Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 24, 2018

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Officers responded to a firework complaint in the 500 block of Penn Street.

A fire alarm in the 1100 block of Sixth Street brought police to the scene.

FEB. 5

A traffic stop resulting in a DUI at Third and Eugene streets was handled by officers.

FEB. 6

A reckless driver at Grove Street and Howertown Road was investigated.

Police assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Front Street.

FEB. 7

College corner

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in

Stewart earns dean’s list

Coastal Carolina University

Megan Stewart, of Whitehall, majoring in marketing, was among 2,419 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the fall semester 2017 dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 GPA, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled full time.

Coplay: ’80s dance sold out

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Sports ’80s-themed dance fundraiser Feb. 24 at American Club of Coplay is sold out.


There will be a Coplay Community Days meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers.


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in council chambers.


Coplay Borough Parks and Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in council chambers.

The parks and recreation board currently has three open seats.

For more information, call the borough office at 610-262-6088.


Hunger insecurity doesn’t take a holiday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Did you know: Food insecurity exists in every county in America? Fifty million Americans struggle to put food on the table? More than one in five children are at risk of hunger (for African-American and Latino children, the number is one in three)? And more than 52 percent of Whitehall-Coplay School District students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch?

Coplay Public Library: Place your hoagie order now

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stop by the library and order some delicious hoagies and sandwiches, courtesy of American Club of Coplay.

For $4 each, you can have your choice of a meat or tuna hoagie on a nine-inch roll or a ham and cheese or tuna sandwich on a Kaiser roll.

Orders must be placed at the library by March 17, and they will be available for pick up at the library 4 p.m. March 21.


Don’t forget our ongoing adult winter reading program, “Readers in the Rue Morgue.”

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.


Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.


Hokendauqua: Scholarship deadline nears

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

In continuation of Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association’s Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarship program, HPPA will again be awarding two $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible, you must be a Class of 2018 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2018, have participated in HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs, completed the form and returned it to HPPA by Feb. 28. Visit the website, hokeypark.org, to download the application.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the association’s website.

Kevin H. McGivney

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kevin H. McGivney, 73, of Whitehall and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2018. He was the husband of Ginny McGivney for 50 years.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a Bronze Star recipient.

He was a businessman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kevin and Suzanne and her husband John Heym Jr.; and five grandchildren, John III, Jack, Marlie, Ryan and Tyler.

Arrangements were made by McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y.

Gene E. Deiter

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Petersville Rod & Gun Club life member

Gene E. Deiter, 75, of Northampton, died Feb. 16, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Zellers) Deiter for 56 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Elwood R.H. Deiter and Maggie R. (Koch) Deiter.

He was a mechanic and worked maintenance at Georgia Pacific, Easton, for nine years until he retired in 2009. He worked in the same capacity for Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, for 33 years.

He was a life member of both the Ontelaunee, New Tripoli, and Petersville, Bath, rod and gun clubs and was a member of the National Rifle Association.