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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LIVING LIFE WELL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Raymond Mohr sings to honor veterans

Recently, Raymond Mohr, of Macungie, treated the IronPigs fans at Coca-Cola Park to his rendition of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. Mohr is neither a professional singer nor a candidate running for office. He is a 99-year-old World War II veteran who sang in honor of United States veterans.

Mohr has become a local celebrity. As of the date of this interview, the video of his performance had received over 500,000 Internet views and gone viral. (To view Mohr’s presentation, Google 99 year old veteran sings God Bless America.)

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

James Haag

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Ever since I was young, my favorite subject has always been math. I like math because it is the basis on which everything falls, as you can understand and explain how different phenomenon work simply by using numbers and variables. Unlike science, the answer to why math works a certain way is never “because it does,” but rather everything within the subject has a clear reason backing it up.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Amy Lineberger

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is math. I love that there is a definite answer in every problem no matter how I choose to approach it.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I have received Principal’s Honor Roll and the Players’ Player Award at the girls soccer banquet in January.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Knauss Homestead Preservation Society holds poker bingo fundraiser

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Knauss Homestead, 152 E. Main St., Emmaus, is a local gem which the Knauss Homestead Preservation Society is committed to maintaining.

Recently, the society sponsored a poker bingo party fundraiser at Emmaus Fire Co. No. 1.

The group is also currently promoting a “Win a River Cruise for 2” raffle with the winner to be drawn on Aug. 11.

Completed in 1762, the homestead has long been associated with the growth and development of the Borough of Emmaus.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Margaret Gallagher

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?​​

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is calculus because I love learning how concepts I was taught in previous math and physics classes are what they are because of applications of calculus.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Throughout my four years in high school I’ve received numerous academic awards for my grades and my caliber.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

ClenRoy Geist, a.k.a. Crazy Elmer, celebrates 70 years as an entertainer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at age 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.

In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers. When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

‘The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast’ performed April 28

Lead by volunteer drama club director Lisa Edelman and supported by a staff of parent volunteers, East Penn’s Jefferson Elementary School students presented “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” during two performances April 28.

This version of the classic tale, written for student performers, features original music and lyrics. Approximately 40 Jefferson Elementary School students appeared in two performances.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kathryn DeJohn

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is French. I have always found learning new words and phrases fascinating, which led my family to host a French exchange student two summers ago. I was lucky enough to be able to visit our student the next summer as an American exchange student in France. The trip only heightened my interest in the language and I hope to be able to live there one day so I can really put my knowledge to use.