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Bill Albert is named 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.

In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.

L.C. Coroner's Office needs help finding Berks County man's kin

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is looking for the next of kin of a 83-year-old man who died in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Robert Downing, of Lenhartsville, Berks County, was pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m. Sept. 25, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said. Downing died from natural causes, he said.

Anyone who has information on Downing's relatives is asked to contact the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7:30 p.m. at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.


Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m.

Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.

Weisenberg Township

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MARY HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Jacob's Church, 8373 Kings Highway, Lynn Township, is having a pig roast 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6.

The meal includes fresh roasted pork, baked potato, baked beans, pepper cabbage, applesauce and homemade dessert.

For information, call Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.


A night at the movies is being offered 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Route 863 S), New Smithville.

Bring the family to see a free, wholesome movie filled with excitement.

Call 610-285-2235 for more information.


Reward fund set up for info on murderer of two family dogs

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Jeremiah and Stacey Jones family of Lynn Township has set up an account to accept donations toward a reward fund for the person or persons who bring forward information leading to the prosecution and conviction of the individual who shot and killed their dogs Jeb and Dude.

Their bodies were found Aug. 31 by a state trooper from Troop L, Hamburg, along Pine Creek Road, Kempton, near the Kempton Rod and Gun Club.

The donation money will be held for three years. After that, the money will be donated to local shelters and/or rescue programs.

New Life Lutheran Church members visit Panama

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by BOB MOYER Special to The Press in Local News

New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, sent a mission team to San Felix, Panama, for a second time in August.

Pastor Scott Lingenfelter and his daughter, Melinda, joined Jessica McCullum, Chelsea Ritter, Jimmy and Monica Betancourt for a week of service with the church's mission partners in Panama.

Ritter was actually in Panama for two months helping to teach English in the school.