Sorting through the many piles of clothing for sale at the Catasauqua Fire Police yard sale is Aimee Bailes of Whitehall. The sale was held under sunny skies May 4 on the old training grounds along Race Street.
The Steelworkers Archives will conduct tours of the former Bethlehem Steel plant 4-8 p.m. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6.
A former steelworker will be speaking at each station along the walk.
Call 610-861-0600 or 610-751-0794 for information and reservations.
Byron A. Young, 73, from Allentown, died May 15, 2013, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
He was the husband of the late Sandra S. (Goides) Young.
Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Theodore A. and Arlene M. (Getz) Young.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during a peacetime era.
He was a station mechanic and welder for PPL, Martins Creek, for 28 years before retiring in 1995.
Active in his community, he was a member of the Kilowatt Craftsman's Club and the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club.
Marie T. Seyfried, 81, of N. Catasauqua, died May 16, 2013. She was the wife of Donald (Deacon) A. Seyfried for 58 years.
She was a daughter of the late Michael S. and Mary (Stranzl) Bock.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest College and a master's in education from Temple University.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to Second Street.
· Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of Race Street.
· A report of a disabled vehicle brought officers to West Race Street.
· Officers responded to an alarm at the M&B Market, 410 Second St.
· A theft of a motor vehicle brought police to the unit block of Second Street.
Area motorcyclists brought their bikes to Catasauqua for a blessing May 4.
More than 6,500 unfunded mandates have been imposed on Pennsylvania's local governments over the past 30 years.
Township officials, tired of seeing millions of tax dollars wasted every year, came together recently to urge state lawmakers to change the system so that municipalities can put that money to better use, namely to improve roads and other infrastructure.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 800 block of Locust Street.
· Police responded to a domestic call in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.
· A vehicle stop brought officers to Third and Eugene streets.
· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department at Second and Pine streets.
A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to the 1100 block of Eighth Street.
· Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of American Street.
Evelyn L. Wieder, 94, of Northampton, formerly of Emmaus, died May 20, 2013, surrounded by her family, in her home. She was the wife of the late Frederick C.O. Wieder who died September 18, 2000. Born in Vera Cruz, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Daisy (Ringer) Kuehn.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus and was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1937.
She was employed by Rodale Manufacturing for 32 years until her retirement.
Journalists are yet again under attack.
The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cellphone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.
Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."