Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019


Thursday, February 7, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Kindergarten registration for children in the Northwestern Lehigh School District who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will take place March 12 and 13 at Northwestern Elementary.

Registration information on full-day kindergarten is available at

Northwestern Elementary

Partners In Education is once again having its Fun Run fundraiser.

Kickoff was Jan. 28, where students learned about the event.

Money collected will be used...

Disney-bound Northwestern band celebrates the season

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The excitement at the Lynnport Fire Hall was palatable when the Northwestern Lehigh High School band and the boosters gathered early in January to celebrate the end of a memorable season.

Band booster President Sean King said in his opening remarks the banquet was “a celebration of family and love of music.”

That was a sentiment echoed over and over again throughout the banquet.

“We sold over 2,000 chicken dinners, marched in two parades, and performed at 11 half-times...


Thursday, February 7, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Some Pennsylvania Dutchisms: My pie didn’t get. My mister works at Macks. Ach, I never liked her so as it was. I’d better broom out the house, once. They think they’re much. It’s nasty out today.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will have its genealogy workshop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Wi-Fi is available. If you do not have a laptop, there is assistance at the site.

Call Deb at 610-285-2693 or go to...

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Meat, cash bingo Feb. 10 at Lynnport Fire Company

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynnport Fire Company, Lynnport, is having a meat and cash bingo 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

To purchase tickets visit


Jacob’s Church, Route 143, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, is having its annual fastnacht sale on March 2.

Order by Feb. 22 by calling Ruth Kaley at 610-562-7406 or Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.

Pick up fastnachts between 1-4 p.m. March 2, and from 8:30-10 a.m. or from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3.


Lowhill organizes for 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During 2019, Lowhill Township employees will receive 3 percent more in pay than they received last year.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Hughes will continue in that role as will Treasurer Robb Werley and Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner .

Jill Seymour will continue as secretary and Joe Kalusky again serves as road foreman.

Jeff Hontz will serve as assistant road foreman and Jeff Hontz, Tim Wessner and Mike Hontz are the road crew members.

Glen Grim is a part-...

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Potpie on the menu at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Labor of love! Requests for baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are being made for Feb. 11.

Baked goods decorated for Valentine’s Day and cherry pies will be gratefully accepted and may be dropped off in Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall 6-7 p.m.

According to Heidelberg Church soup kitchen Coordinator Linda Hausamann, 115 hot meals were served recently to the hungry and homeless at the soup kitchen.

The meal included chili casserole, beef and vegetable...

Guest View I

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The 2017-18 Legislative Session was a productive one, with many important legislative initiatives being signed into law.

It was also a session that saw several of my proposals signed into law.

Ideas for these proposals were brought to my attention by residents in the district and were formed from situations I knew needed to be improved.

In order to provide improved health care to stroke victims, legislation I authored was signed into law this session that directs stroke...

Chosen Words

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Coffee is a pleasure drink,

It starts out as a bean;

If you miss your daily dose,

You can become very mean.

For many folks, it’s on their mind

As soon as they awake;

To most of them coffee is

The first thing that they take.

Coffee has the caffeine we need

To start us on our way;

It wakes us up and gets us ready

So we can face the day.

There are times one cup is not enough

To keep us sharp for long;...

Lunch Menus

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in School

Friday, Feb. 8: H.S.: Pizza, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers, pizza, also

Monday, Feb. 11: H.S.: Popcorn chicken, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers, mini corn dogs, also.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: H.S.: Quesadillas, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem, M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers, mini corn dogs, also.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: H.S.: Mini pancakes, sausage links, vegetable, fruit, milk Elem., M.S.:...