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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Guest View

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Sanitizing history — where does it stop?

The recent deaths of African Americans George Floyd in Minneapolis, Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta and Breonna Taylor in Louisville at the hands of white police officers set off a wave of protests in cities across the globe aimed at changes in police enforcement strategies and calls for significant reforms.

These protests have also ignited demands for removal of racist symbols from the nation’s divided past that pitted the North against the South largely over the issue of slavery that led to the Civil War.

Another View

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Staying on top of the summer slide

My son, Benjamin, and I recently finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.

I am not sure who enjoyed the book more — he or I! Dahl provides children and adults great imagination through text.

Ben, who is only 3, and I love to create a picture in our minds from the chapters I read to him.

He got such a kick out of the character, Violet Beauregarde, turning into a blueberry and the Oompa-Loompas rolling her around.

We laughed for a few minutes!

Ben’s next choice to read is “James and the Giant Peach,” another popular book by Dahl.

LCCC providing emergency funds for students affected by COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

Lehigh Carbon Community College students who have been affected by COVID-19 will have access to grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

The college has received nearly $2 million to be used for emergency grants to students who experience unexpected educational expenses or experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic while a student at LCCC.

Students with a variety of needs can apply for these grants.

Student joins honor society

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Christine Siravo of Breinigsville was inducted into Kutztown University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota-Chi Omega Upsilon, which hosted an induction ceremony of new initiates on April 10.

The chapter created a ceremony via Zoom for students and faculty to attend.

During this ceremony, Chi Sigma Iota-Chi Omega Upsilon added 42 new members to its growing chapter.

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling students, professional counselors, and counselor educators.

College Corner

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

Student does internship


Alicia Durst of Fogelsville was one of nearly 200 students from Bloomsburg University who recently completed academic internships during the 2019 fall and winter sessions.

A for-credit, academic internship must meet certain requirements set by academic departments and includes a formal agreement between the university and the internship site.

Students work with a site supervisor and faculty advisor throughout the internship, gaining hands-on learning and practical experience for their future career.

Germansville man honored

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Jacob Creitz of Germansville, is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the winter 2019-2020 sports season at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

Creitz, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders at The Valley.

Creitz was a member of the men’s swimming team.

Both swim teams finished 1-6 with each beating Stevenson in their first home meet of the season.

Area student in honor society

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Brooke Shimer of Breinigsville, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Shimer was initiated at Millersville University, Millersville.

Shimer is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

William R. Laudenslager

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

supervisor at Mack Trucks

William R. “Bill” Laudenslager, 76, of Allentown, died June 25, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife, Alberta V. (Furlong) Laudenslager, were married 55 years on April 24.

Born Aug. 15, 1943, in Quakertown, Bucks County, he was the son of the late James R. and Marian P. (Crouthamel) Laudenslager.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era.

A supervisor at Mack Trucks Inc., Macungie, for 38 years, he retired in 2011.