Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Roughies Report: Student forms for LCTI need to be completed

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in School

Parents and guardians of new and returning Lehigh Career and Technical Institute students are reminded the following forms must be completed no later than the student’s first week in attendance: active military, handbook compliance form, home language form, lunch program information, safety pledge, standing orders authorization and student medical card.

These forms must be completed in order for the student to train on industry-standard equipment and more. These forms can be filled...

Lehigh Township man charged after alleged attack on woman

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A Lehigh Township man has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after neighbors alerted police of a disturbance and a woman screaming for help.

According to the report from Lehigh Township Police Chief Scott Fogel, Blaine Kirchner, 56, was taken into custody Aug. 17 and transported to Northampton County Prison.

Lehigh Township police responded to a disturbance call approximately 11 p.m. in the 3400 block of White Pine Lane. Officers had been...

Northampton: Borough office closed Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual family picnic Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park, Main and Bank streets. The day begins with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

Ethnic food, baked goods, children’s games, a basket raffle and games of chance are part of the event, held noon-7 p.m.

A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m., followed by The Large Flowerheads 4-7...

Fighting Hunger: Breakfast camps have successful summer

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to two Hokendauqua organizations that have gone all out to support our Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s free summer breakfast camps.

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, located at 3005 S. Front St., donated a generous $1,000 check. Two of its members, Carol Clancy and Sue Butchinski, were co-chairs at the Coplay camp.

The church’s neighbor, Hokey Firehall, located at 3022 S. Second St., provided a truckload of much-needed food for us...

Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Lehigh Township police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash Aug. 25 at West Mountain View and Maple drives.

According to Police Chief Scott Fogel, when officers arrived at the scene, approximately 11:30 a.m., they found a silver Chevolet Equinox and a red Toyota Tundra pickup, both with heavy damage.

The driver of the pickup, Kim Gehris Jr., told police he was traveling east on Mountain View Drive when the Equinox, driven by Leon Borger, pulled...


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

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Traffic stops were conducted in the 200 block of South Second Street. Written warnings and citations were issued.

Officers responded to an alarm that signaled an open door at Giant Food Store, 202 Chestnut St.

A report of ATVs traveling on the railroad property, along the Ironton Rail Trail, brought out police.

A bicycle was reported found in the unit block of South Second Street.


Sheckler News: Welcome back!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students, teachers, administration and staff — I hope everyone is having a smooth start to the 2019-20 academic year!


Catasauqua Area School District will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regular scheduled classes will resume Sept. 3.


For students getting breakfast at school, it will begin Sept. 3. Breakfast starts being served 8:30 a.m.


Sheckler Home and School is a...

CMS News: CMS book fair runs Aug. 29-Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in School

The book fair at Catasauqua Middle School starts Aug. 29 and continues until Sept. 6.


CMS will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday.


Breakfast at the school will begin Sept. 3.


The middle school meet-the-teacher/open house night is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 5.

The book fair will be open to families during this event.


Picture day is planned for Sept. 6.


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