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 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.
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.
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.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently displayed art created during the SnowBlast event in February at Lee Gribbons Restaurant. ABOVE: Richard Farmer discusses the artwork with EAC President Teri Sorg McManamon, Angela Faidley and Linda Waddell.
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.
On April 6, members of the Jefferson Elementary Schoo Drama Club entertained friends and family with two performances of "Abracadabra Aladdan."
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.
St. Timothy's Church, Ott St., Allentown, is having its annual inside garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27.
Bring household goods, books, jewelry to the church in advance of the sale.
Clothing, computers or televisions will not be accepted.
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.