Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ag Explorers camp offered

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley 4-H is offering a day camp from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 17-21 at St. John’s UCC, Fullerton, 575 Grape St., Whitehall.

Camp is open to children ages 8-16.

There will be five, seven-hour days themed around specific farm-to-table topics, such as propagation to plate, delightful dairy, meet the meat, value added products and farmers market madness.

Registration deadline is July 1.

The Ag Explorers camp is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and there are limited spaces available.

Chosen Words

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

A Patriotic March

God bless America!

She means so much to me

Glory laud and honor, and love for my country.

Our forefathers died for us,

so we could be free,

With their lives they paid the price, for our liberty!

Hail to our red, white and blue

Always hold them close to you.

Proudly fly our flag on high —

let it lead the way

As we proudly stand and say,


Come, march along with me.

Come along and sing,

Let our flag forever wave and


Shirley Binkley

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Kempton Fair on its way to becoming official state fair

To The Editor:

The 2017 Kempton Fair — three days of viewing beautifully formed and cared-for livestock; graphic, horticultural, and culinary artistic expression; regionally famous musical talent; kids having non-computer-based fun with rides, games, and theater; fire-spewing truck and tractor power pulls and truck drag races; startlingly impressive fireworks; grown men trying to look like Willie Nelson; beautifully restored farm and garden implements; impressive new farming equipment; and, of course, amazing food to eat!


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

It takes a village

Last week, people took to social media about an incident in the Village of Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township.

A neighborhood block had been taped off by police, cruisers and other emergency vehicles lined the street, and word spread that the coroner had been called to the scene because two bodies were discovered there.

Some surmised online that it was an overdose. Some suspected a murder-suicide. The latter might have seemed a bit far-fetched had Whitehall not had such a tragedy the week before.