Northwestern Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

lunch menus

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 8: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Burgers with or without cheese, baked beans, sliced cucumbers, chilled fruit, milk.

Friday, Feb. 9: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadilla, tossed salad, fruit, milk.

Monday, February 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken tenders, roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed corn, chilled applesauce, milk.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Taco supreme, lettuce, salsa, cheese sauce, steamed peas, bagged sliced apples, milk.

Wednesday, Feb. 14:...

First responders in 187th District to receive $180,000 in state grants

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Fourteen local fire and ambulance agencies across the 187th District will receive more than $180,000 to help keep communities safe, said Rep. Gary Day, R-187th.

“Our local first response volunteers spend an increasing amount of time raising funds just to keep their doors open, as their expenses are rising as well,” said Day, a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. “This grant program, which has been providing thousands of dollars in grants for more...

State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say Adam Arbor, 38, of Flint, Mich., was driving a tractor-trailer combo when it overturned at 11:16 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 500 block of Grange Road.

Police say Arbor reportedly failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.

The trailer was loaded with water and salad dressing.

No injuries were reported, police say.

Yocum’s Towing removed the rig and cleaned up the scene.

Link retires from rec commission

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

After 25 years of public service, first on the school board and then with the Northwestern Recreation Commission, Don Link has decided it was time to quit.

“I feel the board is in good shape,” Link said at the Jan. 31 meeting. “It is time to move on. It has been a pleasure working with a lot of great people.

“It’s been good to serve on the commission. I got a lot of pleasure out of it.”

He thanked everyone who supported him over the years and said Kathy Hermany, who...

Plan to shrink Pa. House advances

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CHRIS REBER in Local News

A local legislator’s proposal to give voters a chance to reduce the number of state representatives is moving forward in Harrisburg.

The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee recently voted in favor of HB 153, which was introduced by state Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-124th.

Knowles’ proposal is to reduce the number of state representatives to 151 from 203.

The approval, which passed with a vote of 14-10, saw the Republican majority supporting the bill and the...

Applications being accepted

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Friends of Music of Bethlehem invite voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19 to apply to audition for the Outstanding Young Artist Competition.

Video auditions and applications are due no later than Feb. 28.

The winner, who will receive a cash award of $600, will be presented in a formal public recital 3 p.m. April 29 at Wesley United Methodist Church.

In the event of a tie, judges may recommend a joint recital with shorter playing...

Yahdee says ...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Continuing the long Pennsylvania German tradition of predicting the end of winter, Grundsau (Groundhog) Lodge No.16, took mascot Yahdee and his “grandson” Lee to the banks of Jordan Creek, South Whitehall Township.

If, as legend has it, Yahdee would see his shadow, there would be six more weeks of winter. If no shadow appears, we would be in for an early spring.

As the temperature were in the low 20s on Groundhog Day, most on hand at the early hour of 7 a.m. were hoping for a...

Northwestern Elementary honors America’s veterans

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Elementary School recently celebrated Veterans Day.

Cub Scout Pack 588 posted the colors and students who were members of several local Girl Scout Troops led The Pledge of Allegiance.

Fifth grade students wrote essays about what the flag meant to them.

Fourth grade students performed The Star-Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, and You’re a Grand Old Flag throughout the celebration.

Third grade students were asked to write letters to the veterans...

Crime Stoppers offering reward in connection with robbery at Weis

Friday, February 2, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the man wanted in connection with a robbery at Weis Market, Schnecksville.

According to Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers, troopers responded at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 31 to the Weis Market, 5020 Route 873, North Whitehall Township, for the report of robbery.

Police say an older gentleman was standing in front of a lottery kiosk at the front of the store and a white male was...

Something’s abuzz

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The American Beekeeping Federation has announced Kayla Fusselman was selected as the 2018 American Honey Queen at the American Beekeeping Federation Conference and Tradeshow in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 13.

Fusselman is the 23-year-old daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton and the granddaughter of Margaret Weller of Fleetwood.

She is a 2017 graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education.

Fusselman is an active alumna with the...