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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.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Historical society to open museum at Camp Olympic

The Lower Macungie Township Historical Society will open a new museum in the lower barn at Camp Olympic later this year. The museum, called The Bartholomew Center for the Preservation of Lower Macungie History, will display a large collection of artifacts, documents and memorabilia to tell the story about the township. An open house for the space took place July 9 with the museum to have its grand opening in the fall.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Traffic issues concern supervisors again

Traffic issues, and criticism of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, frequent topics at supervisors’ meetings, again came under discussion at last week’s otherwise routine meeting.

Almost half of the brief meeting was spent in executive session to discuss personnel and real estate, but during the public comment portion of the open meeting, two residents raised traffic concerns.