As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is this April 12 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Joseph “Duff” R. Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died April 1, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind for 65 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.
He worked with his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton. He and his wife then opened J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.
The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.
Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.
Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.
Edith Mae (Shaver) Smale, 84, of Whitehall Township, died April 2, 2018, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of Richard Maurice Smale for 59 years.
Born in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Kathleen (Bricker) Shaver.
She was a 1951 graduate of Captain Jack High School, Mount Union.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.
A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.
The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.
A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.
Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported.
Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Basswood Lane.
Joseph Marcin, 93, of Whitehall, died March 31, 2018, at home. He was the husband of the late Elsie (Brem) Marcin.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Anna (Pavlick) Marcin.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Vance 387.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
Janice L. Wasko, 71, of Whitehall, died April 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Paul G. Wasko Jr. for 46 years.
Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Merrit and Stella (Hayes) Needham.
She was a senior project manager at Parexel International, where she had worked for 25 years.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.
According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.
Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident.
According to reports, a woman was injured in the crash.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.