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Firefighters respond to hot seat at home

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments were dispatched at 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 for a house fire at 530 Chelsea Lane, South Whitehall Township.

The caller reportedly said a couch was on fire at the front door of the home.

When firefighters arrived, they found a chair burning outside the front door. The chair had been move there by the homeowner.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

Smoke throughout the first floor of the home was removed by firefighters with fans.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police were also on scene.

Marvelous Mutts amaze Allentown fairgoers

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Marvelous Mutts, a Canine Spectacular, is a thrilling dog sport entertainment show featuring some of the world’s finest canine athletes.

The mutts amazed Great Allentown Fair audiences this year as they snatched flying discs out of the air, raced through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed, and launched themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashed into a pool of water.

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.