Dedication of Korean, Vietnam
and Desert Storm Memorial
New Chairperson Wanted, Passing of the Baton:
Faye Lewis no longer wishes to be in charge of the CHS reunion. She is asking for someone or chairpersons of 2 or 3 to step up to take the responsibility. Faye has all the information ready to hand over to whoever is interested in planning the next reunion. This includes all current addresses, other contact numbers and even the decorations. She can be contacted at 570-645-9426 or at 30 East Ruddle Street, Coaldale, PA 18218
Panther Valley Class of 1965, the first graduating class will be holding itxs 50TH Reunion this Summer on August 21, 22 and 23 At the Genetti Best Western (or whatever the new name is) if anyone would like more information please contact me:
Plaque Looks As If It Was Through The War...It Was
October 11, 1990|by KATHARINE McKEE, The Morning Call
Two Coaldale residents recently found a buried treasure
right next to Borough Hall.
Ted Bortnick, a former Coaldale mayor, and Ernest
Castagna found a 200-pound brass plate under layers
of weather-beaten black paint.
The plate is the town's Honor Roll, a memorial list of the
borough's veterans, erected in 1932 next to Borough Hall.
The list has veterans from the Civil War, the
Spanish-American War and World War I.
-Castagna said the the brass plate was painted black by the borough decades ago.
"It was probably turning green, and they just decided to paint it black. I don't know why they did it, but it's been that way since I moved here 27 years ago," he said.