Northwestern Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Article By: Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.

Germansville farmers training PASA’s first vegetable grower apprentice

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.

Paper ballot provides security, judge of elections says

Friday, November 8, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Voters used paper ballots to cast their votes on Election Day and the process could very well be a time saver for those manning the polls while increasing the safety of the votes.

“The paper ballot gives us security,” said John Rauch, judge of election for the Lynn Township New Tripoli polling station at the fire company.

“This is one of the bigger [voting] sectors in this area.”

Voters appeared comfortable with the paper ballot, which made this year a type of test run for next year’s presidential election.

Voters seem to favor Democrats for Lehigh County board

Friday, November 8, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters on Tuesday appear to have lost favor with two incumbent Republicans and instead picked four Democrats to serve on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Democrat Dan Hartzell garnered an unofficial 29,747 votes, 14.77 percent of the total votes cast. If the vote is certified, he will return for a second, four-year term in office.

Hartzell, of South Whitehall Township, is a Whitehall High School and Kutztown University graduate.

Pinsley appears to have unseated two-term Lehigh County controller

Friday, November 8, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, having garnered an unofficial 28,463 votes, 51.04 percent of the total 55,763 votes cast in Tuesday’s General Election, Democrat Mark Pinsley seems to have unseated two-term incumbent Lehigh County Controller Republican Glenn Eckhart for a four-year term in office. Eckhart received an unofficial 27,300 votes, 48.96 percent of the vote.

Jakum returning to Heidelberg supervisor’s seat

Friday, November 8, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Heidelberg Township voters went to the polls on Tuesday and returned incumbent Supervisor Jonathan Jakum, a Republican, to office for another six-year term.

Jakum received 385 of the total 598 votes cast to garner 64.38 percent of the vote, according to Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Democrat challenger Luke Savage, a member of the township planning commission, received 213 votes, 35.62 percent of the vote.

Jakum has been a resident of the township for 11 years.

Unchallenged county candidate results are reported

Friday, November 8, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The following candidates for Lehigh County row offices were unchallenged in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Incumbent District Attorney Jim Martin, a Republican, received an unofficial 36,805 votes for another four-year term in office.

Incumbent Sheriff Joe Hanna, running as a Democrat/Republican, garnered an unofficial 52,066 votes for another four-year term in office. Incumbent Clerk of Judicial Records Andrea Naugle, a Democrat, received an unofficial 38,693 votes to return for another four-year term in office.

Touring South Africa with friends

Friday, November 8, 2019 by BARBARA CAMPBELL in Local News

South Africa was a spectacular trip of a lifetime for seven residents of Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.

Betsy Hauser of New Tripoli, Debbie and Dennis Barr of South Whitehall, Rose Marie Kandrac from Warminster, Sharon Fournier of Bath, and Barbara and Tom Campbell of Lower Macungie started their trip in Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg, a modern city and the financial district of South Africa.

The group visited April 24-May 7, considered that country’s late fall and early winter.

Halloween hauntings at Miracle League field

Friday, November 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sell Road in Heidelberg Township was one way for traffic Oct. 23 to make room for the extra vehicles while the Miracle League had its annual Halloween extravaganza.

During sports season, 240 people with disabilities come to the League field, said Kristy McKeever, executive director, organizer and friend, participating in baseball, cheerleading and activities.

Year round there is bowling, board game nights, movie nights, arts and crafts and more. The first event of the night was picking up bags for collecting candy from McKeever and a friend.