Northwestern Press

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Elvis musical Feb. 27- March 1

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

High school

Northwestern Lehigh High School thespian will perform “All Shook Up: The Elvis Musical” 7 p.m. Feb. 27-29 and 2 p.m. March 1 in the high school auditorium.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are reserved seating.

Online ticket sales begin 8 a.m. Feb. 17.

If you are unable to purchase your tickets online at northwesternlehigh.ticketleap.com, come to the Athletic Office between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The office will not be open on holidays, weekends or days school is not in session.

Deborah J. Lutz

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

regulatory research coordinator

Deborah J. (Crouthamel) Lutz, 61, of Allentown, died Jan. 22, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, John P. Lutz, were married 38 years on June 5, 2019.

Born Sept. 23, 1958, in Darby, Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late Linford S. and Joyce M. (Brinker) Crouthamel.

She was a float pool manager with the Lehigh Valley Health Network for 28 years and a regulatory research coordinator for the last year.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lindy M. Lutz and her wife, Maria G. Suarez, of Ohio.

Grace Strauss

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Lutheran Church

Grace Strauss, 91, of Whitehall, died Jan. 27, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, the late Ernest K. Strauss, were married 66 years.

Born July 6, 1928, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Pauline E. (Sell) Hartman.

She was a cashier at the former Food Fair, Allentown, for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Writer thanks all for shoe box help

To the Editor:

I am writing to thank Allentown residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

Because of the generosity of donors in Allentown and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.9 million shoe box gifts in 2019.

Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2019, the ministry is now sending 10,569,405 shoe box gifts to children worldwide.

Evelyn R. (Acker) Bailey

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

Evelyn R. (Acker) Bailey, 86, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 15, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Nevin J. Bailey, who died in 2001.

Employed by Lynn Township at the transfer station from 1982-96, she also worked for the former Bavarian Festival, Barnesville, from 1968-85.

She was a member of Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township.

She was a lifetime member of Kempton Fire Company, and a member of the Lynnport Fire Company, Kempton Rod and Gun Club, and the former Kempton Lioness Club.

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

·Bethlehem Special Olympics is looking for volunteers to work with Bethlehem Special Olympics basketball team.

Call Elizabeth Dellers at 267-221-7740.

·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is accepting volunteer applications for its teacher store, in which teachers from Title I school districts may shop for free school supplies four days a month.

Call Beth Baier at 610-419-9356.

·National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to welcome guests, sell tickets and merchandise at the lobby admission desk.

Call Robert Kent at 610-694-6637.

CHOSEN WORDS

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Since you went away,

Nothing has been the same;

You will be happy to know that

I continued to carry your name.

I sold the house, and moved away,

But, still think of you most every day.

I’m in an apartment for seniors,

With many things to do;

Keeping busy every day

Helps keep my mind off of you.

The children keep in touch with me,

They are happy and doing well;

They stop to visit pretty much,

And they always keep in touch.

You have a granddaughter you’ve never met,

She arrived six years ago.

Frequently asked questions about the census

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census are used to:

Sterling H. Peter

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Sterling H. Peter, 87, of Topton, died Jan. 26, 2020.

Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Claude and Hilda (Smith) Peter.

A ranch hand in Idaho for 35 years, he honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville.

His survivors include a sister, Annabelle Koplin (Maynard) of Topton; brothers Ray Peter (Susan) of Kutztown, and Forrest Peter of Allentown; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers John Peter and Paul Ruch.

Marion L. Snyder

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Pastorius Home Association president

Marion L. Snyder, 91, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 20, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Clifford C. Snyder.

Born Oct. 10, 1928, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Mamie L. (Kennel) Hausman.

A dedicated and compassionate nurse, she was a licensed practical nurse at the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital and Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, for a combined total of 40 years before retiring.