A record number of contestants participated in the 2020 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest Jan. 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
One hundred and thirty-nine 4-H members from 33 teams participated in this exciting contest.
Registration numbers increased by 40 percent from last year and included five new counties.
4-H youth from Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Indiana, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, Union and York counties all tested their knowledge of spuds.
The first and second place “B” teams were from Lehigh County.
Lowhill Township supervisors met for their annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6.
Among several employee motions, they announced employee changes and meetings times for 2020.
The meeting began with Supervisor Buddy Wessner making a motion to have Richard Hughes continue as board chairman. Robb Werley seconded the motion.
Hughes made a motion to have Wessner continue as board vice chairman and Jill Seymour continue as secretary.
Werley seconded both of them.
Kutztown’s Talisman Players made it easy for play goers to see a perennial favorite right in their backyard.
The family friendly, “Emperor’s New Clothes” scorned the winter snow and opened at the Georgian Room, Kutztown University, the weekend of Jan. 17.
Set in an exotic mythical country in the Far East, the premise of the play is delivered by Zar, played by Liz Weimar, and Zan, portrayed by Megan Laudenslager: “It is easy to make foolish people do what you want them to do.”
Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Crème Filling
Angel Food Cake
1-1/4 cup flour
1-3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup egg whites (about 10 eggs)
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Then add cream of tartar and vanilla.
Sift flour, sugar and salt about five times.
Gently combine egg whites and dry ingredients, then pour into ungreased 10-ince tube pan.
Place in a cool oven.
Turn oven to 325 degrees.
Lebanon Student earns honor roll
Zachary Creighton of New Tripoli was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s Fall Academic Honor Roll at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.
Creighton, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College men’s soccer team, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science at The Valley.
The academic honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who compete in a varsity level sport and registered a term/semester GPA of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
The U.S. Census Bureau kicked of its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural Village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.
National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.
Robert F. Toth Jr., area census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Allentown Area office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall, told The Press Jan. 17 his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers.
The Lehigh County Commissioners’ meeting had a rocky start Jan. 22 when, immediately after Chairwoman Amy Zanelli led the Pledge of Allegiance, former county commissioner candidate Matthew Schutter began interrupting the proceedings with a call for “a point of order.”
According to Ann McFarlane, author on parliamentary procedure on the Jurassic Parliament Web page, calling for a point of order is reserved for a member of the deliberative body to make after being recognized by the presiding officer.
What is the decennial census?
Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.
Why is it important to me?
Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census are used to: