Elizabeth Fornauf and Paige Stitzel, student representatives, began their report to the Northwestern Lehigh School Board April 19 with a sports update.
In track and field, the girls were 5-1 overall in the Colonial League with three meets left. The boys were 3-3 overall with three meets left.
In baseball, Northwestern was 5-3 overall in the Colonial League and 3-2 in their division. Softball was 5-3 overall in the Colonial League and 3-2 in their division.
Rick Smith from Stroudsburg recently visited the Palmerton Area Historical Society to discuss the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Lusitania during World War I.
He said everyone born before the late 1960s probably heard of the Lusitania.
The ship’s sinking, became, as with the Maine in the Spanish-American War, a call to battle and was as devastating as 9/11 in the aftermath due to the propaganda.
The RMS Lusitania at the time was the largest and fastest ship built, beginning in 1904 and launched in 1906.
Pockets of dirty snow still dotted the countryside claiming it was winter even though calendars said spring had arrived.
Austreibungs Fest, the dance sponsored by the Pastorius Home Associaton to chase away winter, took place March 26 at the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville.
The dance must have been successful because the last remnants of the snow were soon gone.
Music was by the popular Walt Groller Band and the German-style meal was provided by A&L Catering.
“Hook up with fish rather than handcuffs.” Pa. State Master Trooper Marc Allen, community service officer
Master Trooper Marc Allen, of the Community Service Unit of State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, recently organized a fishing trip at the accessible recreation area of Leaser Lake, Lynn Township, to treat children from throughout the Lehigh Valley to a day of fishing.
There were 20 kids and 22 troopers, so they were paired one and one.
The troopers, both active and retired, were chosen because they were already fishermen and knew how to work with the kids.
The Student Union at Lehigh County Community College was busy April 1 as 150 people gathered for communication classes and for testing in hippology, the study of horses.
Seventy of those gathered were 4-H’ers from Lehigh, Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties. The other half, 75 adult volunteers, were from the seven counties taking part.
Lehigh County 4-H Hippology Chair Jo Lee Muller said the event would not work without the volunteers. Twenty-three LCCC students were among the volunteers.
Sherry Graver, emergency management coordinator for Washington Township, said the free smoke detector program will begin again, this time in the Emerald area. The report was given at the April 4 supervisors’ meeting.
The American Red Cross, Lehigh Valley, and firefighters will return to the areas covered in October 2016, to see if new residents want smoke detectors.
On May 20, there will be a vehicle rescue class.
Supervisors were asked if they could house the vehicles behind the municipal building.
There will be three cars, two tractors and a bus.
Eric Andreus, resource manager for Nestlé Waters North America attended the March 29 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission.
Presenting a $5,000 check for the recreation fields, he asked what type of project the money would be applied toward.
President Don Link said the major project is the walking trail and Nestle’s help would be designated by a sign.
“The walking path is ideal,” Andreus replied.
Weisenberg Township representative Brian Carl is helping the recreation commission develop grant requests.
The lines on the parking lot are faded and should be repainted, said Don Link at the start of the recreation commission walk-around on March 25.
The annual event is to see what needs fixing on the recreation fields.
The lights, which are used in the fall so the soccer field can be used longer in the evening, had not been put away.
Dan Terrell of the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association said they should have been stored by Thanksgiving and that they would be moved that day.
How young is too young to participate in the sport of horseback riding? For Taylor Norman of New Tripoli her first time on a horse was at age 6 months.
Now a senior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, Taylor has had many years of riding with great success.
Her champion show horse is CH The Party Planner, commonly called Emma, an American saddlebred.
Taylor’s mother, Mary, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Saddlebred Association, organizes her daughter’s show career.
American Legion Allen O. Delke Post 16, Slatington, recently honored its members who maintained memberships for 50, 60 or 70 years as of March 27.
Guests for the celebration were state Rep. Zachary Mako, R-183rd, and from American Legion District 14, Commander Denise Harner and Deputy Commander Mark Pellicciotti.
The opening prayer included “For our comrades … who serve untarnished for our country.”
Gerald Otter, a 50-year member from Germansville, said he was drafted in January 1966, missing the cutoff for the draft by two months.