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Monday, April 24, 2017

Catty lad is a state gymnastics champion

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Johnny Loftus qualifies to compete at national regional competition

Johnny Loftus took first place in the USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania Championships held on March 25 in Harrisburg. The 11-year-old Catasauqua boy won a first-place medal in the all-around competition at level S. His team won first place at the event. He has brought home 34 medals this year.

In the men’s gymnastics division, there are six events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

“Of all of them, I like the pommel horse the best,” Johnny said.

CHS reading, math, writing SAT scores have increased

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the 2016 SAT results, and the statistics show Catasauqua High School students exceeded scores from the previous year.

According to results posted online, the average score for CHS students taking the test in 2015 was 1505.

The average for 2014 had been 1474.

The reading average for CHS students was 507, an increase from a 489 average in 2014.

The math average was 510, which reflects an increase of one point from 2014.

Also, the writing average was 488, which is an increase from a 476 average in 2014.

Eckhart enters race for county executive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County executive. He made his special announcement recently at Big Woody’s, Allentown.

Eckhart has been a school board member, township commissioner and county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said.

Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

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