East Penn Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Dave Nosal and the Lower Macungie Fire Department work until the job is done

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by BY BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

The stench of gas, a plume of smoke, the blare of an alarm – who responds? The fire department, of course, but the services so often taken for granted don't just happen. People like Dave Nosal make professional quality crisis response a reality.

He first joined the Wescosville Fire Department as a volunteer at the age of 16. At that time, the department responded to between 200 and 225 calls per year. Then, in 1998, the fire department and social hall separated as the firefighting element re-emerged as the Lower Macungie Fire Department.

They hear the trains a'coming

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

Stop, look and listen.

Most folks take those actions out of necessity when encountering an approaching train.

While some impatient drivers may become annoyed by having to wait for the rumbling behemoth to pass, other individuals go out of their way to meet a passing train, or two, or three, or even more.

These people also stop, look and listen-often for hours at a time.

Jeanne Trump, 82, of Macungie, firmly rests in the latter group.

EMMAUS MORAVIAN CHURCH Preparing students for the start of school

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Looking for a way to have a presence in the community and serve in a way relevant to people's lives, Emmaus Moravian Church held a back-to-school event for area families recently.

Director of Church Growth and Development Linda Wisser spearheaded the event to offer backpacks, school supplies and clothing to families in need to help take the anxiety away from parents who might not be able to afford those items for their children.

Wisser said it is very difficult for children to attend school who do not have the proper clothing or required school supplies.

Soap Box Derby results

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Winners announced in Stock, Super Stock and Masters Divisions.

The Keystone Rally Association held their annual soap box derby Saturday and Sunday on the Ridge Street hill, next to the Emmaus Public Library. Children from throughout the area participated in head-to-head heats all weekend. The race results are:

Aug. 25

Stock Division

1st Place - Liam Donovan

2nd Place - Vincent Orler

3rd Place - Haley Spotts

4th Place - Erin Donovan

5th Place - Aspen Tomasello

6th Place - Travis Fazio

7th Place - Tyler Myers

8th Place - Brooke Strand

Super Stock Division