Tamaqua stadium lights plan temporari...

Tamaqua stadium lights plan temporarily short-circuited

There are 53 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 22, 2008, titled Tamaqua stadium lights plan temporarily short-circuited. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The Tamaqua Area School Board has not decided how it will pay for a project that would upgrade lighting at the district stadium.

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BigSpenderlarry

Highland, NY

#1 Sep 22, 2008
If there are tax dollars to be spent, Wittig is the main big spender. he never met a bottom line he didn't put into the red. Good thing he has his priorities straight, gotta get those lights in by Christmas, which begs the question of WHY WHY WHY since there are absolutely no activities in the stadium during winter? The only answer and always the same answer is that other peoples money is just burning a hole in Wittigs pocket. never mind that the students aren't learning, drop out rates are through the roof, roofs are leaking and a million other things need attention, mercedes Larry is there to the rescue, just give him a wheel barrow full of taxpayer money and watch him go to work spending spending and spending.
Bob

Allentown, PA

#2 Sep 22, 2008
Can you say afternoon football games?$10 per child per sport? We can, no, SHOULD do better.
Tamaqua Bob

Allentown, PA

#5 Sep 25, 2008
billy barule wrote:
at least the kids in tamaqua learn how to make babies, drink alchohol, smoke, and maybe do drugs if they can afford them - all by the time they are 13 yrs old. but stadium lights oughtta help things out. what a blighted area and things are not getting any better...
Because the ONLY place there are problems with drugs and teen pregnancy is Tamaqua and the only place there is racism is Shenandoah. Give me a break. If you could fix any town in this country, I'd love to hear your ideas. Never mind I don't want them since all you can do is sit back and call names.
justin startzel

Ephrata, PA

#6 Mar 19, 2009
I am senior at Tamaqua High and I think that our school is pretty dam good and if you have a problem with it come and tell it to our faces and not be a coward about and type bullshit on the computer.....time to grow up, you are grown men and women...o and by the way we the best curriculum around this area and the best teachers……you grown men and woman couldn’t do half the things that we can do….and you can’t tell me that you didn’t touch a beer when you were younger…o and let me add that we have really high pssa scores!!

“AOL? Seriously?”

Since: Jul 07

Pawleys Island, SC

#8 Mar 19, 2009
breaker boy wrote:
bet yous all dont know wittig raped a girl when he was younger... paid the family off so it wouldnt get public
"yous all"

Couldn't make this stuff up.
Just Me

East Stroudsburg, PA

#9 Mar 19, 2009
Ah, the young bull ... all balls and horns.
tamaqua bob

Pocono Lake, PA

#10 Mar 19, 2009
justin startzel wrote:
I am senior at Tamaqua High and I think that our school is pretty dam good and if you have a problem with it come and tell it to our faces and not be a coward about and type bullshit on the computer.....time to grow up, you are grown men and women...o and by the way we the best curriculum around this area and the best teachers……you grown men and woman couldn’t do half the things that we can do….and you can’t tell me that you didn’t touch a beer when you were younger…o and let me add that we have really high pssa scores!!
Easy there tiger. Don't take it so seriously. Remember opinions are like [email protected]# holes. you've got your whole life to be Pi12ed off. No reason to get this worked up over a bunch of knuckle head comments. Tamaqua is a good school and you only get out what you put in to it. Save that fire for the good stuff and you'll do well.

Friendly advice. Don't be hatin.(whatever that means)
tamaqua bob

Pocono Lake, PA

#11 Mar 19, 2009
just read the next post. Sounds like some Tamaqua seniors have issues other than drugs...
Ruth S

Luzerne, PA

#12 Mar 25, 2009
Maybe if we do more things for youth at the Tamaqua area,and more recreation they will have more productive things to do beside having babies ,it will be less pregnancy and less drugs for teen to get into. This is why we need to unite as a community and let our voices be heard we are citizen and we do pay taxes!
ImTiredOf_It

Mountain Top, PA

#13 Mar 25, 2009
Keep my taxes low. Do not spend my money on anything but learning.
Stadium lights: Forget it.
Justin Startzel

