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Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting, picnic on Aug. 28

The Weisenberg Low-hill Township Historical Society will have its quarterly meeting and picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, Golden Key Road.

A pot luck supper will be served, so bring a covered dish and/or dessert, along with folding chairs.

Following the meal and meeting, a tour of the fire equipment and facility will be available. Non-members are invited to attend as well.

For more information, call Don at 610-298-2352.

Jane T. Ekstrom

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired seamstress

Jane T. Ekstrom, 85, of Neffs, formerly of Harmony, N.J., died Aug. 10, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Carol A. Herman, of Camden, N.C.

She was the wife of the late Oke B. Ekstrom Sr.

Born October 24, 1926, in Gloversville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Willard Sr. and Florence (Van De Walker) Kobuskie.

A retired seamstress, she worked in the textile industry for many years.

She attended Rochester School for the Deaf and was a member of the Lehigh Association of the Deaf, Allentown, for many years.

She was of the Catholic faith.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Kitten Kaper on Aug. 18

Forgotten Feline and Fidos animal shelter will be having a Kitten Kaper from 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 18 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.

Adopt a kitten, adult cat or foster one.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Wanda or Stephanie at 610-841-1736.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Reunion set for Nov. 24

Members of Catasauqua High School classes 1982 and '83 are having a combined class reunion 6-10 p.m. Nov. 24 at Blue Monkey Sports Bar and Restaurant, 1094 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The per person fee includes dinner.

For information, mail 8809 Grady Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031.

Deadline to reply is Sept. 30.

Arlan R. Kunkel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong self-employed farmer

Arlan R. Kunkel, 83, of Steinsville, Kempton, died Aug. 10, 2012, in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown.

He and his wife Eva J. (Hemerly) Kunkel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January.

Born in Steinsville, he was a son of the late Calvin P. and Lila J. (Frey) Kunkel.

He loved being a lifelong self-employed farmer in the Steinsville and Lynn Township areas.

He was a member of the Kempton Rod and Gun Club; the Kempton and Lynnport fire companies as well as a member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, Philadelphia.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting set for Aug. 30

Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon Aug. 30 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Following the meal, singer Elissa Clausnifcer will perform.

A business session will conclude the meeting.

All current and former federal workers are invited to attend.

Those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 by Aug. 25.

There is a fee for the luncheon.