Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

LCCC students tested on their alcohol IQ

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force and community are participating in the Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Operation Safe Holiday enforcement effort through Dec. 3.

As part of this effort, law enforcement members, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network representatives, and PennDOT safety experts of the task force handed out educational information Nov. 16 about seat belt use and aggressive and impaired driving to students at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

They also tested the students’ alcohol IQ.

Community Day held at Jacob’s Church

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tents were set up for activities to be held outdoors and promptly blew down making it necessary to move many of the Community Day events at Jacob’s Church indoors.

Several people commented on the great smell coming from the grills. Ben Zoghby, last year’s winner, was back for a another try at coming in first with his ribs and chicken thighs with a secret sauce. Cody Madtes from Kempton offered meat balls, bacon and chicken. Earl Muth of Pleasant Corners was forming hamburgers but the great smell was soon coming from his grill also.

Remember to Say Thanks

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News

“Now, don’t forget,” my mother urged.

“Remember to say thanks.”

She taught me those four magic words

when I was prone to pranks.

I’ve thought about my mom’s advice

quite often since I’ve grown.

Her simple words were quite profound

Their truth is clearly shown.

When I recall what soldiers did

to keep our nation free

my sense of gratitude’s renewed

for those who fought for me.

When I reflect on those in town

who wear a uniform,

my mind replays the risks they take

to keep me safe and warm.

Nestle Water North America presents check to New Tripoli Fire Company

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.

The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.

The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.

The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.

Weisenberg Lutheran Church honors veterans with monument

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The road past Weisenberg Lutheran Church was closed Nov. 12 for a very important affair.

A monument was being dedicated to the veterans with the monument in the cemetery and the audience across the road.

Master of Ceremony Charles “Skip” Mikosky said a committee was formed at Weisenberg Church to give recognition to church members who were veterans.

Two plaques had been made but a plaque was not enough for the 90 names that were found.

Lowhill deals with several issues

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Engineer Chris Noll reported during the Lowhill supervisors Nov. 2 meeting “no news is good news” regarding the MS4 stormwater plan.

“If we don’t hear anything, then the plan is moving forward as desired,” Noll said.

Administrator Brian Carl reported there was not much of an update on the multimunicipal plan.

He received a general quote for the plan, which he mentioned seemed a little high for the entire plan, but Lowhill Township has the smallest chunk of it. The estimate for Lowhill is about $4,300.

No increase in taxes in Lynn Twp

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors authorized the publication of the budget for next year. No tax increase is anticipated.

The board noted the Emergency Management team has a vacancy with the resignation of Kevin Baer.

The assistant coordinator will assume the responsibilities of the position.

A new deputy coordinator is needed.

Chief Clark Mantz reported Lynnport Fire Company had one call in October.

He also noted the turkey raffle will be held Nov. 17 at the fire company.

Deputy Chief Gary Kuntz Jr. stated the New Tripoli Fire Company had 159 calls to date.

Artists display their handiwork at Werley’s Corner

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The mission statement of the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society includes culture as an item of prime interest in the two townships.

Members brought their artwork to the Werley’s Corner headquarters of the society from Nov. 3-5, as art is a major part of a community’s culture.

The artists attending the Work of Our Hands art show told visitors about their work and why they enjoy it.