Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced within the last hour that 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.
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.
Loribeth Knauss learned about the National Egg Roll held each year at the White House in Washington, D.C., when it was mentioned on a television talk show.
Knauss of Germansville, found the application information by Googling egg roll.
Those accepted to attend are chosen by lot. The fourth time around was the magic one for the Knauss family when Knauss learned she, husband Troy, and children Kaylynn, 5, and Clara, 4, were lottery winners.
The 30,000 winners were sent tickets.
Business Manager Leslie Frisbee reported to the Northwestern Lehigh School Board that the budget is on target.
She explained the various fund balance categories.
Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said the funds are not to be used for recurring costs but only for their specified uses.
The school usually buys two buses and two vans, but will probably purchase three buses this year.
One costs approximately $93,000, and a utility vehicle will cost between $20,000 to $25,000.
The bid for oil and diesel will not be received until May.
The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and this nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.
Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.
Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.
Two miles away, the snow was gone but at New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, it was still four-inches deep when the Easter Egg Hunt was scheduled on March 24.
The hunt was rescheduled for March 31 and the weather was near perfect.
By 2:30 p.m., kids were registering for the 3 p.m. event. From the registration table they went to a prize egg table.
Buckets of eggs for each age group guaranteed each child would receive a prize. In addition they were given a coupon for a Kid’s Meal at Texas Roadhouse.
We have established a model for cross training throughout the office where we are exposing all our deputies, security staff and administrative personnel to different aspects of what our office is responsible for on a daily basis. For example, we are training our court deputies in the operations of our warrant division. Our goal is to offer as much cross training office-wide as possible.
Dr. Richard “Rick” Boulay is presenting “You Will Be Found: Songs and Lessons of Cancer Survivorship,” a concert and open forum for cancer survivors and their caregivers, 2 p.m. April 14, at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.
When Boulay’s wife was diagnosed with leukemia about 10 years ago, his understanding of the disease changed.
The Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently cooked up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the pavilion of the Schnecksville fire company.
Several hundred hungry neighbors and friends enjoyed good food and friendship.
With help from Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, and Parkland High LEO Club members, efficiency was on the menu, as well as the good food.