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Burkholder Funeral Home welcomes presentation on Lincoln

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The Lehigh County Historical Society hosted a presentation and exhibit commemorating the 153rd anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

The focus of the event was about the train that transported Lincoln’s remains to his final resting place in Springfield, Ill.

Various items, including a replica of Lincoln’s casket were on display.

Guests dined on gingerbread cake, Lincoln’s favorite dessert, and received a replica of the program from a memorial procession held in Allentown after Lincoln’s death.

Volunteer group helps locate missing persons

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

WolfPack Search and Recovery was founded by Jim Wilkins, Eric Brubacher and Chris Glass when a missing person case became personal.

Wilkins’s close friend and neighbor, Jessica Padgett, 33, of Whitehall, disappeared Nov. 21, 2014, after leaving her job in Northampton.

Five days later, searchers recovered her body and the case was ruled a homicide.

Wilkins, Brubacher and Glass were so inspired by the nationwide team assisting in the search, they decided to establish a search and recovery organization in the Lehigh Valley.