Parkland Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.

Laury’s Station Fire Co. holds 2017 elections

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Laury’s Station Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 held their 2017 Fire Company elections, with Charles Eckhart, president; Jared Farkas, vice president; Robin Hood, recording secretary; Marie Hood, financial secretary; Eric Minford, treasurer; Ian Noll, chaplain; and Dale French, Dale Remaley, Charles Wechsler as trustees.

Also announced their fire line officers as Robin Hood, chief; Kevin Remaley, 1st assistant chief; Chris Greb, 2nd assistant chief; Matt Desch, lieutenant; and John Bull, fire police captain.

Neighbors up in arms over motel shooting

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall residents are concerned over a recent shooting at the nearby Econo Lodge motel, 1151 Bulldog Drive.

They filled the room at the Aug. 3 board meeting and asked commissioners and police to take action to safeguard the area.

Police Chief John Christman said about five shots were fired in the July incident which also involved a pistol whipping.

He added no one was hit by the shots.

One bullet, however, reached the Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, 4220 Crackersport Road.

Parkland graduate ‘carries’ on the tradition

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

While paper carriers are few and far between now, previous generations relied on these dutiful workers to deliver their source of news.

Kelsy Grim, a Parkland High School graduate, was one of those workers. Along with being a carrier, Grim played junior varsity softball, was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and was on the honor roll every semester.

Her mother Melissa works for Parkland School District. Her father George is a retired school psychologist and was a paper carrier when he was young.

Police looking for man who fired shots at Econo Lodge

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

South Whitehall police are still looking for the man who allegedly was involved in a shots-fired incident and who pistol-whipped another man at 3:22 p.m. July 18 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Drive, South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall police, an officer responding to reports of multiple gunshots and an aggravated assault, was told the suspect had fired several shots from a handgun with the rounds striking several vehicles and a nearby building.

Upper Macungie police offer tips on living alongside black bears

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township police are advising residents there has recently been some reports of bear activity in Upper Macungie Township, as well as in other areas in the Lehigh Valley.

Police are sharing some insight directly from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website on living with black bears.

If You Live in Bear Country

Board OKs spending on various services

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Looking to the new school term, the Parkland board has approved various major expenditures for services and purchases to benefit students, staff and buildings.

Salaries of the administrators who will continue to lead and guide Parkland in the next school year have been established.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak will receive $177,434; Assistant Superintendent Rodney Troutman, $158,135; Director of Business Administration John Vignone, $157,256; and Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations Tracy Smith, $140,324.