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Scouts get taste of Civil War history

Members of Boy Scout Troop 555, Penn Forest Township, recently spent a weekend touring and camping on the battlefields at Gettysburg. They earned the honor by winning a lottery with nine other troops, to camp in McMillan Woods, where some of General Lee's men had slept the night before Pickett's charge during the Civil War.

The weekend included a lot of walking, as well as a two-hour tour of the battlefields on horseback, giving Scouts the ability to experience what it was like to be in both the calvary and the infantry.

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Second suspect admits part in home invasion

The second of four persons charged in connection with a home invasion incident in Lansford entered a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Tuesday.

Justin Scott Nahf, 21, of Dublin, Bucks County, pleaded to one count of robbery, as a felony two, before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Nahf was charged in connection with an incident that occurred on Dec. 18, 2009, at the home of Derek Hunsicker, of E. Snyder Ave. Also charged in connection with the incident were Ryan K. Dillman, 23, his brother, Jarred Dillman, 20, both of Palmerton, and Joshua Barlip, 19, of Lansford.

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Cultural gap exists

Dear Editor:

The Borough Council of Jim Thorpe at a meeting October 14, 2010, passed an ordinance amendment making skateboarding against the law. It seems a cultural gap exists between the public and private sectors of the community causing a controversy and conflict. The skateboarders are being prevented from free choice to select a sport activity of their own choosing. In my opinion this is wrong and needs to be righted.

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Parryville may see no tax increase

Anticipating a shortfall next year in earned income taxes, Parryville Council president Mike Grant still believes that a tax hike is not necessary for 2011.

Grant said that a shortfall of $4,700 is expected due to the sagging local economy.

Grant did offer three options of a preliminary budget for council members to study so that the budget adoption process will continue without interruption. One budget has no increase. The second has a 1/2 mill increase and the third would increase taxes by a mill.

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Is he really gone?

Dear Editor:

As friends ask how will you cope with his loss?

Edward "Pat" Patrick 01/18/1923 to 10/03/2010

How do I cope with his loss?

Is he really gone?


Was his body just a container to protect him from danger and harm?

When it was serving its purpose and appearing so handsome over the years did the container become damaged as time passed?

Were there so many injuries and ills that the container was no longer protection for him but a trap?

A trap that kept him from escaping and doing all that he loved and enjoyed.

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Weissport playground issue finally resolved

Gone are all the little noses pressed up against the fence at the Weissport playground.

The roll of orange caution fencing that has kept youngsters out of the play area since construction began has been taken down.

No one could be happier than the Weissport Recreation Committee, which has waited many weeks for the wire embedded mulch to be removed.

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Two cited for disorderly conduct

Two Summit Hill residents were cited following an incident in the borough.

According to Summit Hill police, on Oct. 24, at 9:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 243 E. Hazard St., for persons fighting.

When they arrived, officers found Robert Scott, 55, of 243 E. Hazard St., and Ashley Orach, 24, of 10 S. Pine St., Summit Hill, outside arguing.

Scott and Orach were cited for disorderly conduct.