Ephrata, PA

#14 Mar 26, 2009
first off who are you to judge me and say such foul things.....people loved me at the football games and the cheerleaders and cheerleader advisor need to get over it....and second of all maybe you should get it right about rachet tertel...she is the one who used profanity against me in front of all the students and jumped all over me…..she lost her honors card, I didn’t lose my position on Tamaqua Area Student Gov. because they all know what a nice and sincere person I am, so who ever you think you are to say such harsh things make you very immature and not grown up at all……and my grades by the way are excellent… HONORS!!!! And we will see when I am making it farther in life then you are….you are probably a Mr. or Mrs. Know it all…but by that last message you have submitted I would think otherwise. Time to grow up people and get the facts straight. Don’t be jealous because you won’t make it far in life at all. And oh by the way I didn’t fail in high school at all. I am in the right grade and class…the class of 2009!!! And another thing I think everyone acted like an ass at Marian's game it is a rival if you don’t like it get out of this area and if you didn’t like what kind of eagle I was get over that to, the football team loved me and so did the fans….it is called heart…I love that school and I have more raider spirit than any of them cheerleaders…..talk is cheap so talk all u like because I know what kind of person I am and so does everyone else…..and please don’t think the MRS RACHEL TERTEL is any better than me at all….because she is ignorant…and other Tamaqua high students will agree with that. And I am not going to remove myself from Tamaqua Council because I am going to serve my community…and make it far into politics because unlike some people I don’t have self interest and I put other people’s needs before myself, I did nothing wrong she did…and Tamaqua borough council went into an illegal executive session about it and now obv. They are spreading it around…..it is just ashamed how adults act in this area…and esp. some borough council members, but I am done now…….and I am printing this statement out so I can show how ignorant and immature adults are….thank you for your time and please next time maybe you should get stories from both sides before you jump down some bodies throat…this can really hurt somebody..But it won’t hurt me because I know what I am and there is nothing you can do about it! GROW UP!
A FEW SENIOR PARENTS wrote:
What grade are you in this week Justin?
How dare you even write in anywhere about Tamaqua High. You are the most ignorant person that walks the halls. OR should we say prowl the halls on your way to the nurses office to hide out from taking Phys. Ed. You are a mean person. You wore that Eagle outfit in the fall at games, cursing at the Cheerleaders and acting like a ****( remember Marian's game ). We are frightened you might be walking with our children for their graduation. A graduation they deserve. Why everyone knows how you treated Rachel last week. You should give up that non-voted for post on Borough Council, you don't deserve it. And when you do that, pick up a book and get your grades where they should be for a senior and then maybe then, someone will listen to your opinion because now it's just the ravings of a kid who can't keep up his grades to graduate.
PS. drugs and teenage pregnancies are high at THS. You would know that if you attended classes instead of hiding in the nurses office.
<quoted text>
Justin Startzel

Ephrata, PA

#15 Mar 26, 2009
Thank you very much it just makes me mad when people talk about things and don't get their facts straight
tamaqua bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Easy there tiger. Don't take it so seriously. Remember opinions are like [email protected]# holes. you've got your whole life to be Pi12ed off. No reason to get this worked up over a bunch of knuckle head comments. Tamaqua is a good school and you only get out what you put in to it. Save that fire for the good stuff and you'll do well.
Friendly advice. Don't be hatin.(whatever that means)
Justin Startzel

Ephrata, PA

#16 Mar 26, 2009
and another thing i stuck up for tamaqua and you jump down my throat...real mature!
A FEW SENIOR PARENTS wrote:
What grade are you in this week Justin?
How dare you even write in anywhere about Tamaqua High. You are the most ignorant person that walks the halls. OR should we say prowl the halls on your way to the nurses office to hide out from taking Phys. Ed. You are a mean person. You wore that Eagle outfit in the fall at games, cursing at the Cheerleaders and acting like a ****( remember Marian's game ). We are frightened you might be walking with our children for their graduation. A graduation they deserve. Why everyone knows how you treated Rachel last week. You should give up that non-voted for post on Borough Council, you don't deserve it. And when you do that, pick up a book and get your grades where they should be for a senior and then maybe then, someone will listen to your opinion because now it's just the ravings of a kid who can't keep up his grades to graduate.
PS. drugs and teenage pregnancies are high at THS. You would know that if you attended classes instead of hiding in the nurses office.
<quoted text>
Justin Startzel

