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Wounded Warriors football team plays Allentown police

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team took on the “NFL Alumni” comprised of mostly Allentown police officers at PPL Arena following an Arena Football League game between the Philadelphia Soul and Cleveland Gladiators.

WWAFT was founded to raise awareness of Wounded Warriors and their families.

The team is also a testimony to the perseverance of this group of veterans to excel in spite of their physical challenges.

And, they have a 15-0 record on the field.

Joining the WWAFT for this game was Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th.

Dent awards WWII medals to family of late veteran

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

During the pre-fireworks festivities July 2 at the Schmoyer family fireworks in Breinigsville, Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, presented World War II medals to the family of the late Tom Meder.

Meder, who had resided in Bethlehem, was a veteran who never received his Army Occupation Medal and Honorable Service medal he earned during his military service.

Boy Scouts retire American flags at two-stage ceremony

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, recently sponsored a flag retirement ceremony.

The ceremony, conducted in two stages, first took place at the Schnecksville Fire Company pavilion.

On hand were WWII veterans Joe Zeller, who rose to the rank of senior chief (E8) in the Navy and retired Maj. Nate Kline, a bombardier who flew 56 missions over Europe.

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Doug Reichley was speaker for the program.

Rubber ducky buyers take a quack at winning race

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland High School’s Leo Club recently had its annual duck race in the Jordan Creek.

Though it was a cloudy and blustery day and the race was preceded by a short but heavy rain, Leo Club members were not deterred from getting into the cold Jordan.

This year’s race benefited two Parkland students, Brody Boyer, a 10th grader and Mary Dalton, a ninth grader, who are battling Ewing’s sarcoma.

Ewing’s sarcoma typically starts in the bones but can also start in other tissues and muscles.

Good Will Fire Company celebrates a century of community service

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a banquet and awards banquet at the Northampton Community Center.

The celebration was attended by volunteer firefighters, women’s auxiliary members, their families and Upper Macungie Township officials.

Keynote speaker for the evening was retired Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann.

Gardeners plant seeds of conservation in young minds at Cetronia School

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Members of the Parkland Garden Club recently traveled throughout the Parkland School District handing out tree saplings to first grade students.

During their stop at Cetronia Elementary School, saplings were made available to students in four first-grade classes and an evergreen sapling was planted at the school.

Parkland Library gives in-depth look at 3D printing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland Community Library recently presented a discussion and demonstration of 3D printing in the South Whitehall Township building.

Becky Wanamaker, adult services librarian, hosted the program presented by Dr. Hal Scholz, instructor of physics and engineering at Penn State, Lehigh Valley.

Scholz discussed the history of 3D printing and its evolution as a modern technology in widespread use today.

Upper Macungie Twp police target aggressive drivers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police have joined the ranks of other Lehigh Valley police departments targeting aggressive driving on the region’s highways.

Sgt. Dathan Schlegel and Officer Robert Djevharian used an electronic speed detection device along Route 222 South, at the Trexlertown Road South intersection to document the speed of passing traffic.

Enradd, an electronic non-radar device, uses lasers to quickly and accurately determine the speed of any passing vehicle.