Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sheckler News: Home and School seeks donations

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

There is still time to get into the spirit of the season and send in a donation from the wish list that benefits Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital. Sheckler Elementary School’s Home and School group has organized the collection.

Donations will be collected until Dec. 14.

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Sheckler Elementary is holding a holiday shop from Dec. 10 through Dec. 14. This in-school shopping program will be open for students to have an opportunity to buy gifts for their families or friends for the holiday season.

Janet Louise Duchala

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

health care specialist in Germany

Janet Louise Duchala, 88, died Nov. 30, 2018. She was the wife of the late Stephen Duchala Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (Jones) Fia and Charles Hippert.

She was a 1948 graduate of Allentown High School and graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse, and worked at the Allentown Hospital for several years before taking a job with Bethlehem Visiting Nurse Association. In 1981, she became a health care specialist in Nuremberg, Germany, until her retirement in 1994.

CMS News: Students reach mid-marking period

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

The school year seems to be rolling right along, as Dec. 7 is the mid-marking period for teachers and students.

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The Catasauqua Middle School winter band concert is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12.

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CMS is proud to announce the following holiday chorus concerts, set for Dec. 19:

Fifth- and sixth-grade concert, 6:30-7 p.m.

Seventh- and eighth-grade concert, 7-7:30 p.m.

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There will be an early dismissal Dec. 21. CMS students will be dismissed 11 a.m.

There will be no lunches served.

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Roughies Report: Meeting planned for next year

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

There will be an introductory meeting for anyone interested in participating in the Emerging Healthcare and Engineering program through Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute and Penn State in the Catasauqua High School guidance office sometime in early January 2019. Any student interested in doing this his or her senior year should plan to attend this meeting.

Please listen for announcements and additional information.

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Janice E. Worman-Miller

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Janice E. Worman-Miller, 89, of Bethlehem and formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 26, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Miller.

Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Ray A. and Elva (Case) Worman.

She was a clerk for several years at Newhard Farms store before she retired.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.

Edward Joseph Lacko

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Edward Joseph Lacko, 85, of Bethlehem and formerly of Walnutport, died Nov. 26, 2018. He was the husband of Virginia (Rice) Lacko for 59 years.

Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Martin and Frances (Vlossak) Lacko.

He was a Palmerton High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He was an iron worker for Local 420, formerly Local 36, for more than 40 years.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport.

He was a member of American Legion Post 899, Danielsville.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 25

Police were on the scene of a DUI at Third and Eugene streets.

Property was found in the 700 block of Grove Street.

Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 26

The department responded to an alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 27

A traffic stop was conducted at Front and Arch streets.

Buy small Town USA merchandise

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Now is the time to purchase your North Catasauqua small Town USA merchandise.

Available items include T-shirts, sweatshirts, umbrellas, rain ponchos, drawstring bags, stadium blankets, duffel bags, back packs, car and refrigerator magnets and wooden replicas of North Catasauqua landmarks.

These items make great stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.

All items may be shipped.

All items are available for sale at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

Email NCataCentennial@aol.com for more information.

Larry E. Eberts Jr.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

CASD custodial supervisor

Larry E. Eberts Jr., 52, of Treichlers, died Nov. 26, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Debora A. (Hosier) Eberts for 22 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Shirley Ann (Brong) Werner of Easton and the late Larry E. Eberts Sr. of Bath.

He was a custodial supervisor with Catasauqua School district for 21 years before he retired in 2018.

He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Bath.

Joseph F. Giedl

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Joseph F. Giedl, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died Dec. 3, 2018, at his residence at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Anna (Iwanschitz) Giedl of Cedarbrook.

Born in McKees Rock, he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Nickisher) Giedl.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

He was a chassis technician for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for many years before retiring.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.