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Seipstown Grangers continue their good works

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Seipstown Grange has been helping people in the community in addition to being an educational organization for farmers for 102 years.

Seipstown Grange 1657 was formed in April 29, 1915. Early meetings were held in the little red schoolhouse in Seipstown, then Literary Hall, now the Weisenberg Township Municipal Building, and the K.G.E. Hall in Claussville.

A building committee was formed in 1947 and the lower level of the Grange Hall on Claussville Road was dedicated in 1951. The second floor was completed in 1961.

9-Lives Boulevard leads to Forgotten Felines and Fidos fundraiser

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Forgotten Felines and Fidos had an open house and wine tasting on Sept. 23.

The plan was to find homes for some of the 100 cats living at the facility, along Mountain Road, Germansville.

The sign at the entrance of the shelter points to 9-Lives Boulevard, a private road.

Flutations, a four-person flute choir based in Allentown, provided gentle music for the tasting.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial celebrates 12th anniversary

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc., hosted its 12th anniversary of the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza this spring in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Service Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The dedication, to honor the most recent entries at the plaza, began with the laying of wreaths by the Korean War Veterans of Pennsylvania.

Parkland High School graduate Erin Kelly sang the National Anthem, the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

Dougherty returns to District 2 seat

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Incumbent Lehigh County Commissioner Percy H. Dougherty, a Republican, will be returning to his seat representing residents in District 2.

According to Lehigh County Voter Registration, Dougherty garnered an unofficial 6,211 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Election to the unofficial 5,080 votes received by Shoaib Chaudhary, a Democrat.

With 100 percent of the districts reporting, Dougherty took 54.87 percent of the vote to Chaudhary’s 44.88 percent of the votes cast.

During the campaign, Dougherty told The Press he understands the problems seniors face.

St. Peter’s UCC Lynnville celebrates the harvest

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Attendees at St. Peter’s UCC Lynnville’s children’s harvest party talked about the hayride a week earlier at the church and how much they enjoyed it.

Now, they were back for some children’s activities.

Jack o’ Lanterns were first on the agenda, though there were a few squeals as kids felt the insides of a pumpkin. Seeds were saved to be taken home and roasted with recipes discussed.

Pastor Rebekah Thomas made a dirt cake and she read a poem, “I’m Like the Christian Pumpkin.” The pastor also took on the chore of showing the kids how to dunk for apples.

Voters choose Armstrong as next Lehigh County executive

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Results of Tuesday’s Municipal Election from Lehigh County Voter Registration show Democrat Phillips Armstrong with an unofficial 24,675 votes to Republican Brad Osborne’s unofficial 22,116 votes to take home the win for Lehigh County Executive.

With 100 percent of the ditricts reporting, Armstrong garnered an unofficial 52.69 percent of the vote to Osborne’s 47.23 percent.

During the campaign, Armstrong told The Press his first priority if elected would be to develop open communications with the board and all departments.

Creighton to serve as magisterial district judge in District 31-3-01

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Tom Creighton, a Republican, and current Lehigh County commissioner, will soon be presiding as magisterial judge in District 31-3-01, Slatington.

The seat is now held by Rod Beck, who previously announced he would not seek reelection.

According to Lehigh County Voter Registration, Creighton garnered an unofficial 2,457 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Election taking 55.78 percent of the vote.

Angelique Bailey, a Democrat, received an unofficial 1,937 votes, 43.97 percent of the total votes cast.

Creighton emailed The Press Wednesday morning:

Grammes wins seat in Lehigh County District 1

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in Lehigh County have chosen Republican Marc Grammes to serve a four-year term as District 1 commissioner.

According to Lehigh County Voter Registration, Grammes garnered an unofficial 6,125 votes to Democrat Bob Elbich’s unofficial 4,523 votes.

With 100 percent of the 32 districts reporting, Grammes took 57.48 percent of the total 10,655 votes cast. Elbich received 42.45 percent of the total.

Grammes, who had served previously as a county commissioner, emailed The Press Wendesday morning following the election.