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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.

Pennsylvania long rifles a hot topic at historical society banquet

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

Members and friends of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society met Nov. 12 for some excellent food and a presentation by speaker Dave Laidacker who discussed Pennsylvania rifles at the historical society’s annual banquet.

Society Treasurer Althea Hahn was selling tickets for a quilt, whose winner will be chosen at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the society’s Christmas Cookie, Soup and Candy Sale cookie sale, which runs 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lynnville Church, 5129 Schochary Road, Lynnville.

Board OKS waiver

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

Horizon Builders/Keller received a waiver from Washington Township from the need to place slopes on the plan for a lot line adjustment to combine two lots into one at 2794 Scout House Road.

With the waiver received, conditional approval was given at the supervisors’ October meeting.

In other matters, the board approved exonerations — two for military service and one for insufficient earnings — from the 2019 per capita tax.

Citizens Fire Company asked the township to buy into a grant to repair pipes where water runs into the fire station and ice forms on the trucks.

New fire truck expected soon

Friday, December 6, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Heidelberg Township supervisors met Nov. 21 opening the meeting with an executive session to discuss potential legal actions.

Following that announcement, Goodwill Fire Chief Jay Scheffler reported the new truck is expected to arrive on Dec. 13.

On Dec. 9, the truck goes to the manufacturer for inspection, then to the dealer and then to the fire company.

Firefighters have responded to 119 calls for the year. Two firefighters will be finishing the Firefighter 1 training course very shortly.

Lions Club bingo benefits local charities

Saturday, November 30, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club recently sponsored a bingo fundraiser at the Friedens Fire Company.

Fred Folland and John Weremedic proudly told about the many things the Lions Club does with the proceeds of this fundraiser and many others.

Folland said they provide scholarships for Northern Lehigh and Northwestern seniors. The Northern Valley Ambulance Corps benefits. Both the Northern Lehigh and Christ’s Church at Lowhill food pantries are provided with funds.

Seipstown Grange 1657 donates $18,000 to local groups

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Seipstown Grange is part of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry with a strong history in grassroots activism, family values and community service.

Officers are Treasurer Mark Miller; event organizer, previously known as the “lecturer,” Ann Wertman; and Master Brian Wetzel.

For the Class of 2020 of Northwestern Lehigh High School, the grange awards two $1,000 scholarships to students who are furthering their education in the fields of agriculture or environmental sciences.