Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Talon K. Scriptunas

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

everyone’s Little Hero

Talon K. Scriptunas, 13, of Breinigsville, died Nov. 2, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in York, he was the son of Gohan B. and Gwen J. (Comella) Scriptunas.

A foodie, he enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a very strong boy, a gentle soul, kind, honest and was everyone’s Little Hero. He was an inspiration to all.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Missing in Action: Another Euphemism

What do these words mean?

Missing ... disappeared from the earth?

Does “in action” mean inaction on our part?

Action ... what kind of action?

Why not call it war?

Seeing my dad anguish over the loss

Of his beloved nephew throughout his life

Just one of many

Sailors, soldiers, nurses, pilots

Never to be seen again

My only hope is that now

Having passed on to the other side

They are reunited once again

And that some day we will learn

That euphemisms do not speak truth

D.J. Hausman-Hill


Book signing on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Community Library will be hosting award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Rosemary Wells for a Max and Ruby Celebration and book signing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to hear Rosemary Well’s stories about her writing and illustrating process of her beloved characters including Max and Ruby.

Buy signed Rosemary Wells books, sold by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the library.

Martha R. Bizousky

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

avid gardener

Martha R. Bizousky, 93, of Schnecksville, formerly of Palmerton, died Nov. 1, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Debra.

She was the wife of the late Stanley C. Bizousky.

Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Helena (Hudec) Duyka.

She was a sewing machine operator in the Palmerton area for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Palmerton.

Having a love of nature and the outdoors, she was an avid gardener.

Vicki Ann Snyder

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge

Vicki Ann Snyder, 47, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 31, 2018, in her home.

Born Oct. 6, 1971, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Diane R. (Shook) Fries with whom she resided and the late Dwight H. Snyder, who died Oct. 21.

She was a day care aide before the long illness she endured.

She was a member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge 222, Schnecksville and a member and former volunteer of Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

They’re not scruffy, they’re fundraising Upper Macungie police growing beards to help others

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department is once again taking part in “No Shave November.”

Officers were granted special permission to forego shaving Nov. 1 to Dec. 1 in lieu of donations that will be divided between two special organizations: Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital and Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley.

Officers who participate will wear silicone bracelets designating they are participating, and they must donate $50 to the cause.

Officers who participate will be charged a “penalty” if they shave before the end of the initiative.