Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Vendors sought for trick or treat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Vendors are needed for the fifth annual Northampton County Miracle League trick-or-treat night, to be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Easton Rotary Field at Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Vendor spaces are free; participants are asked to bring goodies and treats to be handed out during the event.

Vendors are also asked to decorate their tents and dress up in costumes. Awards will be handed out to the best decorated tents.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 12: Gockley, Steckel — Hot dog or PB&J, baked beans, banana, chilled peaches, milk. Zephyr — Steak sandwich or PB&J, baked beans, chilled peaches, banana, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 2

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 145 was handled by Station 36.

OCT. 3

Stations 36 and 37 responded to a false alarm at 1167 Macarthur Road.

A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 2601 Macarthur Road brought out Station 37.

OCT. 4

Station 37 responded to a motor vehicle accident on North Third Avenue.

A malfunctioning smoke detector brought Stations 39 and 40 to 4612 Main St.

OCT. 5

A fire at 197 Shiloh Court was responded to by Stations 37 and 38.

Clair D. Hunsberger

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall Twp. commissioner

Clair D. Hunsberger, 86, of Fullerton, died Sept. 27, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Louise “Mary Lou” M. (Zondlo) Hunsberger for 55 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Franklin and Pearl (Diehl) Hunsberger.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was a corporal with the 82nd Airborne Division. He earned two bronze stars.

He was a machinist mechanic at the former Tarkett, Whitehall, for almost 48 years,

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

District news: Music in Motion is Saturday

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Whitehall Marching Zephyr Band will be hosting Music in Motion Oct. 14 at Zephyr Stadium. This event will showcase marching bands from around the area, including Northampton Area School District’s high school and middle school, Louis E. Dieruff High School, Catasauqua High School and, of course, Whitehall High School.

The Whitehall Chorale leads off with the national anthem 5:55 p.m., and the first performance begins 6 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase as well.

There is an admission cost.

For more information, email wmpamarchingband@gmail.com.


Otto C. Saling

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Otto C. Saling, 84, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 3, 2017, at his residence.

Born in New York City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Ludwig and Louise (Hacker) Saling.

He was a combat engineer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a pharmacy assistant for Hackensack Medical Center for many years until he retired.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by a niece, Tina Crossley; and two great-nieces, Kaitlynn and Jacqueline Crossley.

He was predeceased by a brother, Louis; and a nephew, Jesse Crossley.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

Officers assisted a citizen in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

OCT. 2

Police found a dog in the 1000 block of Third Street.

The department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

In the 1100 block of Front Street, police conducted a DUI stop.

Officers performed a welfare check in the area of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge area.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance on Front Street.

OCT. 3

Whitehall Township Public Library: Tickets for Oct. 30 basket raffle are on sale now at library

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Tickets for the annual basket raffle are now on sale at the front desk. All we need are your name and phone number on the large stub.

The baskets will be on display by the large front windows from 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 until noon Oct. 30. So far, we have eight baskets, and these items have already been donated: IronPigs items, a grill basket, dog basket, Lafayette Ambassador Bank items, a read and relax basket, fall basket, read to me basket and an ice cream basket. We are going to have between 90 and 100 baskets or items up for raffle.


Rosie McGinley

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Rosie McGinley, 82, of Northampton, died Oct. 2, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. She was the wife of the late Charles R. McGinley.

Born in Kreidersville, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Stutzenberger) Deutsch.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a bookkeeper for the former Bennett Plymouth, Northampton, for 50 years before retiring.