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Flames destroy home and barn in Lehigh Township By BILL HALBFOERSTER & ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
Thirteen years ago, fire destroyed a barn in Lehigh Township that killed more than 100 pigs. It was at Lorah’s Pig Roasters & Farm Market at 4739 Cypress Drive. On Sunday morning, another barn owned by Lorah’s burned to the ground. It was the second of two fires on Sunday that Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. and other area fire companies responded to. The earlier one was a house at 4555 Lehigh Drive, across the street from Becky’s Drive-in Theater. No one was injured in either blaze, but the properties in both instances were destroyed. The resident, Henry R. Johnson, who had lived in the home for about nine months, was given lodging, meals, clothing and toiletry items by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. According to published reports, he was awakened by his pet dog at about 6 a.m. He had been sleeping on a couch and after waking up saw smoke in the living room. The home was up for sale. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. The fire completely gutted the structure. Just as the firefighters finished putting out that fire
along Rt. 248 they saw smoke and got a call about the second fire less than a mile away at Lorah’s Farm market in Berlinsville. Over 45 firefighters were on the scene around 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning working to put out the fire that was continuing to smolder in the hay from the barn. It was a well organized operation of firefighters working together to ensure safety and swiftly extinguish the fire. As fire trucks went back and forth from the reported source of water used to douse the fires, the Berlinsville quarry, traffic was halted. At one point, as cars stopped along the busy highway, a Lehigh Township fire policeman radioed from the truck, "Move, you cannot stop on the highway". This reporter was in the fellowship hall of Christ Church, Bath, shortly after worship had ended at 10:15 a.m., when he received a call about the fire at a farm market. It was the Lorah barn fire that was being referred to. Contained in the 100-yearold barn were farm equipment and tons of hay and straw. The latter proved troublesome as always, as it continually re-ignited. A front end loader was used to break up the smoldering bales. This time there were no pigs in the
100 by 200-ft. barn. Fire Company Response Responding to the fires in addition to Lehigh Township were these other fire fighting companies: Northampton, Schnecksville, Friedens,
Walnutport, Slatington, East Allen, Klecknersville, Allen Township, Aquashicola, Laury’s Station, Coplay and Neffs. Lehigh Fire Chief, Rich Hildenbrand, Jr. and his men were the first on the scene.
North Penn Goodwill Services from Souderton assisted firefighters and police on the scene with food, water, towels and warmth. There was no report on the cause of either fire. Officials are investigating.
AERIAL LADDERS were provided by Northampton and East Allen Township fire companies. – Home News photo
HAY BALES were broken up by a front end loader as they smoldered.
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HOME at 4555 Lehigh Drive was gutted. – photo by Thomas Reed
HOSES from the fire trucks used to spray down the ruins.
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Obama’s Strategy Republican’s are in for a difficult job to convince the majority of voters President Obama is not seeking to cut spending immediately. Obama’s January speech to Congress--with most members standing up every minute or two in the last half hour applauding--was convincing. But his proposed investments were often spending. And many of his proposed savings are unlikely. Nevertheless, Obama is a convincing speaker and his expressed goals are those of most voters. Obama’s move to the center, vocally, wins wide support. It makes the task of Republicans, to paint Obama as a big spender, difficult. The crucial test in this first session of the 112th Congress is whether Republicans (and Tea Party members) can force Democrats to accept large reductions in many appropriation bills, and eliminate unneeded agencies. Republicans doing this needed reform face the task of convincing voters this is urgent and necessary. But eliminating spending in many areas, as needed, could cost jobs and votes in 2012. A tough task, and Obama would be wise to go along seriously with that critical, needed effort.
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Opinion America’s Debts: Even More Calamitous Than We Thought By Mark W. Hendrickson Brace yourself. This isn’t going to be pleasant. If you’re in a bad mood or get easily upset, you may wish to pass on reading this article. The country is in even worse shape economically than we thought. We awoke on Feb. 14 to find that this year’s federal budget deficit is going to be larger than previously projected—a record $1.65 trillion. Recently, the official accumulated debt of the federal government passed the $14 trillion threshold. A trillion is a gigantic number. If you stacked $100 bills flat on top of each other, then turned that stack on its side, a trillion dollars would stretch from where I live in western Pennsylvania to somewhere past St. Louis. That’s just ONE trillion. Multiply that by 14, and it would stretch from here to Honolulu and back with plenty to spare. The really bad news is that Uncle Sam’s debt is significantly greater than $14 trillion, and I am not referring to the tens of trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities representing undeliverable government promises. According to data released by the U.S. Treasury on January 21, the public debt is $20.7 trillion, an increase of $3.3 trillion in just the last year. The larger sum—actual existing debt of $20.7 trillion—includes such off-budget items as bailouts, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, student loans, and who knows what else? I have to say “who knows what else,” because the leviathan federal government long ago became too large to keep track of. For example, 25 years ago the Grace Commission, instituted by Ronald Reagan in the hope of identifying ways to streamline the federal government, was unable to tabulate how many people worked for the federal government, although they did manage to identify 963 federal programs that redistributed wealth. Not only is our current national indebtedness more than 40 percent greater than the already horrendous commonly cited figure, the Social Security program is in worse shape than expected, too. As recently as a month or two ago, it was widely accepted that payouts from Social Security would start to exceed revenues in 2016. In a stunning development, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report on January 26 which projected that revenue shortfalls will begin this year and
continue uninterrupted until all unfunded IOU’s are exhausted by 2037 (if not much sooner). The CBO projects what would have been a $45 billion shortfall this year, but thanks to the terrible deal that President Obama and congressional Republicans forged in December—the one that included a 2-percent reduction in Social Security withholding from workers’ paychecks—this year’s Social Security red ink is expected to hit $130 billion.
At the state level, finances are deteriorating at a sickening speed. Governors are starting to ask the Obama administration for permission to drop people from Medicaid (280,000 people in Arizona alone). Moody’s, the debtrating agency that seems to wait until after a collapse has happened to lower its rating of an entity’s finances, is making noises about downgrading the credit rating of several states. Continued on page 3
News Sermonette The Rev. Glenn Rice
Pastor, Zion’s Stone U.C.C. Church
I Don’t Care! By Darned, I’m Right! Do you ever hear yourself saying that? Open your bible and read the book of Jonah. Yes, you can read an entire book of the Old Testament in less than ten minutes. Okay, I am assuming you read the book. That wasn’t so hard. Jonah was mad; really mad. God had forgiven the sinful people of Nineveh. The prophet Jonah was angrily thinking, why have I suffered so much to bring God’s message to the people of Nineveh if God was just going to let them off the hook? By darned, I’m right ... they deserved to die. Why didn’t God just give them what they deserved? Jonah went off by himself and waited to see what would happen to Nineveh. God decided to give Jonah some relief from the sun by quickly growing a vine over him. After allowing Jonah a time of relief, God had the plant die almost as quickly. All of a sudden, Jonah was missing the comfort and shade of that vine. He was sorry it was gone. That loss, that pity for the plant helped him understand God’s pity. God cared for the many people who lived in Nineveh. God also cared for the animals of the great city. What Jonah discovered was being merciful can sometimes be better than always being right. My prayer for you is that you stop for a moment or two and think about all God has given us. He has given us so much, even when we don’t deserve it. Take your anger and negativity in your lives and allow it to melt away. Allow God to help you extend to others the same love and compassion He continues to extend to us.
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on time, but it was a close call. I gave her those hugs and kisses, and a little present and she’s happy. That’s what counts. . . . Have a nice week, gang.
