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Claussville Road intersection open, bridges are next

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the six-township meeting at Lynn Township, Lowhill Township Roadmaster Carl Kressley told fellow municipal representatives that the Route 100 and Kernsville Road intersection at Claussville is open.

The new traffic lights, however, are hard to see, he reported.

Other attendees at the Dec. 10 meeting agreed but did not see any way the lights could be improved.

North Whitehall representative Jeff Bartlett said Route 100 South needs speed enforcement.

Kressley said Narris Road has holes drilled to place posts to hold panels to brace the sides of the road.


Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.


Thursday, December 13, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Zwischich Grischtdaag un Neiyaahr soll mer sich net wesche un aa net rumschtrippe, odder mer hot ken Glick.

Between Christmas and New Year, you must not take a bath or wash or change clothing or you will have no luck.

Wer die Grischtdaagnacht gebore iss, sehnt Gschpucker un kann's Vieh hera schwetze.

A person born on Christmas night can hear cattle talk and see ghosts.


Weisenberg Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. and a candlelight Holy Communion service at 11 p.m.

Washington's slave tells story of first president

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Don Breininger, president of the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society, welcomed the 50 people who attended the group's annual banquet and 10th anniversary cele-bration at the Seipstown Grange.

Alida Phillips presented a plaque to Gloria Zimmerman, who donated the buildings and property, formerly her father's Zimmerman's Hotel, in Werleys Corner.

The site became the historical society's headquarters. The plaque will be placed on an outside wall next to the place where her father enjoyed sitting inside looking out the window.

"Thank you, Gloria," Phillips said.

Lowhill board observes moment of silence for Chairman Weiner

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors began their Dec. 6 meeting with a moment of silence honoring Chairman Eugene Weiner who died Nov. 30.

Board Vice Chairman Richard Hughes made the announcement.

"He will be sorely missed," said Hughes, noting Weiner had dedicated himself to the township since the 1980s.

The services for Weiner would be private, he said.

Hughes was elected to replace Weiner as chairman.

He then announced the appointment of Brian Carl as township administrator, replacing Reynold Reinert, who died in August.