Northwestern Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Michael D. DeLong

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2000 Parkland High School graduate

Michael D. DeLong, 35, from Hatfield, was stricken and died May 9, 2018, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of David H. DeLong III and Dianne (DiLella) DeLong of Allentown.

He would have celebrated his 36th birthday on May 11.

A Class of 2000 graduate of Parkland High School, LCCC and Kutztown University Class of 2004, he was employed by Wegmans for 20 years, most recently serving as a manager at the Warrington location.

He was an avid Lehigh Valley sports fan but his true passion was his Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Braves.

Donna L. Hartman

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

resident of Cedarbrook

Donna L. Hartman, 79, died Dec. 21, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

The daughter of the late Howard C. and Una L (Smith) Hartman, she is survived by a sister, Eleanor U. Petrich of Cherryville.

She was predeceased by siblings Carl R., Howard C., and Nevin C. Hartman.

Her graveside service will be noon May 18 in Jacob’s Union Cemetery, 8373 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, PA 18066.

The Rev. Michael Hothouse will officiate.

Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Dr. Kenneth E. Benson

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury United Methodist Church

Dr. Kenneth E. Benson, 89, of Fogelsville, died May 1, 2018, in Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

He was the husband of the late Florence S. (Henderson) Benson.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late C. Herbert and Beulah Faye (Roberts) Benson.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

Earning a doctorate from Lehigh University, he was employed at Lucent Technologies as a solid-state materials scientist for 40 years before retiring in 1994.

Guest View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Why is Pennsylvania lending a private equity fund $50 million?

What would you think if you learned a New Hampshire-based private timber company was approved for a $50 million loan from the state of Pennsylvania to purchase timberland in northwest Pennsylvania at a 1-percent interest rate, with generous repayment terms?

What if you learned that the deal was not publicly advertised or competitively bid? Or, that this $50 million loan for the purchase of private timberland by a private company comes from a taxpayer-subsidized state program that is, by law, required to fund improvements to water and sewer plants?

Dances planned at the grange

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.

The Honky-Tonk Dukes will be playing live Classic Country music and 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.

Group to meet on June 5

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Dennis Frye, author, chief historian at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park for a discussion titled “September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril” June 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by May 31. Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program.

Ruth Willistein

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Ruth Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at age 85.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.

She was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 9: Roast pork with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, May 10- Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, fresh golden beets, wheat roll w/margarine, strawberry creme, shortcake.

Friday, May 11: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven browned potatoes, grilled fresh vegetables, wheat bred w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, May 10: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Friday, May 11: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, May 14: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, cookie.

Tuesday, May 15: Breaded veal patty w/brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.