Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kempton Fair delivers old-time fun with heart

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The warm June day dissolved into the perfect evening for the start of this year’s Kempton Fair.

After last year’s cancellation, it was game on for the three-day event, June 15, 16 and 17, despite intermittent showers on the last day.

While local residents munched on everything from walk away tacos to waffles and ice cream, they were treated to an antique tractor parade which signaled the start of the fair last Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, kids soothed their goats, sheep and pigs before presenting them for judging in the animal barn.

Weisenberg board deals with various issues

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors learned at their June 12 meeting that improvements to the junkyard at the Lick site are progressing.

Drums and tires are being removed and the engines and transmissions are being covered.

Township Administrator Brian Carl recommended that the yearly permit be issued.

In other matters, the road swap between the township and PennDOT was on the agenda.

PennDOT will not give up Mill Creek Road but will cede Kecks Road to the township.

Kecks Road runs from Old 22 to Seipstown Road.

Germansville wife, mom knew value of education

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Scholarship established in memory of Imogene Dietrich

Do angels walk among us on earth? If you ask Bill Dietrich, he will tell you his wife, Imogene, was truly an angel.

Dietrich and their daughter, Stacey Scanlon of New Tripoli recently spoke with The Press about Imogene, who passed away unexpectedly on March 16.

“She had one of the largest showings at her viewing and funeral at Keller Funeral Home and so many people had their own stories of how much she touched their lives,” Scanlon said. “She was truly an angel.”

Imogene, a 1975 graduate from Northwestern Lehigh High School, married Dietrich in 1973.

NOVA responds to 14 calls in May in Heidelberg Twp

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Heidelberg Township supervisors learned, at their June 15 meeting, that NOVA Ambulance Corps responded to 14 calls in the municipality during May.

The fastest was a two-minute response time. The longest was 15 minutes.

The corps put in 336 hours with 10.8-hour days.

In other matters Supervisor Steve Bachman reported the batting cages for the Northwestern Recreation Community Park fields will cost $27,800.

Roadmaster Kevin Huber will meet with roadmasters from the other townships and discuss the extent of the work they would be able to do to bring the cost down.

There’s no ‘Doubt,’ POTS’ play certain to be a hit

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

Stepping away from the norm, Players of the Stage has been hard at work rehearsing for its June 22-24 production of “Doubt” at Relevant Church, Allentown.

A small troupe of four actors sets this play apart from previous Players of the Stage production.

The all-adult cast takes on challenging issues in a performance that gets to the heart of human uncertainty.

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” asks Father Flynn during the sermon in the opening scene of “Doubt.”

Scam targets Lehigh County seniors

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin and the Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam which recently came to light.

The scam involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the Agency on Aging and Adult Services.

Consumers are getting calls which appear to come from that office’s general telephone number: 610-782-3034.

Aging and Adult Services are not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.