Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

The department addressed a neighbor complaint in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

JAN. 27

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 1000 block Main Street.

JAN. 28

A report of a male shoplifting at Rite Aid, 1620 Main St., was investigated.

JAN. 31

Police assisted with a request to contact a person in the 1600 block of Main Street.

Hilda T. Tameler

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Hilda “Hildy” T. Tameler, 98, died Jan. 27, 2019, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecelia (Feiertag) Tameler.

She worked at AT&T for many years until she took retirement.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She is survived by two brothers, Samuel Tameler and Karl and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Cecelia and Lorraine; and a brother, Johnny.

Ronald W. Reiss

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company member

Ronald W. Reiss, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Cheryl L. (Leonard) Reiss for 11 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard and Betty (Moll) Reiss.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was employed by PPL Electric for 40 years until he retired in 2009.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church. He was a member of the Fullerton Fire Company.

He was a middle school softball coach at Central Catholic and coached at the Lehigh County Youth Association at Jordan Park.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Treasure versus trash: When is the line crossed?

There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.

Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.

One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.

I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.

Every inch of space — from floor to ceiling — was stacked with newspapers and books.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC will serve soup, salad, sweets Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.


St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and noodles. The available soups are sold by the quart.

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.


Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.