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Comedy night benefits boys and girls basketball

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

On Jan. 26 the basketball booster clubs from Northwestern Lehigh High School sponsored a comedy night at the Lynnport Fire Company.

Rosemarie Lister, president of the girls boosters; Kelly Hallman, vice president of the boys boosters; and Nadine Sevrain, vice president of the girls boosters were all busy getting things ready for the expected 200 people who would be coming for an evening of laughs.

The trio were wearing Hoop It Up Tigers badges.

All money comes back to the basketball programs for such things as equipment and food, said Lister.

County exec visits board

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong visited Washington Township’s Feb. 5 board of supervisors’ meeting.

Armstrong told the board he wants to be sure the county is involved with all 25 municipalities in Lehigh.

A newsletter will be mailed out in May so all 150,000 families will know where their tax money is going, he said.

“I get a visitor every now and then who keeps me in the know about this area of the county,” he said, turning to resident Ed Ziegler.

Property tax, rent rebate applications are now available

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced Jan. 23.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30.

Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains celebrates the groundhog

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.

This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.

Dennis Hartman recited the oath at the lectern as lodge members assume the groundhog stance and repeated it back to him.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in Local News

Weisenberg students meet goal, Berlet dosed with goo

Weisenberg Elementary School Principal Jill Berlet

Staff and students at the school recently gathered in the gym for an awards assembly hosted by the PTO.

This was no ordinary assembly, they were celebrating the success of their Joe Corbi pizza fundraiser.

The goal of the fundraiser was to have students sell more than 600 items in order to have the special assembly.

Their final total was 961 items.

Day, Geiger receive Lehigh County 4-H awards

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County 4-H recently presented the Friend of 4-H Award to someone who continually supports the 4-H program and the youth involved.

“For many years, we have interacted with this individual at 4-H events,” said Kelly M. Weisner, extension educator with 4-H youth development at the Lehigh County Cooperative Extension. “On many occasions, he speaks to others about the value of this great program.

“We recognize state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, as the Lehigh County Friend of 4-H.”

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance Corps unveil state’s first mobile stroke unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurology Department, in partnership with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently unveiled the first Mobile Stroke Unit in Pennsylvania.

The ambulance, which houses a mobile computed radiography system is designed to diagnose and treat acute stroke victims before arrival at the nearest comprehensive stroke center.

Only Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and St. Luke’s Fountain Hill are comprehensive stroke centers in the Lehigh Valley.

School success:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

‘Every day counts. Every minute counts’

Parkland Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman leads a group of educators from every school district in Lehigh County in an effort to improve school attendance.

Troutman spoke to The Press about the endeavor.

“Our goal is to get the best attendance for all of our kids,” Troutman said. “Children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school.

“High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement.

Troutman noted high student achievement with school attendance is true for every grade — elementary, middle, and high school.