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Sandra E. Wasson

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

artist at Hess’s Department Store

Sandra E. Wasson, 80, of Schnecksville, died Dec. 18, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Ronald D. Wasson were married 58 years.

Born Sept. 1, 1939, in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Myrtle R. (Reichard) Briel.

A graduate of Boyertown High School and Moore College of Art, she was an artist at Hess’s Department Store before becoming a mother. She filled her home with love for her family and passion for handiwork as a lifelong artisan.

New Year’s Wish

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Ich winsh dier un dein’ra Fraw; Boova un Techter un all dee os in dei ‘m House nei un rous gehna, en Glick-sealiches Neies Yohr.

Gott sull eich dess gewwa; ich huff’s werrt wohr.

Mier winsha eich feel gute Glick, un all Um-glick weit tzurick.

Weil now des Nei Yohr kumm’t rei, in nawma Yeasus Chrisht.

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta.

Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.

Dennis Dale Lutterschmidt

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Dennis Dale Lutterschmidt, 63 years young, lost his battle to kidney cancer on Dec. 20, 2019.

He celebrated 29 years of marriage this year with his loving wife, Shirl (Merolli) Lutterschmidt, who couldn’t have asked for a better man to share her adventures, appointments, cries, laughs and break downs.

He was the son of Alice Lutterschmidt of Topton, and the late Sigmund Lutterschmidt.

A man who helped others, he loved volunteering for the Optimist Club of Kutztown.

Haptman for the Pennsylvania Deutsch of Freunds, he tried to keep the dialect alive.

Student chosen scholar athlete

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Alyssa Oakley of Allentown, was one of eight student-athletes from the Kutztown University softball team, who were recognized as 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America scholar-athletes.

The eight student-athletes for the Golden Bears are second-most among Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division teams.

The other scholar-athletes include Erin Fortney, Tamara Jennings, Ava Bottiglia, Alyssa Donato, Kay Solderitch, Paola Texidor and Zoe Texidor.

Kutztown as a team held a 3.36 GPA overall.

Student named peer mentor

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Samuel Miller of Allentown, is one of 60 students who have been selected as a Lebanon Valley College first-year mentor to guide new students through their first few months at The Valley.

Miller, a graduate of William Allen High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.

Peer mentors are responsible for assisting new students in succeeding personally, socially, and academically through connections to the College and their peers.

Students look at water issues

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


In June, three students, including Ji-In Friess of Allentown, looked closely at the issue of water scarcity in refugee camps and came up with an idea: a rain collection system with interlocking water tanks, for better stability.

Each pair of tanks is tall and narrow, to fit between huts, and each individual tank can hold 415 gallons, enough to last a family of five about 90 days.

The students’ final task was to come up with a list of everything they would need to do in order to bring this innovation from sketch to prototype.

Resident receives white coat

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Sydney Sanders of Kutztown received a white coat at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s sixth annual Nursing White Coat ceremony in September at the Haas Center for the Arts.

The White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.

The most important element of the ceremony is the oath that students take in front of family members, faculty, school leaders, and peers.

Student named college athlete

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Christina O’Donnell, of Kutztown, Class of ’20, a member of the field hockey team, was one of two student-athletes named an Elmira College Athlete of the Week, following the first weekend of action in the 2019 fall sports season.

O’Donnell played a significant role for the Soaring Eagles in their 2-1 season-opening victory against King’s on Aug. 30.

Playing on the road in Wilkes-Barre, the senior goalkeeper made an outstanding 16 saves, while surrendering just a single goal, as the Monarchs outshot the Purple and Gold by a 31-to-5 margin.