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History's Headlines: The Jackson Two  69News WFMZ-TV

Eighty years ago, Allentown High School (now Willian Allen HS) was known for its excellent sports teams. And among the young men that played for those teams ...

PHOTOS: Allentown High School in the 1910s  WFMZ Allentown

A treasure trove of artifacts from William Allen High School was recently discovered. Take a look back at the original Allentown High School in the early 1900s.

Giving Big — and With a Push for Other Black Donors  The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Eddie and Sylvia Brown have given $40 million to education, the arts, and health care. Most of their gifts require that recipients raise additional dollars from other ...

History's Headlines: J. Birney Crum: The man and the stadium  69News WFMZ-TV

'When it came to sports in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley, Birney - everybody called him Birney - was the boss.'

Lido, Always Home for Dinner | Girls Go Racing  ChicagoNow

The news of Lee Iacocca's passing on July 2 was rather sad for this car buff. Lee died at the ripe old age of 94 and was driven to his final resting place in a ...

History's Headlines: William Allen archives  69News WFMZ-TV

As a new principal at William Allen High School last summer, Shannon Mayfield was curious. Just off of his office was a large safe-type vault. What was in it?

Bloomsburg University, Dieruff High pipeline benefits both urban students and rural college  Allentown Morning Call

As it faces declining enrollment, Bloomsburg University is ramping up recruitment efforts, including embracing a "Husky to Husky Pipeline" with Dieruff High ...

Allentown native, former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca remembered  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Many knew him as the father of the Mustang, but to Allentown, Lee Iacocca was a cherished native son. The master pitchman and auto ...

Teen caught in Allentown high school with knife  WFMZ Allentown

School security spotted the teen entering the school and going into a bathroom.

New Allen High principal a familiar face  Allentown Morning Call

Shannon Mayfield, the popular Allen High principal who left after just one year in the position because of a fractured relationship with a former superintendent, ...

David Howells, a ‘larger than life’ former Allentown councilman and police chief, dies on 85th birthday  Allentown Morning Call

Long-time Allentown Councilman and former police Chief David Howells Sr. died overnight Friday into Saturday. Colleagues say he was larger than life, having ...

Grant Builds Upon Muhlenberg's Digital-Learning Partnership with an Allentown High School  Muhlenberg College

Support from the Trexler Trust is helping Building 21 teachers implement digital technologies like podcasts into their teaching with support from Muhlenberg ...

Allen High Principal: 'We are not waiting in line for greatness'  Allentown Morning Call

Shannon Mayfield, the popular Allen High Principal who left after just one year in the position, is back and ready to get to work leading Allentown's largest high ...

A look at notable deaths in the Lehigh Valley in 2018  Allentown Morning Call

Among those the Lehigh Valley lost in 2018 are business icon Charles Chrin, trailblazing female Gen. Anna Mae haye and Dee Ann Andretti, wife of Indy 500 ...

History's Headlines: Flowers on display  69News WFMZ-TV

The creation, departure and return of Allentown's flower bowl lamps is an interesting story. It began in the late 19th century.

Local High School Trumpet Student Drew Borek Selected to Perform in Prestigious 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles

Local Allentown High School Student and Hamilton resident, Drew Borek an accomplished trumpet player with the NJ All State Wind Ensemble has been ...

History's Headlines: The passing of a legend  69News WFMZ-TV

Today for most people, General Harry C. Trexler is little more than a name. His foundation does good works. His statue stands majestically on the park that bears ...

History's Headlines: Getting 'rigged out' at Koch Brothers  69News WFMZ-TV

From 1876 to 1957 few men in the Lehigh Valley did not shop at Allentown's Koch Brothers Clothing Store on Hamilton Street.

History's Headlines: The house with the witch's hat  69News WFMZ-TV

It has been 40 years since the late Catherine Ruth Ziegenfus Muller sat in her apartment at Luther Crest to recount her memories of her grandfather, Charles ...

