Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Robert Heintzelman praises former worker Harold Reitz

Heintzelman Funeral Home co-owner and Supervisor Robert Heintzelman spoke with The Press about Harold Reitz’s decades of service.

“His work ethic was second to none,” Heintzelman said. “He started at 7:10 a.m. for 8 a.m. and never left when he was supposed to. He said he would stop when his work was done.”

Heintzelman said Reitz, who recently retired, loved what he did.

“He was an integral part of everything we had going here,” Heintzelman said. “We gave him the fancy title ‘director of property management.’

Hawk Mt. Arts Tour welcomes visitors to various studios

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Like moths to a flame, area residents and longtime friends were drawn to Gene Allen’s Thistletop studio in Kempton, where his most recent canvasses were displayed alongside Jeanne Stock’ pastel paintings.

An opening reception attracted a large crowd who came out on a sultry June evening to view and buy works done by the two local artists.

“I’m over the moon,” Stock said about the turnout.

Apparently, so were the guests appreciating the canvasses capturing local landscapes and familiar items seen in a new light.

“We just work well together,” Stock added.

Kempton Fair has plenty for everyone

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

From ag contests to favorite foods

Music filled the air along with the smell of good things cooking at the Kempton Community Center.

The three-day Kempton Fair was well underway June 16.

Randy Harders, Frontier District membership chair for the Boy Scouts, was talking to Scout age boys trying to get new recruits. There was something special about his recruiting method. On a table was a rocket and every boy who joined Scouts would receive one to safely blast off from a central locale.

Fire company seeks decision

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Fire Chief Jay Scheffler and Randy Metzger of the Germansville Fire Company attended the July meeting of Lynn supervisors to ask whether the board had made any decision on Germansville’s plan to buy a new ladder truck.

At a previous meeting, they were seeking a commitment on funding for the apparatus.

They would like a pledge of $8,000 per year for several years.

Supervisor Steve Feinour said the board could only do so much due to budget constraints.

4-H Livestock Club performs community service project

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

More than a dozen members, leaders and parents of the Lehigh County 4-H Livestock Club pitched in with the spring highway cleanup program with the members of Seipstown Grange 1657.

This year, marked the 4-H Club’s eighth year of participation in this annual event and for the grange, its 29th year of participation.

They first took part in Keep America Beautiful and then PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

Circle of Seasons welcomes spring at ‘May Faire’

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The dreary weather May 12 did little to dull the luster of Circle of Seasons Charter School students and their families during a dazzling May Faire event.

The Mayfair program was a five-hour experience that “welcomes in spring and is a celebratory day,” said Alison Saeger, principal of Circle of Seasons.

The event began with a Maypole Dance featuring a tall pole where students hold and pull on “giant woven ribbons.”