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It was supposed to be so much warmer this week. It was a little warmer, maybe, but only just enough to start things melting. And it got windy on Monday night, and cold again. Anyhow, with it being Valentine’s Day we didn’t think much about weather, and more about loved ones. Lots of folks were wearing red, and clothes that had plenty of hearts on them. I hope you guys gave your favorite gal a big hug and kiss. . . . .Two fires up Lehigh Township way in the neighborhood of Berlinsville kept the firefighters busy on Sunday. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, I hear. That was an awful tragedy over in Allentown last week, and I hear they say now that it was an explosion and fire that was caused by natural gas, destroying eight homes and losing five lives. . . .I heard last night that Sam Remaly passed away on Sunday while over in Lehigh County. He and Ruth just came back from a cruise celebrating their 50th anniversary, as I get it. You never know. My sympathies to Sam’s family. . . . . That was nonsense last week about Council and the lawyer wondering if the museum would sell any of their items. They’ve been collect-
ing them all these years for people to enjoy. They’re not gonna sell anything! Can’t figure out how they come up with these crazy ideas. It makes you wonder sometimes. . . . Lincoln’s birthday was on February 12th, but when Washington’s birthday is on February 21st, we’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day. So it’s another Monday holiday. . . . Grapevine has it that the Lutheran dart team from town didn’t play on Monday, and that the players were spending time with their sweethearts instead because of Valentine’s Day. . . . Spring training started for the Phillies pitchers and catchers on Monday. They may have the best pitchers, but they sure are in need of some big hitters. That was one of the reasons they lost in the playoffs last year. Pitching is big, but if the team can’t score runs, it doesn’t help. Anyhow I’m glad baseball is coming on. Basketball and hockey are good, football is past, and I’m not a fan of rasslin’ so that’s the way it is. You either like a sport or you don’t. . . . Forgot to mention Valentine’s Day in my letter last week, and it wasn’t until Elmira started throwing me some hints that it dawned on me. I woke up
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At the municipal level, many bonds continue to tank as municipalities careen toward bankruptcy. Of the three largest bond insurers, two are already bankrupt while the survival of the third is in doubt. Meanwhile, Obamacare is ripping us apart. The administration itself has already granted over 200 waivers to well-connected businesses and labor unions from having to comply with its unaffordable costs (meaning that wealth is being redistributed from those who don’t receive the exemptions to those that do). Two federal judges have upheld Obamacare while two others have ruled it uncon-
THE HOME NEWS stitutional. The result is that some state governors and attorneys general are voiding it within their jurisdictions while others are not. Obama is proceeding with costly implementation despite the bill’s uncertain status. Besides the confusion and uncertainty that this is sowing, valuable time will be consumed in waging this titanic constitutional struggle—time that could and should be spent addressing the ballooning spending/debt crisis. Given the magnitude of governmental fiscal woes, the struggle in Washington between Democrats who talk about (but don’t propose) a possible spending freeze in one small corner of the federal budget, and Republicans who claim to want to cut $100 billion of annual spending, is a cruel joke. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns! The financial condition of governments at all levels is worse than it ever has been. Neither political party seems ready to address the crisis
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Story about Honey bees by Cliff Sunflower On February 19 at 10 AM Mock Turtle Marionette Theater will join the Boy Scouts of America and the Lehigh Valley Sierra Club to present the “Bee Man” Cliff Sunflower and his show all about the lives of the honey bee. This highly participatory show includes a chance to perform on-stage, make a beeswax candle and meet the bees themselves in their winter homes. Not only will the audience learn about bees in the most personal (and hilarious way), everyone will have a chance to meet representatives from the Boy Scouts and find out how to become a part of their Continued on page 4
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Frostburg State University - Roxann Steelman-Couch, Northampton, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife & Fisheries from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md., during its 137th commencement ceremonies. Gwynedd-Mercy College- Nadine Keller andDaniel Ressler, both of Northampton were on Gwynedd-Mercy College’s fall 2010 dean’s list. Cazenovia College Fall semester 2010 dean's list at Cazenovia College includeds Kayla Edelman, of Northampton, a junior who is working toward a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design. Receive Nursing Pins Thirty-six graduates of Northampton Community College (NCC) have received their nursing pins. The pins symbolize their attainment of the status of Registered Nurse. The new nurses and their hometowns locally include: Kristin Daly, Bangor. Selena McMaster, Jenifer Stilgenbauer, Bath. Bradley Moser, Nazareth Amy Bailey, Scott Christ, Walnutport Michelle Cooper, Wind Gap DeSales University Area graduates of DeSales University were the following: Natalie A. Rusyn of Bath, a bachelor's of science in pharmaceutical marketing . Jennifer L. Adamski of Nazaret , a master's in business administration in marketing . Chad C. Alexander of Beth-
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Baby Girl Hess-Fenstermaker A daughter was born on Jan. 24 in St. Luke’s, Allentown, to Warren Hess and Kailyn Fenstermaker of Northampton. Baby Girl Mihalski James and Susie Mihalski of Danielsville became parents of a daughter on Jan. 23 in St. Luke’s, Allentown.
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organization. In the first of two environmentally oriented programs on this year’s schedule, families can learn how they can join the Lehigh Valley Sierra Club and help protect the regional environment as a family activity. Tickets: $5 for the show/ $7.50 for the show and workshop combination- Contact Mock Turtle Marionette Theater for details, directions and reservations at 610-867-8208/ email@example.com This year’s family series has been supported by donations from Just Born, Lehigh County, The Holt Family Foundation, The Century Fund and The Lehigh County Arts Council. The program will occur at 10 AM at the Charles Brown Baby Boy Edward IceHouse, 56 River Road, A son was born on Janu- Sand Island, Bethlehem. ary 31 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, to Mr. and Mrs. Reginald I. Edward of Nazareth. The Bath Museum will be Baby Girl Kaiser open this Saturday from 10 Brian and Julie Kaiser of a.m. to 3 p.m. The two rooms Nazareth became parents of upstairs at the Borough builda daughter in St. Luke’s Hos- ing are filled with history pital on Feb. 1. about our area, memorabilia donated by residents and two Baby Boy Koogle-Peterson smiling faces, Carl and MarDarren Koogle and Kelly jorie Rehrig. Peterson of Nazareth welStop by this Saturday and comed a son on Jan. 21 in take a look back into the histhe Allentown Campus of St. tory of Bath. Learn more Luke’s Hospital. about our area, ancestors and culture – See you there!
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Presidential exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
On President’s Day weekend the Father of the United States, President George Washington and the nation’s Savior, President Abraham Lincoln, will be boldly represented in a new exhibit on American Presidents opening Saturday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. The exhibit, titled American Presidents from Washington to Obama, includes original signatures of Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and others. Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, said “We are pleased to announce that the National Park Service at the Morristown National Memorial Park will be loaning the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum an authentic letter written by George Washington when he was President of the United States in 1893,” said Garrera. The Washington letter will only be displayed for one week, alongside a letter written by Abraham Lincoln during his presidency, on loan from a private collector. “This exhibit will be fun to look at and enjoy; it’s constructed to be interactive and engaging, testing the public’s knowledge of history and trivia. Children can even test their wit against presidential crossword puzzles.” The exhibit features the collection of the late Dr. John F. “Jack” McHugh, one of the most respected educators in Eastern Pennsylvania, who died in September 2010. McHugh used his intelligence and training wisely. He worked with the Lehigh County Historical Society to record oral histories of veterans of the Second World War many years before the Library of Congress and others in America realized their importance. McHugh not only studied history, he helped make it. He served nineteen years as a commissioner for Lehigh County government. He kept dozens of journals recording historical events and local politics. He attended six national political conventions, saving everything from campaign signs to old fashioned candidate buttons. Before his death, he donated his vast collection of presidential memorabilia and history archives to the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Much of his collection will be on display in this exhibit. Ameri-
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George Washington will greet visitors on opening day. They will pose for family photographs, answering questions and interacting with children. “This will be an eye-opening program that will reveal how astute and image-conscious early presidents have been,” said Garrera. Admission is FREE to members of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, $6.00 for nonmember adults, and $3.00 for non-member children. The exhibit opens at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19th and remains on display through June 19th during regular Museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a teaching institution that attracts a diverse audience. Its collections of historical Americana include over 30,000 three-dimensional objects, 3 million documents and more than 70,000 vintage photographs. The Museum is located at 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown. Parking is available in the rear of the Museum, on the street, and in nearby lots. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Garrera at 484-553-2592 (cell) or at 610-435-1074. Visit www. lehighvalleyheritagemuseum. org or join us on Facebook.
