Northwestern Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall rivalry spurs Spirit Week celebrations at Northwestern

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

It isn’t enough for longtime rivals to meet on the football field and fight for a win. Not when bragging rights are involved. And for these reasons and more, Northwestern traditionally displays its Tiger spirit just before meeting Northern Lehigh’s Bulldogs on the field.

Spirit Week, celebrated this year Oct. 16-20, is more than a single game. Classes are suspended Friday afternoon so the entire school can participate in a pep rally that celebrates athletes of every stripe, as...

Time to be ‘Going up the Country’ at Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For the most up-to-date information, visit and search for “Open Gate.”

·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.


Chosen Words

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

October 8-14

Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called

to duty, God,

Whenever flames

may rage;

Give me strength

to save some life,

Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace

a little child

Before it is too late

Or save an

older person

From the horror

of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

And hear the

weakest shout,

And quickly

and efficiently

To put the fire out...

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.

Local travelers...

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

According to State Police Troop M Fogelsville, Beam was...

Concerts on Oct. 15, Nov. 19

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will host a concerts in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

The first concert will feature a performance by Recordante (recorders and woodwinds) 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

The second concert will feature a brass quintet at 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

A freewill offering will be collected.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 610-395-5535 or visit...

Basket party on Oct. 28, 29

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt, Whitehall, is hosting a basket party with more than 300 prizes 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

Drawing begins 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Winners do not need to be present.

Homemade food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794.

lunch menus

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich on roll, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, fresh fruit, applesauce, chilled pears, salad.

Friday, Oct. 13: Elem.: Cheese pizza, tossed salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh fruit, milk, salad. M.S.: Cheese pizza, salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk. H.S.: Baked cheese pizza, side salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk, salad.

Monday, Oct. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken,...

Teacher aide at Parkland High School injured in Lehigh Twp shooting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Police Log

Melinda “Lyndi” Mullner, an instructional aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, who works at Parkland High School, was injured on Oct. 4 when John Michael Hann, 61, a cousin of her husband, Joseph F. Mullner, 64, allegedly killed him and shot her.

According to information provided by Parkland’s Director of Community Development and Relations Nicole McGalla, CLIU 21 sent the Flight Team to the high school on Oct. 5 to provide counseling and to handle any grief needs of students...