Ephrata, PA

#17 Mar 26, 2009
first off who are you to judge me and say such foul things.....people loved me at the football games and the cheerleaders and cheerleader advisor need to get over it....and second of all maybe you should get it right about rachet tertel...she is the one who used profanity against me in front of all the students and jumped all over me…..she lost her honors card, I didn’t lose my position on Tamaqua Area Student Gov. because they all know what a nice and sincere person I am, so who ever you think you are to say such harsh things make you very immature and not grown up at all……and my grades by the way are excellent… HONORS!!!! And we will see when I am making it farther in life then you are….you are probably a Mr. or Mrs. Know it all…but by that last message you have submitted I would think otherwise. Time to grow up people and get the facts straight. Don’t be jealous because you won’t make it far in life at all. And oh by the way I didn’t fail in high school at all. I am in the right grade and class…the class of 2009!!! And another thing I think everyone acted like an ass at Marian's game it is a rival if you don’t like it get out of this area and if you didn’t like what kind of eagle I was get over that to, the football team loved me and so did the fans….it is called heart…I love that school and I have more raider spirit than any of them cheerleaders…..talk is cheap so talk all u like because I know what kind of person I am and so does everyone else…..and please don’t think the MRS RACHEL TERTEL is any better than me at all….because she is ignorant…and other Tamaqua high students will agree with that. And I am not going to remove myself from Tamaqua Council because I am going to serve my community…and make it far into politics because unlike some people I don’t have self interest and I put other people’s needs before myself, I did nothing wrong she did…and Tamaqua borough council went into an illegal executive session about it and now obv. They are spreading it around…..it is just ashamed how adults act in this area…and esp. some borough council members, but I am done now…….and I am printing this statement out so I can show how ignorant and immature adults are….thank you for your time and please next time maybe you should get stories from both sides before you jump down some bodies throat…this can really hurt somebody..But it won’t hurt me because I know what I am and there is nothing you can do about it! GROW UP!
tamaqua c-leader

Stroudsburg, PA

#18 Mar 26, 2009
I'm a very good friend of Justin's, and seeing this post made me very angry to know an adult thinks this of him. I am a varsity cheerleader at Tamaqua and I think Justin has done a lot of great things to get our fans more spirited. We should thank him for wanting to be so involved. And as far as cursing at cheerleaders, I have never heard him curse at us. Also, I can back him up in confirming that he is in the correct grade and is not failing. I'd like everyone to know that he is a very polite and sincere young man to people that show him the same respect in return.
THS Raider

Lititz, PA

#19 Mar 27, 2009
Justin Startzel is a good guy. Lay off the guy and come see him [and myself] in Oklahoma!, one of the many school activities in which he is involved and to which he is important.

March 27 and 28, Fri and Sat, 7 PM
[Notice, no photography, no video, no recording, and expect several loud noises such as gunshots and a big ol' shivoree (look it up). Minimal violence, no blood and gore.]
unknown

Lititz, PA

#20 Mar 27, 2009
Hi Justin... Please shut your mouth. This is absolutely pathetic the things your are writing on here. You have no right to bring you and Rachael Tertel's problem onto a public site. For one you are lucky she didn't knock you out for making inappropriate comments about her father. Also, don't you dare say you have more spirit then the cheerleaders. Those girls work their butts off to do what they do and recieve many compliments for what wonderful, spirited girls they are. As you said " …..talk is cheap so talk all u like because I know what kind of person I am..." then stop being such a hipocrite and talking about everyone else.
unknown

Lititz, PA

#21 Mar 27, 2009
Bottom line.. nothing makes everyone happy. There is obvouisly reason why it is being temporarily on hold give him a break. As for the students go, if they don't want to attend school they won't. What more can a school district offer... Ok heres an idea to keep students in school homework optional, no test, and you know what just don't show up to class. It is the students choice to get what they want out of high school. Tamaqua has great academics and many successful graduates. Wittig is not god, he can only do so much. Not everyone is going to be happy with his decisions, and if not do something about it instead of spending your time messaging on a blog!
As for drugs use and teen pregnancy news flash that is an issue every where, so some people need to cut our Tamaqua students a break.
BigSpenderlarry wrote:
If there are tax dollars to be spent, Wittig is the main big spender. he never met a bottom line he didn't put into the red. Good thing he has his priorities straight, gotta get those lights in by Christmas, which begs the question of WHY WHY WHY since there are absolutely no activities in the stadium during winter? The only answer and always the same answer is that other peoples money is just burning a hole in Wittigs pocket. never mind that the students aren't learning, drop out rates are through the roof, roofs are leaking and a million other things need attention, mercedes Larry is there to the rescue, just give him a wheel barrow full of taxpayer money and watch him go to work spending spending and spending.
Justin

United States

#22 Mar 27, 2009
first off i didn't start about the rachel thing on here a "fewseniorparents" did.....but i kno some of the cheerleaders do work hard....and just so u kno i have a really good friend that is a cheerleader......so yeah...but i am done becuase i am goin to be the MATURE person and just drop it like some other people should this is just ridiculous! and i am goin to graduate :)
fewgoodfriendsof justin

United States

#23 Mar 27, 2009
justin is a good person so lay off!!!

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