Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fair queen to crown successor

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Allentown Fair Queen Juliet Long, of New Tripoli, will crown the 2017 queen Aug. 13, just a few weeks before she is introduced at the 165th Great Allentown Fair.

Contestants are from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit organization, has been operating the fair for 165 years,

The new Allentown Fair Queen will be introduced at the fair’s annual opening ceremonies Aug. 29.

Three Boy Scouts now soar with the Eagles

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The day was clear and bright as Boy Scouts Luke White, Garrett Moyer and Taylor Schroeder, of Troop 104, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville attended their Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 5 at the Kempton Community Center.

The outdoor pavilion, filled with Scouts, family and friends, featured two tables of the Scouts’ memorabilia collected during their time in Scouting.

Troop 104 former Scoutmaster Jeffrey Schucker welcomed everyone to the Court of Honor.

Accepting applications

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Fair

The Allentown Fair Gates Department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the upcoming fair Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gate employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541 ext. 224 or

A gate superintendent will respond to these messages to initiate the process.

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My Kitty

I have a little kitty; she’s brown and tan and white.

She lays around and sleeps all day, then runs and plays at night.

She won’t sit on your lap, no way, an independent miss,

but, if she wants to get some treats, she WILL give you a kiss.

Her eyes are always pleading, her purring loud and clear.

Wherever you are going, she always follows near.

She sits around for hours; she’ll NEVER chase a mouse.

It’s much more fun to sit and watch it run around the house.

I spoil her real good, I know, but she is so darn cute.