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Good Will Fire Company volunteers have fastnacht fever

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

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown had its annual fastnacht sale March 2 at the fire station.

With a large crew at work, the fire company made more than 3,000 dozen of the doughy Lenten treats.

The work took dedication and long hours of hard work from members of the fire department, the ladies auxiliary and the community to make such a huge quantity of fastnachts.

Good Will Fire Company is one of the last Lehigh Valley organizations to use potatoes in its recipe, making them true to the original deep-fried.

Jahde predicted more winter

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau Lodsch 16 members celebrate the groundhog

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 mascot, however, did not give away any additional weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity status.

Purse bingo benefits softball booster club

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School’s cafeteria was filled with bingo players Feb. 24.

All were eager to win a special purse or other prize at the school district’s Softball Booster Club purse bingo.

The cafeteria was filled to near capacity as hundreds of bingo players dabbed bingo cards hoping to shout out B-I-N-G-O.

Both varsity and junior varsity players were on hand to help sell bingo cards, display the purses, and add high energy to the program.

Coaches and booster club members worked the kitchen, called bingo numbers and were there in support of the softball players.

Seipstown Grange makes donations to community groups

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

At a recent gathering hosted by Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, Seipstown Grange 1657 gave back to the community and to the Lehigh Valley.

Grange Master Brian Wetzel called the event to order with a welcome followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Assisted by Grange Treasurer Mark Miller, Wetzel spoke briefly about the grange’s mission and quickly moved into the evening’s main agenda by presenting $1,000 checks to the grange’s selected charities.

Seipstown Grange 1657 celebrated its 103rd anniversary in 2018.

Meet Mr. Parkland 2019 Teddy Reinhard

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

Parkland High School senior Teddy Reinhard has walked away with the crown for Mr. Parkland 2019.

The annual contest took place Feb. 9 in the high school auditorium, with 11 seniors displaying their talents in a variety of events.

The show opened with a dance routine followed by the swimsuit competition.

The individual talent competition was next with each senior sharing his particular talent with the audience.

The formal wear competition allowed the young men to show a more sophisticated side of their talents as they danced their way on stage with a special lady.

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.

Jahde says

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

‘Six more weeks of winter’

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 additional six weeks of winter as he saw his shadow during the beautiful sunrise on the Jordan.