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St. Paul’s trounces Bath Team, bigger lead in darts
Christ UCC of Bath hitting was as cold as the weather Monday night and they were swept at St. Paul’s UCC in Northampton. It stretched their lead to eight games in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. St. Paul’s won 7-3, 10-1 and 7-3, led by Kevin Gross, 7 for 12; Rich Kern, 6 for 12, and Zach Kern, 5 for 12 with a home run. Bath had Garry Hunsicker, 6 for 11, and Mark Fujita, 4 for 12. Trinity Lutheran of Bangor lost 7-3 at Dryland-Trinity, Hecktown, then won 4-2 and 2-1. Hecktown had Bernie Yurko, 5 for 12; Shawn Sigley, 4 for 12, and Paul Jacoby and Len Siegfried, both with a homer. Bangor: Tristen Burd, 9 for 13 with a home run; Jeff
Hoffert, 6 for 12; Larry Fehnel, 5 for 13 with a homer; Bill Hess, 3 for 6, and Harold Wambold, a round tripper. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, was swept at Salem Lutheran, Bethlehem, 9-0, 3-2 and 7-6 in 11 innings. Salem had Steve Mohn, 6 for 13; Tim Eichman, 5 for 10 with a 2-run homer; Bill Hoke, Jr., 5 for 13, and Bob Williams, 4 for 12 with a 2-run homer. Emmanuel: Dick Wesner, 4 for 10 including a base on balls, and Zack Hill, 4 for 11. Salem UCC, Moorestown, lost 3-2 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran, Bethlehem, then won 5-3 and 4-0. Salem: Larry Bush and Bruce Roth, both 5 for 13. St. Stephen’s: Ed Wychuck, 3 for 11. Farmersville lost 4-3, won
11-3 and lost 6-5 at Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, the latter led by Seth Miller, 7 for 14 and Carol Vortmann, both of whom homered. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell, 8 for 15, and Jonathan Campbell, 7 for 9 with a pair of home runs. Bath Lutheran at Messiah Lutheran was postponed. STANDINGS
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St. Paul’s, Northampton 41 18 .700 Trinity Luth., Bangor 36 26 .587 Salem UCC, M’town 35 28 .556 Christ UCC, Bath 34 29 .540 Salem Luth., Bethlehem 34 29 .540 Dryland-Trinity, Heck’n 33 30 .524 Bath Lutheran 31 29 .517 St. Stephen’s, Bethlehem 29 34 .460 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 25 32 .439 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 27 36 .429 Messiah, Bethlehem 21 36 .368 St. John’s, Farmersville 21 42 .333
SCHEDULE: Feb. 21 – St. Paul’s at Trinity Luth., Dryland at Emmanuel, Salem Luth. at Bath Jerry Seyfried, who originated the Whitetail Classic, was surLuth., Messiah at Salem UCC, St. prised with awards from chairman Rich Tobias. Stephen’s at Farmersville, Ebene– Home News photo zer at Christ UCC..
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Many girls and boys have the option of joining Rough Rider Athletic Club Youth of the Lehigh Valley track and field. There is no cost to join. A few volunteers and some fundraising will be held . There is a $20 fee to play in summer basketball travel leagues go to roughriderac@ gmail or www.roughriderathleticclub.com for more information. a few volunteer coaches, rakers and time keepers are needed call 610297-0669 or Coach Paul at 610-264-0410. Ages for boys and girls from 4 to 19.
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Deer Classic raises funds to Help youth, provide grants By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Nearly 600 people filled the Northampton Memorial Community Center on Saturday night as the eighth annual Whitetail Deer Classic banquet fund-raiser was held. Thousands of dollars were netted in order to support the annual youth field day, held at Stockertown Rod & Gun Club each June for up to 200 boys and girls; the Northampton County Ju-
nior Conservation School, now in its 30th year of teaching 14-17 year old children how to preserve the environment; and the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, which awards $500 grants to organizations that have projects allied with their own mission of saving Continued on page 11
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New ordinance for Moore Township residents By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
Thursday Feb. 10 at 6:30 the Moore Township Supervisors held their re-scheduled regular monthly meeting. The Supervisors approved minutes from December and January, paid the bills, approved payroll and financial statements. Lee Goldstein, from the Rte. 512 Industrial Park Lot 5 received approval for continued work on the site. The shopping center on 512 currently houses one tenant, with construction and plans for a second tenant this spring. Solicitor Backenstoe recognized David Goldstein for his professionalism and diligence while working with the Township.
A snowplow within the township broke in a snowstorm earlier this year, the Supervisors approved purchase of a new one for $8968. Sterling Laubauch from the Rec. Commission reported that there will be three softball tournaments in the township this year. He also noted that cleaning of the fields will have to wait until at least March because the fields are still snow and ice covered. Once open to the floor, the Supervisors heard from township resident Ed Keller. He questioned the need for two water coolers on the township building site, in reference to saving the township money. It was discussed
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and decided that it is more cost effective to maintain the current water coolers rather than install a new water fountain. A Special Meeting was held at 7 p.m. last Thursday for the Zoning Ordinance re-write. With the direction and help of Stacey Yoder and Judith Goldstein, a team consisting of Dave Tashner, Dave Frey, Judith Rodwin, Jason Harhart, John Becker, the Moore Township Planning Commission and Mr. Backenstoe have worked since 2008 to update the Township’s Ordinance book, which has been the same since 1980. The new ordinance is a result of townships in the Nazareth Area working to become "generally consistent" with the Nazareth 2030 Comprehensive Plan. When explaining the ordinance, Judith Goldstein expressed that the term "generally consistent" means that the ordinance should be in tune with what other townships in the county are doing. This includes defining solar and wind usage among other changes. The vision of the 2030 plan as printed in the 2007 Annual Report by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is to "replace the current scattered pattern of new development with a more deliber-
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solar farm at the elementary school. The solar project she was referring to has not yet been submitted so the new ordinance will govern when it is submitted. Other projects submitted before the new ordinance will not be affected. Edwin Keller of Copella, Moore Township raised several questions including minimum sizes of facilities for agriculture and residential use. The new ordinance would not affect a homeowners‘ ability to sell home-grown produce at a roadside stand Continued on page 8
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ate, thoughtful development approach tied to community values and long-term objectives." Changes that were discussed at the meeting include: new zoning maps were determined including the elimination of Limited Residential District, alternate uses were added including solar and wind power definitions, agricultural uses were redefined, and an appendix was added. Maggie Muller of Danielsville asked if the new ordinance book would cause any changes to the proposed
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SENIOR CITIZENS Visit and Participate in Senior Center Activities Visit a senior center and check out all the fun things going on there. Local centers include: MidCounty Senior Center, 234 S. Walnut St., Bath; Nazareth Senior Center, 15 S. Wood St.; Northampton Senior Center, in Grace UCC Church, 9th St & Lincoln Ave., and Cherryville Senior Center at Hope Lutheran Church, Rt. 248, Lehigh Township. MID COUNTY SENIOR CENTER For meal reservations call: 610-837-1931 Thurs. 2/17: 9:00 Pool/ Games/Puzzles & Cards 10:15 Sing-a-long 11:30 lunch 12:30 Penny Bingo Fri. 2/18: 9:00 Pool/Games/ Puzzles & Cards 9:45 Exercise 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Pinochle 12:30 Games Mon. 2/21: Closed President’s Day Tues. 2/22: 9:00 Pool/ Games/Puzzles/Cards & stained glass 9:45 Exercise 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Bingo Wed. 2/23: 9:00 Pool/Cards/ Games/Puzzles & Sewing for Gracedale 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Crafts/Ceramics CHERRYVILLE For meal reservations call: 610-767-2977 Thurs. 2/17: 9:00 Cards/Puz-
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as the minimum size requirements apply to agriculture use only. A question about minimum dwelling floor area was discussed, the ordinance was in place since 1980 and is in place to ensure the health, welfare and safety of township residents. Mr. Keller also questioned the signs section of the ordinance. This section, as described by Ms. Goldstein is to protect the residents from potentially dangerous signs that may have rusted or be falling apart. After all questions and comments were heard from the audience, the Supervisors voted to approve the Ordinance and review all questions that were posed at the meeting. It was agreed that if necessary, amendments could be made. The new ordinance books are available for sale at the Township building for $40. They can also be reviewed. there.
