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Education Foundation hosts gala; plans next event

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The East Penn School District Education Foundation moved “Full STEAM Ahead” at their inaugural mini-gala held recently at Lehigh Country Club. This first official fundraising event of the foundation was aimed at providing monetary enrichment for the foundation’s Innovator Grant Program which supports STEAM-powered education in district classrooms.

The gala featured a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, raffle prizes for items donated by local businesses and individuals and a foundation living logo on site to entertain guests.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Four Macungie Scouts earn Eagle Award

Jackson Bartholomew, Dylan Martin, Jacob Licker and Jacob Goldstein received the rank of Eagle Scout in a recent Court of Honor ceremony.

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, family, friends, fellow Eagle Scouts and current Troop leaders, Scouts and their families attended the event held at Macungie Memorial Hall. Tyler Yankey, of the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council, served as the keynote speaker for the event.

The four Scouts are members of Boy Scout Troop 71 which is sponsored by Solomon’s United Church of Christ in Macungie.

Brock McElhenney achieves Eagle Scout rank with palm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Brock McElhenney, of Macungie, was recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor recently at the Lower Macungie Community Center, Macungie.

Brock is a member of Boy Scout Troop 131 chartered at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.

He completed 41 merit badges in a variety of subjects enroute to the Eagle Scout rank.

For his Eagle service project, he assembled 150 welcome kits for the Allentown Rescue Mission, Hamilton Street, Allentown.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Allentown man faces charges in 10 robberies

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 10 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, including one in Emmaus, which occurred between Nov. 26, 2016 and May 1.

Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was to be arraigned through Central Booking.

It is alleged Singleton acted as the “getaway driver” in the following robberies:

Donches announces run for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Donches, resident of Emmaus and member of the community and citizen advocate, has announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District, which includes: boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg and Macungie, the townships of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Upper Saucon, Salisbury and Allentown’s 12th and 13th ward.

Jerry announces candidacy for Emmaus tax collector

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bernadette Jerry is asking for your vote as tax collector in the Borough of Emmaus May 16.

Jerry said she brings the following qualifications and experience to the position of tax collector. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1986.

She was the controller of Dynasty Metals in New Jersey for eight years and was the administrator of a $2 million line of credit while managing all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping.

Jerry served local Lehigh Valley business owners as a bookkeeper using either Quickbooks or Peach Tree.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.