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Thursday, December 21, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

With the holidays fast approaching, students are preparing for the final days of school before winter break.

The blood drive, which was postponed due to the two-hour delay Dec. 14, is tentatively moved to Dec. 21. Anyone who is 16 or older with parental permission may have the opportunity to donate.

Both Salisbury High School Student Government Association and Key Club are collecting items in the spirit of giving.

The donation requests include paper products, canned...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in School

On Dec. 16 members of the Key Club at Salisbury High School hosted a holiday party for children from both Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools.

The party featured activities for the children to participate in while their family shopped for holiday gifts. These activities included playing games in the gym and creating Christmas tree, Santa Claus and reindeer crafts.

The Key Club volunteers do many community activities throughout the year. Volunteers babysit at...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Who is ready for Christmas? As usual, I am not.

As I write this, I have not written one card, wrapped one present or baked one cookie. But, hey, why should this year be any different than the rest. Have no fear, somehow it will all get done. Believe it or not, two years ago I was actually ready so early that our family went to the movies on Christmas Eve to see the new Star Wars movie. Miracles do happen.

Do you remember when Salisbury Middle School was asking for donations for...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A 22-year-old driver, of Macungie, is accused of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, including marijuana oil, heroin and associated paraphernalia after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 at mile marker 58.7, Salisbury Township, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12, according to police.

Custom fishing rods fit for a president ... or two

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Emmaus resident Rick Patton getting into the business of making custom fishing rods is no fish tale.

Patton learned how to fish as a child from his uncle – a hobby he enjoyed.

Later in life, as an engineer, Patton was working in North Jersey constructing a scale model of a nuclear power plant in 1977 when he became friends with a co-worker who also enjoyed fishing.

One day while fishing together, Patton was impressed with his friend’s fishing rod and noticed he was...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A resident in the 1700 block of Linda Lane reported 2:29 p.m. Dec. 7, an unknown person came into the house to fix a faucet while another person walked around the home. The resident said nothing is missing.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Greenwood Road 8:48 a.m. Dec. 7, where is was reported two Outback gift cards valued at $200 were removed from a vehicle parked on the property.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Voortman Avenue 7:33 a.m. Dec. 7 after it was reported...

Salisbury High School Honor Roll

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in School

Salisbury High School has named the students who earned honor roll for the first quarter.


Grade 9: Nathan D’Alessandro, Madison Ekdahl, Ashley Galantini, Victoria Grube, Jacob Hietzer, Eleonora Hiotis, Ashley Hirst, Michael Judge, Caroline Kenyon, Caden Lagunilla, Katherine Lovelidge, Christopher Marinos, Kelby NcNally, Emily Paulik, Baxter Reihman, Nevaeh Robinson, Kerry Seiler, Spencer Silva, Molly Smith, Emily Spann, Jennifer Suarez, Sean Tyler, Eliza Wiener,...


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

It’s that time of the year when school districts across the commonwealth start fine tuning their budgets for the next school year.

At the Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting Dec. 6, Board Secretary Robert Bruchak said he is looking at a “status quo budget,” without any additions or reductions to any of the programs in the district.

The difficulty in the 2018-2019 budget is similar to those of prior years – how to fill the gap between expenses and...