Marianna B. Trout, 95, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2019, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Kermit H. Trout.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Hodge) Tognoli.
She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She owned and operated a hair salon for many years.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Once again, Americans are grieving and on edge in the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
According to media reports, on the morning of Aug. 3, Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, allegedly drove 650 miles from his home in Allen, Texas, to an El Paso Walmart, where he killed 22 people and injured 24 others.
Less than 24 hours later, Connor Stephen Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, allegedly killed nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, and injured 27 others in a historical district in Dayton, before he was killed by police.
To the Editor:
Well, it seems our little country townships have become a magnet for warehouses. Everybody and their brother are looking to build along our two-lane major highways and our cow paths with absolutely no regard to the residents who live here. So now, we are looking at major traffic problems, noise (beep-beep-beep), bright lights, maintenance of our roads and bridges ($$), only to name a few.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police were on the scene of a reported assault in the 400 block of Kansas Avenue.
The department handled a report of officer injuries on North Hobson and Lehigh streets.
A mental health call in the 3000 block of North Hobson Street brought out police.
Officers provided a protection-from-abuse service on North Front Street and Eisenhower Circle.
Burglaries on First and Fifth streets were investigated.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
A warrant service in the unit block of West 10th Street was handled by police.
At Turkey Hill Minit Market, 1060 Main St., a suspicious male was investigated.
Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male in the 1900 block of Center Street.
A domestic dispute between a male and a female in the 1600 block of Poplar Street was reported.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 18.
There is a cost.
It is open to the public.
Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
East Allen Township Recreation Department is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster.
The bus will depart 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School.
Show time is 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Shady Maple will follow.