In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Musical theater

    Hamburg Area High School students perform ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

    Hamburg Area High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will take to the stage May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a comedy about a die-hard theatre fan putting on a record of his favorite musical. As the music plays the characters come to life before you in this outstanding musical comedy. All seats can be purchased at the door, or call 610-562-3861 ext. 2599. For more information...

    By Lyndsey Carr Hamburg Area High School |

  • News

    Salem Belleman’s Church’s Mission Trip to Colorado

    Salem Belleman’s Church served with the St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity in Longmont, Colorado, from April 12-18.


  • News

    Salvation Army Service Unit, one of Hamburg’s ‘best kept secrets’

    The Salvation Army Service Unit in Hamburg has been referred to as one of the area’s “best kept secrets.”

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Religion

    St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg holds Service of Dedication on May 3

    The members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 99 Church Street, Hamburg, have completed a major renovation of the church sanctuary. A Service of Dedication will be held in the new sanctuary on May 3 beginning at 10:15 a.m.

    From St. John’s Lutheran Church |

  • Nonfiction

    ‘At All Costs’: The true story of Vietnam War hero Chief Master Sgt. Dick Etchberger

    Journalist Matt Proietti was handed down an assignment in 2008 on Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger and Project Heavy Green. As he began to research for the assignment, he soon realized that one piece would not be enough. He wrote three pieces on the life and career of Dick Etchberger and was contacted by Etchberger’s youngest son Cory, who had mentioned that he had been thinking about writing a book on his father. That is how the newly released “At All Costs” came...

    Shea Singley

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town April 29 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Mom, in sickness and in health

    With the raising of ten children, Mom never called a doctor, unless she had to. Even in her elderly years, she did her best to stay out of the doctor’s office. She could cure most anything. Sometimes it was her wonder drugs. Other times she healed with words of comfort, often with laughter.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Sugar and spice

    Baking is excellent therapy. On days filled with aggravation (of which I’ve had too many of late), I find that baking is extremely therapeutic. Baking provides me with an opportunity for solitude and to simply forget whatever it is that is irritating me and, in the end, I have the satisfaction of providing bliss in baked form to someone else (as well as myself because I don’t grow tired of eating what I bake).

    By Felicia Fisher Columnist |

  • News

    Hamburg’s craft beer tasting festival ‘Art of the Brew’ returns May 2

    A big event is brewing in Hamburg and will be held this Saturday, May 2 at the Hamburg Field House. “Art of the Brew” Hamburg’s craft beer tasting festival will highlight favorites from 30 breweries with most offering tastings from at least two kinds of beer. The festival runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature two local bands; The Barren Wells and Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang.

    From Our Town Foundation |

  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files April 29 edition

    25 Years Ago May 2, 1990 >> Evelyn Kister, 69 year member of the Woman’s Club of Hamburg, received her service award from Berks Federation of Woman’s Clubs.


The Berks-Mont News: BLOGS