Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Elizabeth Gale Harwick

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

raised trout in her classroom

Elizabeth “Beth” Gale Harwick, 60, of Kempton, died peacefully Aug. 15, 2019, in her home with family at her side.

She was the loving wife of Keith D. Harwick, with whom she celebrated 37 years of marriage on May 15.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late George and Inez (Sayers) Gale.

An educator, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, and her Master’s from Kutztown University.

Charles J. Rauch

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Charles J. Rauch, 87, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 15, 2019, in the home where he was born, with his caring wife by his side.

The loving, gentle and generous patriarch of the Rauch family, he will be vastly missed, along with his humorous pearls of wisdom. He was the affectionate husband of Shirley A. (Ney) Rauch, with whom he celebrated 64 blessed years of marriage on Jan. 15.

The son of the late Charles J.D. and Mabel L. (Reitz) Rauch, he was a lifelong farmer in Lynn Township and worked for the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Ella A. Schaller

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

food service worker

Ella A. Schaller, 92, formerly of Slatington, died Aug. 15, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Schaller.

Born Nov. 19, 1926, in Weisenberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester E. and Mabel I. (Kocher) Grim.

She was a food service worker for several restaurants in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

Her survivors include children Carl W. Masters, Blanda J. Prutzman and Shirley M. Kramer; brother Willard C. Grim; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

37th West Park House Tour Sept. 8

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The West Park Civic Association’s 37th Annual House Tour, held annually since 1982, is 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Advance tickets are available for purchase on the West Park website,; and at Albright’s Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, Boutique To Go, Hummus House, Phoebe Floral, RE:find, Walter’s Pharmacy and Weil Antiques. Tickets may be purchased and prepaid vouchers may be redeemed, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St., Allentown.

LV International Airport site for Allegiant base

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company Aug. 20 when the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA), known in Federal Aviation Administration parlance as ABE (as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton).

Allegiant plans to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to establish a new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft.

LCCC students, graduates may apply for JKC awards

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Foundation has announced the opening of its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Application, which provides selected community college students, including Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), with up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degrees. In addition to the monetary award, students selected as Cooke Scholars will receive college transition support and ongoing advising.

LVHN partners with Strata for updated cancer diagnosis

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Strata Oncology, a precision oncology company, announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is among five health systems and the only one in the Lehigh Valley region joining the Strata Precision Oncology Network™ (the “Network”).

The others are Baptist Health, Kentucky; MultiCare Health System, Washington; Prisma Health, South Carolina, and Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.

St. Luke’s aide in ‘Next Step’ of Workforce Board program

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Makita McFarlane of Easton saw her dream of becoming a nurse put on hold when she became pregnant.

Ordered to bed rest, McFarlane, 22, had to stop taking the prerequisite classes she needed to get into nursing school.

Then, when Alexandria was born four weeks early in October, McFarlane had to quit her job as a reserve nursing home aide because the hours were too irregular to get the tiny infant on a schedule.