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Monday, February 18, 2019

District News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

There will be early dismissal at noon Feb. 15 for all elementary students.

Middle and high school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. the same day.

There will be no school on Feb. 18 in honor of President’s Day.

It’s that time of year again! Any child who will be five on or before Sept. 1 can register for school on March 12 and 13 in the Northwestern Elementary Gym.

To schedule an appointment, go to

To register a child bring the child’s...

Town hall on Feb. 21

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Muhlenberg College will host Pennsylvania’s first redistricting town hall to initiate a community conversation about the effects of redistricting at the local and state level.

The free event will be 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum on Muhlenberg’s campus.

Expert panelists will discuss Pennsylvania’s recent redistricting and the actions that preceded the most recent legal battles, then conclude with a question-and-answer session and call to...

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance Corps unveil state’s first mobile stroke unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurology Department, in partnership with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently unveiled the first Mobile Stroke Unit in Pennsylvania.

The ambulance, which houses a mobile computed radiography system is designed to diagnose and treat acute stroke victims before arrival at the nearest comprehensive stroke center.

Only Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and St. Luke’s Fountain Hill are comprehensive stroke centers in the Lehigh Valley.


Equipment grant is announced

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was awarded a state grant for equipment purchases to enhance its training programs.

The grant was made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

LCTI received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs.

A total of $1.2 million in competitive grants from the...

Penny party on Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Greenawalds United Church of Christ, 2325 Albright Ave., South Whitehall, is having a penny party Feb. 23.

There will be a light supper at 5 p.m. and games begin 6 p.m.

Purchase a box of numbers for $1. Bring pennies to play.

Everyone is invited to come out for an evening of fun.

Call 610-435-1763 for more information or go to

County exec visits board

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong visited Washington Township’s Feb. 5 board of supervisors’ meeting.

Armstrong told the board he wants to be sure the county is involved with all 25 municipalities in Lehigh.

A newsletter will be mailed out in May so all 150,000 families will know where their tax money is going, he said.

“I get a visitor every now and then who keeps me in the know about this area of the county,” he said, turning to resident Ed Ziegler.


Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Regarding the story on the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in the Jan. 24, 2019, edition of the Northwestern Press, I presented this information at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in January after learning they had approved artificial turf for our stadium improvement project.

The board was aware of much of this information prior to approval but their decision must also reflect the community’s desires.

In speaking with a board member...

Jahde says

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of the Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden (Groundhog Lodge No. 16 on the Jordan) celebrated the annual Pennsylvania German tradition of looking for the groundhog’s shadow.

Jahde and nephew, Lee, traversed the frozen Jordan Creek near Wehr’s Dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall, Feb. 2 to reveal their prognostication for this year’s Groundhog’s Day celebration.

Though Punxsutawney Phil had predicted an early spring this year, Jahde was adamant there will be an...

Editor’s View

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.

Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.

One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.

I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.

Every inch of space —...