Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 28

In the 700 block of Front Street, a reportable motor vehicle accident occurred.

A reckless driver on 14th Street was reported.

An unwanted person in the 600 block of St. John Street was reported to police. EMS responded for a possible drugged person.

On Cambridge Place, the illegal use of a credit card was reported to the department.

In the 500 block of Race Street, Daniel Dilliard, 22, of Catasauqua, was arrested under the charge of fugitive from justice.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


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

Catasauqua: Catty Club to hold March 19 breakfast

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On March 19, the Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its all-you-can-eat breakfast brunch 9 a.m.-noon. Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, toast, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks will be served.

Eggs Benedict and omelets, made to order, also are on the menu.

You can check out the club’s website at for other happenings.


The membership team of George Taylor House will hold a meeting 6 p.m. March 21 at Villa Grande Restaurant, 7 Lehigh St.

John A. Schwartz

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Member, volunteer at Harmony Grange 1692

John A. Schwartz, 80, of Cementon, died March 6, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Soroka) Schwartz.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late David B. and Annie K. (Musco) Schwartz.

He was a 1954 graduate of the former Coplay High School.

He was an aviation mechanic YN3 in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.

He worked in the shipping department of the former Bonney Forge, East Allentown, for more than 35 years until he retired. He was earlier a food processor for the former Smith Milling Company, Northampton.

John Kutzer Jr.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany United Methodist Church member

John Kutzer Jr., 86, of Coplay, died March 3, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Nancy (Kemmerer) Kutzer for 36 years.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late John Kutzer Sr. and Alma (Fritz) Glendenmyer.

He worked in the tool crib for Mack Trucks until he retired.

He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Catasauqua, where he sounded the shofar during services.

He was a member of Lehigh Valley Harmonica Club.

Middle school: PTF meets Tuesday

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School Parent Teacher Forum is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. March 21 in the school library.

If you are interested in becoming a member, call the school at 610-264-4341.


Remember, spring officially begins March 20.

Try to get outdoors and enjoy the change of seasons!


In looking ahead, PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week runs March 27-31.

Stay tuned for themes and events planned for that week in next week’s column.


Another View

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

How altruistic are you?

Every day, someone becomes a victim of a crime. And, then there are those who risk their own lives and safety to help those in need.

When Daniel DeTurck, of Reading, Berks County, saw an Amber Alert Jan. 3 on his phone asking the public’s help to locate an infant abducted by alleged murder suspect Antonio Velazquez-Rupert, DeTurck didn’t hesitate to help.

When DeTurck, a security guard, saw a vehicle matching the description in the Amber Alert, he dialed 911 and took off after the vehicle — with no thought for his own safety or personal situation.