Benjamin D. Reed, 92, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Emmaus, died June 20, 2013, in M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of June E. (Wilkinson) Reed. Born in Sunbury, he was the son of the late Edgar and Frances (Wetzel) Reed.
He was an engineer and manager for PPL for over 30 years. After retirement, he worked as a consultant for North Cambria Fuel Company in Indiana, Pa. for 15 years.
He honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the 344th Bomb Group.
Madelyn G. Evrard, 99, most recently of Cedarbrook, died June 13, 2013, in Allentown. She was the wife of the late William J. Evrard, with whom she founded and owned Homespun Weavers, Emmaus, for 15 years before retiring in 1978. Born in North Bergen, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Herman G. and Anna (Koehler) Ganz.
President of her class, she was a 1936 graduate of Cedar Crest College. She was active in alumni affairs for many years and served as secretary, class agent and reunion chairman.
Reported by the owners of Bubble Brush Car Wash, 17 S. 12th St., unknown actors accessed the coin dispensing machines to defraud the owners of approximately $800 overnight May 31.
Reported by a resident in the 1100 block of Cold Stream Court who briefly left his car unlocked while moving items to his car about 2:30 p.m. May 31, an unknown actor entered the car and stole a backpack containing a laptop computer, two T-shirts and a shaving kit with a total value of $1,600.
Ruth H. Schreiber, 94, formerly of Emmaus, died June 17, 2013, in Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the loving wife of the late Carroll F. Schreiber who died June 7, 2006. Born in Cetronia, she was a daughter of the late Erwin W. and Helen M. (Fenstermaker) Helfrich. She was a homemaker, but prior to marriage, she was the treasurer in the office of Muhlenberg College.
Phyllis J. Bortz, 83, formerly of Alburtis and Macungie, died June 22, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard Bortz who died in 2001. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard F. and Evelyn G. (Hieter) Boger.
Millie F. Evert, 83, of Macungie, formerly of Slatington, died June 22, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Sheila. She was the wife of Earl J. Evert, of Slatington. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past February. Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Francis W. and Agnes (Roberts) Zellner.
She worked in the finishing department for Robbie Sue for 15 years before retiring. Prior to that she was employed at Hess Brothers department store's administration office in Allentown.
The Emmaus Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for a recycling program to benefit the many programs of the club. They recycled over 5,000 pairs last year alone. Glasses can be dropped off at the following locations in Emmaus: Bub and Associates Family Medical Center, 619 Dalton St.; Dr. Grove, 184 Main St.; 1st Niagarga Bank, 502 State Ave., 731 Chestnut St.
An Emmaus couple was charged with numerous drug offenses resulting from a four-week investigation by the Lehigh County District Attorney's Drug Task Force and the Emmaus Police Department.
Tasha Amanda Salsbury, 36, and her husband, Kevin Christopher Salsbury, 34, both of 625 Walnut St., Apt. 1, in the borough, are charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine, possession of controlled substances and conspiracy to deliver controlled substances.
The couple was arraigned June 20 and committed to Lehigh County Prison.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
An annual festival is held at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church for two congregations.
PRESS PHOTO BY DON WENNER
The Lioness Lions Club holds their annual dinner June 11 at the Superior Restaurant, honoring the latest recipient of the club award, Megan Martignetti who will be attending Temple University in the fall, majoring in occupational therapy. Pictured are Lioness President Debbie Lilligard, scholarship winner Megan Martignetti, Ann Martignetti and scholarship chairperson Cathy Hay.