Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

2018 Taste of Hamburg-er contest winners

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Best Burger: Restaurant: Grand Prize Winner: Spuds restaurant, Kutztown.

Appearance: Spuds

Taste: Spuds

Originality: Spuds

Best Burger: Organization: Grand Prize Winner: Salem Church

Appearance: Boy Scout Troop 184

Taste: Leesport Lodge 141 I.O.O.F.

Originality: Salem Evangelical Christian Church, Lenhartsville

Best Burger-Mobile Unit: Grand Prize Winner: Blazing Swine BBQ, Hummelstown.

Appearance: Blazing Swine BBQ

Taste: Blazing Swine BBQ

Originality: Wow Foods LLC, Gilbertsville

Lehigh County

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Voting machine

The Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration Office invites residents to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines.

This three-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems and Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12

•Dominion Voting: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13

‘Night’ continues despite brief rain showers

Friday, September 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Night in the Country Chair Kathy Hermany gave her preliminary report to the Northwestern Recreation Commission on Aug. 29.

Although there was a shower at 5:30 p.m. and a second one about 6:30 p.m., neither were enough to stop the vendors and fireworks. Many foods were available and there were games and a cow for cow flop bingo.

People walked around with plastic baseball bats won as prizes. Kids rode bulls and people took a chance on where Carrot the cow would choose the winner for the bingo.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy has grant money

Friday, September 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors have learned grants are available from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to help with zoning and ordinance changes.

In other matters, Goodwill Fire Chief Jay Scheffler reported to the township board the purchase of a fire truck has nearly been finalized with the contract expected to be signed in early September.

Supervisor Jonathan Jakum and Dawn Didra attended a recent Lehigh Valley Planning Commission meeting.

Driver injured when big rig overturns in Weisenberg

Friday, September 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 33-year-old Cumberland County man was injured when his 2009 Volvo tractor with dual trailers left the highway and went down an embankment 5:36 p.m. Sept. 3 on I-78, Weisenberg Township.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Matthew R. Clapper of Carlisle was eastbound in the right lane of I-78 when the tractor trailer left the right side of the road.

Police say the right side of the big rig struck the guard rail before traveling approximately 360 feet on the guard rail.

The truck continued and went down an embankment on the south side of I-78, police say.

County executive presents 2019 budget proposal

Friday, September 7, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners, officials and residents received their first look at the proposed budget for 2019 Aug. 31 when County Executive Phillips Armstrong presented his first budget since assuming office.

After a visual presentation of supporting charts and documents, Armstrong gave the hefty 488-page “on-time’ budget to Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty.

To make the proposed $506.1 million budget (themed “Back to the Future”) balance, Armstrong resurrected the 2015 millage rate of 3.79 to meet the needs of the future.

4-H volunteer receives 2018 veterinary service award

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Marie Weber of North Whitehall was presented the Distinguished Veterinary Service Award and honored at a Hall of Fame Luncheon and Keystone Veterinary Conference in August at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey.

The Distinguished Veterinary Service Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for distinguished service to the veterinary profession over a period of years.