Within a month, Macungie gained a new 30-hour police officer, three new police GPS units and a new council president.
Newly appointed president Chris Becker moderated the meeting for the first time Feb. 4.
Richton Penn was appointed as a police officer effective immediately.
Chief of Police Ed Harry put Penn forward as a candidate for the 30-hour officer position, created under this year's budget.
Penn has been working as a part-time officer since last June. Harry...
Scott Davis Jr., 29, of Emmaus, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Pennsylvania Avenue at South 10th Street, Emmaus, 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Davis was stopped for an equipment violation and was allegedly found to be impaired. The incident is pending court proceedings.
An unknown actor called a Lower Macungie resident multiple times in the early hours of the morning between Jan. 18 and 20.
A 92-year-old male allegedly hit a 57-...
Concordia Lutheran Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverages will be available. A goodwill offering will be accepted. Everyone is invited. For information, call 610-965-3265.
Lower Macungie Youth Association is now accepting online registration for baseball, soccer and softball through Feb. 16 at www. lmya.org.
There will be a Listen Live Music Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Macungie Institute....
To the Editor:
At what cost does freedom come? And what are we willing to pay to keep it?
We generally delegate that duty to our armed forces against outside enemies.
Did we ever think the day would come when we would pay a price to have to stand up against the enemy of our freedom coming from our own elected officials?
The latest attempt from our liberal government to chip away at our Second Amendment right to bear arms has resulted in the shut down of the...
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN
Erik Kratz, above left, former Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball player and now a Philadelphia Phillies catcher, and Kevin Frandsen, above right, former IronPigs third baseman now playing for the Phillies, were among honored guests and speakers at the Phillies Winter Banquet IronPigs Charities benefit.
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?
A: My favorite subject is anatomy. I find the body and mind fascinating.
Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A: I have made honor roll throughout all of my years in high school. I am also a member of both National Honor Society and Spanish Honors Society. For the swim team, I was voted Player's Player and received MVP. For my club...
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Chicken corn chowder, Circle R burger, baked beans, rainbow pasta salad, applesauce.
Thursday, Feb. 7: Chicken noodle bake, sliced carrots, wheat bread with margarine, pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Feb. 8: Italian wedding soup, marinated turkey cutlet, red potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.
Monday, Feb. 11: Homemade chicken croquettes, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli raisin salad, chilled pears.
Tuesday, Feb. 12...
It's only February, but Upper Milford Youth Association spring sports registration is now open for baseball, softball, T-Ball and soccer. Don't wait; register online at www.umya.org.
The Upper Milford Youth Association meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
Open enrollment at the Village School Preschool, Old Zionsville continues. Visit www.thevillageschooloz. com to obtain registration forms or contact Genevieve...
Northampton grads marry
Janelle Heminitz and Chris Hall were married Oct. 13, 2012, at The Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville.
Parents of the couple are Janet and John Heminitz of Walnutport, and Charlotte and Kenneth Hall of Northampton.
The bride and groom are 2005 graduates of Northampton Area High School.
The bride received a Bachelor's degree in...