Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Willow Lane parents attend Monday night’s meeting to ask the East Penn School Board to rethink its plans to make Willow Lane a 'walking school' beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
It was pretty much standing room only at Monday night’s meeting of the East Penn Board as droves of Willow Lane Elementary School parents came to try to convince board members it would be a bad idea to make Willow Lane a “walking school” beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Seventeen parents of Willow Lane students addressed the board for nearly one hour during the public comment portion, asking the board to rethink its decision regarding Willow Lane busing and offering to work with the board to come up with a solution that meets both the safety needs of the students and the financial concerns of the school district. The parents were driven to the board meeting, in part, by a Nov. 27 presentation of a Willow Lane walking study that …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Leftovers from recent cornfield harvest serve up a banquet for Canada geese visitors.
It's that time of year again. Just after the harvest of the cornfield at Willow and Sauerkraut lanes in Lower Macungie Township, flocks of Canada geese descend on the acreage to pick it clean of the kernels left behind. The birds spend hours uncovering the treasures between the rows of cut corn stalks. They feast before flying South for the winter.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The cornfield at Willow and Sauerkraut lanes was harvested the morning of Sept. 13.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
The huge green combine waits for the fog to lift around 7 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Willow and Sauerkraut lanes in Lower Macungie Township. By noon the field looked like a stubbly face in need of a shave. The corn was gone, the field harvested. It's time for Fall to begin. Have you seen signs that Fall is about to begin? Add them to this story!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
East Penn School Director Julian Stolz takes a moment at the end of the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors to set the record straight.
A rather contentious meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors on Monday night ended with a soliloquy by School Director Julian Stolz in which Stolz tried to set the record straight about the motivations behind his actions as a school board member. Stolz answered Board President Charles Ballard’s final call for new business by expressing his desire to clear the air. “I have a statement that I wanted to make,” Stolz said, adding that he had been prompted to speak, in part, by a comment made by Director Alan Earnshaw earlier in the meeting. During a debate about administrative raises Earnshaw alluded to Stolz’s “interest in seeking higher political office.” Stolz said: “Mr. Earnshaw brought it up and I have seen in the public domain…
Monday, June 25, 2012
If the East Penn 2012-2013 district budget passes tonight in a similar form to the proposed final budget approved by the board on May 14, 2012, busing will be eliminated at Willow Lane Elementary School in Fall 2012.
The East Penn Board of School Directors will vote on the 2012-2013 school budget at tonight’s school board meeting. Unless there is a significant deviation between the spending plan put before the board tonight and the proposed final budget approved by the board at its May 14 meeting, busing at Willow Lane Elementary School will officially become a thing of the past when the board approves the final budget tonight. According to The Morning Call, when Willow Lane opened in 2010, the administration said that eventually busing would be stopped at the school. In past school board meetings focused on the 2012-2013 spending plan, the administration reported that the district will save about $60,000 by eliminating transportation for students who …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Fire Chief says the boy was conscious when he arrived at the scene.
UPDATE: The boy was in the road when he was hit and he was conscious when the Lower Macungie Fire Chief arrived on the scene. The accident happened at 5:55 p.m. Friday Original report: According to police reports, a 6-year-old child has been struck by a car at the intersection of Willow and Sauerkraut lanes in Lower Macungie Township in the vicinity of Willow Lane Elementary School.