History's Headlines: The Irishman who came to Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Although little known today, 120 years ago Hugh E. Crilly, an Irish immigrant, was one of the best-known business leaders in the Lehigh Valley and a force to be ...

History's Headlines: Asa Packer, politician  69News WFMZ-TV

It was July of 1868, and the Democratic Party Convention was in full swing in New York's cavernous Tammany Hall auditorium. As delegates from across the ...

Officials condemn unruly Allen High School students; 'Despicable, reprehensible act' by few  Allentown Morning Call

Long before Thursday's after-school brawl among hundreds of William Allen High School students that injured four Allentown police officers, two with possible ...

History's Headlines: From bridge to beer garden  69News WFMZ-TV

The Lehigh Valley used to have a lot of beer gardens. With the arrival of Prohibition in the 1920s they disappeared. At the end of those 13 awful years, when the ...

Local softball team going to Babe Ruth World Series in Florida

The United States women's national soccer team is not the only female sports team making waves this summer. The Allentown/Upper Freehold/Millstone 8U ...

History's Headlines: Perkasie's pride, the Menlo Park merry-go-round  69News WFMZ-TV

Rick Doll arrived in Perkasie in 1985. A native of Bethlehem, he knew little about the past of his new home. But thanks to a friendly woman from next door he ...

History's Headlines: Tragedy on the track  69News WFMZ-TV

Lehigh Valley race car driver Eddie Sachs died in a fiery crash at the Indianapolis 500 in 1964.

History's Headlines: The lost zinc mines of Friedensville  69News WFMZ-TV

In 1845, roughly when a part-time surveyor of Concord, Mass. named Thoreau was writing a book that would make him immortal, another surveyor was making a ...

History's Headlines: Big Bill Taft comes to town  69News WFMZ-TV

In 1913, recently defeated for a second term, former president William Howard Taft came to Allentown to address local college students at Zion's Reformed ...

History's Headlines: Fire at Comenius Hall  69News WFMZ-TV

On October 31st 1913, the Lehigh Valley was looking forward to the Halloween holiday with parties and parades.

History's Headlines: Martin Tower to come a tumblin' down  69News WFMZ-TV

The demolition would have been unthinkable on August 25, 1969, when the executives of Bethlehem Steel gathered with a group of political leaders to break ...

History's Headlines: The seeds of the little flower  69News WFMZ-TV

Whiz by on Route 309 or I-78 near Coopersburg and you might glimpse it through the trees...the round cupola sitting atop a stone building.

History's Headlines: Tragedy on the football field  WFMZ Allentown

In 1928, 17-year-old Jack Coffield died after being injured during football practice at Allentown High School.

High school soccer: Wilson had ineligible player on state title team  Reading Eagle

The school is reporting the age infraction to the PIAA, the district's superintendent says.

History's Headlines: Pardee Hall is on fire!  69News WFMZ-TV

The late 1860s had been very good for Ariovistus “Ario” Pardee, eastern Pennsylvania coal baron and founder of Hazelton.

History's Headlines: Henry Chapman Mercer's world  69News WFMZ-TV

Describing Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) is not easy. Was he an academic? Was he an archeologist? Was he a tile maker? Or was he just odd? In fact ...

History's Headlines: A school and a president  69News WFMZ-TV

For good or ill, they don't build schools like Allentown's McKinley Elementary School anymore.

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released State Report: Your Rank?  Toms River, NJ Patch

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released Report - Toms River, NJ - UPDATE: NJ released its controversial system that grades every school on a 0-100 scale.

History's Headlines: Hi-ho come to the Great Allentown Fair of 1928  69News WFMZ-TV

We're in the midst of another Allentown Fair. It is time to stand in line for the waffles and ice cream, climb on to the thrill rides and enjoy once more the voice that ...

William H. Rader | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

William "Bill" Harry Rader of Dauphin, PA died Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 at Homestead Village in Lancaster, PA. Bill Rader, known by many as the ...

