Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Safe, handgun reported stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Tyler John Dugan reported a safe and a green Canik semi-automatic 9 mm handgun model TP9SFX with serial number 18BC12831 was stolen.

The theft occurred between 11 p.m. Feb. 2 and 4 a.m. the next day from a bedroom in an occupied trailer in the 4500 block of Homestead Drive, North Whitehall Township.

According to police, a window mounted air conditioner unit was removed to gain entry to the trailer.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?’ Do they think I’m fat?

I don’t want an automatic pet feeder.

I wouldn’t mind making engraved items at home or receiving a luxury car rental coupon.

“Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?” was in my email today. I don’t want to be fat. Do they think I’m fat?

Yes, I want to sleep better, and I don’t need a levitating moon lamp.

And yes, today, I received several messages on how to safely remove earwax.

Did I ask for these messages? Absolutely not.

Guest View

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Workforce development takes center stage

The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages.

Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.

To help advance this new agenda, I have reintroduced my legislation to help expose middle and high school students to opportunities in high-demand fields.

SangriaFest coming to Grange Park

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township, South Italy Imports and ArtsQuest are partnering to take SteelStacks’ popular SangriaFest on the road when SangriaFest Upper Macungie makes its debut June 8 at the township’s Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.

Attendees can sample 10 different sangrias all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards in Italy.

Consortium offering cooperative police testing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6. The physical agility test will be offered April 20.

Participating agencies include: police departments in the Boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay, Coopersburg and Emmaus; and the townships of South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Upper Saucon and Whitehall.

Patsy E. Prospal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary for former Whitehall Development

Patsy E. Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal.

Born Aug. 7, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull.

She was a secretary at the former Whitehall Development Inc. for several years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at Pepper Construction, Chicago.

Vernon H. Bailey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former state liquor store manager

Vernon H. Bailey, 91, formerly of Bechtelsville and Kempton, died March 9, 2019, in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, Boyertown.

He and his wife Dorothy S. (Stauffer) Bailey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in April 2018.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Titus J. and Verna J. (Heffner) Bailey.

His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Earl and Irene (Bailey) Bond.

His twin brother, Titus H., was raised by the late Minnie and Howard Bailey, all of Kempton.

Jason Henry named a 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Secondary Curriculum Supervisor Jason Henry has been accepted as one of 31 ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador program.

This program aims to shape the future of STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative leadership in the areas of STEM learning, ecosystems, computer science, state and federal policy for formal and informal education, and workforce needs.

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

remembered for patience, kindness

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger.

Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson.

She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit, and who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.

Her survivors include her daughter Tanis Schertzinger of Ava, Mo.; and granddaughter Tana D. Krum and her husband, Travis, with whom she resided.