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Sunday, March 24, 2019

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

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High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives scholarship to help with the costs of higher education.

The application deadline is March 1.

Each year, two students are awarded four-year scholarships equivalent to the value of one semester of tuition at a college or university in the State System of Higher Education.

The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

It was announced at the Feb. 19 Emmaus Borough Council meeting the planning commission has established an ad hoc committee to develop a 10-year vision for Emmaus Borough.

Michael Gibson, chairman of the planning commission, sent a letter to council explaining the many subsections the plan will cover including natural resources, housing, infrastructure, historic preservation, recreation transportation, vehicular, pedestrian and other support. The committee will utilize past and current...

EMMAUS COLUMN

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

The Emmaus Historical Society and Emmaus Main Street Partners will co-host Lucky Bucks Bingo, 2-5 p.m. March 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 Chestnut St. Doors open 1 p.m. A snack bar will be available. Tickets may be purchased at Emmaus Jewel Shop LLC, 339 Main St., David’s Electric, 314 Main St. or at the door. Purchase early, as tickets are limited. For additional information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.

Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. March 4 and 18 in council chambers...

Another View

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

When was the last time you used a credit card to make a purchase? Was it last week? A couple days ago? Or was it even sometime today?

According to cnbc.com’s Jan. 23, 2018, article titled “Credit card debt hits a record high. It’s time to pay off your debt,” Jessica Dickler writes, “The average American has a credit card balance of $6,375, up from nearly 3 percent from [2017], according to Experian’s annual study on the state of credit and debt in America.

“Total credit card...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

Macungie Borough Council met Feb. 19 and announced receiving a written resignation from council member Marvin Moyer, who is leaving council effective immediately due to health reasons. His resignation was unanimously accepted.

With the open position, council has 30 days from the date of accepting the resignation to fill the seat. Anyone interested in sitting on Macungie Borough Council is invited to apply by sending a letter of interest to the borough via email, mail or fax. This...

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Roberto Marquez Rivera, 26, of Emmaus, was arrested Feb. 9 for allegedly driving under the influence, obedience to traffic control devices and racing on highways in the 600 block of State Avenue, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

A 20-year-old male, of Center Valley, was arrested Feb. 16 for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and obedience to traffic control devices in the 300 block of Main Street, according to...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 28

The Macungie Band is proud to announce an evening with the Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, comprised of 10 brass players and a percussionist. The concert will be presented at Lower Macungie Middle School Auditorium, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie, 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

March 2

Bingo 6 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707...