Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Parkland’s first graduating class celebrates at 67th reunion

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Several members of the first Parkland High School senior class met May 10 at the Hops at the Paddock, South Whitehall, for their 67th reunion.

This was the first class to graduate from the recently renamed South Whitehall High School as students from North Whitehall wanted a more neutral name.

A contest was held and the winning name, Parkland, was submitted by Mary Lou Urffer.

The high school in 1950 was at what is now the Troxell building, North Cedar Crest Boulevard,...

Business workshop June 10

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Score will be holding a workshop 9:30 a.m. to noon June 10 in Rothrock Library, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

Topics such as start-up mistakes, finding funds, customers and marketing will be covered.

Attendees will also receive a Lehigh Valley Score entrepreneur guidebook.

For information, call 610-266-3000 or email

Morning blaze damages trailers at East Allen freight terminal

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Firefighters and emergency vehicles from across the Lehigh Valley responded June 1 to a fire at the Consolidated Freight terminal in East Allen Township.

Although initial reports speculated fireworks were on the truck that was ablaze, it was later confirmed the truck contained butane lighters.

The fire burned for nearly three hours before it was extinguished.

The freight terminal, located off Chrisphalt Road, is a transfer station where cargo from one truck is loaded...

‘Pippin’ garners 5 Freddy Awards

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland High school’s production of “Pippin” won five Freddy Awards May 25 during a ceremony presentation from 29 participating schools at the State Theatre, Easton.

The talented actors brought home Freddy Awards in the following categories:

·Outstanding Use of Costumes;

·Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member, Kayleigh Scott as Berthe;

·Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Alex Atiyeh as Charlemagne;

·Outstanding Chorus;...

Ernie the giraffe dies at Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

According to recent news reports, Ernie the giraffe, a new resident of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, died on May 28.

Ernie, 6, was reunited with his dad, Murphy, who also came to the Lehigh Valleyfrom a zoo in Kansas City.

The young giraffe, who arrived May 26, is said to have become aggressive and suffered a neck injury.

Murphy, 15, who was the first of the two giraffes to come to the Zoo, arrived May 23.

The father and son were recommended to remain...

Part I

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Motivated by a sense of adventure and an interest in the U.S. Marine Corps, Don Rumble of Schnecksville recently traveled to Iwo Jima and other World War II historic sites on islands in the Pacific.

Through Military Historical Tours of Woodbridge, Va., Rumble visited Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

Rumble’s interest in military travel was awakened two years ago when he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam.

Drafted into the Marine Corps in 1965, Rumble spent most...

‘Teddy Roosevelt’ spends an evening with Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

“Preserve the past as we go into the future.”

(Neil Oswald, Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society president)

Peyton Dixon, in the guise of Teddy Roosevelt, walked around the social hall of the Lynnport Fire Company talking to people before he discussed his life.

Roosevelt explained he had visited Northwestern Lehigh Middle School that afternoon.

When Justin Arifaj introduced Roosevelt he said when people see Mount Rushmore they think of George Washington, Abraham...


Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon, lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics...

Fundraiser on June 11

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Tripoli

Katie Kressley and Dwight Walbert Scooby are hosting a “Crafts for a Cure” cancer fundraiser noon to 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Lynnport Fire company, 7164 Behler Road, Lynnport.

There will be crafters, food, bake sales, a 200-plus basket raffle, a 50/50, live bands, American Cancer Society booths, surprise guest appearances, motorcycle run and more.

Bands include Lost Love Horizon, Scott Marshall Band, Tj Bebb, Paul Knakk and Nick of Time.


School board tie to be decided June 2

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

According to information provided by Parkland School Board candidate Marc Posegay, and verified with information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration webpage, Posegay tied for fourth place with David J. Hein following an absentee ballot count after the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

Posegay stood unofficially in fifth place with 737 votes, just two behind Hein, who had an unofficial 739 votes.

The unofficial top three vote-getters in the election at that time were...