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Dedicated Chemist Retired in 1975 A few years ago, I wrote a story about the late Mr. Raymond F. Houser, father of my good friend Marjorie Rehrig. In 1975 Mr. Houser retired after 50 years and four months with Penn-Dixie Industries. He retired as manager of physical testing at the PennDixie Cement plants. Marjorie has donated a number of her father’s inventory to the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum in Northampton. Mr. Houser started his career with Penn-Dixie as a sample boy or laboratory assistant with the old Pennsylvania Cement Co. in 1924. In the years following he worked his way up the ladder performing all jobs in the laboratory. He was named chief chemist at Plant #6, Bath on Dec 1, 1953. When the plant shut down Raymond became chief chemist at Plant # 4 in Nazareth. In addition, he was also called upon many times to travel to other Penn-Dixie plants, assisting chemists in their related work. For more than a dozen years, he was active in first aid and safety work and the fellows called him “Doc” Houser. When I spoke to Mr. Houser, he related how the PennDixie won the contract to produce the cement to construct the system carrying water from the Catskill’s to New York City. In order to gain
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Tepes water, road discussion Only items for Allen board By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
An associate of township engineer, Brien Kocher, noted two items that members of the Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed at their meeting on Thursday night. One was the booster pump station and a water main for the Louis Tepes housing development. The officials decided to let Tepes and the Northampton Boro Municipal Authority work out the problem. A proposed alignment of the Granger Rd. & Indian Rd. intersection was dropped, after the engineer told of all the expensive preliminary work that would be involved just to make it easier for school buses with wide wheel bases to turn there. They decided not
to do anything, but to send a letter to PPL to replace a utility pole Although the Bethlehem Municipal Authority was on the agenda for a continuing discussion regarding water service to areas of the township, including East Allen Gardens, the BMA was not yet ready to detail their plans. It will come later. Resolution Passed The board passed a resolution for appointment of a certified public accountant in regard to the 2010 audit. Supervisor Bruce Frank said the road crew did “a wonderful job” of snow plowing on township roads, saying that there was “a world of difference” between the township and other nearby areas. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 28, Lehigh Elementary School will participate in numerous activities as Read Across America Week is observed. Famed author Gene Barretta and a special visitor impersonating Benjamin Franklin will visit for the entire day on Monday, Feb. 28. Then, from Tuesday through Friday, March 1-4, persons in the Lehigh Township community will come into the school as guest readers and reading to the pupils in different classrooms. Friday, March 4 will be a busy day. Kindergarten to third grade will have pajama parties, with third grade in the afternoon. A Gene Barretta character decorating contest will be held. And to complete the activities, there will be a book swap, when students who donated books throughout the week will be able to choose from the collection of donations that may be of special interest to them. Fifth grade teacher Glenda Cuchran is coordinating the week’s events.
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PLAQUE for their years of faithful work not only with the Whitetail Deer Classic, but also the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and the Junior Conservation School was presented by Richard Tobias, chairman of the Whitetail Deer Classic, to Norman and Sharon Graver. – Home News photo throughout the year. Also, responsibilities of members and committees will be reviewed. Dues are payable at this meeting.
Anyone who has an appreciation for plants and flowers are welcome to join the garden club. Interesting inContinued on page 10
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Cancer survivors and others who want to support the ACS efforts in stamping out the dreaded disease of cancer are invited to participate that day. The ACS is the nationwide community-based volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
with special guest Ron Meixsell. Tickets are $10, and are available at the Whitefield House Museum in Nazareth, the Memorial Library of Nazareth, from any Nazareth Rotarian, or at the door. The concert is presented by the Nazareth Rotary Club, and proceeds benefit Nazareth community organizations. Before the concert, ticketholders will receive free admission to the Whitefield House Museum (214 E. Center St., Nazareth) from 1-3 p.m. on March 6 to see their new exhibit, United by God, Divided by Man: The Moravian Struggle during the American Civil War.
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A special fund-raiser was held last week at Barbara’s Treasures in Nazareth as a supporting event for the American Cancer Society Lehigh Valley Unit mini Relay for Life in Nazareth. The event was called Just Desserts, in which a percentage of the purchases went to the Relay. The fourth annual Mini Relay for Life in Nazareth will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Nazareth Area High School.
6 -7 pm and from 7-9pm there is classroom training for producers new to the BQA program that are interested in becoming certified. Light refreshments will be served. The BQA program is designed to improve the value and quality of beef throughout the industry by training producers in best management practices. The classroom training session is the first level of a two-part program. The classroom training session will help train beef producers in best management practices as a way to help them improve their beef’s value. The second part is a chute-side training session which will be held on March 7th, at JH Keifer Farm in Bangor, PA. Producers will see the effects of injections on the meat at the chute side training. Producers who complete the two-level program will receive a certification manual which includes helpful reference material and recordkeeping forms. Certified producers will also get Free Certified Producer farm sign, opportunity to purchase BQA Allflex ear tags, Free PA Preferred/BQA Beef stickers to label beef you sell, access to calf pool sales, access to sell beef to Weis Market’s Pennsylvania Proud label, Free BVD PI Test Kits, a monthly newsletter, and much more. For questions and to register, contact Morgan Firestine at Penn State Cooperative Extension, 610-378-1327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 2:45-3:45pm – Confession; 4pm Mass BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. Sun 9:30am Sun School for all ages; 10:40am Worship: Children’s Church BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 9:15am Worship 10:30am Sun School for all ages CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship & Children’s Sun School. CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman Borough, Bath. Sun Worship 11am, Sun School for all ages 10am CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. Sun Worship-10:15am, Sun School 9am CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun School/Adult Bible Study 9am, Worship 10:15am Contemporary Service 3rd Sat. of the month at 6:30 PM CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship, 10:15am Sun School CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am Sun School & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610837-7517. Sun 8am/10:30am Worship, Handicapped Accessible. 9:15am Sun school DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun – 8am/10:15am Worship 9am Sun School EMMANUEL'S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun – 8/10:45am Traditional Worship; 9:30am Contemporary Worship; 9:20am Sun School FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Mountain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - worship 10 am. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton Sun – 8/10:45am Holy Communion, 9:30am Alt.Worship & Sunday School GOD'S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun – 9:30am Sun School; 10:30am & 7pm Service; Wed – 7:30pm Service GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Sun morning Worship Services 9am & 10:45am GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am GREAT SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Star Grange, Rte 512, Moorestown. Sun, Fellowship, 9:45am; Worship, 10:15am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Sun Worship 8am/9:30am/10:30am Church School 9:15am HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHO-
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LIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; Sun school, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun Worship – 8am, 10:30am Sun school 9:15am NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-759-3163 Sun- Worship 8:30am/10:45am, Sun School 9:30am NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am Sun School; Wed – 7:30pm Worship SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath. Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. Sun – Worship 8am/10:15am Sun school -9am SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30am in Fellowship Hall ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310 Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun –Sun School 9:45am, Holy Eucharist 10am ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, E. Main St., Bath. Sun 8am Worship, 9am Sun School, 10:15am Holy Commuion ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. Sun – 8/10:15am Worship, 9am Sun School ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun – 8/10:45am Worship; 9:30am Christian ED ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton. Sun school, 9am; Worship service, 10:15am ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult and youth Sunday school, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville). Sun –Worship 10:15am Sun School 9am VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION'S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun-10:15 Worship, 9am – Sunday School ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. Sun School 9am; Worship 10:15am
