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Class of 1952 gathers for 65th annual reunion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Before 1955, many students living within what is now the Northwestern Lehigh School District traveled to Slatington, some by rail on the Berksy, to attend high school.

Head of the Slatington High School Reunion Committee Julia Hill worked at Northwestern Lehigh for 30 years.

She organized the class’ 65th reunion at the Starlight Diner, Fogelsville.

Two couples came long distances to attend. One came from Gettysburg, the other from State College. Three of the couples at the celebration married classmates.

Historical society fest offers food, fun and education

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The sound of slap, slap, slap could be heard by visitors at the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society fall festival Sept. 9 at Werleys Corner.

The sound came from boys playing beanbags without any rules and the bags were bouncing off the targets and each other — but they were having fun.

Carl Mengel was back with Carlos, his goat that pulls a wagon.

His first goat that came to the festival has arthritis and can no longer pull the wagon. The second goat is too old, so Carlos, 5, has taken the reins.

The name Carlos is derived from Carl and Louise, his wife.

Warrior Kid meets Warrior Horse

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The goal of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids is to match 500 warrior kids to noble warrior horses to fight alongside them in their battle with pediatric cancer

The program, begun in California, is spreading to the east and on Sept. 3 the first warrior on the East Coast met his Warrior Horse at Rocking Horse Stables, Pleasant Corner.

Warrior Horse Urban Legend, known as Bandit, met his warrior , Sam Mackaravitz, of Emmaus at the stable.

Bandit was dressed for the occasion in the red, white and blue of Captain America, Sam’s favorite superhero.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY SEPT. 14

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Crime Stoppers reward offered for information on missing man

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $2,000 for information regarding the disappearance of Ryan Jan Kemp.

Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the September 1981 disappearance of Kemp, of Slatington.

Kemp was renting a home in Germansville at the time of his disappearance.

He was last seen on Sept. 15, 1981, at the former King’s IGA supermarket, now Weis market, Route 873, Schnecksville.

His vehicle was in the parking lot of the Ale Haus tavern, now Sliders Pub, Route 309, Schnecksville, on Sept. 17, 1981.

Derbe Eckhart again charged with animal cruelty

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced Derbe Eckhart of Heidelberg Township has been charged with multiple counts of cruelty to animals.

Eckhart, 49, of 6587 Central Road, Heidelberg Township, was charged with 58 counts of cruelty to animals, six of which are graded as misdemeanors of the third degree and 52 as summary offenses.

The six counts are charged as misdemeanors as a result of factors which include Eckhart’s prior convictions of cruelty to animals.

BREAKING NEWS: Dent announces he will not seek reelection

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018 for an eighth term in the House of Representatives.

Dent released the following statement on Sept. 7:

“Today, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection in 2018 for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“It has been a high honor and great responsibility to serve the people of the 15th District, and I am proud of my time in Congress.

“Since the government shutdown in 2013, my family and I have engaged in periodic discussions regarding my future in public service.