Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHRobert Tully, center, became the newest volunteer to be certified as a Whitehall Township firefighter after completing a rigorous five-month training course. Pictured with him are Allentown Fire Department Lt. Chris Groller, course instructor, left, and Whitehall Fire Chief David Nelson.

Township gets new firefighter

By JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at Lower Macungie Township...

Press photos by Stacey KochOn left, Christina Eskander, a junior page editor of news, and Abby Taschler, a junior staff writer, discuss their articles for a recent edition of The Zephyr, Whitehall High School’s student-produced newspaper.

WHS newspaper is student production

By STACEY KOCH in School

The Zephyr, a student-produced newspaper at Whitehall High School, continues a 50-plus-year print tradition, thanks to some dedicated journalism students and their always-encouraging teacher.

Deidra Herbert, a WHS teacher of English,...

PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERA plaque notes the location of the Fort Deshler outpost site on MacArthur Road, where a dig is expected to take place this summer.

Fort Deshler dig set

By AL RECKER in Local News

A dig at Fort Deshler — a military outpost during the French and Indian War and with now a historic plaque off MacArthur Road recognizing its place in history — will be conducted this summer in the hopes of yielding artifacts and remnants of the...