Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Washington to improve roadways

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washington Township supervisors, at their May 1 meeting, announced the list of roads to be worked on this season.

They are County Bridge Road, Furnace Road, Ventura Drive, Maple Tree Lane, Windy Ridge Road, Javalyn Court, Eagle Circle, Old Mill Road and Bruce Lane. They will be advertised.

Sherry Graver, emergency management coordinator, said she has been attending the county hazard mitigation meetings for Lehigh and Northampton municipalities.

Boy Scouts honored by county commissioners

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Two Boy Scouts — Tyler Timothy Prehl and Ben Heintzelman, were honored by Lehigh County commissioners May 9 in resolutions commending them for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Heintzelman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 261 in the Minsi Trails Council. His Eagle Scout project was to design and construct a woodshed for firewood storage at Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.

Prehl is a Parkland High School student with a 4.4 GPA. He will attend West Chester University with a full scholarship this fall.

From Northwestern Lehigh to Muhlenberg

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MARIA EDEN in Local News

Bond between NWL graduate and youngster remains strong

During Brandon Eden’s senior year at Northwestern Lehigh High School, his teacher, Kristin DiGiacomo, who teaches biology and anatomy, needed to take time off from school due to her son, Bobby, being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Eden helped support a fundraiser for Bobby at an IronPigs baseball game during his last semester in high school.

Central Grange 1650 presents 50-year award to Miriam Masters

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Local News

Members of Central Grange 1650 gathered May 10 at the Germansville Fire Company to honor its oldest member, Miriam Masters, of Germansville.

Many in the Northwestern Lehigh community may remember her as their third-grade teacher at Northwestern Elementary School.

Mrs. Masters started her teaching career at an Amish School in Lancaster County and retired after 40 years of teaching from the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Forgotten Felines and Fidos

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Caring for our furry friends at vaccination clinic

Dr. Jeannette Maucher spends a great deal of her time helping shelters with events similar to the vaccination clinic fundraiser at Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Germansville.

Maucher does not have a private practice, said Dena Hankee, president of the rescue organization.

The veterinarian works at Forgotten Felines and Fidos three days a week and does relief work for local veterinarians.

Maucher said the spring clinic was going more quietly than last fall when many owners wanted everything available for their pet’s health.

Firefighters participate in MedEvac down drill

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The tones activated during the morning of April 24 on the pagers of four area fire companies were both ominous and reassuring at the same time.

While preceded by the announcement, “This is a drill,” the next message stated the training exercise involved a simulated “aircraft crash,” an alert for an emergency first responders dread.

Simulations provide a practiced response, so if a real emergency should occur, there would be a professional and effective rescue effort.