Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Helen M. Bushspies

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 ladies auxiliary member

Helen M. Bushspies, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Harold Bushspies.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Agnes (Potzman) Busits.

She was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She was a supervisor for Cross Country Clothes for 20 years.

She was a member of Catholic War Veterans Post 454 ladies auxiliary and was its president for 30 years.

Joseph H. Wetzel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Station 36 volunteer firefighter

Joseph H. Wetzel, 82, died Sept. 26, 2018, at his daughter’s Whitehall home. He was the husband of Dawn M. (Bortz) Wetzel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey J. and Anna E. (Palmer) Wetzel.

He worked in the building maintenance department of the Whitehall-Coplay School District. After retiring, he delivered parts for ABS Auto Parts. He worked previously in construction with Roth and Ellis Inc.

Bryan D. Buss

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Bryan D. Buss, 58, of Whitehall, died Oct. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of Fern (Wieder) and the late Larry Buss.

He attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

He was a data processor for Ossur.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jill S. Buss.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 30

Police performed a security check in the 400 block of Birch Street.

A dog was found in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Crave Street.

OCT. 1

The department addressed a reported sinkhole in the 1000 block of Second Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

Police investigated a reckless driver in the 1100 block of Third Street.

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

The department investigated a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle in the 500 block of Washington Avenue was reported. An unlocked vehicle was entered; a wallet and backpack were taken.

In the 700 block of Washington Avenue, two unlocked vehicles were entered; $800 in cash was taken out of one vehicle, and a book bag with a wallet and work clothes was taken out of the other vehicle.

OCT. 3

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

A suspicious person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

Officers investigated a potential fraud in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police assisted a citizen regarding a protection-from-abuse order in the unit block of South Front Street.

OCT. 2

A possible stolen vehicle in the unit block of Magna Drive was investigated.

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at North Ruch Street and Catherine Drive.

Sheckler News: Sheckler’s book fair is starting Oct. 11

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

The Scholastic book fair is being held for Sheckler Elementary School students Oct. 11-18. On Oct. 18, the book fair will also be held 5:30-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, where families can have the opportunity to shop and make purchases together.

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On Oct. 16, second-grade students will be taking a field trip to Seiple Farms. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.

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Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.

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Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.