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‘Switzerland of America,’ Jim Thorpe beckons

It’s hard to imagine there are many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania who haven’t been to Jim Thorpe at least once. Whether it’s been a while, or whether you’ve never taken the time to check out the fairytale resort town some still call the “Switzerland of America,” it’s a perfect day trip or weekend getaway within easy reach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.
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Charlie’s fight: Jim Thorpe father of five battles extremely rare cancer

It all began with lower back pain that persisted for years of sleepless nights. Not until four weeks ago was the reason for his debilitating condition finally discovered. Charlie Lilly, 46, was diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in a person’s bones or in the soft tissue around the bones, such as in the cartilage or the nerves. The condition is more common in children, yet it only afflicts 200 American boys and girls a year. This type of sarcoma is found in just 20 adults annually.
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Jim Thorpe drops uniform policy

Jim Thorpe Area School District will do away with a school uniform policy that has been in effect for a decade. On Wednesday, school board members agreed to adopt recommendations from administrators to do away with the requirement that students wear a uniform which had few options outside of school colors and khakis.
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Sooners win National Championship! Alo named Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Athlete of the Year

Oklahoma (56-4, 16-1 Big 12) defeated Florida State (49-13-1, 22-3 ACC), 5-1, in game three of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday. The Sooners have now won five national championships under head coach Patty Gasso. Redshirt senior Giselle Juarez started in the circle for OU and went seven innings. She allowed two hits and one run while tallying seven strikeouts. Juarez also caught the…
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Tourists head to Jim Thorpe as Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania sees significant drop in Covid-19 cases

JIM THORPE, Pa. — Northeastern and Central Pennslyvania saw its lowest number of new reported Covid-19 cases since June of last year. With vaccines readily available and coronavirus infections on a significant decline, life is getting closer to normal in Jim Thorpe. Tourists are walking the streets, and signs read, "no vacancy" at bed and breakfasts.
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Jim Thorpe man found guilty of drug counts

A Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township man, was found guilty on Friday by a Carbon County jury of five drug counts, including charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Jessie James, 50, was charged after a drug investigation by the state Attorney General’s office and Carbon County...
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Jim Thorpe junior councilman receives praise

Connor Rodgers had a seat at the main table, but his role as Jim Thorpe Borough’s first junior councilman over the last two and a half years went far beyond just sitting next to elected decision makers. He was active in borough discussions, led efforts to clean up tires dumped...
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Jim Thorpe reverses watershed property plans

Jim Thorpe Borough Council reversed course Thursday night on its plans to add municipal watershed property to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s safety zone program. Council agreed last month to put its watersheds on both sides of town into the program, which would have seen game commission officers conducting random patrols to help cut back on unlawful activity.
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Jim Thorpe looking into transportation grants

Jim Thorpe Borough is hoping a couple of state grants will help it put some of the recommendations from last year’s parking and traffic study into action. Borough Manager Maureen Sterner said during a workshop meeting Thursday night the municipality is entertaining the idea of applying for a multimodal transportation grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development that provides funding for projects costing $100,000 and above.
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New Historical Walking Tours in Jim Thorpe

For those who like history, a new walking tour is coming to Carbon County. St. Mark's and St. John's Episcopal Church is helping people discover and experience the architecture and stories of Jim Thorpe. The church has been doing tours of its own historical building for three years now, but...
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Benefit held for fire victims in Jim Thorpe

JIM THORPE, Pa. — A community is rallying behind a family that was struck by tragedy over the weekend in Carbon County. Thomas Highland was flown to the hospital in critical condition after the early morning fire at his home in Jim Thorpe Sunday. His wife, Lynn, was killed. Wednesday...
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Jim Thorpe community rallies for the Highland family

JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) — A community rallied together tonight, to honor a Jim Thorpe woman who died in a fire over the weekend, and to also support her husband. A fundraiser was held at Stone Row Pub & Eatery this evening for the family. This past Sunday morning,...
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Jim Thorpe fatal fire 5/30

Firefighters responded to a fire on Center Avenue in Jim Thorpe. Tom Highland was critically injured and his wife Lynn did not make it out. The community is rallying around the family and conducting fundraisers,. Photos by Larry Neff/Special to the Times News.