East Penn Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Macungie Borough Council meeting Dec. 18, the 2018 budget passed with a 5-1 vote. The nay vote came from Councilman Greg Hutchison who opposes the budget for the police along with some other issues. The budget calls for a 1/2 mill tax increase.

Some of the items of interest that helped increase taxes are engineering services for $49,500, legal services $4,500, building maintenance $3,600 and post retirement medical benefits fund $25,000. Savings in this budget include the...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Auneliz Mendez- Jimenez, 32, of Philadelphia, is suspected of retail theft after an incident involving a retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 11:25 p.m. Oct. 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. A 27-year-old actor, also of Philadelphia, also was involved in the incident.

Two 20-year-old males removed merchandise from the shelves of Kohl’s department store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, in an incident 8:20 p.m. Sept...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 23, 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and will close 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018 to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. The book for Feb. 7, 2018 is “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.

There will be a teen movie afternoon for students in grades six through 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. There will also be snacks. Bring a pillow or blanket to get comfy on the floor.

There will be a jigsaw...


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

There are some corrections to the article in the Dec. 13 edition of The Press from the gingerbread competition. The location of the competition was at Kalmbach Memorial Park. Two of the participants’ names were spelled incorrectly - they are Katina Anderson and Olivia Mory. The Press apologizes for the errors. Information to The Press after printing included Tara Buss and Brandon Gehr assisting “The Grinch” at the Macungie Police Department.