Parkland Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Congressman to resign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said.

“Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the...

Fallen Marine receives long-awaited military funeral with full honors

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Allen High School graduate, who died at age 21, after serving only three months in Vietnam, was quietly buried at Grand View Cemetery, South Whitehall Township, by his family and friends.

He and wife, Dorothy, who has never remarried, had only been married five months when he was killed.

With encouragement from Mack’s wife, and his sister, Evelyn Crowson, both of whom live in slatington, plans were made to honor Pfc. Mack with a full military funeral on the 50th anniversary...

Election Policy

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publishing columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week to publish columns by local government officials running for office was the April 12 edition. We will continue to cover local races in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor written by...

Events planned for May

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events during May.

·A Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered 5 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·There will be a grand opening of “The Redeemers Closet,” a Ministry of St. Peter’s 9 a.m.-noon May 12 in Emerald.

·The former clothing give away will now be permanently located at 4019 Main St., Slatedale in the Salem...

Parkland names athletic director

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

William Dreisbach has been approved as the new athletic director for the Parkland School District.

He replaces Jeffrey Geisel who will retire in June after 30 years of service to the district.

Dreisbach has served as the Parkland assistant boys basketball coach for the past 11 years.

He has a 32-year career as a teacher in the North Schuylkill and Upper Perkiomen school districts.

His experience includes positions as director of athletics, physical education...

Kitten Kapers on April 21

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Feline and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be having Kitten Kapers adoptions noon-4 p.m. April 21 at the shelter.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.

To adopt that day, vet records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

For more information, call 610-760-9009.

To adopt any other day, call Therese at 610-248-7399.

Jordan UCC youth prepare eggs for annual hunt at church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The day before the March 31 Community Easter Egg Hunt at Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, volunteers were busy boiling and coloring eggs as well as filling plastic eggs with assorted candy.

Karen Shear, who has been responsible for getting the eggs ready for the event for the past six years, makes sure there are 20 dozen eggs ready to boil and gathers all the paints and colors and candy for the event.

On Good Friday, the group spent the morning in the kitchen...

Concert on April 22

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band will present a special concert 3 p.m. April 22 at the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

This unique program was created by conductor Ronald Demkee to coincide with the special exhibit “Last One In: American Ideals in Conflict with American Attitudes,” on immigration at the Liberty Bell Museum, which is housed within the church.

The exhibit will feature editorial cartoons about each wave of...