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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Winfield Iobst seeks re-election

Winfield Iobst has announced his intention to run for re-election of mayor of Emmaus.

He has been mayor of Emmaus for 16 years.

"I have served the Borough of Emmaus with integrity and if re-elected, I will continue to do the same."

Iobst worked for his dad in the dairy and bakery business. He said his father always taught him well and told him to "always be nice to the senior citizens– you will be one, one day."

"He told me to respect them and I do."

State Police

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Youth wanted for camp

State Police Troop M Bethlehem will be conducting its 29th Camp Cadet June 16 to 21 at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year 90 Cadets will be selected to have a first hand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

To be eligible for Camp Cadet, a boy and girl must be at least 12 years old but not older than 14 by May 1, be a resident of either Lehigh or Northampton counties and must be in good physical condition.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Now accepting applications

The Frederick J. Jaindl Scholarship will be given to a student enrolled in agriculture in a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded on Aug. 28 at the Ag Awards program in the Agri-Plex building during the 2013 Great Allentown Fair.

To apply for the scholarship, you must have exhibited a competitive entry at the Allentown Fair for at least one year.

Complete a two-section application and send it to the Allentown Fair office before Aug. 12.

Another View

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Violence is not the solution to our problems

This past week many of us were glued to the television, Internet and radio as we followed the Boston Marathon bombing and the recent apprehension of two suspects.

These events have caused me to ask of myself how and why man desires to harm other humans.

Thomas Hobbes argued in "Leviathan" man in a state of nature was "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."

There is no question about it, more than 300 years later, man still has a predilection for nastiness and a sick bent to harm his fellow man, by word and deed.

William F. Mosser III

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

CEO of Thermoplastic Valves, Inc.

William F. Mosser III, 83, of Emmaus, died March 27, 2013. He was the husband of Midge (Goodhart) Mosser. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William F. and Anna (Shankweiler) Mosser.

He was the CEO of Thermoplastic Valves, Inc. He attended Muhlenberg College.

A Christian and active churchman, he was a charter member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus and a former president of the Lutheran Laity Movement.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 21 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 will be the April 24 edition.

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

Patricia A. Panfile

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia A. Panfile, 88, of Macungie, died April 19, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late C. Thomas Panfile, who died May 10, 1979. Born in Stowe, she was a daughter of the late Dorastus and Mary Alice (Heck) Mauger.

She grew up during the depression, worked in a sewing factory as a seamstress and enjoyed her life as a homemaker, caring for her children.