East Penn Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates Weihnachtszeit

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus recently celebrated “Weihnachtszeit,” a Christmas worship service in which the hymns, lessons and liturgy are presented in German.

Attended this year by over 150 participants, the service attracts native German speakers, people of Pennsylvania German origin and those interested in a variation of the traditional worship service from throughout the Lehigh Valley.

LIVING LIFE WELL

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Harold Eyer turns 100

On Dec. 23, 2018, longtime Emmaus resident Harold Eyer marked his 100th birthday.

A centennial birthday deserves a “bash,” and Eyer’s family, friends and admirers pulled out all the stops. The festivities began earlier this summer with a picnic hosted by the family in Emmaus Community Park. In the event December weather would prevent Eyer’s son Jeff, who lives out of state, from attending, the initial celebration took place on a balmy summer weekend. In Eyer’s words, “It was quite a party,” and it was just the beginning.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kyle Lawrence

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My father Bob, my mother Kathy, my sister Kaitlyn, my brother Chad and my dog Toby.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. The best part about being a senior is seeing the support and ambition for EHS athletics. Seniors want nothing more than their last year of high school to be the best, causing more senior support in student sections as well as maximum effort put forth by our senior athletes.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Friday, December 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Isaac Buxton

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My dad Kevin, my mom Deb, my sisters Kristin, Katelyn, Kelsey and Sydney and my dogs Zoey and Max.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I enjoy being able to relax because I’ve achieved what I needed to for college.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Math, because I think very logically and I enjoy working with numbers and equations.

Q. Have you received any special awards of recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Ethan Knode

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My mother’s name is Julie Knode. My father’s name is Galen Knode. My brother’s name is Ben Knode.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?

A. I like the fact that I am getting close to graduating high school and going off to college.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite class is computer science because I enjoy coding (including competitively) and programming computers to perform tasks for me.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual holiday book sale nets $860

The annual Emmaus Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale brought community members together for music, snacks, fellowship and the joy of reading. Participants purchased books for themselves, their friends, children and grandchildren.

“The money [raised] goes directly to the library general fund.” Cecilia Birdsell, a member of the Emmaus Friends of the Library committee, said.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Caroline Junker

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My mother is Julie Kibelbek, my father is Matt Junker, my brother is Eric Junker and our dog is Maisy.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?

A. I was able to choose a lot of classes that I’m genuinely curious about, and follow up on subjects that I’m interested in. Because of this, I feel more comfortable in engaging in class discussion. I also feel very relaxed about completing projects and homework, which is both good and bad.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?