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American Legion Post 16 honors those lost in war

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Opinion

Allen O. Delke Post 16 American Legion of Slatington recently had a memorial service at Union Cemetery, Slatington.

The service began with a parade from the Legion Post to the cemetery. Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts were marching with the Legion members.

Slatington High School band, under the direction of David Carroll, played several numbers.

Charles Rowlands was honored as the oldest Post member at age 97 with 76 years of membership.

Henry Distler of St. John’s UCC...

Another View

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Veterans Day celebrates all who have served our country honorably in both war and peace.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and observed the anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1919.

This day has continued as a celebration of those who served our country. The day was declared a national holiday in 1938, and the name change became official in 1954.

Armistice Day was made a national holiday “to...

Craft fair on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 26th annual fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, Christmas gifts, delicious soups, barbecue, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

This year’s raffle will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh County, an ecumenical and interfaith effort to provide transitional housing and meals to homeless families, allowing them to stay...

Wild wins 7th U.S. House seat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congresswoman-elect Susan Wild, D-7th, in Nov. 6 election night victory speech in Coordinated Health Club Level Lounge, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

In unofficial results, with 100 percent of the vote tallied for 339 of 339 precincts reporting,

Wild received 137,122 votes or 53 percent to Republican Marty Nothstein receiving 111,862 votes or 44 percent and Libertarian Tim Silfies receiving 7,899 votes or 3 percent of 256,883 votes cast.

In the 15th District Special...

King George site looking better

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Recent actions by South Whitehall administrative staff and property owner Atul Patel have yielded improvements in the area around the King George Inn, reported township Manager Renee Bickel during the Oct. 17 board of commissioners’ meeting.

In August, Commissioner David Bond raised the issue with concerns not only about the surrounding property but about the inn itself.

“The building is deteriorating,” said Bond at the time. “It could just fall down.”