Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Parkland thespians show their ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in weekend play

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Parkland High School Theater students will be preforming “Pride and Prejudice” this weekend in the school’s auditorium.

“Pride and Prejudice” is a tale of perceived appearances and tangled relationships with the hope true love prevails.

Based on the book of the same name by Jane Austin, the story was published in 1813.

This tale involves Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia.

Complicating things, Mr. Bennet’s estate is “entailed” and can only be passed on to a male heir.

Lauretta Ruch becomes a centenarian

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Lauretta Ruch, who was raised on a farm in Seipstown, turned 100 years old on Sept. 30.

One of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Fiste, she married Edgar Ruch in 1939, and moved to their home in Fogelsville.

The couple had three children Betty, David and Peggy.

Edgar, a veteran of World War II, died at the young age of 57 leaving Lauretta a widow for many years.

Lauretta lived in the home she made with Edgar until she moved to Cedarbrook Nursing Home at the end of this summer.

It’s no bull: Orefield Middle School doesn’t stand for bullying

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in School

Orefield Middle School students have once again pledged to take a stand against bullying.

This is the fourth year OMS had its anti-bullying event.

Everyone at the school – students, teachers and staff — took part in team building games and activities Sept. 15.

Monica Ouly-Uhl, an assistant principal at OMS and a key organizer of the event, said spending time with teachers during this event has a significant impact on the students.

“They get to see how important it [anti-bullying] is to the staff,” she said.