Northampton Press

Monday, May 20, 2019

Betty Lou Walck

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

Betty “Nana” Lou Walck, 91, of Northampton, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of the late Luther Walck.

Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Edwin S. Koehler and Irene P. (Shingler) Koehler-Klingman.

She was a private duty nurse most of her working career, caring for individuals in their homes. She was last employed at Gracedale County Home, Nazareth, for 15 years before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

She was a past member of the Alliance Fire Company auxiliary, Northampton.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 25

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 29

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

TUESDAY 30

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

MAY

WEDNESDAY 1

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

THURSDAY 2

Frank J. Buritsch

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Frank J. Buritsch, 96, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Norma E. (Keiper) for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Petrasovitz) Buritsch.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theatre.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay; and of Grace Christian Fellowship of South Jersey.

District News: PTA book fair will be April 29-May 3

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in School

George Wolf Elementary School’s PTA book fair is scheduled for April 29-May 3. Students will be bringing home a flier for families to preview.

There are some great books and more available to purchase.

Thank you for supporting your PTA group!

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Northampton Area High School’s 12th annual art exhibit of high school students’ work will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 2 in the auxiliary gymnasium of NAHS. Mark your calendar and plan to attend to view some awesome original artwork from these talented high school students.

Karen M. Dax

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School cafeteria worker

Karen M. Dax, 72, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of Louis F. Dax Sr. for 24 years.

Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Frank Schmidt and Eleanor I. (Roberts) Schmidt Meier.

She worked for Aetna Insurance Company for 19 years. She then worked for Merck, PMA and in the Whitehall High School cafeteria.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 23

Issues regarding parking occurred on Race Street.

A warning was issued in the 200 block of Race Street.

An abandoned vehicle was tagged on Union Street.

Police asked that music be turned down at Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St.

Tires were slashed in the 200 block of Pine Street. The department is investigating.

A dispute between a mother and son occurred in the 200 block of Second Street.

A disabled bus was towed on South Front Street.

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

On-the-job training may produce valuable life lessons

Before it was a “thing” to do, my mother took me to work.

At the time, she worked for what was Pet Frozen Foods on Downyflake Lane in Allentown. In my childhood understanding of manufacturing, waffles were made there.

My mom had worked at Pet for several years on different shifts and was at the time on the overnight shift, which meant she was home in the afternoon when my siblings and I got home from school. A selling point, she said.

I am not really sure why she took me to work that day. It probably involved me asking repeatedly to go.

Catasauqua: Last chance to see ‘The Addams Family’ April 26-28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family” will run 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28.

The performances are held in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

To order tickets, visit cattytheatre.org or call 610-841-3747.

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Catasauqua will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 27 at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to noteworthy citizens and/or organizations.

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