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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fundraiser Saturday for hit-and-run victim

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When a car hit Scott Becker leaving him with life-threatening injuries, the owners of the Lynnville Hotel knew they had to react.

On Sept. 23, Melissa and Kevin Monaghan will have a Chinese auction and more, as a show of support in an effort to raise $5,000 for Becker who remains hospitalized.

“Five thousand dollars shows him the love we have for him and [what] the people he doesn’t even know will do for him,” said Melissa Monaghan, who is spearheading the fundraiser. “He can use it.

“We’ve only known him for about six months but I love Scott.

Fire Calls

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, responded to the following calls between Aug. 5 and 29:

Aug. 15

·Motor vehicle accident with rescue, Schochary Road and Holbens Valley Road, 2:13 p.m., Lynn Township.

·Motor vehicle accident with injuries, Heidelberg Heights Road and Church Road, 7:26 a.m., Heidelberg Township.

·Motor vehicle accident with rescue, Route 309 and Memorial Road, 1:46 p.m., Lynn Township.

·Alarm, fire, life hazard, Northwestern High School, 6493 Route 309, 8:35 a.m., Heidelberg Township.

Aug. 17

Investigation continues into death of Audrey Penn


Nearly one month after a woman was reported missing from a home for senior citizens in Salisbury Township, the search is over.

Audrey Penn, 78, was pronounced dead 3:44 p.m. Sept. 17 by Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter after her body was found in a drainage ditch in the area of Hamilton Boulevard and Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township.

Initially identified as Jane Doe by Fliter, she was positively identified as Penn in a news release to the media 9 p.m. Sept. 18 following testing earlier in the day.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

Breinigsville family awarded TPA grant for son

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Members of Lehigh Valley Post L of the Travelers Protective Association of America recently gathered for their annual picnic at William J. Albert Memorial Park, North Catasauqua.

The organization awarded a family from Breinigsville a grant from the post’s deaf and near deaf trust fund to assist one of their sons who is deaf.

Grant recipients were Nick and Larissa Noto and their children Logan, Tyson and Gavin, who has a hearing loss.