Hilda M. Hanner, formerly of Whitehall, died March 20, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Peter W. Hanner.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Seier) Solderits.
She was a finisher in several local garment mills. She was previously a cigar wrapper for the former General Cigar Company, Allentown.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Golden Agers group.
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Ruth H. Reed, 70 of Northampton, died March 14, 2014, at her home.
Born in East Earl, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Newswanger) Reed and step-daughter to the late Anna (Weaver) Reed.
She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Albright College and a master's degree in education from Temple University.
She was employed by Catasauqua Area School District as a school nurse for the middle and senior high schools for 27 years before retiring in 2003.
She was of the Mennonite faith.
Area students on dean's list
Kayla Anderson of Whitehall and Chelsea Aguila of Northampton were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester at Clarion University. Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean's list.
Local students on dean's list
Three area residents were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester at Messiah College. Bath resident Zachary Galloway is a junior majoring in economics and accounting.
Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, recently announced a total of $190,000 in state funding awarded to three communities in the 183rd Legislative District in Northampton County.
"This grant funding will help some of our local municipalities move forward with projects aimed at improving their local communities," said Harhart. "The funding is the result of casinos located throughout the Commonwealth that contribute money toward regional community improvements. I look forward to seeing these projects move forward."
The grants are as follows:
Find fresh, local produce all season long with Penn State Extension's new online CSA Map.
With temperatures slowly increasing, we all start to think about the wonderful fresh produce that comes along with warmer, longer days as more and more people are looking for local sources to purchase the season's bounty.
One of the ever increasingly popular ways to do so is through Community Supported Agriculture or CSA.
Now you can search for a CSA near you using an online map recently developed by Penn State Extension.
State Representative Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, is warning residents of the impact of driver fee increases as a result of the recent transportation tax package he opposed.
"Beginning April 1, several fees for drivers will increase, some quite dramatically," McNeill said. "Many people are unaware of the extent of these fee increases so I wanted to warn them to help them budget for these higher costs."
According to the state transportation department, some of the more regularly used services to see an increase are:
· A certified driving record will triple from $10 to $30;
Ruth Remaly, of Northampton, raises her arm in anticipation of winning while Jean Remaly and Darlene Miller, of Northampton, look on. The women attended the Northampton Athletic Association basket bingo recently at the Northampton Fire Department.
State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-183rd) is proud to announce that after facilitating meetings among area local municipalities, the Northern Lehigh Community Center and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a $10,000 Peer-to-Peer Study Grant has been awarded.