Seeking to relieve the congested traffic conditions as tey now exist on Ridge Street, Lansford's principal business thoroughfare, borough fathers of that community voted five to four in favor of the adoption of an ordinance for the installation of parking meters. The meters will be paid from the receipts deposited in them. It was noted that 300 meters would be leased. Twelve-minute parking will cost one cent, while it will be five cents an hour.
January 31, 1942
A fast-moving fire Saturday night completely destroyed a Mahoning Township home.
The fire was first reported just after 11 p.m. at the residence of Keith and Petra Rex, 3176 Mahoning Drive West.
The blaze could be seen for miles.
Township police, who were first to arrive on scene, warned firefighters of ammunition being set off by the inferno. Hundreds of rounds of ammo were heard going off to the west and rear portion of the home.
The house was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.
St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe is planning a number of activities for the annual Catholic Schools Week Celebration.
On Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, students will participate in "Lunch with a Loved One," where each student invited someone they love to have lunch with them.
Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck lauded two members of the Nesquehoning Junior Recreation Committee at the borough meeting last Wednesday. Recognized for their service and dedication were Samantha Zlock and Tom Kuba. Walck noted that the youth have participated in every fundraising event while being part of the committee. From left are, Mayor Tony Walck, Samantha Zlock and Tom Kuba.
Owners of a public golf course and a building formerly used as a Catholic high school reached an agreement with the Schuylkill County Assessment Bureau on the market values of their properties. County judges approved the stipulations and fixed taxes beginning Jan. 1.
Concerning Rolling Meadows Golf Course, an 18-hole course built on 90.70 aces in Butler Township, an agreement was reached the market value would be $389,129. Judge John E. Domalakes approved the agreement and fixed the assessment at $184,058 for taxes.
Seven past presidents of the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corp. recently gathered during the group's annual reorganization meeting at Parkview Inn in Summit Hill. Since the group's inception in 1957, there has been 18 men to serve as president of the CSIDC. Past presidents in attendance are, seated, from left, Richard E. Forgay, Gary Porembo, and Lawrence J. Marek. Standing, Richard E. Forgay II, William Gardiner, Brian Bonner and Russ King.
A Palmerton man was sentenced to time-served on a criminal count of theft.
Barry Tindula, 23, was sentenced Thursday in Carbon County court to 109 days to one day less two years in the county prison. Since he already served the 109 days he was immediately paroled by Judge Joseph J. Matika.
Tindula previously pleaded guity to the charge.
He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for a incident on April 29 in Parryville with Jennifer Solt the listed victim.
State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) yesterday announced a $194,800 state grant to repair a heavily damaged Pocono Township bridge.
"With the frightening amount of deteriorating bridges located all across the state, improving the safety of our transportation network is vital," Yudichak said. "This grant will not only fund overdue repairs to the bridge, but also improve the ease and safety of the bridge for travelers who rely on the Frantz Hill Road Bridge."
The Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning has been deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historical Places, thanks to the efforts of two women whose childhoods revolved around the stone structure next to the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Rose Arieta and Lucille Richmond spent years researching and documenting the origins of the shrine, and its significance to the mostly Italian community whose lives were centered on the church alongside of which the grotto was built.
In a scene that was a common everyday sight in America in years past, a "coal" truck makes a delivery to a home on the East side of Jim Thorpe recently. And no supertankers required.