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RECEIVING trophies and/or plaques and other awards for the help they provided in making the Whitetail Deer Classic a huge success were (l-r) Anne Marie Pinella, Scott Horn, Bob Hoffman, Greg Chrin, Senator Lisa Boscola, John Shigo, Joseph Baurkot, and Sam Baurkot. – Home News photos try in the military, and in police, fire and rescue units, and in memoriam to Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove, who was killed by a deer poacher in Adams County this year. Jerry Seyfried, whose idea eight years ago was to begin an event of this type for the benefit of youths in sports, also recognized Cadet Kevin Halbfoerster, who will graduate next month from the Pa. Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg, and become the WCO for Lehigh County. The young man was one of the first students at Northampton County’s juWHITETAIL DEER CLASSIC chairman Richard Tobias present- nior conservation school as a teenager. He is a son of this ed awards, a cup and a stuffed deer toy, to Senator Lisa Boscola. newspaper’s editor. contributed so much to make this event a success each and Continued from page 6 every year. and defending from waste the The crowd was first welnatural resources of soil, air, comed by Tobias and county minerals, forests, waters and Federation president Mike wildlife. Topping, and prayer that was Banquet Chairman Rich- offered paid tribute to the ard Tobias presented numer- sportsmen and women, all ous awards of plaques and who have served their countrophies to people who have
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Samuel M. Remaly Samuel M. Remaly, 72, of Snyder’s Church Rd., Northampton (East Allen Township), died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Benjamin) Remaly. He worked as transportation manager for Land-OLakes Corp., Carlisle, for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Previously, he worked for the Lehigh Valley Dairy in the laboratory, and later as a fieldman. Sam started his career with Fehnel’s Feed & Grain Service in Bath, after graduating from Northampton Area Senior High School in 1955 and from Penn State University’s Agriculture/Dairy Certification Program. Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late Mark C. and Hilda R. (Barthol) Remaly. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, Seemsville, served on Consistory, and president, former treasurer of the church cemetery association. Sam worked his entire life on family farm, general, dairy and livestock farming. He served in the U.S. Army, Vietnam era, achieving rank of Spec.-4(T). He had been active in Northampton County 4-H, Northampton County Junior Conservation School at Keystone Rod & Gun Club in Bath. An avid hunter, Sam was a Pa. hunter/trapper education instructor for
more than 25 years, awarded bronze award for service. He was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooters Association for over 30 years in both the Suburban and Lehigh Valley Trapshooting Leagues, and currently enjoyed teaching his grandsons to trapshoot and fish. He and his wife just completed a Caribbean cruise with friends, all celebrating their 50-year anniversaries. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Connie VanBlargan, of Bath; two sisters, Linda E. Flory of Dannersville and Joyce H. Edelman of Northampton; two brothers, Robert C. and Wayne L., both of East Allen Township; three grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews, and 13 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were this (Thursday) morning in St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, Seemsville, with The Rev. Lamar Handwerk officiating there and at interment in Snyder’s Church Cemetery, Seemsville. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
May 24, 1910 – Feb. 9, 2010 Mary Scheffler, 100, of Northampton, died Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Sacred Heart Senior Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Arthur B. Scheffler, a Bath Councilman, who died in 1981. She was a waitress and worked for Homemaker Services for many years. Born May 24, 1910 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Groller) Reinisch. She was raised in Austria from six months of age and returned to Northampton at 12 years of age. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church
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Marie E. Stroh Marie E. Stroh, 94, formerly of Northampton, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in Cedarbrook Nursing & Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Leon A. Stroh, who died in 2000. She was a member of Grace U.C.C. Church, Northampton, and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Third Ward Alliance Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Northampton, and was a former Girl Scout troop leader. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Anne (Embody) Laubach. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra A. Brown of Allentown and Diane Faust of Southampton; a son, Ronald, of Coplay; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were on Friday morning in Grace U.C.C. Church, Northampton, followed by interment in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Grace U.C.C. Church, 9th St. & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Sept. 5, 1925 – Jan. 23, 2011 Nicholas “Nick” Mitch, 85, of Upper Nazareth Township died Sunday, Jan. 23 in Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, N.J. Prior to his serving in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II, he attended Nazareth High School. He later attended the University of Tennessee. He worked as a truck driver for 40 years before retiring from Carl Buddig Meats of Chicago. Previously, he worked as a bus driver for many years for the Greyhound Bus Lines. Born Sept. 5, 1925 in the Ukraine, he was a son of the late Charles and Anastazia (Pelo) Mitch. He was a member of Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath. Surviving are a son, Dennis J. Harbowy, of Whitehall; a daughter, Roxana Strohl, of Palmerton; two brothers, John Mitch of Coplay and Stephen
Mitch of Moore Township; three sisters, Frances Vogel of Upper Nazareth Township, Christina Dlugos of Nazareth, and Stephanie Lynch of Ridgewood, N.J.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a great-greatgrandchild; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Michael and Charles Mitch, Jr., and two sisters, Anna Myslinski and Eva Jankowski. A memorial service was held on Friday afternoon in the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment will be private.
Terry A. Faust
Feb. 24, 1955 – Jan. 26, 2011 Terry A. Faust, 55, of Lower Nazareth Township died Wednesday, Jan. 26 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. A 1973 graduate of Nazareth High School, he was a self-employed auto body repairman in Lower Nazareth Township. Born Feb. 25, 1955 in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Frances (Kocher) Faust and the late Elwood R. Faust, Sr. Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Sarah; a brother, Elwood, Jr. of Lower Nazareth Township; a niece and nephews. Preceding him in death was a brother, Dallas Faust. Services were on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by burial in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Peaceable Kingdom, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Alfred W. Kopfer
June 29, 1930 –Feb. 7, 2011 Alfred W. Kopfer, 80, of Quincy, Illinois, formerly of Pennsville, died Monday, Feb. 7 at Bickford Cottage in Quincy, Ill. He was the husband of the late Joan I. (Fritz) Kopfer. He was employed by Dragon Cement (Martin Marietta) for many years before retiring. Born June 29, 1930 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Julia (Groller) Kopfer. He was a life member of the Northampton Fire Co. Surviving are three daugh-
ters, Susan Koren of Quincy, Ill., Joan A. Kopfer-Yocum of Catasauqua, and Heidi R. Bishop of Northampton; a sister, Hilda Wolfe, of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three sisters, Julia Kremus, Anne Bealer, and Rose Kochan; a brother, Lewis Kopfer, and a great-grandson, Jason L. Kunkle. A funeral service was held on Saturday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with interment in Zion’s Cemetery, Kreidersville. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Quincy, Illinois. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc., 639 York St., Room 200, Quincy, IL 62301.
Barbara Ann Krauth
June 27, 1929 – Feb. 10, 2011 Barbara Ann McPheron Krauth, 81, of Nazareth died on Monday, Feb. 7. She was the wife of the late Carl K. “Sonny” Krauth, who died in 2010. Born on June 27, 1929 in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late James and Mary J. (O’Connor) McPheron. Barbara owned and operated the Route 22 Diner from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. She also owned and operated the Delaware Truck Center as well as Rex Transportation in New Jersey in the early 1970s. Barbara and her husband owned and operated the West Jersey Truck Center in the 1960s and the Clinton Truck Stop, both in New Jersey, during the 1970s. Surviving are two daughters, Shirlee M. Schneider of Honeybrook, Pa., and Kimberly J. Cordes of Nazareth; a son, Karl J. Krauth, of Easton; 11 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mara Jean Storm, in 1997. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held on Sunday, Feb. 13 in Harold V. Knecht American Legion Post #415, Nazareth. Donations in her memory may be made to the SloanKettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087.
