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Neighbor recalls fatal fire from 75 years ago

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Longtime Cetronia resident William "Buddy" Marsteller recently reflected on the fatal fire that displaced his family, injured his neighbor and killed a mother and her daughter 75 years ago.

"I was only 7 years old when the fire occurred," Marsteller said.

Marsteller, his parents Thomas and Annie, and two of his three sisters, Ruth and Dorothy, were upstairs in their bedrooms when the 4:40 a.m. fire broke out May 24, 1937.

The third sister, Minnie, who was 21 at the time, was not home, he said.

Dennis Hartman wins national award

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Hillbilly jerky wins reserve champion

Hartman's Butcher Shop, New Tripoli, once again won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships.

In 2010, owner Dennis Hartman won reserve grand champion with his hillbilly jerky. The following year, the butcher shop took home the reserve champion award.

This year, the competition was held July 26-28, in St. Paul, Minn., during the 73rd convention of the American Association of Meat Processors.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Wyatt's Jamboree on Sept. 15

Wyatt's Jamboree and Motorcycle Run 2012 will take place noon-8 p.m. Sept.15 at the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club Pavilion, 8100 Gun Club Road, New Tripoli. Rain date is Sept. 16.

The run is help Wyatt Newhard, a 7-year-old cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at age 3.

He was in remission but at age 6, he and his family learned the cancer returned.

Sign up 10 a.m.-noon for the motorcycle run at The Bagel Bunch, Routes 309 and 100, New Tripoli.

Admission fee includes the run, games, Chinese auction, raffles, food, drinks and music.

Sanctuary celebrates National Honey Bee Day

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, had the Valley in a buzz celebrate dNational Honey Bee Day Aug. 18.

The event was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.

This was the fourth year the Sanctuary has celebrated this sweet day.

Live bees on display allowed for viewing and observation for an up-close and personal look.

Bee colonies have three members: the queen, worker bees and drones.

Members of the Beekeepers Association gave explanations on bee life, equipment used to produce and extract the honey and how products are made from the honey.

Weisenberg Township

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Genunk is besser as zu viel. Enough is better than too much.

Graadzu is naecher as ausserum. Straight ahead is shorter than round about.


Are you interested in the future and what it holds for the world and you? If so, come out to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Independent Road, New Smithville, at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 to view a movie on this subject.

Mark your calendars to attend Sept. 21 as well.

Call 610-285-2215 for more information.


Lighthouse Baptist Church is also sponsoring "Cruisin' for Christ" from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the parking lot.