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Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • Baseball

    Phillies win the 12U Kutztown youth baseball championship

    The Kutztown KYAA 12U baseball program has completed its spring-summer season with a 1-2-3 Kutztown sweep in the overall standings. The Kutztown program fielded three very solid teams with the Phillies, Dodgers and Tigers, finishing in that order against rival teams from Fleetwood, Muhlenberg, Brandywine and Oley Valley, totaling 10 teams representing the league.

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  • Events

    Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend

    Maple Grove will present the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — will include a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, a wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

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  • Lifestyle

    Birdsboro Community Center gets everyone together to Zumba

    Children and seniors joined together in rhythmic dance with a special Zumba day at the Birdsboro Community Center Wednesday, July 16.

    Emily Thiel
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  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago August 2, 1989 Jonathon Grimes and Christopher McGonigal of the Hamburg FFA Chapter recently attended the 1989 Washington Conference Program.

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  • Baseball

    Boyertown boy, Easton Albert, named a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American

    Eight-year-old Easton Albert, who will be entering the third grade at Earl Elementary School in the Boyertown Area School District, was recently nominated, then named, to a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American 9U.

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  • Business

    MABA hosts Mixer

    The July MABA monthly meeting was a little different than most of their meetings.

    By Carol Quaintance For Century 21 Media |

  • General news

    Proposed Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment project sparks concerns

    The proposed Kutztown downtown redevelopment project in the Silk Mill District has sparked concerns.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    $200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN — Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Swimming

    Fleetwood swim team defeats Maple Springs

    The Fleetwood swim team improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating Maple Springs on July 13, 249-188. Top finishers for Fleetwood were:

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  • Baseball

    Many positives in the Hamburg Reds’ season

    With a victory already under their belts, the Hamburg Sr. American Legion Reds were poised to go far in the Schuylkill/Berks League earlier this month. But their dreams of a league championship faded away when they lost their next two games to be eliminated from the tournament.

    Ric Webb
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