Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Penny power wins at Heidelberg Church

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall was the scene of clinking pennies and a bounty of prizes as people attended the recent penny party.

Each person placed pennies, equivalent to the price of small prices being passed from person to person, were placed into a cup. In a second cup they placed a ticket with their number.

When the tray with the prizes and cups had made the rounds, caller Ashten Oswald, who has served as caller three times before, chose the winner.

As the prizes were relatively small most everyone went home with multiple prizes.

Woodworking featured at annual Bailey fall fair

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Bailey Wood Products Fall Woodworkers Fair in Kempton featured everything from the beautiful to the practical on display with crafters demonstrating their art.

John Balogh and Deb Hamburger, working under the name Paper and Wood of Bethlehem, had pieces as large as a 2-foot fish, which Hamburger said was made from a single piece of wood she found that was as small as a hummingbird.

Student artwork on display in board meeting room

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kathleen Kehs, high school art instructor, introduced the students whose art is exhibited in the administrative meeting room at Northwestern Lehigh District School.

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said she loves to see the room decorated with student art.

Kehs said when she asked the students to participate the only thing they were interested in was whether they would have to talk.

“I have lots of hard workers this year,” Kehs told the school board at its November meeting.

Road crew busy in Weisenberg

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Supervisor Tony Werley, also township roadmaster, told other members of the Weisenberg board of supervisors his road crew is busy getting the equipment ready for winter.

Preparedness is key for the winter season, he said at the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

The crew is also trimming brush and cleaning gutters throughout the township.

Township Administrator Brian Carl reported the state fee on permits related to the Universal Construction Code will increase 50 cents at the beginning of 2018.

The current fee is $4 per permit.

Grace Church congregants gather at park

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The congregation of Grace Community Church, New Tripoli, recently gathered at Ontelaunee Park for worship and its fall festival.

“God’s been doing a good work here,” Pastor Kenneth Spence said. “We’ve started a lot of things: a youth group, a music ministry, women’s and children’s ministries. This is part of our expansion into the community.”

Steve Skekel, leader of the music ministry, also addressed the congregation.

“God has given us a great morning to worship him,” Skekel said. “We are thankful for what you are doing in this church.”

Grace Church congregants gather at park

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The congregation of Grace Community Church met at Ontelaunee Park on Oct. 8 for worship to be followed by its fall festival.

Pastor Kenneth Spence said, “God’s been doing a good work here. We’ve started a lot of things: a youth group, a music ministry, women’s and children’s ministries. This is part of our expansion into the community.

Steve Skekel, leader of the music ministry, said, “God has given us a great morning to worship him. We are thankful for what you are doing in this church.” He gave a community prayer to open the service.

Heating help now available

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.

The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.