Bill Halbfoerster, Editor (Since 1955)
He started working on the Home News back in 1946 at the age of 16, setting type by hand. After serving in the Army from 1952 to 1954, Bill took over as editor when the former editor Rev. Reginald Helfferich left in 1955 to serve as executive church of Church World Service. Bill’s job is more than an editor. He serves as a reporter for the Bath-Northampton-Nazareth areas as well and continues at age 81. He looks forward to serving our readers’ needs for many years to come.
Alice Wanamaker, Associate Publisher
Alice graduated from Northwestern Lehigh and later LCCC. She takes personal pride in making sure each and every issue of the Home News that lands on your kitchen table is fun to read, exciting to look at and contains plenty of photos of you, your family and your neighbors. As a member of the Bath community, she truly cherishs the tradition and community that the Halbfoersters spent so many years building for all of us to enjoy. Alice is a member of the Bath Business and Community Partnership and volunteers her time to the efforts of improving Bath and making it a safe and fun place to live & work.
Meg Schell – Account Executive
Meg works for the Newspaper Division of IDP and loves her job. She gets to work with businesses and individuals who want to either increase sales for their business or advertise their event. It’s a fast paced office with numerous deadlines and things to do. She works on an Apple computer that helps me keep all my files organized. The digital format of The Home News is an exciting venture and she is looking forward to promoting it!
Cheryl Kern – Account Executive
Donna Bachman – Accounting Manager
Employed as Accounting Manager with Innovative Designs and Publishing, Inc. – Owner of Blue Mountain Town and Country Gazette & The Home News since June 2001
As part of the TCG and THN team the accounting division handles all the monthly invoicing and processing of all Account Receivable payments. Proofreading of Publications as needed.
Monthly Profit & Loss Reports are generated for each division as well.
Tammy DeLong – Operations Manager
She is the Operations Manager for Innovative Designs & Publishing. Tammy has worked with the newspaper division since 2009. She offers administrative support to both The Town & Country Gazette and The Home News. She assists with marketing efforts and collaborative work with Alice Wanamaker, Associate Publisher, to increase readership.
Tony Pisco, Graphic Designer
He is a graduate of Penn State University and has been the art director for tthe Home News since November 2008. He is responsible for the look and design of every aspect of the paper. He resides in Northampton with his wife and two sons. Evan’s favorite color is green while Leo has not yet made up his mind.