Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Richard W. Stewart

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 353 member

Richard W. Stewart, 86, of Northampton, died Aug. 12, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Helen B. (Broomhall) Stewart for 64 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Teeple) Stewart.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1953.

He was a computer programmer for more than 40 years at various companies, including The National Security Agency, Sandura and Phoenix Clothes of Whitehall. He finished his career at JN Davis Company, Evanston, Ill., and Ducks Unlimited Inc. He was, briefly, a life insurance salesman.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Reading program is ending soon; log your books

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Libraries Rock summer reading program will be ending this week. Please make sure you log all of the books you have read or listened to this summer.

Children from pre-K to 12th grade need to log all books before 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Adults can log books until 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

Thank you to all who participated in the program!


We will have the third Monday open mic and jam night 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up just before 6:30 p.m.

William R. Brobst III

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Salvation Army employee

William “Billy” R. Brobst III, 25, of Whitehall, died Aug. 11, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of William R. Jr. and Angela (Hyrowich) Brobst of Whitehall.

He worked for the Salvation Army, Whitehall.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Trudy Brobst and her companion Jackson Myers of Ocala, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Linda Hyrowich and her companion Mark Bednar of Whitehall; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Third Street.

Traffic stops were conducted at Fourth and Main streets and at Howertown Road and Grove Street.


A report of a con artist in the 1400 block of Main Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to an ordinance violation in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A barking dog in the 1200 block of Second Street was reported.

Catasauqua: YMCA registering children for fall

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Register your 4- or 5-year-old for one of Suburban North Family YMCA’s early childhood programs. The preschool program is geared for children ages 3 and 4. It is held 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and emphasizes social interaction, cooperation and cognitive development.

The pre-K program is held 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is for children ages 4 and 5.

Call the YMCA at 610-264-5221 for questions or to register your child. The programs begin the week of Sept. 4. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants.


Another view

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school time is upon us once again

It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 16, and Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton and Catasauqua schools begin classes Aug. 27.

Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.

Kathleen E. Mullins

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

WHS cafeteria worker

Kathleen E. (Schaffer) Mullins, 91, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Donald D. Mullins for 65 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Hilda (Phifer) Schaffer.

She was a Whitehall High School cafeteria worker for many years.

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

She is survived by a daughter, Colleen M. Chryst of Fullerton; a son, Richard D. and his wife Barbara of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; four grandchildren, Abby, Allyson, Jennifer and John; and three great-grandchildren.

Northampton: VFW Post 4714 hosts polka, karaoke nights through August

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities this month.

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K

Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side

Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.


Stiles: St. John’s plans Sept. 2 picnic

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stiles residents, please mark your calendar for St. John the Baptist Church’s annual picnic, scheduled for Sept. 2.

Stay tuned for more details.


August is passing by quickly!

Soon it will be time for The Great Allentown Fair. The fair opens Aug. 28 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 3. There are so many fun activities and forms of entertainment to enjoy at the fair, along with delicious food.

Plan on stopping by the fair with your friends and family for a nice end-of-summer celebration.