Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

No quorum, no votes

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Due to a lack of a quorum at the Northwestern Recreation Commission’s June meeting, various items are expected to be voted on retroactively in July.

Mountainview Bible Church requested use of the pavilion from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30.

And, a 19-plus softball team requested use of Field 7 on July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 and 27.

Donations for the Chinese auction and other uses are coming in for the annual Night in the Country celebration, reported Kathy Hermany.

Deron Youse named president of funeral directors association

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Deron K. Youse was installed as the 136th president of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association at their 2017 convention in Pocono Manor.

Organized in 1881, PFDA is one of the largest state funeral director associations in the nation.

Youse, a lifelong resident of Kutztown, graduated from Kutztown Area High School in 1984.

He received an Associate degree in Funeral Service Education from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem.

Before entering funeral service, Youse served as a paramedic and police officer, and has had a lifetime of service to others.

Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Co. has open house

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Freebies, food, games and a fire that filled the sky with black smoke were all part of the recent open house presented by the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company.

Fire company helmets for kids, Frisbees and booklets on home fire hazards and another one with fire safety stickers filled a table along with a note saying they were free.

Bill Buss poured free soda for visitors, and outside, Otto’s Lunch Box of Fogelsville, cooked hot dogs, also free.

School board approves full-day kindergarten

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board has approved full-day kindergarten starting with the 2018-19 school year.

Board President Bill Dellicker said, during the June 21 meeting, the issue has been discussed for more than a year.

District Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said everything there is to say about the plan has been said.

School Director Darryl Schafer said Wright had spoken passionately about having full-day kindergarten.

Wright said she was delighted with the approval vote.

Lehigh County celebrates Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Lehigh County Department of Human Services in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, hosted a program recently at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.

The goal was to raise awareness and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.

“Mental health impacts one out of every five children in our community,” said Josh Bridges, director of Lehigh County Integrated Services, which is part of the Human Services Department.