Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

Heidelberg firetruck closer to completion

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Goodwill Fire Company Chief Chief Jay Scheffler attended the Aug. 15 meeting of Heidelberg supervisors and reported the chassis for the new truck is ready.

The truck comes piece by piece and will be constructed.

Supervisor Steve Bachman said the emergency management coordinator position remains open.

NOVA responded to 96 percent of calls. For the year, response was 97 percent. Ambulance crew members were on site six days a week. Response time was 11.2 minutes per call.

Rescue mission seeking make, serve meal donors

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Allentown Rescue Mission has been supporting the area’s homeless since 1900.

The mission serves 150 people every day at a cost of $2.37 per meal.

Donors can provide meals directly to the homeless through the mission’s make-and-serve program by providing a hot meal to serve residents.

The following dates available for the September meals: Sept. 5-7, 9, 10, 12-20 and 22-30.

To help, contact Terry Miklas at

For more information on how to help, visit or email

Early reports come in for ‘Night’

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kathy Hermany, committee chairwoman for the annual Night in the Country festival gave early reports during the Aug. 28 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission.

She said vendors have 10 days to pay, but most has come in. Many food vendors had long lines. The commission receives 20 percent of the profits.

Security cost $150 more than last year. Nonprofits pay $25 and businesses pay $50. There was discussion about raising these prices. Paid admissions were up by more than 2,000 people over last year.

4-H’r elected AQHYA national director

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Trinity Packard, a junior firefighter, is president of the Lehigh County 4-H Equine Club, secretary of the Lehigh County 4-H Dairy Goat club, secretary of the Pennsylvania and Maryland Quarter Horse Associations, and is now a three-time national director for the American Quarter Horse Youth Association.

Packard, 16, from Slatington, is an 11th-grade student at Northern Lehigh High School.

For the past eight years, Packard has been an active 4-Her, who uses her leadership skills to help and inspire other youths.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Katelyn Morrison selected for prestigious UN fellowship

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Northwestern alumnus Katelyn Morrison was selected by United Nations Academic Impact as one of 14 college students at the University of Pittsburgh to participate in an elite program created to foster a culture of intellectual social responsibility.

Morrison will be working at the university where she is currently a junior.

“I was in shock that I got selected,” she said. “But I was very excited when I found out.

“This year over 7,000 undergraduates applied [but] only 6 percent of the applicants were selected.”

Senior center plans September events

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with friends.

Sept. 7, 18: The Henry King Duo

Sept. 21: Country Dance Band

Sept. 28: DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is from 1-4 p.m.

Per person fee includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples are welcome.