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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Fire standby

May 24, 4:53 p.m.

The North Catasauqua Fire Department was dispatched for a fire standby at the borough station to cover any calls for the Catasauqua Fire Department, as it was operating on a mutual aid fire with the Han-Le-Co Fire Department in Hanover Township.

Dwelling fire

May 27, 10:23 p.m.

Homeowner seeks help to repair house

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Warren Glose wants the Borough of Catasauqua to help him repair damage to his house that occurred when the neighboring attached home collapsed July 28. Glose came before the Catasauqua Borough Council to appeal the borough's assistance.

Glose and his wife, Elsie, own 320 Church St,, the other half of the twin home that survived the building collapse last week.

"We found temporary housing in Slatington," he said. "The insurance company is paying for that."

The Gloses do not want to stay there any longer than absolutely necessary, however.

Catasauqua road resurfacing plan expanded

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

When the Catasauqua Borough Council identified the borough streets in need of repair at the July executive workshop, projected costs for the repairs exceeded the budget allocation by $24,000. During last week's deliberations, some streets were removed from the program to bring the costs in line with the budgeted amount.

However, at the Aug. 5 council meeting, Councilman Eugene Schlegel made a motion to repave all the streets identified by the public works department and to pay the extra charges out of the borough's reserve fund.

Board approves new grading scale

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

When Catasauqua high school and middle school students return to classes Aug. 26, they will notice a shift in the academic grade scale.

The Catasauqua School Board voted Aug. 6 to alter the grading scale for these students.

The new scale creates parity with other area school districts.

Beginning Aug. 26, an A is 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69 and an F is 59 and below.

The previous scale ranked an A 100-93, B 92-85, C 84-77, D 76-70 and an F 69 to 50.

School board President Penny Hahn expressed concern with the new scale.

Service news

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Klinger graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joshua S. Klinger graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Klinger completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

· Current events informal discussion group – 2-3:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.

Jesse Reed memorial walk grows

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by RYAN GERMAN Special to The Press in Local News

A walk to remember Army Spc. Jesse Reed grew by leaps and bounds this year.

Reed, who enlisted in 2008, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan July 14, 2010. His childhood best friend, Adam Keys, also of Whitehall, survived but lost several limbs.

"It was a miracle that Adam survived," said Dolores Reed, Jesse's mother.

In 2011, Whitehall Township honored Reed by renaming Seventh Street Jesse Reed Way.