Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sheckler News: Valentine’s Day parties are set

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with classroom parties Feb. 14.

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Schools will be closed Feb. 15 and 18 in honor of Presidents Day.

Regular scheduled classes will resume Feb. 19.

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It is almost time for Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week at Sheckler Elementary. There are many events planned for students, as well as ones for families to take part in and enjoy together.

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Frank J. Troxell Sr.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Catasauqua High School principal

Frank J. Troxell Sr., 83, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Long) Troxell for 56 years.

Born in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Wm. Blaine and Grace E. (Evans) Troxell.

He was a 1953 graduate of Shamokin High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and a Master of Education degree in educational administration from Lehigh University.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 21

A driver was cited in the 100 block of Lehigh Street. Paraphernalia was destroyed, police said.

At Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, a juvenile complaint was referred to the school and security resource officer.

Officers responded to a civil matter regarding a vehicle registration in the 500 block of Bath Avenue.

JAN. 22

Vehicles blocking a driveway in the 300 block of Peach Street were reported.

Robert A. Gilbert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Mack Trucks

Robert “Bobby” A. Gilbert, 83, longtime resident of Macungie, died Jan. 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury. He was the husband of Dorothea M. (Helfrich) Gilbert for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ray G. and Eva F.A. (Roth) Gilbert.

He was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for over 33 years until retiring.

He was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie.

Roughies Report: CHS students are honored at banquet

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Seniors Hailey Baez and Devon Troxell were recently honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley schools’ girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete annual awards banquet, which was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center Jan. 27.

Hailey was a four-year letter winner in girls soccer and was named a captain during her junior and senior seasons.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 28

Officers investigated a disturbance in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

Credit card fraud in the unit block of North Third Street was reported.

A traffic citation was issued to a vehicle owner for allowing a person with a suspended license to operate his or her vehicle in the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

A parking complaint in the unit block of North Third Street was addressed.

JAN. 29

The department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 200 block of South Front Street.