Parkland Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Upper Macungie Police

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Items stolen from vehicles

Upper Macungie Township police say a 47-year-old male resident of the 100 block of Windermere Ave., reported to them 7:27 a.m. Aug. 29 personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the overnight hours of Aug. 28 to 29.

In a separate incident, police say a 55-year-old male resident of the 200 block of Lenepe Trail, reported at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 29 items were stolen sometime overnight Aug. 28 to 29 from his unlocked vehicle.

Lehigh County

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Voting machine

The Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration Office invites residents to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines.

This three-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems and Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12

•Dominion Voting: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13

Another View

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Brighten someone’s day, show a little kindness

I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on about an Argentine police officer and another on on Pop star Pink, both showing kindness to young children.

The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”

The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital, while in uniform, went viral on the Internet.

Chosen Words

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A Rainy Day

A rainy day is gloomy,

You want to remain in bed.

It’s not the rain I dislike,

It’s the dreariness I dread.

I need the sun to wake me up,

So I can get around;

But on a very rainy day,

It’s nowhere to be found.

I seem to lose my energy.

My ambition has flown the coup.

I can’t wait for the sun to return

So I can try to regroup.

I know we need the rain to fall,

To water all the plants,

I understand that circumstance.

But, why can’t it rain just an hour a day,


Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Church must examine itself after scathing report

If you are one of more than 3 million Roman Catholics in Pennsylvania, or even if you are not, you can’t help but be stunned, saddened and sickened by the startling disclosures in the report by an investigative grand jury that was recently released.

With some names redacted (blacked out), the report detailed there are more than 1,000 child victims at the hands of more than 300 accused clergy representing a systemic cover-up that goes back 70 years.

lunch menus

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept.6: M.S., H.S.: Mozzarella sticks with sauce, cheeseburger on roll, dinner roll. M.S.: steamed vegetable, also. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, steamed vegetable, also.

Friday, Sept. 7: Elem.: Soft shell taco with taco fiesta black beans, chicken nuggets, pizza, cereal meal, steamed brown rice. M.S., H.S.: Walking taco with taco fiesta black beans, chicken nuggets, steamed brown rice.

Lucille G. Leickel

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Lutheran Church

Lucille G. Leickel, 74, of Slatington, died Sept. 1, 2018, in her home.

She was the wife of the late David G. Leickel who died in June.

Born Jan. 12, 1944, in Danielsville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mable M. (Fritz) Kern.

She was employed at L.V.R. Inc., Schnecksville, for 20 years before retiring.

She was a baptized member of Christ Lutheran Church, Danielsville.

Her survivors include a daughter Lisa A. Leickel of Slatington; granddaughter Amanda L. Delich of Macungie; and great-grandchildren Alexander, Nikolas and Andrew.

Charles F. Hoppes

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg UCC

Charles F. Hoppes, 92, of Slatington, died peacefully Aug. 31, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Dorothy (Webb) Hoppes were married 71 years.

Born Dec. 8, 1925, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late Leon and Helen (Frantz) Hoppes.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

A self-employed carpenter, he built residential homes and did renovations for 45 years before retiring.