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May 20, 1933 – Feb. 4, 2011 Arlene Meyers, 77, of Bath, and formerly of Milford, N.J., died Thursday, Feb. 19 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Richard Meyers. She attended Pleasant Valley High School, and was a member of First United Church of Christ, Milford, where earlier she taught in the Sunday school. Born May 20, 1933 in Durham, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Clara (Raub) Diehl. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jeffrey, of Orefield; a daughter, Debra Petresky, of Bethlehem; a brother, Earl Diehl, of Milford; and three grandchildren. Friends and relatives paid respects on Sunday at the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home in Riegelsville. Interment of ashes was private.
Irene Alich Soos
March 3, 1914 – Feb. 10, 2011 Irene Alich Soos, 96, formerly of Walnutport, died Thursday, Feb. 10 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Julius Soos and the late John Alich. She was a sewing machine operator for the former D&D Shirt Co. in Northampton before retiring. Born March 3, 1914 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Annie (Vadasz) Toth. She was a former member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Berlinsville and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bath. Surviving are a son, John Alich, of Moore Township; a granddaughter, Linda Mery, and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were an infant son, Ernest Alich; a granddaughter, Laurie Ann Alich, three sisters, Elizabeth Kovacs, Mary Kiss and Anna Winkelbauer; and a brother, Joseph Toth. Services on Tuesday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home were followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc., c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Benjamin F. Arduini Benjamin F. Arduini, 79, of Northampton died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mary (Csencsits) Arduini. A graduate of the former Allentown Business School, he was a cost accountant for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 41 years, retiring in 1997.
Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Benjamin J. and Margie (Saccani) Arduini. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of For God & Country Catholic War Veterans Post #454, Northampton. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and its Holy Name Society, and also served on the supervisory committee of St. Elizabeth Credit Union, Northampton. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mary Twigg of Northampton, Katherine Benjamin of Slatedale, and Christine Kratzer of Flanders, N.J.; a sister, Marjorie; and ten grandchildren. A brother, Richard, preceded him in death. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, Coplay, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Queenship of Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Mercy Special Learning Center, both c/o the funeral home at 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, PA 18037.
Sept. 17, 1924 – Feb. 10, 2011 Stella Hnatow, 86, of Northampton died Thursday, Feb. 10 in ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of John Hnatow, Sr. She was a member of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton, and a long time maker of pyrohnia. Born Sept. 17, 1924 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Anna (Stryker) Krasnopera. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John, Jr. and Michael, both of Northampton; a daughter, Linda Tilson, of Oxford, Pa.; a sister, Jean Schoemaker, of Macungie; a brother, Vladimir Krasnopera, of Northampton; three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Marie Kulp, Mary Kulp, and Louella Zenovia Martincek; and a brother, Russell Krasnopera. Burial services were held Monday afternoon in Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Rev. Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha led Parastas on Sunday evening in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Gertrude E. Hettler Lapp Gertrude E. (Hettler) Lapp, 88, formerly of Snow Hill Road, Northampton (Allen Twp) died Monday, Feb 14, 2011 in Village at Palmerton. She was the wife of the late Warren F. Lapp, Sr. who died
in 1991. Gertrude worked as a furnace operator for the former Western Electric Corp., Allentown, for over 26 yrs, retiring in 1978. She had attended Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moore Twp. Gertrude was a member of the Pioneers Electrical Manufacturing Assn, Allentown. Born in Long Run, Franklin Twp, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late Ira A and Katie C. (Grow) Hettler. Surviving are daughters, Warnetta N. Bachman of Walnutport, Edith A. Meixell of Germansville, and Eileen W. Kalavoda of Whitehall Twp.;
9 Grandchildren. 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Pearl, in 1941; a son, Pfc Warren F., Jr. in 1967, and 13 sisters and brothers. Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton. Call, 7-8:30 PM Friday in funeral home. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Valley View Drive, Emanuelsville. Contributions may go to Allen Twp Vol Fire Co, 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton, PA 18067.
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16-year-old girl from Easton select $57.88 worth of merchandise. She then concealed it in her purse and attempted to leave the store. A non-traffic citation was issued and the girl was released to her mother.
Van Hits Truck, Ends In Field
Colonial Regional Police investigated a two-vehicle accident on Feb. 7 at 3:27 p.m. in which a van driven by a Nazareth man struck the rear of a tractor-trailer driven by an Allentown man. Police said that Anthony Mancino, 48, of Avon Rd., Allentown, was stopped in the 3900 block of Rt. 248 in Lower Nazareth Twsp., waiting for traffic to clear so he could make a left turn into the ESSROC ccment plant. Ronald Muller, 22, of Spangler Rd., Nazareth, was also on 248 behind Mancino. Muller told police at the scene that he looked down for a second and when he looked up he saw the tractor-trailer stopped in front of him. Muller swerved to the right to avoid a collision, but hit the trailer in the right rear and then went off the road into a field. Muller was pinned inside his van and had to be extricated by Hecktown Fire Rescue. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment. Mancino was not hurt in the crash. Muller will be charged with careless driving, filed through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office.
Bath Area Man Dies; Truck Crashes Porch
Samuel Mark Remaly, 72, of Snyder’s Church Rd., Northampton (Seemsville), died on Sunday afternoon while enroute home from a shooting match with the Suburban Trap League at Grouse Hall in Lehigh County. Pa. State Police of Bethlehem, investigated a crash that happened following his attack. It happened at 2651 Levans Rd., North Whitehall Twsp., Lehigh County at 2:19 p.m. Sunday.
Feb. 17-23, 2011 13 Her 2009 Ford Focus hit a 2000 Plymouth Neon driven by Edward F. Buczynski, 47, of Saylorsburg, and the third vehicle involved was a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Quito L. Weiser, 31, of Northampton. Buczynski also was hurt and both victims were taken to Lehigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem, by Northampton EMS for treatment of their undisclosed injuries. Weiser was not hurt. All three had their seat belts fastened.
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Police said that Remaly was traveling north on Levans Rd. Several hundred feet south of 2651 Levans Rd. witnesses saw Remaly’s 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck swerve slightly onto the eastern shoulder of the road. They told police that the truck swerved back to the west, crossing over the northbound travel lane, then crossing over the southbound lane, and ultimately crossing into the concrete steps leading to the front porch of 2651 Levans Rd. off the western shoulder of the roadway. Assisting at the scene were Northern Valley EMS, Schnecksville Vol. Fire Co., Neffs Fire Co., and the Lehigh County Coroner’s office. The PSP investigation is continuing, according to Trooper Covington. (See obituary on page 12.)
Two persons were injured in a three-vehicle crash at 6:54 p.m. Feb. 3 on Rt. 329, 75 ft. east of Howertown Road. Jacqueline A. Fink, 48, of Bath was cited by State Police with driving too fast for conditions. The Porter’s Services
Between Nov. 12, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2011 unknown “actors” made contact with Yvonne Link, 77, of 4069 Pinehurst Dr., Northampton (Allen Township), informing her that she had won $2.5-million in a sweepstakes. They requested funds be transferred from her account via wire transfer to their account to pay fees and taxes. Ms. Link made several transfers over the course of a few months totaling approximately $66,000. The State Police investigation by Trooper Haines is ongoing.
On Feb. 4 at 12:00 Noon, on Rt. 309 approximately a quarter mile south of Kernsville Rd. in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, unknown person(s) threw a blunt object from a school bus, striking a vehicle of Phillip J. Stofanak, Inc., Nazareth, headed in the opposite direction. Anyone with information, call PSP Bethlehem at 610861-2026.
