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Good Will Fire Company celebrates a century of community service

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a banquet and awards banquet at the Northampton Community Center.

The celebration was attended by volunteer firefighters, women’s auxiliary members, their families and Upper Macungie Township officials.

Keynote speaker for the evening was retired Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann.

L.V. Federal Credit Union offers document shredding event

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh Valley Federal Credit Union, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, recently invited the public to a shredding event in the credit union's parking lot.

According to Manager/CEO Alan Billiard, the credit union contracts with a shredding company yearly to purge its files of old records in a secure manner.

This year, the decision was made to include the general public.

As the shredding company was already on site, the credit union's board of directors opened the service to anyone interested in destroying old but sensitive documents.

Lehigh County Special Ops receives grain bin rescue tube

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Recently, some 30 volunteer firefighters from Kempton, Lynnport, New Tripoli, Weisenberg, Kutztown, Virginville and Centerport fire companies, along with 10 members of Lehigh County Special Operations, practiced their skills at grain bin rescues.

A grain bin rescue tube is forced down around an entrapped person inside a silo and then the grain is removed using an auger inside the tube, Director of Penn State's Managing Agricultural Emergencies program Dave Hill explained during the April practice session.

Rubber duckies in Jordan benefit Csala, Dan Beers

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions and the Parkland High School Leo clubs sponsored a charity duck race in Jordan Creek at Wehr Mill Park, South Whitehall May 17 to benefit Csala and Dan Beers of North Whitehall, who were each paralyzed in separate car accidents.

Lions and Leo club members sold rubber duckies at the Parkland High School Arts Festival to help the Beers renovate their home to be more handicapped accessible.

Families, kids have 'rad' time visiting LV Zoo's RAD Center

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Supporters and staff at the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently welcomed visitors to the new Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Center.

The new facility houses some 50 amphibians and reptiles in environments appropriate to their natural habitat, whether it be a dry desert or lush wetlands.

The RAD Center will exhibit a collection of snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodilians, frogs and salamanders.

Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 celebrates spring with dinner and skit

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 (Groundhog Lodge 16) members met at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, March 6 to celebrate the coming of spring.

This organization, initially started by Pennsylvania German men has been a tradition since the 1930s.

Started in Selinsgrove, grundsau lodges spread throughout Pa. Dutch communities including Lehigh County.

NOVA, Cetronia corps honored by American Heart Association

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Area ambulance services were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their proactive use of advanced EKG monitoring of patients suffering potential myocardial infarctions.

The ceremony took place in the Banko Center of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus.

Dr. Bruce Feldman, Lehigh Valley Health Network cardiologist, gave a presentation to both emergency medical service providers and LVHN cardiology personnel regarding the positive outcome of using a 12-lead EKG prior to arriving at the hospital.

Fire company fastnacht fundraiser is a success

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown and its Woman's Auxiliary, make between 3,000 and 3,200 fastnachts every year as a fundraising project for the fire department.

According to Auxiliary President Linda Gorr, the volunteers began working 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and continud non-stop well into Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15.

Fortunately, there were enough volunteers and auxiliary members to allow for an overnight shift.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Lehigh County coroner welcome community to open house at new facility

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently had a community open house at its new headquarters, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.

Included in the tour was an introduction to the new Lehigh County Coroner's facility, a state-of-the-art morgue designed to be the most efficient and thorough available.

Also on display were apparatus and equipment used by the Lehigh County HazMat team as well as the Emergency Management Agency and the county specialty rescue teams.