Northwestern Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Sacred Heart joins St. Luke’s

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

According to a news release emailed to the Lehigh Valley Press by Jon Brannan of St. Luke’s University Helath Network, Sacred Heart HealthCare System and St. Luke’s University Health Network have announced plans for Sacred Heart to join St. Luke’s network.

Sacred Heart HealthCare System includes Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, primary care centers at 10 sites in the Lehigh Valley and senior housing services.

St. Luke’s University Health Network includes seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Equipment sold to highest bidder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Ed Ziegler asked Washington supervisors where the sale of township equipment was advertised as he had not seen it.

He was told the sale was advertised in the TIMES NEWS daily paper, Lehighton.

Bids were opened and two were accepted with the third rejected and due to be re-advertised.

A 1995 chipper went for $1,500 and a spreader sidewinder sold for $400.

A 1988 Ford dump truck was bid at $488 but the bid was rejected.

In other matters three military personnel and a student were exonerated from paying per capita taxes.

Charlie Dent’s retirement a surprise

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a press release Sept. 7 he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Dent has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.

Class of 1952 gathers for 65th annual reunion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Before 1955, many students living within what is now the Northwestern Lehigh School District traveled to Slatington, some by rail on the Berksy, to attend high school.

Head of the Slatington High School Reunion Committee Julia Hill worked at Northwestern Lehigh for 30 years.

She organized the class’ 52nd reunion at the Starlight Diner, Fogelsville.

Two couples came long distances to attend. One came from Gettysburg, the other from State College. Three of the couples at the celebration married classmates.