Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News
Mr. Gary Butko was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School and vo-tech, specializing in masonry, in 1976.
Gary’s first job was with a bricklaying firm, earning $5 an hour. After a few years, he was employed by MCP, a metal company, for 18 years.
When the plant closed, he started his cement career at Lafarge, recalling, “I started on the tire dock, feeding tires into the plant’s kilns, later transferring to the labor gang and the pack house.”
A fire at 78 Madison Lane brought out Station 36.
Station 36 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.
A brush fire at 2126 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36 and 3501.
Stations 36, 38, 39 and 3501 responded to a carbon monoxide incident at MacArthur Commons.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Pine Street had Stations 35, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) on the scene.
Stations 35, 36, 39, 40 and 3503...
Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street.
Officers responded to a harassment complaint in the unit block of South Second Street.
A disturbance at the Giant Food Store, 202 Chestnut St., between four females was investigated.
The department assisted Pennsylvania State Police in the unit block of North Sixth Street.
To the Editor:
Some folks reading this will remember the 1965 hit by Shirley Ellis, titled “The Name Game.” Well, Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC is playing its own version of the ’60s hit.
Having been denied a request to have 155 acres of land in East Allen Township rezoned to light industrial business park for a future warehouse, Rock-Lehigh Valley has taken a new approach to its quest.
In filing an appeal, it now has identified the proposed structure as a logistics center....
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police investigated an abandoned vehicle in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.
Officers made a warrant arrest in the area of Third and Buttonwood streets.
The department assisted an outside agency in the 500 block of Buttonwood Street.
Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Third Street.
Illegal dumping in the 1100 block of Third Street was...
Friday, Sept. 13: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice
Monday, Sept. 16: Elem. — Chicken tenders...
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be holding a halupki dinner 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the parish hall.
The meal includes halupki, mashed potatoes, roll with butter and dessert. Children ages 5-10 will be offered macaroni and cheese.
Call the parish office at 610-266-0695 for prices or more information.
St. Elizabeth’s will be holding a CYO meeting in the school library 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. All parents with children enrolled...
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
Criminal mischief — a residence egged — in the 1700 block of Main Street was reported.
A domestic dispute between a male and a female took place in the 300 block of East 12th Street.
Police investigated a report of loud music in the 400 block of East Fifth Street.
An unwanted male trespassing at Redner’s Quick Shoppe, West 21st Street, was investigated.
In the 100...
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 700 block of Jordan Parkway.
A mental health call in the 1500 block of Alta Drive brought police to the scene.
Officers responded to disturbances on Lehigh Street and MacArthur Road.
The department handled a report of a person reportedly driving under the influence on Third Street.
A suspicious person in the 1200 block of...
Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,
“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents....