East Penn Press

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hornet track teams compete in quad meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus track and field teams are more than halfway through the season.

The Hornet girls team remains undefeated at 8-0, while the boys team is 7-1 heading into this week.

Emmaus had several first-place finishers in a recent meet at Pocono Mountain West that also included Liberty and Pleasant Valley.

The Hornets’ Abby Dalton (1600), Amanda Lavana (3200), Laurel Widdoss (triple jump) and Kaitlin Renschen (discus) all won individual events in the girls meet, while the girls relay teams won the 4x400 and 4x800.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thanks to Ron Beitler and CEPTA

To the Editor:

Last night [April 17], I attended the Concerned East Penn Taxpayer debate for the 134th district state representative race between Ron Beitler and Ryan Mackenzie.

CEPTA has been hosting almost all local race debates since 1980. The problem was that Ryan Mackenzie did not show up for the debate even though his Harrisburg duties did not interfere with the event.

This is not the first time he has ducked a debate.

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Be a donor — don’t take your organs to Heaven

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

— Maya Angelou


Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant. Nearly 115,000 names are on that list. Those names might be faces that are familiar to you or be complete strangers.

But as an organ donor, you have the ability to save eight of them. Just you. Eight lives.