Parkland Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Trucker killed by tunnel debris

Friday, February 23, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A New Jersey man is dead after a piece of electrical conduit crashed through his truck windshield and struck him in the head inside the Lehigh Tunnel, Washington Township.

State Police at Pocono said the incident occurred 6:03 p.m. along Route 476 near mile marker 71.4 inside the tunnel.

Police said the tractor-trailer, operated by Howard Sexton III, 70, of Mickleton, N.J., was traveling south in the Lehigh Tunnel when the piece broke off from the ceiling, passed through its...

Turnpike releases statement about tunnel incident

Friday, February 23, 2018 by TIMES NEWS STAFF in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has issued a statement about incident that resulted in the death of a truck driver Wednesday night.

A New Jersey man was killed after a piece of electrical conduit crashed through his windshield and struck him in the head inside the Lehigh Tunnel in Lehigh County.

State Police at Pocono said the incident occurred at 6:03 p.m. along Route 476 near mile marker 71.4 inside the Lehigh Tunnel in Washington Township.

“Our engineering...

NORTH WHITEHALL: Looking at the history of St. John’s UCC

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The passing of former pastor, the Rev. Harry Kissinger, in December 2017, brought to mind some history of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station.

The Rev. Kissinger began his ministry at St. John’s in 1961 when it was a union church with active Lutheran and Reformed congregations.

They worshipped on alternate Sundays, although many people attended every week, no matter which denomination was in charge that day.

Soon after the Rev. Kissinger’s arrival, people...

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Relay for Life team cooking pork and sauerkraut dinner

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Team members of Cedar Believers Relay for Life are having a pork and sauerkraut supper fundraiser 4-7 p.m. March 3 in the social hall of Cedar Church, 3419 Broadway, Cetronia.

Proceeds from the supper will go to the American Cancer Society.

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Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be hosting Miller-Keystone bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Feb. 27.

To sign up go to giveapint.org and enter Group No. 3303.

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Ziegels...

HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY FEB. 22

·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.

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HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY FEB. 22

·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.

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Take a trip through the looking glass

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Whatever one may wish to be, dreams and imagination often provide an escape from reality for a moment.

Eventually, however, everyone learns to appreciate whatever one already has.

Stagemakers at the J is presenting “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” an enchanting musical about a girl named Alice who escapes into a world of her own imagination she believes will be better than where she is currently.

After having several madcap adventures with a variety of colorful characters,...

Knit one, purl two

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Once a month, on the fourth Thursday between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Parkland Community Library in South Whitehall welcomes knitters into the Knitting Circle to sit, talk and to knit or crochet.

The knitters share yarns about their projects, where they buy supplies, and other knitting tips or shortcuts.

They are a congenial group of women, who enjoy the company and conversation of others.

Kathryn Borbacs, who has been stopping by for seven years, is still knitting and enjoys...

Kratzer student receives Girl Scout Medal of Honor Theresa Kleibscheidel attempted to save her mom while caring for brothers

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Greenawalds Fire Company of South Whitehall recently hosted a full house for Girl Scout Theresa Kleibscheidel.

Friends, family, leaders and fellow members of Girl Scout Troop 654, and members of the Greenawalds and Cetronia emergency responder crews came out on Feb. 5 to see Kleibscheidel receive the Girl Scout Medal of Honor for trying to save the life of her mom, Beth, two years ago on Feb. 5, 2016.

“It was held at Greenawalds Fire Company because Beth, was and I am a member...