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Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie Ambulance Corps. presented the 2017 annual report at the May 21 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

The organization responded to 3,645 calls for assistance, responded to 40 special operations incidents and provided certification training for over 600 individuals in CPR, AED and first aid. Personnel also participated in various community events.

Macungie Ambulance operates five ambulances, one incident support vehicle, one all-terrain vehicle and one community outreach/...


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 27

Emmaus Veterans Committee will honor departed comrades buried in each of the six cemeteries. The public is invited to a short prayer service, rifle salute and taps. The ceremonies begin 8 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, then proceed to Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ending at Evangelical, Second and Ridge streets.

The veterans brick installation ceremony 1 p.m. at the Emmaus Remembrance Garden 164 E. Main St., on the grounds of the...

Another View

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Many Americans will celebrate Memorial Day with a picnic or barbecue.

However, Memorial Day, is not just a day to take time off from work, it is a day for Americans to honor fallen service men and women.

Those who serve make the ultimate commitment to serve their country during disaster and war. Because of these individuals serving in the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and state National Guard units, we have our freedom.

This Memorial Day weekend, several...


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Boys soccer signups will be held after school May 22 at Emmaus High School in Cafeteria 2.

Cross country signups will be held 2:45 p.m. May 30 in Cafeteria 1.

A global citizens meeting will be held May 24. On the agenda is an ice cream party, choosing officers for next year and a recap of the year. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Come join the outdoor color guard 3 to 5 p.m. May 24 in the EHS band room. It is a place to have fun, learn a new activity, express...


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Kirsten Louise Fulkrod, 30, of Bethlehem, was taken into custody for retail theft after she allegedly removed merchandise valued at $619.88 from Target, 749 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 9:31 p.m. May 6, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Nina Marie Speck, 30, of Allentown, allegedly attempted to take numerous items through the self-checkout aisle without paying for the items at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 6:58 p.m. May 12,...


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by LORETTAFENSTERMACHER in Local News

The annual May Day Festival was held at the Alburtis Area Community Center this year after festival organizers were informed by Lehigh County that Lock Ridge Park, the traditional site for the festival, was not safe because the building is in disrepair and is now condemned.

According to bystanders in attendance at the festival, including Francine Confer, who played the part of the jester in this year’s production and coordinated the performance as well as her husband Paul, who...


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Federal Race – United States Senator – Six year term

Democrat Bob Casey Jr. – 19,240 votes

Republican Lou Barletta – 12,087 votes

Republican Jim Christiana – 3,696 votes

Federal Race – U.S. Representative – 7th District – Two year term

Democrat Susan Wild – 8,755 votes

Democrat Greg Edwards – 5,721 votes

Democrat John Morganelli – 4,896 votes

Democrat Rick Daugherty – 1,209 votes

Democrat Roger Ruggles – 471 votes