Northwestern Press

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Dances planned at the grange

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance featuring The Honky-Tonk Dukes, playing live classic country music and ’50s rock ’n’ roll.

The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month, starting April 28 at the grange.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.

An interview with L.C. Sheriff Joe Hanna

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

We have established a model for cross training throughout the office where we are exposing all our deputies, security staff and administrative personnel to different aspects of what our office is responsible for on a daily basis. For example, we are training our court deputies in the operations of our warrant division. Our goal is to offer as much cross training office-wide as possible.

Through the gracious support of the county commissioners, we established a K-9 program, the first...

March of Dimes walk on April 29

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

March of Dimes Lehigh Valley March for Babies, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, will take place April 29 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The 2.5-mile walk will start 10:30 a.m.

There will also be the annual 5k Run for Babies in conjunction with the walk.

For information, go to


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Der Abbedit kummt mit em Esse. The appetite comes with eating — the more you eat the more you want.

Nasser Abril un kiehler Moi fillt Keller un Scheier un bringt viel Hoi. A wet April and cool May fills cellar and barn and brings much hay.


The Sunshine Preschool at Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is accepting new students for the 2028-19 school year.

For more information, call Diane at 610-285-6297 or Pat at 610-395-8034.


Guest View

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Identity theft doesn’t only happen to adults with credit cards and bank accounts — it is also happening to children.

The Federal Trade Commission has noted identity thieves deliberately capture the Social Security number of a child in order to obtain employment; apply for government benefits, car loans and mortgages; and open new accounts.

Stealing the identity of children is a growing trend because no one thinks to check the credit records of a child.

In order to raise...

Basket social on May 1-5

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News


The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, will have a basket social noon-7 p.m. May 1-4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5.

Ticket drawing begins 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a 50/50 raffle. There will be a bake and plant sale along with hot dogs and burgers on Saturday only.

For information, call 484-788-8062.

State Police beat

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Tamara L. Hottinger, 44, of New Tripoli, was driving a 2015 Honda CRV when it struck a tree just after 7 a.m. March 23 at 6741 Schochary Road, Lynn Township.

According to police, Hottinger was driving northbound, near the Schochary Road location, negotiating an uphill left curve, when the Honda left its lane of travel and hit snow on the right shoulder.

The Honda continued off the roadway before striking a tree approximately five feet off...

VFW Post donates to NCC in honor Brig. Gen. Hays

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and this nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.

Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.

Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.

Joining the presentation were Catherine DeHart,...