Northwestern Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Equipment sold to highest bidder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Ed Ziegler asked Washington supervisors where the sale of township equipment was advertised as he had not seen it.

He was told the sale was advertised in the TIMES NEWS daily paper, Lehighton.

Bids were opened and two were accepted with the third rejected and due to be re-advertised.

A 1995 chipper went for $1,500 and a spreader sidewinder sold for $400.

A 1988 Ford dump truck was bid at $488 but the bid was rejected.

In other matters three military personnel and a student were exonerated from paying per capita taxes.

Charlie Dent’s retirement a surprise

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a press release Sept. 7 he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Dent has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.

Class of 1952 gathers for 65th annual reunion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Before 1955, many students living within what is now the Northwestern Lehigh School District traveled to Slatington, some by rail on the Berksy, to attend high school.

Head of the Slatington High School Reunion Committee Julia Hill worked at Northwestern Lehigh for 30 years.

She organized the class’ 52nd reunion at the Starlight Diner, Fogelsville.

Two couples came long distances to attend. One came from Gettysburg, the other from State College. Three of the couples at the celebration married classmates.

Historical society fest offers food, fun and education

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The sound of slap, slap, slap could be heard by visitors at the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society fall festival Sept. 9 at Werleys Corner.

The sound came from boys playing beanbags without any rules and the bags were bouncing off the targets and each other — but they were having fun.

Carl Mengel was back with Carlos, his goat that pulls a wagon.

His first goat that came to the festival has arthritis and can no longer pull the wagon. The second goat is too old, so Carlos, 5, has taken the reins.

The name Carlos is derived from Carl and Louise, his wife.

Warrior Kid meets Warrior Horse

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The goal of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids is to match 500 warrior kids to noble warrior horses to fight alongside them in their battle with pediatric cancer

The program, begun in California, is spreading to the east and on Sept. 3 the first warrior on the East Coast met his Warrior Horse at Rocking Horse Stables, Pleasant Corner.

Warrior Horse Urban Legend, known as Bandit, met his warrior , Sam Mackaravitz, of Emmaus at the stable.

Bandit was dressed for the occasion in the red, white and blue of Captain America, Sam’s favorite superhero.