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George M. Leader

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Pennsylvania governor

George Michael Leader, 95, a self-described "seventh generation Pennsylvania Dutch farmer," who was the second youngest Governor of Pennsylvania, died in his home in Hershey, May 9, 2013.

He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Leader, who died in 2011.

He attended Gettysburg College, then finished his degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1939.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply corps officer on the USS Randolph.

Following the war and in line with his family's seven generations of farmers, he bought a poultry farm in York County.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in the municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Planners, 7 p.m. for agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review:1) Grandview Cemetery addition to Eternity Mausoleum at 2735 Walbert Ave. 2) Posocco Equities request to rezone 1569 and 1577 Blue Barn Road from medium density residential to high density residential. 3) Rutz Farm sketch plan review for 94.4-acre tract at 3951 Walbert Ave.


Letter to the Editor

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

RPA says thank you for successful Spring Cleanup 2013

To the Editor:

Spring Cleanup 2013, held April 6 this year, was again a successful community recycling endeavor.

The Rural Preservation Association of Northwestern Lehigh County is grateful for the volunteer spirit of its members and for the generosity of Lowhill Township for offering its municipal building and site.

We appreciate Carl Kressley and his crew who facilitated the set up and handling of the collection containers and worked alongside the RPA volunteers at the event.

David A. Peifly

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

1970 graduate of Parkland High School

David A. Peifly, 60, of Upper Milford Township, died May 7, 2013, inLehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the loving husband of Tracy Peifly.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard S. and Ardath L. (Minner) Peifly.

A 1970 graduate of Parkland High School, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

He was the former president of Smith and Peifly Inc., Allentown, from 1982-03.

He was the third generation to run the prominent Allentown business founded in 1919.

Blaine R. House

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

fifth grade teacher

Blaine R. House, 50, from Allentown, died suddenly May 7, 2013.

He and his wife Tamara S. (Guditus) House were married 22 years.

Born in Palmerton, he was the son of Ronald B. and Shirley M. (Sheckler) House of Lehighton.

A graduate of Lehighton High School and Bloomsburg University, he was a fifth grade teacher at Towamensing Elementary, Palmerton School District.

He was an avid Penn State Fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Parkland Lunch menus

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 16: Elem.: Parkland chicken sandwich on whole grain roll or bagel meal, soft pretzel rod, mixed vegetables, frozen juice bar, cereal meal. M.S.: French toast sticks with sausage links or Egg McTrojan on whole grain roll, hash brown, green beans, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: Chef's choice.

Friday, May 17 : Elem.: Pizza wedge or bagel meal, sweet corn, tossed salad, chilled fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Chef's choice. H.S.: Trojan bowl or hot dog with cheese, baked snack, sweet corn, assorted fruit.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Band to perform May 26

The Allentown Band, America's oldest civilian concert band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will give a concert 7 p.m. May 26 at Springhouse Middle School, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

This event is sponsored by South Whitehall Township Recreation.

College Corner

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Local resident

on dean's list

Hannah Rucker of Allentown has been named to the spring 2013 dean's list for academic achievements and achieving a semester grad point average of 3.5 or higher at Champlain College, Burlington, Vt.

Rucker is majoring in digital filmmaking.

She is the daughter of Ann Biernat-Rucker and Ronald Rucker.