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Weisenberg Township polling place to remain at Hope Community Church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

HVAC unit failure leads to N. Lehigh school evacuation

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A failure in an HVAC unit on the roof caused Northern Lehigh High School to be evacuated Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. April 16, according to Superintendent Matthew Link, who said students and staff exited the building, and a short time later, entered the middle school auditorium.

“The cause of the fire alarm was due to a failure in an HVAC unit on the roof that sent smoke and an odor into sections of the building,” Link said. “The evacuation went as planned, and at no time was anyone in danger.”

Congressman to resign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dent will depart Congress in May

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said.

“Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

Fallen Marine receives long-awaited military funeral with full honors

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Allen High School graduate, who died at age 21, after serving only three months in Vietnam, was quietly buried at Grand View Cemetery, South Whitehall Township, by his family and friends.

He and wife, Dorothy, who has never remarried, had only been married five months when he was killed.

With encouragement from Mack’s wife, and his sister, Evelyn Crowson, both of whom live in slatington, plans were made to honor Pfc. Mack with a full military funeral on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Jordan UCC youth prepare eggs for annual hunt at church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The day before the March 31 Community Easter Egg Hunt at Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, volunteers were busy boiling and coloring eggs as well as filling plastic eggs with assorted candy.

Karen Shear, who has been responsible for getting the eggs ready for the event for the past six years, makes sure there are 20 dozen eggs ready to boil and gathers all the paints and colors and candy for the event.

On Good Friday, the group spent the morning in the kitchen and social hall.

Shear’s friends and relatives came out to help.