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Sunday, January 21, 2018


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Winfield Iobst, mayor of the Emmaus Borough for 20 years, attended his final council meeting in borough hall Dec. 18.

Iobst was presented with a certification of accommodation by the Emmaus Police Department for all of his work over the years.

As the police department stated, “We have a 20 man department, and somehow you’ve sworn in 23 full-time officers, eight sergeants, three chiefs, oversaw four cycles of accreditation, the building of a new police department and served...

Editor’s View

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Many of our readers have been following the Guest Views written by former editorial assistant and freelance writer/photographer Mark Reccek documenting his battle with cancer.

Although a very private person, Mark felt it was important to share his journey with the readers and the many friends he had acquired through his work at The Press.

On Dec. 17, Mark lost the fight.

Mark was well-educated with multiple degrees, one being a law degree. He was studying to take the bar...

Santa answers readers’ questions

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

We asked Santa Claus questions from some of our youngest readers who responded to our request on our Facebook page. What follows are the questions and Santa’s answers.

Q. What is your favorite cookie?

A. Chocolate chip.

Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

A. The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3.

Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?

A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.

Q. Do you know how many...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

An organizational meeting was held Dec. 4 by the East Penn Board of School Directors where newly elected board members Adam Smith and Alisa Bowman, as well as re-elected directors Alan Earnshaw and Ziad Munson were sworn in.

Board Secretary Janine Allen briefly presided over the meeting until Director Paul Champagne was elected president pro tempore. Champagne then swore in the new and returning directors and presided over the election of officers.

Directors Earnshaw and Ken...

Blood donations needed

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of blood for the holidays. Donations tend to decline during December, but the need for blood remains steady.

Donors who give blood or platelets Dec. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Custom fishing rods fit for a president ... or two

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Emmaus resident Rick Patton getting into the business of making custom fishing rods is no fish tale.

Patton learned how to fish as a child from his uncle – a hobby he enjoyed.

Later in life, as an engineer, Patton was working in North Jersey constructing a scale model of a nuclear power plant in 1977 when he became friends with a co-worker who also enjoyed fishing.

One day while fishing together, Patton was impressed with his friend’s fishing rod and noticed he was...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Emmaus High School will be closed for winter break Dec. 22 through Jan 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!

There will be a Model United Nations meeting after school in Room 538 Dec. 20.

Picture retakes are available in the athletic office. If you had your picture taken on retake day, please stop in the athletic office and pick up your pictures.

Would you like to go to Europe this summer? If you are in a science, math, Latin or culinary arts class, you are eligible for the trip....

Early deadlines planned

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Happy holidays

Due to the upcoming holidays, The Press offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and therefore early deadlines are planned.

The advertising and editorial deadline for items to be included in the Dec. 27 issue is Dec. 21.

The advertising and editorial deadline for items to be included in the Jan. 3, 2018 issue is Dec. 28.

ALBURTIS BC New officers join force

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by KATHLEEN SHANNON KOEHN in Local News

The borough of Alburtis added two part-time officers to its police force at the Dec. 13 council meeting. Both Brock Termini and Troy Leonard were sworn in by Mayor Kathleen Palmer.

In other business, Scott Stoneback and John Aleszczyk were approved to serve on the Alburtis Civil Service Commission. Thomas Miller was reappointed and Richard Kulbaba appointed to the Alburtis Zoning Hearing Board.

Susan Nensteil, finance manager for the Lower Macungie Township Library, gave a...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is physics because the topics and ideas interest me while also involving problem solving and real world applications.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. The award I am most proud of achieving is the rank of Eagle Scout which I received earlier this year. At EHS, I have been on the...