Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

Three Boy Scouts now soar with the Eagles

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The day was clear and bright as Boy Scouts Luke White, Garrett Moyer and Taylor Schroeder, of Troop 104, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville attended their Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 5 at the Kempton Community Center.

The outdoor pavilion, filled with Scouts, family and friends, featured two tables of the Scouts’ memorabilia collected during their time in Scouting.

Troop 104 former Scoutmaster Jeffrey Schucker welcomed everyone to the Court of Honor.

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.

Police looking for man who fired shots at Econo Lodge

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

South Whitehall police are still looking for the man who allegedly was involved in a shots-fired incident and who pistol-whipped another man at 3:22 p.m. July 18 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Drive, South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall police, an officer responding to reports of multiple gunshots and an aggravated assault, was told the suspect had fired several shots from a handgun with the rounds striking several vehicles and a nearby building.

Upper Macungie police offer tips on living alongside black bears

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township police are advising residents there has recently been some reports of bear activity in Upper Macungie Township, as well as in other areas in the Lehigh Valley.

Police are sharing some insight directly from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website on living with black bears.

If You Live in Bear Country

Courthouse companion provides comfort to victims, witnesses

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

There is a new top dog in the Lehigh County Courthouse and her name is Ramona.

District Attorney Jim Martin announced the addition of the courthouse companion dog, Ramona, July 27 during a news conference in the county courthouse, Allentown.

“Ramona is the newest member of my staff,” Martin said. “Courthouse companion dogs provide emotional or comfort support to victims of crime when dealing with stressors of the judicial system.”

Ramona arrived at the courthouse the day before and will be working in conjunction with the Victim-Witness Program.

Orefield man charged after road rage incident

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

An 18-year-old Orefield man was charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident just before 8 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, say troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, 18, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.

‘1927 was a very good year’

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

Nonagenarian celebrates birthday with family, friends

Friends and five generations of family members gathered ’round Margaret “Marge” Rooney on July 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Bethlehem, to celebrate her 90th birthday.

The theme of the surprise party was “1927 was a very good year,” and the room was decorated accordingly.

Each table was adorned with sheets of paper listing fun facts from 1927, coasters displaying the year and PEZ candies and Kool-Aid packets, both of which were invented in 1927.

Student artwork on display in district boardroom

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s School Board recently honored six students from the middle school for their artwork on display in the board meeting room.

Teacher Jennifer Bernhard introduced the artists and said they were chosen for their ethic of excellence.

“They are all on different steps to the journey of excellence,” she said. “Some are just beginning to learn the meaning of failure. Yes, I said failure.

“To some it means time to give up but to others it means try again.

“Instead of good enough it means what can make it better.