Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Water tank maintenance bid awarded

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners recently awarded a bid of $221,381 to Corrosion Control Corporation for water tank maintenance during the next five years.

The township owns three tanks — the PPL water tower, the Brickyard Road reservoir and the Cedarbrook tank — that require annual upkeep.

Although 75 companies downloaded the bid documents, only one was received and opened.

Jerry Charvala, utilities group leader, commented on the tank maintenance.

“This is imperative for good water quality,” Charvala said. “We are proactive to address any issues with the tanks.”

Calvary Temple celebrates 100th anniversary

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

The year 2017 is not just another year for Calvary Temple, South Whitehall.

The church is celebrating a noteworthy feat — its 100th anniversary.

Pastor Ray Ricketts is the eighth and current senior pastor of Calvary Temple.

“I have been a member since 2006,” Ricketts said. “I became senior pastor Jan. 6, 2010.

“I was raised in New York, Ricketts said. “I went away to college in Louisiana and moved back to New York after college.

“I went to seminary and started ministry in New York.”

Fundraiser Saturday for hit-and-run victim

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When a car hit Scott Becker leaving him with life-threatening injuries, the owners of the Lynnville Hotel knew they had to react.

On Sept. 23, Melissa and Kevin Monaghan will have a Chinese auction and more, as a show of support in an effort to raise $5,000 for Becker who remains hospitalized.

“Five thousand dollars shows him the love we have for him and [what] the people he doesn’t even know will do for him,” said Melissa Monaghan, who is spearheading the fundraiser. “He can use it.

“We’ve only known him for about six months but I love Scott.