Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Two hike to benefit cancer research

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kara and Bern Leibensperger of Kempton are on a crusade to benefit research in the cause of never-smoker lung cancer.

They became interested in it after meeting Margie Clapper, a researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Janet Plasha, Bern Leibensperger’s sister-in-law, developed another form of lung cancer, involving the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (ALK) from which she has since died. Her husband is Bruce and they had two children.

The Leibensperger women had been walking the Appalachian Trail a piece at a time and covered 600 miles.

Lowhill reviews sketch plans

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Supervisors Chairman Rick Hughes was unable to attend the board’s May 2 meeting, so Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner led the meeting.

Various sketch plans and other items were to be discussed.

Supervisors reviewed a sketch plan for Sarah Murray involving Bellante properties along the Route 100.

Murray is putting a deceleration lane alongside the property but PennDOT needs the lane to be dedicated as theirs for it to be enforced.

Christ’s Church has Colonial tea party

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by WANDA KALUSKY in Local News

Christ’s Church at Lowhill celebrated Mother’s Day with a tea party on May 4.

Sue Heffner and her kitchen staff prepared soup, a variety of petite sandwiches, salad and quiche for tea party guests.

A variety of tea, coffee, punch, lemonade and ice tea were also served.

The dessert table was filled in the center of the room with many choices to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

This year’s fashion show centered around the church’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Several of the dresses displayed were sewn by Janice Weidner.

Board has special meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

According to board minutes, Washington Township supervisors met April 10 for a special meeting to discuss the gun and group home amendments.

A motion was made amending the 2009 zoning ordinance to incorporate provisions regarding target ranges and regulations.

The regulations for group homes were also amended concerning large and small homes.

All ordinances inconsistent with the amended ordinances were repealed.

In other matters, John Kisthardt resigned from the zoning board and was made an alternate member. Aaron Oswald was appointed to the board.