2016
V.K. Bridal Couture has relocated to this building located on Route 145 near Kmart in Walnutport. The shop is hosting a grand reopening from March 4 through 9.
V.K. Bridal Couture has relocated to this building located on Route 145 near Kmart in Walnutport. The shop is hosting a grand reopening from March 4 through 9.

Longtime Palmerton bridal shop reopens in Walnutport

When one door closes, another one opens.

V.K. Bridal Couture wasn’t looking for the door to close on its store in Palmerton, but when the building sold and the store owners were told they would need to move, a door opened for a new store in Walnutport.

Now located along Route 145, V.K. Bridal is planning its grand reopening celebration for March 4 through 9. The event will include drawings for $100 off bridal gowns, $50 off mother-of-the-bride dresses, and $25 off bridesmaids’ dresses, plus discounts of 10 percent off orders and 20 percent off discontinued gowns.

Pennsylvania judge shares $291 million Powerball jackpot

Saturday, March 5, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A state magistrate from eastern Pennsylvania is among three winners of a $291 million Powerball jackpot in Florida.

Senior District Judge James Stocklas of Bethlehem was at the end of his annual monthlong vacation when he bought the winning ticket on Tuesday. Stocklas returned to Pennsylvania and didn’t check the ticket until Friday morning, while eating at a diner.

Stocklas tells The Morning Call of Allentown ( ) that he began shaking when he realized he’d won, and bought everyone breakfast.

Judge hears school board hopefuls

Saturday, March 5, 2016

By March 21, Lehighton Area School District will have a full nine-member board of directors for the first time since Jan. 1.

Six hopefuls vying for the board’s vacant seat made their pitch to Carbon County President Judge Roger Nanovic on Friday morning.

Larry Stern, David Krause, Duane Eidem, Stacey Duerst, David Bradley and Frank Tamburri all fielded questions concerning their reasons for wanting to serve on the board, educational background and ability to put in the time commitment it takes to be a director.

LEHIGHTON Orioles donate to Mahoning firefighters

Friday, March 4, 2016
LEHIGHTON Orioles donate to Mahoning firefighters
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Storm pipe work to close Golf Road Monday

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Golf Road in Lower Towamensing Township will be closed during working hours on Monday.

Workers will be putting a storm pipe across the road, so the road will be closed during working hours, but will be reopened to traffic after working hours.

The road may also be closed during working hours on Tuesday, but would then be reopened to traffic upon completion.

KenCrest coming to Carbon

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A southeastern Pennsylvania business that has more than a century of experience helping people with special needs find meaningful living arrangements is expanding into Carbon County.

KenCrest Lifesharing: Innovative Program of Collegeville helps children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities by providing a place to live while creating a personal connection to best meet that person’s needs.