Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Richard D. Schaadt

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Community

Richard D. Schaadt, 91, of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, died Jan. 13, 2020, at Above and Beyond at The Knights, Allentown. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Nagey) Schaadt for 54 years.

Born in South Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Monroe H. and Margaret (Wetherhold) Schaadt.

He was a South Whitehall High School graduate where he was captain of the league-winning basketball team his senior year. He was a 1951 Muhlenberg College graduate. He earned a master’s degree at the Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University.

Another view

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Women never stopped being great

Are you a poor, lonely, sad, single woman having a hard time finding the right man to take care of you? Have you forgotten how to be a woman? Have no fear, the men of the manosphere are here to save you and re-educate you in how to be a “proper” woman.

Don’t miss The 22 Convention: Make Women Great Again, planned for May 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. At this convention, the roster of all-male speakers promises to “help you dramatically improve your life as a woman and total femininity.”

Catasauqua: J4 Celebration, high school mega reunion meeting is Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The next planning meeting for the Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, will be 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the community room at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

The event is set for July 4 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is welcome to join.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on everything in the store through Jan. 25.

Joseph D. Zemba

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

freelance writer, photographer

Joseph D. Zemba, 63, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 19, 2020, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the former husband of Maria Cunningham.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Doris L. (Muth) Zemba.

He was a graduate of Catasauqua High School and Pacific Western University.

He was a member of the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

He and his family owned and operated the Sportsman’s Bar, Catasauqua, for many years. He worked as a freelance writer and photographer for most of his life.

District News: Tickets for Feb. 1 winter ball on sale

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School’s winter ball dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 1 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Tickets are $15. There will only be 500 tickets sold, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tickets went on sale for seniors beginning Jan. 21; juniors and seniors were able to purchase tickets Jan. 22; sophomores, juniors and seniors can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 23; and all students can purchase tickets starting Jan. 24.

Evelyn M. Geiger

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Evelyn M. Geiger, 94, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 14, 2020, at the St. Luke’s VNA Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Geiger.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph I. and Mary R. (Gerboc) Matejicka.

She was a master bookkeeper at Schneider Manufacturing Corporation.

She volunteered at her church, St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, and was part of the pierogie and kiffle drives.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph; nieces; nephews; and friends.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

School Choice Week is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options, Reenock said.

“Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their homes,” he added.


Coplay: Church hosts dinner

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its first dinner of the new year 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the church social hall.

The menu features homemade chicken potpie, applesauce, pickled cabbage and more.

The dinner is open to the public.


Coplay Saengerbund Heritage Committee is planning an ethic dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25.

The dinner features pork or chicken schnitzel, red cabbage and applesauce. Tickets are available at the club, 205 S. Fifth St.