Northwestern Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nestle Waters donates to Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Eric Andreus, representing Nestle Waters, attended the May Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting to give the water report.

He discussed monitoring data and the work that has been done in the township.

He also presented a donation of $15,000 to be used for work at Ontelaunee Park.

Over the years, approximately $275,000 has been given to the township by Nestle Waters.

Donald Christ noted that Eagle Scout Nolan Hernandez wants to donate time for a project in the park.

Weisenberg Township polling place to remain at Hope Community Church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

Weisenberg polling place to remain at Hope Church

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

Rep. Day hosts gun law presentation by sheriff

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, teamed up with Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht to give a presentation on Pennsylvania’s gun laws and how they affect gun owners.

Some 100 area resided attended the March 22 meeting at the Kutztown Grange.

Some common misconceptions concerning guns were discussed.

One does not need to own a handgun to apply for and be given a license to carry concealed firearms.

Another misconception is that someone with a concelaed carry license can only “carry” their own hand gun.

Residents concerned with rehab facility

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Michael Reese was the first person to address Lynn Township supervisors at their March meeting.

Reese said he has lived in the area for around 30 years on Blue Mountain House Road.

He wanted to make supervisors aware of alleged problems he is having with the rehabilitation facility on Leaser Road.

Reese alleges there have been outbursts of profanity, noise, harassment and trespass at his property.

He also said state police have been at the site several times on complaints.

Reese said he had complained to the township but nothing has been done.

Lynn Twp yard sale, April 28

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Kathy Hermany reported at the February Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting the township yard sale will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 28 at Ontelaunee Park.

Electronic recycling and paper shredding will be available at that time.

New Tripoli Fire Company will have food available.

The road crew report indicated workers were busy plowing snow in January.

They did, however, manage to allot some time to other projects.

Hope Church hosts 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, recently sponsored its 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet.

The evening started with an introduction and welcome by Bill VanArtsdalen followed by a blessing by Pastor Ken Kalisz.

Dinner was then served with various wild game was on the menu.

Wild boar sausage, venison meatloaf, venison stroganoff, venison chili, bear chili, roast turkey and rabbit pot pie along with other savory treats dominated the aromas wafting throughout the church.

Supervisors honor Eagle Scout

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors have honored Eagle Scout Sean Sprossel for the work he did at the township building.

Sprossel, who renovated the handicapped ramp to the rear of the building, sanded and painted the ramp and the Bilco door and installed new railing on the ramp along with some other items.

In other matters at the Jan. 8 meeting, Rochelle Kaplan and Dr. Fritz Walker, representing Fair Districts PA, gave a short presentation to supervisors on gerrymandering.

Light agenda at Lynn

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The Lynn Township December 2017, closeout meeting was a short one.

A few items were on the agenda, though, and they were addressed.

The well waiver discussed at a previous meeting was again on the agenda.

The board decided to grant approval if some conditions were met.

These included: the township be indemnified; the type of system and distance from septic system to well must be stated; and the waiver and all pertinent information need to be recorded with the property deed.

Chiefs give reports

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting that the fire company responded to 168 calls to date, a record number for the fire company.

He also noted the renovation project at the fire station is moving along and construction should start in spring 2018.

They anticipate having the first function in the new structure on Sept. 29, 2018, with the entire building finished by October 2018.

Several of the firefighters received certification in different areas.