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Commissioners reject LCA charter extension

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Authority’s effort to have its charter extended 50 years collapsed April 11 when Lehigh County commissioners voted 6–3 to reject a proposed amendment to LCA’s articles of incorporation.

The decision seemed to catch LCA CEO Liesel M. Gross by surprise.

Gross had spoken to commissioners in support of the resolution.

“I want to know the path forward,” Gross said to commissioners following the vote to deny the amendment extending the water and sewer authority’s charter.

Concerns about growth expressed

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

During the public comment portion of the April 4 South Whitehall board of commissioners meeting, several residents stepped forward to express concerns about the future of the township.

Michael Wolk, 1100 block of Valley Forge Road, from South Whitehall Concerned Citizens About Ridge Farm, said his group is distressed over the housing density and commercial development of the proposed 190-acre project which includes 741 housing units.

Congressman to resign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dent will depart Congress in May

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said.

“Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

Fallen Marine receives long-awaited military funeral with full honors

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Allen High School graduate, who died at age 21, after serving only three months in Vietnam, was quietly buried at Grand View Cemetery, South Whitehall Township, by his family and friends.

He and wife, Dorothy, who has never remarried, had only been married five months when he was killed.

With encouragement from Mack’s wife, and his sister, Evelyn Crowson, both of whom live in slatington, plans were made to honor Pfc. Mack with a full military funeral on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Jordan UCC youth prepare eggs for annual hunt at church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The day before the March 31 Community Easter Egg Hunt at Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, volunteers were busy boiling and coloring eggs as well as filling plastic eggs with assorted candy.

Karen Shear, who has been responsible for getting the eggs ready for the event for the past six years, makes sure there are 20 dozen eggs ready to boil and gathers all the paints and colors and candy for the event.

On Good Friday, the group spent the morning in the kitchen and social hall.

Shear’s friends and relatives came out to help.

Congressman to resign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dent will depart Congress in May

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced within the last hour that he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

Germansville family waits years for egg roll

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Loribeth Knauss learned about the National Egg Roll held each year at the White House in Washington, D.C., when it was mentioned on a television talk show.

Knauss of Germansville, found the application information by Googling egg roll.

Those accepted to attend are chosen by lot. The fourth time around was the magic one for the Knauss family when Knauss learned she, husband Troy, and children Kaylynn, 5, and Clara, 4, were lottery winners.

The 30,000 winners were sent tickets.