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2016 Student Keystone Press Awards

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Press columnist among recognized

Colleen Grablick, the Emmaus High School columnist for the East Penn Press, earned first place in the feature story category of the 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards.

Grablick, a senior, took home the top prize for her entry “Remembering Abby: 4 months later, EHS holds purple out in girl’s memory.” The story appeared in the Emmaus High School newspaper “The Stinger.”

Grablick writes the Hornet Happenings column for the East Penn Press and is editor-in-chief of the “The Stinger.”


Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Re-accreditation recommended


St. Thomas More School completed The Sustaining Excellence Protocol of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools recently and has been recommended for re-accreditation.

The school was first accredited in April 1987, re-accredited in April 1997 and re-accredited once again in May 2008.

Pediatricians recommend home remedies for cough or cold

Friday, March 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Cough and cold season is officially in full swing and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, how should a parent treat the child?

Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first, according to doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Q. Why not just buy over-the-counter cold and cough medicines?


Friday, March 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

‘Honey for Heroes’ benefits programs of local Gold Star Mothers

Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging Association members to donate pound containers of honey from their own hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy area veterans.

During the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association sold honey from the club’s owned and operated hives at Lehigh Carbon Community College, using the proceeds to match the donations from their own members.

EHS faculty advisor Jillian Zarnas recognized as Paul Harris Fellow

Friday, March 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Jillian Zarnas, faculty advisor of the Emmaus High School Interact Club, was recognized recently by the Emmaus Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Zarnas was honored with this award for the work she has done for the EHS Interact Club and the Emmaus Rotary Club.

“Jillian embodies the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self’ and instills it into the Interact Club members at Emmaus High School with every meeting, event and activity she facilitates,” Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian Lawrence R. Delhagen Jr. said.

Simmons announces his bid for re-election

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced he will seek re-election to the 131st District of the State House of Representatives in the 2016 election.

“It has been an honor to serve the residents of the 131st District and work with them to reach our common goals,” Simmons said. “I humbly ask for their support so that we can continue working together on priorities like education funding, economic and job growth, and addressing local issues,” Simmons provided in a recent press release.

SkillsUSA holds District 11 Championships

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Area students compete and earn honors in annual competition

Students from the East Penn and Salisbury school districts were among the competitors and winners at the District 11 Skills USA Championships held at the Agri-Pex in the Allentown Fairgrounds Feb. 3.

In the annual competition, about 60 students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute faced their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from advertising design to welding.

Veteran prosecutor named supervisor of narcotics unit

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit including five other attorneys.

Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.

Neighbors become heroes during snow clean up

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

On Jan. 24, the Emmaus Police Department responded to numerous incidents, including neighbor disputes over snow removal and EMS calls.

The Emmaus Police Department was assisted at one EMS call by neighbors who pitched in to help a neighbor in need. A resident requested EMS for a medical condition. When police, EMS fire and personnel arrived it was found there was no access to the residence due to the heavy snow accumulation.