Parkland Press

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Jeffrey G. Katcher

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

1982 Parkland High School graduate

Jeffrey G. Katcher, 48, of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 25, 2012.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul and Mildred Katcher.

He and his loving wife Marsha (Watkins) Katcher were married for the past 21 years.

A 1982 graduate of Parkland High School, he attended the former Lehigh County Community College, now Lehigh Carbon Community College.

He was an electronic technician for IT&T and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Buffs soar past Hokey Eagles in SYFL

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

125 pounds

No. Parkland 48,

Hokendauqua 6

Josh Wagner and Ian O'Neill each scored a pair of touchdowns to pace North Parkland past the Eagles in the 125-pound game.

Wagner's touchdowns both came on punt returns as he took both a 30 and 50-yarder to the house. Ian O'Neill scored on runs of 12 and two yards.

Ian Haggerty also added a 30-yard touchdown run and Greg Santa-Ana had a seven yarder.

Christian Antry posted a solid rushing performance in the second half of the victory.

SPYA 110s blank Lower Macungie

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

110 pounds

So. Parkland A 24, Lower Macungie 0

The South Parkland 110-pound A team shut out the Lower Macungie Mustangs 24-0 under the lights at Mustang Field in a non-league game on Monday night.

The Trojans offense struck early when Vincent Gerbasio hooked up with Trent Perkins for a 64-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the game. On the Trojans second possession, JT Siggins took a hand-off from Gerbasio and raced 22-yards for a touchdown.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Class of '56 to gather Nov. 2

Parkland High School Class of 1956 has scheduled a 56th year reunion luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at The Masters at Shepherd Hills, 1160 S. Krocks Road, Wescosville.

Call Louise Wotring Knopf at 610-799-3661 or Lucy Hersh Ritter at 610-395-4083 for more information.

Charles D. Kester

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator for former A&B Meats

Charles D. Kester, 68, of Kempton, died Sept. 28, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Weinstine) Kester.

He was a machine operator for the former A&B Meats and Beth-Allen Aluminum, Allentown.

He honorably served his country in the National Guard and U.S. Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Korea.

He was of the Lutheran faith.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Silent auction, dinner on Nov. 4

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, is hosting its 15th annual silent auction and dinner from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Buffet will be available from 2-3:30 p.m. Bidding will take place 1-4 p.m. The auction will be 4-5 p.m.

Reservations need to be made by Oct. 25. All items are new and donated by local businesses.

Go to for a list of items available at the auction.

Bill Albert is named 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.

In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.