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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Colonial League top track and field performances

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released its first track and field top performance list late last week.

A few Catasauqua track and field members made this week’s list.

For the boys, Jacob Wittman is tops in the pole vault clearing 12-0. On the girls side, Tyra Brown is first in the 100 and 200 with times of 12.7 and 27.2. Kenzie Bradley made the list in the high jump clearing 5-0.


100 - Julius Ewunken (ND) 11.0, 2. tie Brendan Miller (SL), Tyrek Scipio (B) 11.1, 4. Noah Schock (SL), 5. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Delano Mackenzie (S) 11.5;

Ronald C. Serfass

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Ronald C. Serfass, 80, of Walnutport, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

Born in Lower Towamensing Township, he was a son of the late Preston A. and Evelyn M.G.M. (Schaffer) Serfass.

He was a mechanic and general laborer at the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Aquashicola.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and earned a rank of seaman.

Middle school: CMS report cards are out today, April 12

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Report cards will be sent home with students today, April 12.


The PSSA perfect attendance reward will be held April 13.

Students will receive a snack and a drink while watching the movie “Ferdinand.”


There will be a CMS parent-teacher forum 7 p.m. April 17 in the library.


The PSSA math dates are April 18 and 19.


Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.


Paul L. Hirschel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion life member

Paul “Augie” L. Hirschel, 92, of Whitehall, died March 28, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl E. P. (Coombs) Hirschel for 69 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lillian (Crabtree) Hirschel.

He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a sonar man aboard the USS Pert in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was retired from his position as a supervisor at the Mack Trucks 5C plant. Earlier in life, he was a salesman for PPG.

Coplay: Breakfast is planned for April 15 at CFC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.


Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.


The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.

All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged to attend.


Elementary school: PSSA testing will start April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Third- and fourth-grade Sheckler Elementary School students will have PSSA testing in math April 16-20. Students are encouraged to get a good night of rest and eat a healthy breakfast, as well as try to avoid being tardy, absent or have any appointments during any testing days.


Second-grade students are busy preparing for their show that will take place on the Sheckler stage April 25.


Sheckler families, remember to continue sending in your Box Tops, so, together, we can keep turning trash into cash for our school.

Darlene S. Newell

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Darlene S. (Sommers) Newell, 70, of Allentown, died March 30, 2018, at home.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Nettie (Kemmerer) Sommers.

She previously worked for Alcon Industries for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Theresa and her husband of Michael Sywensky; three grandchildren, Richard, Brittany and Stephanie; a great-grandson, Nikolai; a niece, Kelly and her husband Brian Pinky; two brothers, Paul and Timothy Sommers; and a sister, Robin Sommers.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 12: Elem., M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. (High school menu also includes side salad.)

Friday, April 13: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Buffalo chicken sub on whole-grain roll, french fries, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk.