East Penn Press

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Commissioners dole out casino host funds

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018 – 2022, and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting.

The capital plan, according to explanatory text in the ordinance, “is a policy statement only and is in no way to be construed as a budget or an appropriation.” A vote on the capital plan will be held at the next meeting July 26.

“The capital plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” Commissioner Michael Schware said in an interview.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board launches floating sub position

The East Penn Board of School Directors voted unanimously to approve all of the personnel items recommended by school superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder at the July 10 meeting. These include the 2017-2018 co-curricular appointments for high school and middle school coaches, assistant coaches, equipment managers and a full-time floating substitute.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Noise ordinance discussed

The July 5 meeting of Macungie Borough Council began with a comment from borough resident Dennis Fritz. Fritz questioned if anything came of a noise ordinance that was in its early stages of planning a few years earlier. He was concerned about a possible noise violation from the Pub on Main. Fritz felt the issue could be resolved if there were a written list of rules or regulations so that new pub owners would not have confusion about the rules.

Former Macungie postmaster turns 104

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 3, Allen Fink celebrated his 104th birthday. His independent living facility provided the venue for his children, nieces, nephews and multiple relatives and friends to gather and wish him well.

The eldest child of Henry and Edna Fink, he was born in a tenant farmer’s house on his grandfather’s farm in Salisbury Township. The family rapidly expanded to include his brothers Martin, Myron, Edward and sister Minerva.