History's Headlines: Jacob Weiss, founding father as deputy quartermaster  69News WFMZ-TV

“An army moves on its stomach” is a phrase attributed to military leaders from Julius Cesar to Washington to Napoleon. But Jacob Weiss, the Northampton ...

History's Headlines: Civil War piano man  69News WFMZ-TV

It was at roughly 4:00 p.m. on June 15, 1863 when the Williamsport, Pennsylvania telegraph in the local telegraph office began to pound wildly.

Obituary of Paul Schreiber  The Union of Grass Valley

A much-loved husband, partner, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Paul Schreiber of Grass Valley, passed away February 12, 2019. He was 86.

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Monmouth County High School Suspends Student Over Racist Photo: Principal

Freehold, NJ - The photo, posted to social media hours after Trump was elected president, also was reported to NJ State Police as a bias crime, she said.

History's Headlines: The man who gave the Lehigh Valley gas  69News WFMZ-TV

Ten years before the Civil War, a strange light was seen glowing from Allentown shop windows.

National Football Foundation names first-ever Team of Distinction honoring High School Football Players  High School Football America

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced it inaugural Team of Distinction, honoring 82 high school football players.

The week in obituaries: 42 with local ties remembered

The following loved ones, friends and neighbors dies recently.

Rutgers women's soccer unveils 7-player recruiting class

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Via Rutgers University) – Rutgers women's soccer has officially signed seven highly touted student-athletes to the program as part of the ...

May 1st Playbook  PoliticsPA

Written by PoliticsPA Staff. A bill to change how the lieutenant governor is selected passes the state Senate, while GOP members bring back a bill to assist gun ...

History's Headlines: The baroness and the diva  69News WFMZ-TV

On February 15, 1932, a train from New York was making its way across New Jersey for Allentown. But this was no ordinary train.

Sylvia D. Wiedergott, 84, of Northborough  Community Advocate

Northborough - Sylvia D. (Bloch) Wiedergott, 84, of Northborough and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died Nov. 1, 2018 at UMass Memorial ...

History's Headlines: Wright School on Ott Street  WFMZ Allentown

"The child is both the hope and the promise of mankind." - Maria Montessori.

History's Headlines: Ghostly Getter's Island  69News WFMZ-TV

The focal point of the haunting is not in the heart of Easton but on an island in the center of the Delaware River.

History's Headlines: The American Bernhardt  69News WFMZ-TV

Outside of theater, historians few people today have any idea that an American actress named Mrs. Leslie Carter ever existed.

Allentonian Anna Mae Hays, first female general in U.S. armed forces, dies at 97  Allentown Morning Call

Allentown native Anna Mae Hays, the first woman in the U.S. armed forces to become a general, dies at the age of 97.

History's Headlines: The USS Allentown  WFMZ Allentown

The late John F. "Jack" McHugh regarded his Allentown High School teacher from the 1940s, Miss Joyce E. Beary, with respect. “Miss Beary was an excellent ...

History's Headlines: This old house finds a new life  WFMZ Allentown

Have you heard about the exciting things happening in Allentown?” These are the words that Shelby Edwards and James Whitney, a young couple, recall ...

History's Headlines: The mystery of Stephen Gould  WFMZ Allentown

There is no doubt that from the early 1860s to the mid-1870s Stephen Gould was the richest man in Allentown, and perhaps the richest in the Lehigh Valley.

From cutting oranges to cutting film, George Veras has dedicated life to football  Canton Repository

The Hall of Fame's chief operating officer and executive producer believes the future is bright for Canton. CANTON TWP. Decades before George Veras got a ...

History's Headlines: Drive-ins revisited  69News WFMZ-TV

The 1920s and 30s were the golden age of the movie palace. Located in the downtowns of large cities, they attempted to duplicate everything from a Spanish ...

Frank Fischl, decorated Air Force pilot and former Allentown mayor, dies at 89  Allentown Morning Call

Frank R. Fischl Jr., a former college football star and decorated Air Force pilot who served a term as mayor of Allentown from 1978 to 1982, died Wednesday.

