East Penn Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

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

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is computer science. I have enjoyed tinkering with computers all my life and I am thankful for the strong computer science program at EHS which has vastly furthered my skills.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I am a National Merit Semifinalist. I received a 2017 AP Scholar...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Charlene Carr-Fulton, 53, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of retail theft after she allegedly entered Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:08 p.m. Sept. 21 and placed various items in her purse and attempted to exit the store. Carr-Fulton was confronted by loss prevention personnel, according to police, and fled the store with the items still in her purse.

Carr-Fulton and her husband, Joseph Frederick Fulton, 58, also of Allentown, allegedly drove off in...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors entertained proposals by Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and Supervisor Secondary Level Curriculum and Instruction Laura Witman at the Nov. 13 meeting regarding changes to the high school curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year.

During her part of the presentation, Kieres offered a revised EHS program of studies and new course proposals that include adjustments to be in sync with the school’s new grading scale. Some of the proposed...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Emmaus High School will dismiss students 11 a.m. Nov. 22 and will be closed Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For freshmen who did not receive a fundraiser packet in Flex Block last week, they are available outside of Room 235. The ninth grade class is selling Double Good Popcorn. The fall fundraiser will run through Nov. 29. All packets and money are due on or before Nov. 29 to either Mrs. Murray in Room 335 or Mrs. Ardito in Room 235.

The Emerging...

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-PA, speaks at a taping of ‘Business Matters’

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“We will see a flood of capital come back to the United States,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told an audience of business members and Chamber of Commerce staffers recently at the Lehigh Country Club. The comment, in response to a question about the tax reform bill currently making its way through Congress from “Business Matters” host Tony Iannelli, got enthusiastic applause from the pro-business attendees.

Attendees at the taping had just finished breakfast in a dining room of the country...

First responders stage silent parade to show support for wounded trooper

Friday, November 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.

The first responder units staged at the Masonic...

World War II veteran recalls time in the WAVES

Friday, November 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

From her enlistment on June 29, 1944, until her honorable discharge on March 12, 1946, Phoebe (nee David) Derr served in the United States Naval Reserve WAVES, which stands for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, the World War II women’s branch of the United States Naval Reserve.

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Derr has raised four children, Deborah, Kevin, Timothy and Gail and currently enjoys her role as grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three....