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District News

Friday, April 12, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

There will be PSSA testing for students in grades three through five April 15-17.

Report cards for the third marking period will be distributed April 16.

Early dismissal for spring break will be on April 18.

Middle and high school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. followed by the elementary at noon.

There will be no school on April 19.

School will be in session April 22 for a snow makeup day.

Middle School

There will be a PTO meeting 9:30...

Spaghetti dinner

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville, is hosting a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. April 27.

The cost of the meal include spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad bar, and homemade desserts.

Children under 4 years old are free.

Take-out will be available.

For more information, call 610-756-6210.

Eckhart to serve 3-10 years for animal cruelty charges

Friday, April 12, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Lehigh County man who has faced numerous charges of abuse of animals over the years, was sentenced April 3 to three to 10 years in prison by Judge James T. Anthony in Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Derbe “Skip” Eckhart, 51, who has lived in Heidelberg Township and the Emmaus area, faced 94 counts of cruelty to animals stemming from four separate search warrants served in May 2017 as well as January and June 2018.

Eckhart, represented by Attorney Alfred Stirba IV, of...

Upper Lehigh Lions donate to emergency responders

Friday, April 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club presented donations to Northern Valley EMS (NOVA) and the four fire companies in North Whitehall Township at a recent meeting at the Schnecksville Diner.

President Ruthann Krause reports $1,000 was given to each of the volunteer emergency response organizations.

Representatives of each entity provided information on their unit.

Schnecksville Fire Company was established in 1924.

The company serves the Schnecksville area which includes...

Discussion on April 11

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, will host Elizabeth Collins, Ph.D. for a discussion titled “The Human Microbiome: The Creatures on You and in You that Sustain Life and Health” from 7-9 p.m. April 11.

Scientists are beginning to understand the human biome — bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotes — living within us are essential for human health.

A researcher on the human biome, Dr. Collins recently retired from Vassar College Biology...

lunch menus

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 11: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pasta with meatballs. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem: Pizza, also.

Friday, April 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, April 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popccorn chicken, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Mini corn dogs, also.

Tuesday, April 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadilla, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate...

State Police Beat

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Dawn E. Siewert of Weissport, reported 2:12 p.m. March 25 her passenger-side rear wheel was stolen from her vehicle in a service facility parking lot at 8763 Route 873, Washington Township.

According to police, Siewert was getting her car serviced and left her vehicle in the parking lot, when sometime during the evening hours of March 24 an individual approached her vehicle.

The suspect then placed a car jack stand underneath the rear wheel...


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News



·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·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 meets 8-9...

Consignment sale April 16-18

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2019 Spring-Summer Kids Closet Sale will be held April 16 through 18 at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

The sale 5-9 p.m. April 16 is for VIP passholders and new moms.

The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.

The longtime community resource that helps families save money on children’s necessities has a new owner.

The Times News and Lehigh Valley Press purchased the Kids Closet Sale...