History's Headlines: South Allentown  WFMZ Allentown

South Allentown, now just the south side of Allentown, was a land long before it had a name.

'Buck' Boyle left a lasting legacy in Allentown  Allentown Morning Call

Buck Boyle left lasting legacy of helping children in Allentown.

History's Headlines: A nation of immigrants  WFMZ Allentown

On February 22, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a new mission statement. Ordinarily this would be of interest only to government ...

History's Headlines: Flight to freedom  WFMZ Allentown

The Lehigh County Historical Society is holding an event celebrating the Underground Railroad on Saturday at 1 p.m..

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every High School Ranked  Toms River, NJ Patch

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every HS Ranked - Toms River, NJ - We have the list of each NJ high school's average 2017 scores that were recently ...

Morristown High School Marching Band Earns 2nd Place at Festival of Marching Competition

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown High School Marching Band began the 2018 season by placing second in the Festival of Marching Competition this past ...

History's Headlines: Tarzan's Lehigh Valley Adventure  WFMZ Allentown

Over the years Hollywood has cast a lot of actors in the role of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs' jungle man character, Tarzan, but only one has crossed the line from ...

Jackson Liberty football player ends career with appearance in Sunshine Football Classic

Steve Gazdek is more of a boys' lacrosse guy than a football player. Gazdek, who just graduated from Jackson Liberty High School, played both sports at the ...

History's Headlines: Hamilton is more than a road  WFMZ Allentown

Walk down Allentown's Hamilton Street these days and you will find yourself in the heart of a changing cityscape.

History's Headlines: The great West End Allentown mystery of 1929  WFMZ Allentown

On September 14, 1929, most of Allentown was celebrating the opening of the Tilghman Street Bridge; a city project that had been planned for years was finally ...

2017 Year in Review  Muhlenberg College

As we reflect on 2017, we invite you to look back with us on the accomplishments, awards, celebrations and memories that made this year one to remember.

Dieruff's tribute to Terry German brought back lots of former players and good memories  Allentown Morning Call

Dieruff saluted Terry German on Saturday during its boys basketball game against Allen.

History's Headlines: Disaster on the Liberty Bell line  WFMZ Allentown

By the early 1940s, it was clear to transportation experts in many American cities, if not always to the general public, that the electric streetcar, the workhorse of ...

History's Headlines: James 'Buck' Buchanan comes calling  WFMZ Allentown

Who was the first President of the United States to host a member of the British royal family at the White House?

History's Headlines: Threads of silk once tied the valley  WFMZ Allentown

It is not often that Allentown's old Adelaide Silk Mill, known more recently as Phoenix Clothes, makes news.

History's Headlines: The End of the Line  WFMZ Allentown

It's been decades since passenger rail *service* has been a reality in the Lehigh Valley and plans to bring it back have hit one road block after another.

History's Headlines: From Allentown to Lithuania and back  WFMZ Allentown

Like many seeking their roots, it took Larry Kobrovsky on a journey to archives and libraries. It also took him across the Atlantic to the village of Vidukle, Lithuania ...

"Here a Church Shall Rise": The end is near for Allentown's Dubbs Memorial UCC Church  WFMZ Allentown

After 113 years of Dubbs Memorial UCC Church serving its congregation in the neighborhood and beyond, it is getting going to close its doors in July.

History's Headlines: Floods of the century  WFMZ Allentown

H.T. Klecker thought he knew the Lehigh River. As a boy this Allentown native and longtime Front Street resident had seen the Great Flood of May 5, 1862 that ...

History's Headlines: 1832 Romance roils Allentown's elite  WFMZ Allentown

On June 27, 1832, John S. Gibbons, Allentown attorney, took up his pen to share some news with a fellow member of the bar, Henry King.

Carl F. Gehringer, Sr. Obituary

Carl F. Gehringer, Sr. 99, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, March 1, 2019 at his residence at Ohio Living Lake Vista Assisted Living. He was born in ...

