Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 topic at meeting

Friday, March 27, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.

Article By: Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.

COVID-19 topic at meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.

Concession stand needs

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

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Beth Downing, Amy Fatzinger, Jessica Fronina and Dawn Pizzuto from the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association attended the February meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission.

They asked about opening the concession stand beginning with the first baseball game of the season.

They reported when they inspected the building, they found mold, equipment that was not working and there is a leak in the roof.

The recreation commission will take care of the leak in the roof, but the equipment — stoves and refrigerators — belong to the NYAA.

Dan Kunkle settles in as director emeritus of nature center

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Dan Kunkle, director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, has retired from his mostly volunteer job.

He appreciates the many volunteers who helped make his time at the center so successful. He has received state and national awards and the center has received many more.

For 28 years he was a biology and environmental science teacher at Freedom High School until he took early retirement in 2004.

Recreation board chooses officers

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jan. 29 was reorganization night for the Northwestern Recreation Commission.

Rick Hughes was named temporary president. Jim Hughes returns as the member-at-large to the board of directors.

Steve Bachman will serve as the representative from Heidelberg Township.

Lynn Township’s Justin Smith was named president with Rick Hughes of Lowhill Township names vice president.

Todd Hernandez will again serve as secretary.

He and Todd Leiser are representatives from the Northwestern Lehigh School Board.

Linda Gorgas represents Weisenberg Township on the board.

High school art presentation at board meeting

Monday, December 30, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Clocks and pillows, lanterns and superheroes were among the items presented to the school board at the Nov. 20, 2019, meeting.

Art instructor Kathleen Kehs gave the names of the students and of their projects.

Alayna Zotter made a Starry Night pillow with Reagan Hernandez placing her cactus/sunset pillow in the display. Another pillow, a dog was made Gabrielle Gober.

Clay door tiles were the next three items. Abigail Robertson’s clay door tile was on a house with siding. Hannah Bachman made an arched door tile and Rylee Madsen made a clay door tile from Monsters Inc.

Local artists display the works of their hands

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Artists from the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society had a reception Nov. 1 titled, “Work of Our Hands.”

There were 10 entries with the artists on hand to discuss their work.

Wine by Hackett Winery and snacks were offered at the Friday night reception.

Snacks were provided Saturday and Sunday when the show was open from noon to 3 p.m.

Everything from standard paintings to note cards, books and Fraktur designs, as well as two little cotton sheep that were being worked on at the event, were presented.

Germansville welcomes new firetruck

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The night was exciting for volunteers with and members of the Goodwill Fire Company and the community as the long-awaited new Quint truck made the journey from Nesquehoning to its permanent home in Germansville.

As the truck was backed into the garage bay on Dec. 14, the new unit was hosed down and then some of the water was blown off.

After being moved inside, members of the company further dried it with towels until it was sparkling.

NWL school board reorganizes for the new year

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Due to new regulations from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the reorganization meeting for the year 2020 at the Northwestern Lehigh School District was to be more formal, Board President Bill Dellicker explained.

Rachael Scheffler was newly elected and John Casiano, Willard Dellicker, Joseph Fatzinger, and Todd Leiser were re-elected in the November election.

Todd Hernandez was named temporary president with the holdover members: Todd Hernandez, Marci Piescienski, Alan Rex and James Warfel.

The oath of office was given and the new members were seated.