Northwestern Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.

Elmer R. Baer

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed contractor

Elmer R. Baer, 87, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 5, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his late wife Carole G. (Fay) Germick Baer were married 31 years.

Born and raised on a farm in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Elmer Sr. and Polly R. (Werley) Baer.

He previously had been married to Jean Peters of Allentown for 17 years.

Attending first and second grades in Rupp’s One Room Schoolhouse, he graduated from the former South Whitehall High School in 1948.

Events planned for October

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Living Stone

Living Stone Fellowship, 6925 Flint Hill Road, New Tripoli, will host Apostle Everton and Pastor Tracy Weeks in bringing a supernatural conference to the New Tripoli area, with services 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13; and 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Oct. 15.

They will also be hosting a family and community get together with a dinner followed by noncash bingo 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, salad and dinner rolls.

lunch menus

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich on roll, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, fresh fruit, applesauce, chilled pears, salad.

Friday, Oct. 13: Elem.: Cheese pizza, tossed salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh fruit, milk, salad. M.S.: Cheese pizza, salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk. H.S.: Baked cheese pizza, side salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk, salad.

Monday, Oct. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, dinner roll, steamed corn, baby carrots, fruit, apple slices, milk, salad.

Concerts on Oct. 15, Nov. 19

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will host a concerts in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

The first concert will feature a performance by Recordante (recorders and woodwinds) 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

The second concert will feature a brass quintet at 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

A freewill offering will be collected.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 610-395-5535 or visit www.stjohns-fogelsville.org.

Chosen Words

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

October 8-14

Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called

to duty, God,

Whenever flames

may rage;

Give me strength

to save some life,

Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace

a little child

Before it is too late

Or save an

older person

From the horror

of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

And hear the

weakest shout,

And quickly

and efficiently

To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling

And to give the best in me

To guard my

every neighbor

Paul H. Schmeltzle

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Greenwood Cemetery

Paul H. Schmeltzle, 77, of Allentown, died Oct. 5, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Marguerite E. (Engle) Schmeltzle were married 37 years in June.

The son of the late Henry and Sallie (Miller) Schmeltzle, he worked at Greenwood Cemetery and Crematorium for almost 56 years before retiring in 2011.

He honorably served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and snow plowing.