American Fuhrer arrested in Lehigh Valley 76 years ago  WFMZ Allentown

On the clear but cool early evening of Thursday, May 25, 1939, few people in Allentown probably noticed the well-dressed but slightly overweight man in a gray ...

History's Headlines: Discovery of sunken slave ship revives questions of role played by William Allen  WFMZ Allentown

On June 2, the Smithsonian Institution announced an important discovery: the remains of a slave ship carrying 400 captives and crew, wrecked in the turbulent ...

Hovanetz, Carolyn | Obituaries |

Carolyn Hattie Hovanetz of Fredericksburg died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her home. Carolyn was born in Ormrod, Pennsylvania and graduated from Allentown ...

Allentown's Graber prepared for test  The Times of Trenton -

No one realizes how competitive he is,” longtime Allentown High School assistant football coach Joe Murphy said. “You would never know it."

History's Headlines: Disaster on the Black Diamond  WFMZ Allentown

From the Super Chief to the 20TH Century Limited, the history of America's railroads is filled with tales of luxury trains. And although not the best known, the ...

Plenty of Lehigh Valley connections to previous Super Bowls, NFL title games  Allentown Morning Call

The greater Lehigh Valley has produced 14 participants and 24 league championship or Super Bowl rings.

The Bethlehem Bulldogs, 1947 AFL champs  Allentown Morning Call

The Bethlehem Bulldogs played in the American Football League from 1946 until the league's collapse in 1950.

History's Headlines: Coopersburg's Sacred Heart School and Orphanage  WFMZ Allentown

Colby Kent has lived in Coopersburg since 1965, so he has memories of the old Sacred Heart School, sometimes known as simply as the Coopersburg ...

History's Headlines: Mystery man of Marshall's Hill  WFMZ Allentown

PALMERTON, Pa. - People driving to Palmerton will probably notice a house on a hill. It is called Marshall's Hill, after General Elisha Marshall. This is the story of ...

History's Headlines: The Oldest Known Map of Easton Finds a New Home  WFMZ Allentown

The 1789 map of Easton, which was presented to the Easton Area Public Library by local historians Richard and Virginia Lawrence Hope in January, and is ...

History's Headlines: A home in the woods  WFMZ Allentown

The morning of Tuesday, August 11, 2015 dawned gray and wet over the Lehigh Valley, hardly weather for the outdoor band concert that Waldheim Park, ...

History's Headlines: Fountain Hill, a pleasant place of pleasant homes  WFMZ Allentown

Karol Strelecki had never really thought about writing a book on his old home borough of Fountain Hill until he ran into one of the students from his days ...

History's Headlines: Baseball at Bethlehem Steel  WFMZ Allentown

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - At the height of his fame in the 1920s and 30s, Babe Ruth - still regarded as one of the greatest baseball players ever - had several ...

Wilt Chamberlain first wowed Lehigh Valley basketball fans 60 years ago  Allentown Morning Call

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain is known to most for his dominating Hall of Fame NBA career that included scoring 100 points in a game in Hershey while ...

History's Headlines: Bethlehem Armory to be Repurposed  WFMZ Allentown

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem's Floyd J. Simons never got to see the completed Hill-to-Hill bridge. It was still on the drawing board in 1917 when the young man ...

History's Headlines: Bethlehem Steel moves a big wheel  WFMZ Allentown

All of the amusement park rides have one thing in common: the same great grandfather. That ancestor was the first Ferris Wheel.

Dancing in the sky: Betty and Benny Fox wowed them in 1930's Allentown  WFMZ Allentown

Many words could be used to describe the period between World Wars I and II. And "dance crazy" might be among them.

History's Headlines: Tragic accident killed Edwin Trexler 115 years ago  WFMZ Allentown

A recent railroad accident on a track near Emmaus that left two men dead brought to mind a similar tragedy that occurred on a summer day, 115 years ago, close ...

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