Northwestern Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA having indoor yard sale

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 in the social hall.

Food will be available for purchase.


Schnecksville Fire Company will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the main hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28.


Parkland Community Library is having a new kind of fundraiser through Dan Schantz’s Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. S.W., Allentown.

Upper Lehigh Lions donate to emergency responders

Friday, April 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club presented donations to Northern Valley EMS (NOVA) and the four fire companies in North Whitehall Township at a recent meeting at the Schnecksville Diner.

President Ruthann Krause reports $1,000 was given to each of the volunteer emergency response organizations.

Representatives of each entity provided information on their unit.

Schnecksville Fire Company was established in 1924.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA to have bazaar, theme baskets

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have its annual bazaar with theme baskets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets. Drawing for the baskets will be at 2 p.m.

NOVA volunteers are preparing for the Easter bread, paska, fundraiser which will offer 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 10 to reserve Easter bread for pickup on April 19.


... and some are scarce

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

As he contemplated personnel coverage for the 2019-20 school year, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman reported to The Press on difficulties finding staff for all the subjects offered.

“People aren’t going into teaching,” Troutman said.

Finding individuals to teach physics, chemistry, foreign languages and consumer science has become a challenge.

He noted Mansfield University dropped its consumer science program, which for many years trained teachers in what was once called home economics.

Neffs welcomes four new fire police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Four new fire police were sworn in recently by North Whitehall Supervisors’ Chairman Ron Heintzelman at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.

Capt. Don Norder reports Barry Buchecker, Paul Feliceangeli, Alan Fulep and J. Barry Holmes completed the stringent training required for fire police in North Whitehall.

All four men recently completed all the required training and were presented with their fire police badges.

Norder and the new fire police are all members of the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company where they are stationed.

School success:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

‘Every day counts. Every minute counts’

Parkland Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman leads a group of educators from every school district in Lehigh County in an effort to improve school attendance.

Troutman spoke to The Press about the endeavor.

“Our goal is to get the best attendance for all of our kids,” Troutman said. “Children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school.

“High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement.

Troutman noted high student achievement with school attendance is true for every grade — elementary, middle, and high school.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC to have tailgate party fundraiser to fight hunger

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Welcoming Committee of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting a tailgate party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, the day of the big football game.

Enjoy a free lunch of subs, pizza, wings, chili, salads, snacks, birch beer and dessert. The occasion is a welcome party not only for new church members but also for anyone who would like to have some food, fun and fellowship.

Union UCC joins thousands of churches across the country on Super Souper Sunday to collect food and funds to fight hunger.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Children at Union Lutheran Sunday School are collecting pennies as their contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger program.

They showed up at the God’s Work, Our Hands event last fall with piggy banks, pots, coffee cans and plastic bags all filled with pennies.

At that time, the group had amassed $120 for the ELCA World Hunger piglet campaign.

The amount enabled needy families to receive piglets.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions Club celebrates 71 years

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is celebrating its 71st year with 62 members dedicated to serving the local community and some national and worldwide endeavors.

Recently, the club presented a check for $3,000 to the Center for Vision Loss to help screen children for eye issues and to assist with expenses of the organization.

The club donated $200 to Family Promise to help families who are homeless, decorated the township Christmas tree and sponsored a spaghetti supper to benefit the Schnecksville Fire Company kitchen rebuilding fund.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Schneck House featuring cookies and clear toys

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society will sell homemade Christmas cookies and clear toy candy at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 16,

Everyone is invited to visit the historic Schneck log house along Route 873 across from McDonald’s in Schnecksville and purchase the special holiday treats.


Bingo has resumed Monday nights in the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early bird bingo begins 6 p.m. Regular games start at 6:45 p.m. The kitchen will be open.