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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...