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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension Lehigh Valley Master Gardeners present the Home Gardener Conference, a one-day event filled with workshops for the gardener that will help participants find their new year garden inspiration 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Get energized and free your mind at the optional morning yoga session, learn about Backyard Invasive Pests from our Keynote Speaker Dr. Amy Korman, horticulture extension educator.

Worship services

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, worship and Sunday School have been canceled from March 15-22.

In addition, all other activities, meetings, and services are canceled from March 15-27.

Council will re-evaluate the situation on March 23.

The building is closed to all groups as precautionary measures to stopping the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19), except for essential personnel.

Election Policy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates and readers:

As we approach the April 28 General Primary, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 2 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Thomas J. Butler

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

inside salesman

Thomas J. Butler, 72, of Orefield, died March 12, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife Susan A. (Andersen) Butler were married 49 years last September.

Born Nov. 6, 1947, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Doris (Costello) Butler.

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

He was an inside salesman with various companies in the electric industry.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Joanne Sutton

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

medical claims adjustor

Joanne “Jo” Sutton, 58, of Schnecksville, formerly of Quakertown, died peacefully on March 14, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of Theodore R. Sutton.

Born Nov. 19, 1961, in Sommers Point, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Joan (Lippincott) Potts.

A 1980 graduate of Ocean City High School, she was a medical claims adjuster for Prudential and United Health Care for 30 years before retiring.

Kempton resident

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


Megan Waidelich of Kempton was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Albright College, Reading.

Waidelich, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, majored in crime and justice during the fall semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester.

State universities close

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by Kutztown University on March 13 from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, including Kutztown University, just received direction from our chancellor to suspend face-to-face classes for the next two weeks.

KU will convert to online instruction from March 23 through March 29. It is our expectation that KU residence halls will now reopen 1 p.m. March 29.