Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sheckler News First-graders learn about future careers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in School

First-grade students at Sheckler Elementary School had a career day April 21. Thanks to the parents and guest speakers who took time from their schedules to come and speak with the students about their career fields.

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Science PSSA testing for students in fourth grade will take place May 2-3.

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The annual fourth-grade egg drop will take place 1:15 p.m. May 5 in the school’s lower parking lot. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.

NORTH CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua Borough police responded to these and other calls recently.

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A report of a DUI brought officers to Fourth and Main streets.

Police assisted the Catasauqua Borough Police Department in the 500 block of Front Street.

Officers responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at Third and Chapel streets.

A domestic call brought police to Locust and American streets.

Police assisted the Catasauqua Borough Police Department in the 200 block of Limestone Street.

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Jean E. Getz

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wind Gap

Jean E. Getz, 79, of Wind Gap, died April 13, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Lester T. Getz Sr.

Born in Kunkletown, she was a daughter of the late Alan J. and Mildred M. (Smith) Weiss.

She was a seamstress for Scotty’s Fashions.

She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary, Wind Gap Post, and of the Jacksonian Club, Nazareth.

She is survived by a son, Edward A. Altemose of Saylorsburg; a brother, Robert Weiss of Lehighton; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter.

Jennie I. Hunsicker

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

school teacher

Jennie I. Hunsicker, 77, of Walnutport, died April 14, 2017, in the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Herbert A. Hunsicker.

Born in Kempton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Kamp) Bowers.

She was the director of administrative services at Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown, for 35 years until she retired in 2012.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Student

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

keep pa.

beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2017-18 National Youth Advisory Council, which provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in a service learning and leadership development program.

YAC members will provide a point of view in assessing Keep America Beautiful programs, implement local service projects and act as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.

Edward R. Schreibeck

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Edward R. Schreibeck, 73, of Bethlehem, formerly of Northampton, died April 19, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Julius and Emily (Lakits) Schreibeck.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a past president of St. Francis Society, Allentown.

He is survived by two brothers, Ronald and Michael Schreibeck, both of Allentown; and three sisters, Cindy Melendez of Allentown, Ann Peczenyj of Northampton and Kathleen Gaston of Salisbury Township.

COPLAY POLICE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

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A report of a suspicious vehicle brought officers to the unit block of North Seventh Street.

Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers assisted a citizen with a Facebook issue in the unit block of South Third Street.

A lockout of a vehicle summoned police to the Giant Food Store parking lot, 202 Chestnut St.

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Grace L. Repp

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

school teacher

Grace L. Repp, 97, of Allentown, died April 7, 2017, at the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Repp.

Born in Maxatawny, she was a daughter of the late J. Arthur and Esther (Ziegler) Gernerd.

She was a 1939 graduate of Kutztown State University.

She was a teacher at the Lower Macungie Elementary in the East Penn School District and Sayre schools.

She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, where she was active in the Senior Saints.

Betty J. Wirth

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Allentown

Betty J. Wirth, 86, died April 13, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Junior F. Wirth.

Born in West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Pearl (Stengel) Seyfried.

She was a caregiver for her daughter.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys.