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Veterans group seeks members: Lawsuit dismissed

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by CAJETAN BERGER Special to The Press in Local News

The V.G. Kern Veterans Association Inc. will remain in existence following Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol K. McGinley's June 18 ruling.

Her decision dismissed a suit by Joseph R. Zeller and Leslie A. Reppert who asserted the association should be dissolved based on accusations it failed to uphold its purpose and that funds were misappropriated. According to court documents, Vernon Granville Kern Post 8344 was issued a charter by the VFW in October 1946, officially incorporating it in Pennsylvania.

One person's weeds are another's garden

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

The late English poet and artist Cicely Mary Barker referred to them as "wayside flowers."

Around here, many people simply call them "weeds." Other folks much prefer the term "wildflowers."

Whatever they are called, these plants, found growing along roadside, field, fence or untended patch of land anywhere, are undeniably lovely to look at, not to mention stubborn and hardy and sometimes invasive.

Putting aside any disdain or prejudice for the moment, take a good look and, as Barker suggests in her Flower Fairy books, "learn to see how pretty common things can be."

Zettlemoyer honored with master pilot award

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

Carl Zettlemoyer of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, was recently honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.

The award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 years or more.

In the United States, there are some 875,000 pilots and around 210 pilots who have received this prestigious award.

Zettlemoyer began his flight training in 1952 at Kutztown Aviation Service, Kutztown.

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.