Car Hits Pole
An unidentified motorist hit a utility pole off the southbound lane of Weaversville Road, 100 ft. south of Colony Drive, at 1:10 p.m. Jan. 14 in East Allen Township. State Police said the car hit on the passenger side, and the driver fled the scene. Continued on page 14
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THANKS NOTE OF THANKS My sincere thanks to all who offered cards and supported me in various ways on the loss of my wife Lorraine (Pat) Lilly. Thanks to the Gracedale staff, especially SW2 nurses and aids for Pat’s care and for their friendships. Special thanks to friends at the Church of the Nativity and to the Bensing Funeral Home for their care and compassion in helping our family through this time. A. Gene Lilly (2/17)
PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Margaret M. Csencsits Estate of Margaret M. Csencsits, late of the Borough of Bath, Northampton County, PA. Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Martin J. Csencstis, Executor, c/o his attorney, FRANK M> SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 180671211 2/3-2/17 ESTATE NOTICE Viloet G. Osmun Estate of Violet G. Osmun, late of the Township of Bushkill, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Nancy Ann Osmun Everswick, Executrix of the Estate of Violet G. Osmun. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to Nancy Ann Osmun Everswick c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLP 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445
ESTATE NOTICE John G. Bruch The Estate of John G. Bruch, deceased, of the Township of Bushkill, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to William Keenhold, Executor, on February 1, 2011. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to William Keenhold, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. 2/17-3/3 BOROUGH OF NAZARETH SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011 The Borough of Nazareth will hold a Special Public Meeting on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Council Chambers, 159 West Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064. The purpose of the Public Meeting is for a Highway Department personnel matter. Portions of this meeting may be in “executive session” not open to the public. Daniel Chiavaroli Council President Borough of Nazareth 2/17 ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS HESCH Service Station Inc. 3028 S. Front St. Whitehall, PA 18052 610-264-0261 Accepting Sealed Bids on Feb 18, 2011 for the following Veh. 2002 Nissan VIN# 1N4BL11D72C231086 2/17 BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters.
During investigation by Trooper Judith Walker, however, it was discovered they were not stolen.
was purchased from Anthony Cannon, 20, of 4060 Farmersville Rd., Easton. Again on May 26 $50 worth of ecstasy pills and another $20 worth of marijuana was purchased from Cannon. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cannon. After several months of Cannon eluding police, he was captured by Palmer Twp. PD on unrelated charges. Cannon was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Barner with bail being set at $10,000.00.
Indecent Exposure Follow-Up
Timothy Shelly, 44, of 543 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, was charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and open lewdness following investigation as a result of two previous arrests for the same conduct in Hanover Twsp. and Allentown (both Lehigh County). During investigation it was discovered that Shelly exposed his genitals and masturbated himself in front of a 36-year-old Palmerton female at the K-Mart, 400 N. Best Ave., Lehigh Twsp., on Sept. 26, 2009. Shelly was taken out of Lehigh County Prison, where he was committed on previous arrests and arraigned by District Judge Robert Hawke in Cherryville and recommitted in lieu of $100,000 straight bail.
D.U.I. in Bath
On Monday, Feb. 7 around 1:03 a.m. hours a red Mercedes Benz was viewed running a stop sign at Main St. and South Chestnut St. in Bath Boro. A traffic stop was conducted on that vehicle and the driver was identified as Louis C. Kornfiend, 54, of 2558 Park Place Drive, Slatington. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on his breath. After additional field sobriety tests Kornfiend was placed under arrest for DUI. Charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Highest Rate), Careless Driving and Stop Sign Violations were filed through Disrict Judge Capobianco’s office.
Through a joint investigation bewteen the Colonial Regional Police Department and the Northampton County Drug Task Force on May 10, 2010, $20 worth of marijuana
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The Home News is hosting our 2nd annual local Poetry contest to celebrate the arts in our community. Submit your original work along with this form. All entries must be received by March 19, 2011. The top 5 will be published (one a week) in The Home News throughout the month of April. Poems must be 150 words or less to be considered. PleASe returN eNtry ANd Ad to:
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BATH BOWLING Kahonies Continue First in Bath Legion Sunday Bowling Tony’s Kahonies took three points to retain first place in the Bath American Legion Post #470 Sunday Bowling League, while second place Holland’s Heroes kept second place, just one point down. Weinberg’s Whiners fell to third place. Bowling was pretty good this past week, with some nice scores by Matt Cser, 684; Ryan Flick, 660; Adam Anthony, 659; Nate Meixsell, 650; Rich Kuehner, 634; Jimmy Haja, 627; Joe Smith, 610, and Russ Hoysan, 603. Twenty-five bowlers were above their averages, led by Tyler Ryan as BOA with his plus-134. His competition was Adam Anthony, +101; Bud Bower, +55; Charlie Walker, +60; Matt Cser, +120; Rich Kuehner, +61; Russ Hoysan, +90; Nate Meixsell, +86; and John Szerencits, +50. On the other side of the scores, 12 bowlers were below their averages, and Chris Hoysan led this group as BUA with his minus-77. Holland’s Hurricanes lost ou to Tony’s Kahonies, 1 to 3. Bud Bower, 223–562; Paul Reaser, 548; Jimmy Haja, 214203-210–627; Ed Marshall, 247–580; Randy Fritz, 502; Travis Oplinger, 201; Adam Anthony, 243-218–659; Mark Moyer, 237–574; Tyler Ryan, 201-211–678. Matt’s Mulisha stayed even with Rich’s Renegades, 2 to 2. Charlie Walker, 507; Dennis Meixsell, 530; Keith Weaver, 503; Matt Cser, 205-265-214– 684; Bill Radcliffe, 510; Mike McCollum, 228–581; Emre Labar, 234–564; Rich Kuehner, 201-234–634. Holland’s Heroes beat Flick’s Fighters, 3 to 1. Rudy Marx, 204–537; John Szerencits, 211–584; “Butch” Holland, 513; Keyth Radcliffe, 209; Chris Hoysan, 523; Ryan Flick, 236-233–660. Meixsell’s Misfits took three from Weinberg’s Whiners, 3 to 1. Russ Hoysan, 233–603; Brian Radcliffe, 509; Glendy Glendenmeyer, 215–523; Nate Meixsell, 275 (11 in a row – missed first frame)-204–650; Don Doyle, 202–539; Joe Smith, 214-237–610; Scott Weinberg, 238–578. STANDINGS Tony’s Kahonies Holland’s Heroes Weinberg’s Whiners
