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Eyer students take top honors in Mathcounts competition

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Arayman Khandelwal, an eighth grade student at Springhouse Middle School and Bruce Wu, a seventh grader at Eyer Middle School, took first and second place honors respectively at the 30th annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® held recently at Trexler Middle School, Allentown.

In a Jeopardy-style countdown round held before an audience of 500 onlookers, Wu took to the stage in 10th place and out-answered seven competitors to advance to second place. The Eyer Middle School team, coached by Julie Hummell, placed second overall.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Emmaus Police Department receives permanent medication box

Lehigh County residents who have expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications will be able to discard those medications in permanent collection boxes now installed in 10 police departments in Lehigh County.

The boxes, similar to mailboxes, were delivered to the 10 Lehigh County police departments which applied for the boxes through a grant program made possible through the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

EMMAUS POLICE DEPARTMENT Armed robber enters Lafayette Ambassador Bank; police ask for public's assistance

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Breaking News

The Emmaus Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying an armed robber who entered the Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 402 State Ave., Emmaus, 10:07 a.m. Dec. 16.

According to police, the actor entered the bank armed with a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported inside the bank.

Hillside students give to help typhoon survivors

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Inspired by an aunt, a fifth grade student and her classmates raise money for those in the Philippines.

Within a week after the most powerful typhoon in recorded history in the Philippines, student Mya Kelly and others in her fifth grade class at The Hillside School, 2697 Brookside Road, Macungie, moved into action to raise money for their peers in the Philippines.

The students were led by their teacher, Eileen Hanosek, and presented a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow students, faculty and staff asking for help.

Mya Kelly knew firsthand of the devastation in her Aunt Mae's hometown of Cebu.

Emmaus detective chosen Officer of the Year

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Detective Jason B. Apgar was named Police Officer of the Year by the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office Nov. 12. Apgar accepted the award at the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police annual awards ceremony at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Apgar was recommended for this award by Chief David A. Faust of the Emmaus Police Department. Apgar has been with the force for 13 years.

Faust said Apgar is a seasoned police officer and an exceptional investigator and leader who resolved many serious crimes in the last several years.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL drama department EHS theater season opens with 'Pride and Prejudice'

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will open its 2013-2014 theater season with "Pride and Prejudice," Jon Jory's adaptation of the classic novel by Jane Austen, bringing to the stage one of the most cherished love stories in English literature.

Elizabeth Bennet's pride leads her to misjudge Fitzwilliam Darcy on the basis of a poor first impression, while Darcy's prejudice against Elizabeth's lower social standing initially blinds him to her many virtues. Both characters must come to terms with their pride and prejudice in order to realize their true love.