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N'western student to scramble in Hare motorcycle championship

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by COURTESY BERN LEIBENSPERGER Special to The Press in Local News

A 16-year-old motorcycle racer from Kempton will take on some of the best amateur Hare Scramble racing competitors in the nation March 23 and March 24 at the AMA East Hare Scrambles Championship Series, in Evansville MX Park, near Berwick.

Evan Leibensperger, an 11th-grade student at Northwestern Lehigh High School, wants to return home from the multi-day event with a coveted American Motorcyclist Association National No. 1 plate.

Leibensperger will compete in the 450 open B classs, which is for racers who are 15 years and older, riding motorcycles with 450cc engines.


Thursday, March 14, 2013 by by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Pig stomach dinner planned for March 23 at Jacob's Church

New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Road, Kempton, will be having a St. Paddy's Day bingo 7-9 p.m. March 16.

For information, visit or call 610-756-6589.


Jacob's Church, New Tripoli is having a pig stomach dinner 4-7 p.m. March 23, in the activity center.

The pig stomach will be served with pepper cabbage, applesauce and homemade desserts.

Take out will be available and whole stomachs are also being sold.


Tough Mudder planned for Heidelberg, Lowhill

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

A Tough Mudder competion is being planned for June 1 and 2, in both Lowhill and Heidelberg townships, Lowhill Administrator Brian Carl said at the March 7 board meeting.

The event, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course originally designed by British Special Forces, is expected to bring 17,000 visitors on June 1, and several thousand again on June 2.

The site of the event is Jaindl Farms, 5585 Mulberry Drive, Heidelberg Township.

Carl said the groups will be arriving at different times, not all at once.

Concert in Palmerton to feature Roger's garden

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Composer and performer Dr. Roger Latzgo, of Germansville, will bring "Music from Roger's Garden," his celebration of gardening and ecology, to Palmerton Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

The free performance will take place at 2 p.m. April 21. The library will accept donations at the door.

"Music from Roger's Garden" builds on generations of celebrating nature with song.

Latzgo will accompany his vocals on guitar and piano, as well as, some exotic instruments brought back from his travels.


Thursday, March 14, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Rod, gun club having annual spring raffle, block shoot

Guaranteed good! Heidelberg Union Church, Church and Irvin roads, in the Saegersville area, is having a family-style feast of homemade breaded pork cutlets with cabbage and noodles, March 16. Snow date is March 23.

Included with the meal are freshly baked breads, desserts and assorted beverages.

At the last supper, Heidelberg cooks report there were requests for the return of family-style dinners instead of buffets.

They are happy to say the dinner on March 16 will be served family style.

Limited seating times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.