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Anthony Remains on Top by Five in East Bath Sportsmen The Anthony team scored a 4 to 0 victory over Howell and widened their lead in the East Bath Sportsmen Bowling League. They did it with Adam Anthony’s 207217-234–658; and Tony Boronski, 255–625, and Gerald Bartholomew, 555. Howell: Marty Beal, 568; Lyle Howell, 552; and Earl Grube, 530. Howell, Hunsicker, Bartholomew, Meixsell and Weaver are all tied for second place. The Hunsicker team beat Marshall, 3 to 1, behind Paul Hunsicker, 246–632; Earl McIlroy, 588, and Marc Kappauf, 539. Marshall: Eddy-Jo Marshall, 522. Bartholomew played to a 2 to 2 match with Weaver, as Chris Hoysan hit 604 and Terry Bartholomew, 554. Weaver: Mark Moyer II, 576; Dave Jacoby, 571, Mike Martin, 512. Meixsell came out on the short end of a series with Flick, losing 0 to 4. Flick topped them with Matt Opdyke, 200-246-276–676; Dave Guest, 598; Ryan Flick, 593; Tom Torcivia, 563. Meixsell: Marty Csencsits, 541, and Bob Meixsell, 515. STANDINGS Anthony Howell Meixsell Bartholomew Weaver Hunsicker Marshall Flick
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Old Dairy Stays Ahead Of Two Others in Bath Commercial League Old Dairy won three games,
and so did two runners-up, so Old Dairty continues in first place with the Bath Commercial Bowling League as of week 22. Scoring for Old Dairy as they beat Bath Supply, 3 to 1, were Bill Neidig, 254-218–661; Rich Trucksess, 258-233–644; Ed Bernatovich, 259–589; John Kerbacher, 209–562; and Kurt Morgan, 201–547. Supply: Lester Steigerwalt, 222234–640; Frank Yeakel, 225– 585; Brent Connolly, 208–578; Steve Kerbacher, 233–572; Jeff Kerbacher, 519. A&A Auto Stores downed Maxx Amusements, 3 to 1. A & A: Al Davidson, 254–623; Dino Carfara, 208-222–611; Rich Mutarelli, 243–577; Bob Bfreitfeller, 524. Maxx: George Hyde, 279–633; Andy Edelman, 225-210–630; Bill Bachman, 552; Randy Fry, 511. The Rice Family kept the heat on by clipping Sunnieside Landscaping, 3 to 1 behind Howie Rice, 212–602; Markl Rice, 200–544; Dale Fye, 521. Sunnieside: Rodney Knighton, 200–556. Southmoore golfed Moore Pizza, 3 to 1, with Gerald Bartholomew, 201-211–582, ands Glen Croll, Sr., 200–556. Pizza: Gerry Eckhart, 222–591, and Rollie Meixsell, 222-204–585. STANDINGS Old Dairy Rice Family A&A Auto Stores Southmoore Bath Supply Maxx Amusements S’side Landscaping Moore Pizza
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G&L Wins Four, Now Alone in First in Bath Friday Nighters League G&L won all four games against Lynn’s Snowplowing to be alone in first place in the Bath Legion Friday Nighters League as of Feb. 11. The G & L team was led by Ty Pagotto, 192-197-217– 606; Ed Reynolds, 579; Scott Bower, 560; Terry Koch, 534; and Mike Bower, 502. Lynn’s: Lynn Grube, 536; Dan Cortright, 540; Joe Cortright, 531; Dave Thompson. 452; Pete Curto, 404. Palmer Snowflakes split 2
THE HOME NEWS Feb. 17-23, 2011 15 to 2 with Bensing;s. Palmer: pizza men in the Bath IndusTerry Bartholomew, ABS, trial League in week 21. ABS, 189–601; Mike Swope, Scherline & Associates 589; Jimmy Chillot, 554; Jer- ripped Fortunato, 3 to 1, as ry Fogel, 542; Gerald Bar- Andy Edelman had 259-258– tholomew, 512. Bensing’s: 696; Frank Yeakel, 247-245Arthur Flegler, 179-257-198– 201–693; Harvey Rissmiller, 634; Ryan Buss, 592; Billy Ko- 237-236–643; Steve Kerbacher, cher, 567; Franklin Fogel, Jr., 223-212–603; Jeff Kerbacher, 527; Ernie Keller, 472. 546. Fortunato: Evan Rehrig, P C Beverage drained the 217-212–641; Rich Trucksess, beer from Horlacher’s, 4 to 0, 255-223–635; Paul Reaser, 540; with Craig Madtes, 559; Dave Gary Reaser, 537; Craig Kelty, Jacoby, 525; Jon Haas, 498; Ed 508. Musselman, 487; and BranG & L Sign Factory and don Jacoby, 446. Horlacher’s: Old Dairy played a friendly Alan Williams, 519; Jared Ko- 2 to 2 match. G & L: Mike cher, 459; Jim Schoenberger, Reese, 236-211-203–630; Paul 445; Josey Thompson, 436. Duda, 223-203–615; Jason EbBath Legion split 2 to 2 erts, 202–558; Stephen Duda, with Quick Stitch. Legion- 203–518. Old Dairy: Scott naires: Devin Marshall, 195- Ackerman, 226-223–643; John 198-257–650; Bob Meixsell, Schwartz, 243-201–583; War166-159-208–606; Marty Beal, ren Nelson, 555; Joe Schwartz, 596; Dave Shaver, 561; Eddy- 538. Jo Marshall, 528. Stitchers: Hecktown Fire Co. hosed Ryan Cameron, 235-224-279– down Taylor Honey, 3 to 1, 738; Paul Reaser, 549; Kyle with Terry Koch, 207-206–612; Krywonis, 4572; Glen Croll, Andy Schwartz, 234–579; Stan 470. Zurowski, 577; B. J. Doncesez, 700 scores: Ryan Camer- 538. Taylor: Ed Taylor, 205– on, 738. 600+ scores: Arthur 571; Jack Troxell, 508; Scott Flegler, 634; Devin Marshall, Frieboln, 502. 650; Ty Pagotto, 606; Robert Harhart’s buried GravMeixsell, 606. er’s Farms, 3 to 1, with Rich Hinzel, 244-234–650; George STANDINGS W L Hyde, 248–619; “Butch” HolG&L 18 6 land, Sr., 240-205–606; Bob Lynn’s Snowplowing 15 9 Sipple, 542; Travis Oplinger, Palmer Snowflakes 14 10 204–603. Graver: Terry BarBensing’s 12.5 12 tholomew, 264-212–672; Tim Horlacher’s 12.5 12 Graver, 202–576; Gerry BarP C Beverage 10 14 tholomew, 534; Don Arndt, Bath Legion 8 16 518; Marty Beal, 200–515. Quick Stitch
Fortunato Stays In First Place with Bath Industrial League Fortunato’s Pizza is still in first place, but G & L Sign Factory and Old Dairy in splitting are right behind the
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By BILL HALBF The Home News OERSTER
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Two Cases of Public Drunkenness
Colonial Regional Police were dispatched to Stark Rd. in Hanover Township on Feb. 4 at 5:-4 a.m. fort a male walking down the middle of Stark Road. Michael D. Owens of 1234 Minsi Trail St., Bethlehem, was found to be intoxicated. He was given a citation for public drunkenness, filed through District Judge James Narlesky’s office, and was released. Joseph Mucka II, 25, of 374 Pepper Dr., Treichlers, was observed by Colonial Regional Police in the 100 block of W. Main St., Bath, staggering and almost falling several times on Feb. 6 at 4:15 a.m. He showed obvious signs of being intoxicated and was released after being issued a summons for public drunkenness.
Crash at Intersection
Colonial Regional Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Schoenersville Rd. and the eastbound entrance ramp to Rt. 22 at 6:10 p.m. Feb. 6. A car driven by Lori Nikoden, 27, of 134 Whisper-
mail. The girl was released to her mother. In the other case, Jessica L. Vernon, 19, of 395 Swamp Rd., Wind Gap, took items off Kohl’s shelves, placed them in a purse and tried to leave the
ing Acres Ln., Wind Gap, attempted to make a left turn from Schoenersville Rd. onto the entrance ramp of U.S. 22 and hit a car driven by Damian Righi, 33, of Silver Springs Rd., Kresgeville, who was headed north on Schoenersville Road. Both had a green light and both cars were towed from the scene. Neither driver was hurt. Ms. Nikoden will receive a summons in the mail for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. Pa. State Police, Bethlehem, assisted at the scene.
Two Retail Thefts Within Minutes
Colonial Regional Police responded to Kohl’s store at 3768 Easton-Nazareth Hwy., Easton, at 5:58 p.m. Feb. 4. After arrival, they were informed of two females in custody of store security for retail thefts. In one incident, a 16-yearold juvenile took items off the store shelves, put them in her purse, and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, valued at $214.04. CRPD contacted the girl’s mother and informed her that charges will be received by
store without paying for the items valued at $59.97. She was cited and released.
Retail Theft by Girl
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