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Kutztown driver seriously injured in Maxatawny crash

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 43-year-old Kutztown woman was critically injured Jan. 7 when her vehicle collided with tractor-trailer on Route 222, Maxatawny Township, State Police Troop L Reading say.

Police say Lisa Walker was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Route 222 between Church and Grim roads when it traveled into the oncoming lane at 7:10 a.m. and hit a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by Mitchell Brenner, 55, of Sinking Spring.

The tractor was pulling a 2001 Heil tanker.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.



PennDOT meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School, Route 737, Krumsville, to announce plans to reconstruct I-78, including truck climbing lane, in Weisenberg, Greenwich and Maxatawny townships.


Heidelberg Building Code Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, regarding exit access doors.


Weisenberg Twp. board officers remain the same for the new year

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors met Jan. 7 for their annual re-organization meeting.

The Second Class Township Code requires all townships of that class to re-organize on the first Monday of every year, and to appoint and reappoint certain township positions.

First on the agenda was the organization of the board.

Bob Milot will again serve as chairman with Linda Gorgas as vice chairman.

Donald Breininger returns as township secretary/treasurer; Tony Werley as roadmaster and James Werley as assistant roadmaster.

Lynn planning, zoning appointments controversial

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

At the Jan. 7 reorganization meeting of the Lynn Township supervisors, Justin Smith was appointed chairman and Brian Dietrich was name vice chairman.

Secretary/treasurer will be Tammy White. Janet Henritzy is assistant secretary.

White is on extended sick leave and Rob Sadler offered to help with the treasurer's job until she returns. He held the position previously.

Marc Fisher of Worth, McGee and Fisher will serve as solicitor and Keystone Engineering will be the township engineer.

Baker thinks Pa. Farm Show apple pie contest is just peachy

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lorrie Rauch of New Tripoli won first place with her peachy apple pie in the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Jan. 5 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg.

It's all in the apples," Rauch said. "If you have a good apple, you have a good pie."

Her choice was Cortland apples from a local farmer's market.

Rauch, who loves baking and competing, won the contest in 2009 and has baked a different type of pie each year she competed in the contest.

Evac nurse discusses her service during World War II

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Shirley Jones, a member of the Palmerton Area Historical Society, brought her cousin Marian Jones to a recent meeting to discuss her service as a World War II nurse.

Jones, 91, who was wearing a shirt on which was written, "I proudly served in World War II," said she followed Gen. George Patton during the invasion of Europe.

He would move forward and the nurses would pack up and move, too, she explained.

"You are only as rich as your memories," Jones said, adding her memories of the war are rich and a permanent part of her.