In Other News

Stuck on a college wait list? Do this

By Jay Mathews The Washington Post |

Devices to shock disabled for bad behavior may be banned

MINNEAPOLIS — A device used for decades to shock children and adults with disabilities in an effort to reduce dangerous behavior may be banned by U.S. regulators. ...

By Michelle Fay Cortez Bloomberg News |


  • General news

    In Colebrookdale: Liberty Park being eyed for development

    The Colebrookdale Township commissioners have been approached by the Berks County Redevelopment Authority about purchasing Liberty Park for the construction of a new magisterial district justice’s office.

    By: Lynn A. Gladieux For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Montgomery County Community College’s Chamber Strings Ensemble to perform April 27

    Montgomery County Community College invites the community to come and enjoy a free Chamber Strings Concert.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • General news

    Kutztown Task Force tackles drug addiction in face of overdose deaths

    The Kutztown Community Substance Abuse Task Force meeting April 21 was summarized best in a poem read by Kutztown Mayor Sandy Green.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Obituaries


    CHARLES E. SCHEIRER Charles E. Scheirer, 85, Kutztown passed away in his residence April 19, 2014. He was the husband of Marian M. (Bittner) Scheirer to whom they celebrated 60 years of marriage.


  • General news

    Trinity in Topton performs Cantata ‘The Living Last Words’

    The crucifixion scene dramatically displayed at Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church in Topton, PA on Good Friday was stunning. The huge cross at center, built by Bill Moyer and Steve Beck, draped with tattered black fabric, was topped with a crown of thorns and backed by an enormous sunset mural, painted by Meghan Smith. The scene was simple yet powerful, dominating the worship space and providing the visual focus for the Cantata, “The Living Last Words” by Ruth Schram, performed at the...

    By Tina Ehrig Trinity Lutheran E.C. |

  • Music

    Kutztown High School hosts Spring Concert April 27

    Kutztown High School musicians have been working diligently on their Spring Concert to be held on, Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. at the Kutztown High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, minimal admission fee charges. Five ensembles will be participating in the concert, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the Men’s Vocal Ensemble.

    By Bryan Hartman KHS |

  • Events

    Community Events

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  • Events

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s raptor egg hunt challenges children

    While others were looking for brightly colored and decorated eggs left by the Easter Bunny over the weekend, a group of 50 egg hunters took the challenge of finding hidden eggs left over by the Easter Raptor Passover at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton on Saturday, April 19.

    Shea Singley

  • Lifestyle

    Stuck on a college wait list? Do this

    Wait-listed by your dream college? I have good news and bad news.

    By Jay Mathews The Washington Post |

  • Lifestyle

    Cats outsmart the researchers

    “We did one study on cats — and that was enough!”

    By David Grimm Slate |

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