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Dougherty seeks re-election to Lehigh County Commissioner seat

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy H. Dougherty will be seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person board. The district covers Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie, Alburtis and South Whitehall.

Dougherty, 69, is a resident of Shepherd Hills and a retired Kutztown University professor. He has a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms. He taught courses in environmental studies, planning, landforms, aerial photography, field techniques and Latin America.

Roger Reis announcescandidacy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Roger C. Reis said he is seeking re-election to his seat on the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.

Reis has lived in Lower Macungie Township for over 20 years. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police and, after 25 years of service, retired at the rank of Captain.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the administration of justice from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in public administration from Kutztown University.

Nathan Brown declares candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Emmaus resident, Nathan Brown, 35, announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.

Brown has been married to his wife, Liz, for 12 years and has two daughters, Hailee and Bethany.

Brown's full-time employment is as a life safety equipment installer and project manager for government entities, commercial and industrial buildings.

As a proud community servant, Brown has served on Emmaus Borough Council for the past six years and is chair of Community Relations and Development.

Cordner to run for mayor of Macungie

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Borough resident Gary Cordner is announcing his intention to run for mayor of Macungie.

Cordner has lived in the borough for five years with his wife AnnMarie and daughter Lera.

He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University and serves on the Borough's Civil Service Commission. He was Macungie's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator from 2010 to 2012 and served on the Vestry at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Trexlertown 2009 to 2012, including senior warden in 2012.

Save for college, save on taxes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-134th, is asking parents and grandparents who are thinking of starting a college savings account to consider the benefits of opening a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program.

"Opening a 529 plan is an investment in our future," Simmons said. "Considering the history of the cost of a college education, there's no better time than now to start saving toward a gift that will pay off down the road."

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Gavin Sonntag awarded Eagle rank

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On July 28, family, friends and the members of Boy Scout Troop 12, gathered to celebrate the presentation of the Eagle Scout rank to Salisbury High School senior Gavin T. Sonntag.

The rank presentation celebrated Sonntag's achievements over 10 years of Scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 12 and Boy Scout Troop 12 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall Township.

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank earned by a Boy Scout. It requires completion of 96 requirements for seven ranks and 21 merit badges.