Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

Good Will Fire Company volunteers have fastnacht fever

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown had its annual fastnacht sale March 2 at the fire station.

With a large crew at work, the fire company made more than 3,000 dozen of the doughy Lenten treats.

The work took dedication and long hours of hard work from members of the fire department, the ladies auxiliary and the community to make such a huge quantity of fastnachts.

Good Will Fire Company is one of the last Lehigh Valley organizations to use potatoes in its recipe, making them true to the original deep-fried.

Naugle seeks re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.

Fourth generation joins family funeral home

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling of Weisenberg Township has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.


Thursday, March 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. For information, call 610-751-0912.

·Lehigh Valley Blue Star Mothers support group for members and veterans of armed services and their families, 7 p.m. Weichert Realtors, 2330 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. MARCH 15

·Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7 a.m. at Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Fogelsville. All men are welcome. MARCH 16

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.

Pedestrian hit by car in Upper Macungie Township

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 37-year-old Michigan man was struck by a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by Andrew Pollock, 28, of Allentown 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 5600 block of Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Brandon Rambus of Detroit, Mich., was attempting to walk cross Tilghman Street when he was struck by Pollock’s car that was westbound on Tilghman Street near Blue Barn Road.

Rambus was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township for serious injuries, police say.

Pollock was uninjured.

Board discusses rec field damage

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

With the cancellation of their January meeting, Northwestern Recreation Commission members had their reorganization meeting Feb. 27.

Lynn Township representative to the commission Justin Smith was renamed president. Rick Hughes was chosen as vice president and Todd Hernandez will serve as secretary.

Then, discussion moved on to the topic most people came to the meeting to hear about —the damage at the recreation commission park.

Germansville Fire Co. seeks sponsorships for new truck

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

$250,000 grant received from the state

State dignitaries, volunteer firefighters and members of the community gathered at the Germansville Fire Company March 1 to hear a fundraising appeal for a new fire truck and to thank state Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, for a $250,000 state grant received toward the purchase of the $793,673 vehicle.

Term limits to be discussed at future county board meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners discussed the ramifications of a proposed referendum amending the Home Rule Charter contained in a motion by Commissioner Amy Zanelli to limit commissioners to three terms.

Commissioner Nathan Brown speaking during the governance committee, before the regular Feb. 27 meeting, said he does not see a need for term limits in local government, which he defined as county government and below.

Chairman Marty Nothstein said he supports term limits for higher government levels.

Recreation fields damaged: $500 reward offered

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER EKERSCHNER@TNONLINE in Local News

Heidelberg Township Supervisor Steve Bachman reported at the board’s Feb. 28 meeting there was damage at the Northwestern Recreation Community Park by someone driving a vehicle on the fields.

Three portable toilets and a bleacher were also overturned.

To replace the handicapped toilet will cost $2,100. Representatives from Call of Nature, which owns the portable toilets, attended the meeting.

Scott Wanamaker, Call of Nature representative, suggested moving the handicapped toilet and one other to cement pads in the area where the stone is in the parking lot.