Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

George E. Dettmer Jr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

George E. Dettmer Jr., 78, of Moore Township, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was the husband of Judith E. (Wirth) Dettmer for 59 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late George E. and Mildred (Kleppinger) Dettmer Sr.

He was a pilot and a welder at Bethlehem Steel. He owned and operated the former Dettmer’s Repair Shop and managed Bath Hardware for many years. He was a three-term Pennsylvania State constable and was a notary public.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Catasauqua: Rockabilly night scheduled for Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Iron City Swing is hosting a rockabilly night Jan. 11 at Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There will be dance lessons 7:15-8 p.m. The featured band, The Buzzards, will play 8-11 p.m.

The event is BYOB.

Call 610-443-0707 with any questions.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold a bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

Food is available.

Come out for an evening of fun.

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Have a great week!

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

TUESDAY 14

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

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Planning Commission meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

THURSDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

CMS News: Spelling bee set for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School spelling bee has been rescheduled for Jan. 9.

Good luck to all!

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The sixth-grade field trip to Da Vinci Science Center is rescheduled for Jan. 10.

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Reminder: The mobile dentist will visit CMS Jan. 9 and 10.

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The end of the second marking period will be Jan. 17.

It is the cycle three mid-marking period for eighth grade.

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In case of inclement weather, notifications will be made through the power announcement system, cattysd.org and television and radio stations.

Richard A. Kohler

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Richard A. Kohler, 56, of Whitehall, died Dec. 29, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Agnes (Janenko) of Whitehall and the late Robert Kohler.

He was a 1981 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

He was employed by the city of Allentown streets department. He was a union representative for many years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by Tracie Corr Kohler; two daughters, Lauren and Kayla; six sisters, Barb, Kate, Cindy, Bert, Lucy and Ria; and extended family.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

Officers investigated the theft of a motor vehicle in the 400 block of Mickley Run.

The unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Fifth Street was reported.

Police responded to thefts on Center Street and Fernhill Lane.

A report of harassment in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was investigated.

Officers were on the scene of an attempted burglary in the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

Police responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 200 block of Orchard Drive.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

On Railroad Street, a registration plate was seized and the driver cited.

In the 200 block of Limestone Street, an issue with a home appliance occurred. The case was referred to the landlord.

A hit and run to a parked car in the 100 block of Bridge Street took place.

On North Second Street, officers and the department’s K-9 assisted Coplay police during a traffic stop.

Police attempted to make contact for Palmer Township officers in the 400 block of Race Street.

Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.

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The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.

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The borough is reminding residents who live near fire hydrants to remove snow from around the hydrant, so the fire department can access them if needed.

Another View

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Seeking mental health care should not come with a stigma attached

Everyone, from time to time, experiences emotional ups and downs caused by events in his or her life or from more severe clinical mental health conditions.

Many individuals suffer in silence and do not seek help from mental health care professionals for fear of being judged by family, friends or co-workers.

Oprah recently discussed mental health issues with singer Lady Gaga during the first of several interviews in Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” cross-country tour.