East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Shirley S. Kutz

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Active in community organizations

Shirley S. Kutz, 82, of Macungie, died Sept. 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Edwin L. Kutz. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie (Bowers) Godusky.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.

She was an active member of the community being a member and officer in many organizations including a three time vice-president of Emmaus Senior Citizens, past-president of POF, a volunteer for Bethlehem Special Olympics and was a SPARK and ARC assistant for AARP.

Editor’s View

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Judge Edward Smith’s decision on Lehigh County seal is a lemon

The secular zealots who originally challenged Lehigh County’s official seal in 2015 will not be happy until all symbols of Christianity are removed from public view.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin, which supported four Lehigh Valley members’ efforts to have the Latin cross in the center of the county seal removed, must be smiling smugly after a federal judge’s decision Sept. 28.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Smith upheld the group’s viewpoint — well, sort of — that the Latin cross should not be part of the county government’s official seal.

Election Policy

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal 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 is the Oct. 4 edition.

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


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log


Matthew Paul Dengler, 22, of Macungie, was arrested Sept. 15 in the 1100 block of Eagle Drive on charges of suspicion of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute, according to police. Dengler was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed, according to police.

Celebrating the impact newspapers have on the community

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

National Newspaper Week is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out. A free press is more important than ever and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Sobriety checkpoint

A total of 57 motorists were stopped, one driving under the influence arrest was made and 32 citations were issued during a sobriety checkpoint in Lower Macungie Township between 10 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 a.m. Sept. 3. The contacts with drivers were made after the checkpoint had to be canceled due to inclement weather, according to police.

A resident in the 4800 block of Pine Grove Circle, Lower Macungie Township, reported an unknown actor entered an unlocked vehicle and removed an iPod device Sept. 15, according to police.

Volunteers needed

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed. Halloween parade committee meetings are held 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 12 in the community room on the second floor of borough hall and Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com.

Volunteer positions needed include division captains and float formation area.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Walk set for Oct. 8


The annual Bethlehem area CROP Hunger Walk will be held with registration 1 p.m. and step-off 1:30 p.m. Oct.8. The walk starts at Spring Street near Lehigh Street.

CROP Hunger Walk is sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

For information, visit www.crophungerwalk.org/bethlehempa or email bethcropwalk@att.net.