Pennsylvania gave Lehigh County election officials a check for $380,868 to apply toward the cost of new voting machines that will partially pay the expense of new machines for the county.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathleen Boockvar presented a mock-up oversize check to Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong in a short ceremony Sept. 12 in the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
At the Sept. 18 Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors meeting, it was announced board member Susan Lea has resigned from the position on the board as well as the Pennsylvania School Boards Association liaison effective Aug. 29.
Board President Frank Frankenfield thanked Lea for her three years on the board.
This year’s Chile Pepper Festival celebrated its 24th anniversary by welcoming 15 new vendors. The festival was held Sept. 6 and 7 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park.
In addition to hot sauce and a variety of foods, festival attractions included a jalapeño eating contest and salsa contest, as well as live music. But for the locals and vendors, Bowers’ food festival serves as more than entertainment, instead they see it as a chance for the community to come together.
In order to better inform citizens of Lehigh County on current issues, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the new voting machines in Lehigh County for its Sept. 9 Hot Topis Luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear and enlightening explanation of the new voting process.
Dustin Grow is the new Salisbury Township fire services director.
Grow has been lead fire inspector for Salisbury Township where he has been administrator of the township fire inspection program, having worked for the township since April 3, 2014.
The township board of commissioners voted 3-0, with one commissioner absent and one commissioner seat vacant, to approve a resolution to appoint Grow.
Township Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the resolution to a vote.
Kevin Soberick takes oath as Salisbury Township police chief; promises ‘a new chapter’ and more involvement with residents
It was standing-room only for the swearing in of Salisbury Township Chief of Police Kevin J. Soberick.
As fellow police chiefs, township police officers, township firemen, officials and friends filled the meeting room of the Salisbury Township municipal building, Soberick took the oath of office administered by District Judge Michael J. Pochron.
Bishop the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser visits Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury celebrated its 260th anniversary recently. In order to celebrate this occasion, the church welcomed Bishop the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser, to preach.
Zeiser was ordained in 1979 and became bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod in 2008. When visiting smaller congregations, like the Jerusalem Church of Eastern Salisbury, Zeiser explained he has the same goals for these churches as he does for all churches.