Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

William G. Lauffer Jr.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William G. Lauffer Jr., 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Joan (Balze) Lauffer.

He is survived by his wife; children, Nancy Anderson, John and Karen; three granddaughters; one great-grandson.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. June 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. A visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. in the church.

Arrangements were made by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Politicians need to call an extended Christmas Truce to their rancor

Snoopy’s Christmas

“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells

Ring out from the land

Asking peace of all the world

And good will to man ...

“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight

Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...

“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine

And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

Snoopy was certain that this was the end

When the Baron cried out, ‘Merry Christmas, my friend!’ ...

“The Baron then offered a holiday toast

Coplay: Scoreboard dedication is Saturday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A large crowd is expected noon Saturday at Sammy Balliet Stadium for the dedication of the impressive state-of-the-art digital scoreboard in the outfield. Local dignitaries, sports figures and others, including an IronPigs mascot, will participate.

The stadium grounds has the enviable reputation as one of the finest diamonds in the region, where Curt Simmons of Egypt and Phillies fame honed his pitching skills.

Northampton: Atlas museum is open June 24

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. June 24. It is located next to borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The museum will be open the second and fourth Sunday through September.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., has a limited number of spaces available for the 2017-18 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

CHS Class of 2017 awards

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in School

Note: The following students were among those honored at the Catasauqua High School 2017 awards assembly May 31. Other awards were listed in the June 15 edition of The Press and still more will be listed in the June 29 edition.

Sports award to honor the memory of Michael and Emma Brosky: Colin Hawk, Danielle Pluchinsky

Varsity “C” Club: Benjamin Nosal, Bekkah Harakal

Earl Stengel Memorial Scholarship Award (outstanding student and senior football player): John Stires

National School Choral Award: Melody Cruz


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In an election follow-up story in the May 25 edition of The Press, North Catasauqua Borough Council candidate Joseph T. Keglovits was incorrectly identified as an incumbent. In fact, the Joe Keglovits currently serving on the council is his father, Joseph D. Keglovits.

In the running this fall to fill four four-year terms on the borough council are incumbents Cherie Gebhardt, John Yanek and Peter Paone and challengers Mark Gioielli and Joseph T. Keglovits.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board holds a special meeting to receive a report from the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School 6 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.