In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

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 |


  • General news

    Mack trucks and classic diner fare on menu for family fun

    In our quest to keep boredom at bay this summer, my family has found lots of low-cost or free activities in the Hamburg area. This week, however, I had the chance to do a special outing with just my middle-school son, and he was set on venturing a little farther to tour the Mack Truck Museum in Allentown. Since his sister was away at camp, and since tours of the museum are free of charge, we decided to go for it and pointed our car eastward

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Hamburg Area High School class of 1953 celebrates 61st reunion

    Hamburg High School class of 1953 held its 61st reunion on June 18 at Blue Mountain Restaurant in Shartlesville.


  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago July 26, 1989 Mr. and Mrs. C. Benton Wert, 545 West State Street, Hamburg, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children at the Shartlesville Grange Hall.


  • General news

    Power outage affects 15,000 in tri-county area

    UNION TWP — Approximately 15,000 Met-Ed customers across the tri-county area lost power late Sunday morning.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    While Governor Mifflin awaits pre-k grant, families begin enrolling in new pre-k program

    With the passage of the Pennsylvania State Budget, which included an additional $10 million for pre-K education, the Governor Mifflin School District is continuing to move forward with a district-wide preschool program. The district has applied for a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grant, and has already started receiving applications from families interested in enrolling students in the program in the fall. If the grant is approved, Governor Mifflin will move forward with creating a preschool...


  • General news

    Fight for Sight 5K Starts at the Daniel Boone Homestead Sept. 6

    The Amity Township Lions Club presents the “mane” event of running season....The Fight for Sight Run will be held during Community Days weekend on Saturday, Sept. 6 The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Lion Cub Fun Run will begin at 9:10 a.m. This family-friendly event starts at the Visitors Center of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Ample parking is available and walkers are welcome.


  • Baseball

    Lee Mecherly retires from coaching after 37 years with the Bear-Cubs

    For 37 years, Lee Mecherly coached the Boyertown Bear Cubs Junior Legion team. He won numerous league titles, regional and state titles. Mecherly stepped down as the coach in November of 2013, but still spends numerous hours working on the field which bears his name, making sure that it’s one of the best fields, if not the best field, in Berks County.

    By Phil Haddad For 21st Century Media |

  • Education

    Kutztown School Board approves new Band room floor; removes reconfiguration from agenda

    Addressing student safety and poor floor tile condition, Kutztown School Board approved a new High School Band Room floor and also removed from future agendas elementary and middle school reconfiguration talks.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Albright College receives National Science Foundation Grant to fund STEM scholarships

    Albright College has been awarded more than $627,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors who are interested in how these fields apply to the environment.


  • Police

    Police: 2014 heroin seizures way up from last year’s totals

    HARRISBURG — State police seized more than $23 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other illegal drugs during the second quarter of 2014 and have already surpassed the total amount of heroin taken off Pennsylvania streets in 2013, authorities announced.

    By Michael Goldberg |

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