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Chosen Words

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion


Oh my goodness, don’t get me started,

Our politicians are greatly divided!

Republicans, Democrats, it doesn’t matter,

Whatever is suggested gets torn and tattered.

It seems they lost all their direction.

They forgot the American people

Who voted for them, with affection.

They were chosen to serve this nation,

With, dignity, backbone, and pride.

But, whenever the going gets tough,

They go on vacation and hide.

Every time something needs to be done,

It becomes an imposition;

Seems nobody ever wants to give in

Guest View

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Lyme disease: What you need to know

Pennsylvania has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the country, with 12,200 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016 (the most recent statistics to date).

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection most people get from the bite of a deer tick. If left untreated, the disease can cause serious physical and neurological problems that are hard to manage down the road.

If you are heading outdoors to go fishing, hunting, camping or enjoying other activities, I encourage you to take the proper precautions.

Richard J. Geschel

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Richard J. Geschel, 77, of Fogelsville, died June 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of Neola C. (Steiner) Geschel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Emma (Schlener) Geschel.

An assembler at Mack Trucks Inc. for 32 years, he also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

A volunteer firefighter with the Fogelsville Fire Company for 25 years, he was currently serving as a trustee.