RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:18:09 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown Student Council hosts mini-THON Feb. 27 to 28, approaching $20,000 raised for childhood cancer]]> Kutztown Area High School Student Council hosts its mini-THON to raise funds for childhood cancer tonight, Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

"This our first ever mini-THON to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund," said Suzanne Mixa, Kutztown High School Student Council Adviser and Mathematics Teacher.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:34:05 -0500 2015-02-27T20:34:05-05:00 2015-02-27T20:34:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Celebrate Women's History Month at Hopewell Furnace]]> March is Women's History Month and what better way to celebrate than to visit Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, a place where equal pay for equal work was the practice in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Highlighting the celebration will be performances of the National Park Service plays, "From Out The Fiery Furnace" and "Fragile Freedom".

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:04:54 -0500 2015-02-27T18:04:54-05:00 2015-02-27T18:04:54-05:00
<![CDATA[2015 Kutztown Fools Run honors local runner Sally Miksiewicz]]> The 25th annual Kutztown Fools Run honors the memory of local runner Sally Miksiewicz and features the return of the costume contest for the event's Silver Anniversary.

"The Sally Miksiewicz Memorial 5K Run honors the memory of East Penn Manufacturing CEO tragically killed while running in the summer of 2014.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:48 -0500 2015-02-27T14:41:48-05:00 2015-02-27T14:41:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Berks County Commissioners seek $500,000 gain through investments]]> Looking over the county code can be dry but educational, according to Berks County Commissioner Mark Scott.

While perusing the code last fall, he noticed that the commissioners were responsible for investment options regarding the county's sizeable budget surplus.

"Most were operating under the erroneous assumption that the treasurer had this responsibility," Scott said.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:25:58 -0500 2015-02-27T14:25:58-05:00 2015-02-27T14:25:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Area School Board discusses budget-cutting]]> In its first meeting after passing a preliminary budget, the Boyertown Area School Board discussed ways to reduce the potential 6-percent tax increase included in the 2015-16 budget.

A few suggestions were made Tuesday, Feb. 24, while several board members reminded each other and those watching that they will not allow a 6-percent increase become the final product of the budget.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:50:23 -0500 2015-02-27T13:50:23-05:00 2015-02-27T13:50:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Graffiti plagues Morgantown businesses, Police say arrest is imminent]]> Graffiti has been scrawled on Morgantown businesses for the past couple of months. Caernarvon Township Police intend to make an arrest shortly.

"We had some vandalism, graffiti, going on for the last couple of months, a pretty long time," said Sergeant John Scalia, officer in charge at Caernarvon Township Police Department in Berks County.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:25:26 -0500 2015-02-27T10:25:26-05:00 2015-02-27T13:47:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson]]> Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

She "developed a love for books and libraries at a young age," Donaldson wrote to Tri County Record.

Donaldson volunteered at her local library while attending high school in Paraguay. Having grown up in South America, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:04:20 -0500 2015-02-27T12:04:20-05:00 2015-02-27T13:44:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Thank you, volunteers, for your shoveling help]]> This winter we have had more snow and ice than in an average year. As senior citizens living on West Main Street of Kutztown, my husband and I appreciate the opportunity to have younger volunteers from Operation Snowflake help us to clear the sidewalk in front of our home and yard.

When we checked our walkways early Sunday morning on February 22nd, we saw the four plus inches of snow and realized we will need to shovel again before we could try to go to our church in the Oley Valley.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 -0500 2015-02-27T12:40:04-05:00 2015-02-27T12:40:04-05:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Georgian Keystones not just for mansions]]> During the Industrial Revolution when steam powered threshing machines replaced horse powered tread-mills, farmers with large tracts of land built huge Pennsylvania bank barns with double and triple threshing floors, realizing that these structures provided them with the most efficiency.

Threshing a quantity of grain took both light and air for breathing, thereby large windows with multi-panes of glass were installed in the forebay wall above the threshing floor doors, out of which straw was blown or pitched constantly.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:39:40 -0500 2015-02-27T12:39:40-05:00 2015-02-27T12:39:40-05:00
<![CDATA[State System universities offer programs, services to military]]> Twenty-two thousand.

That's the number of pushups California University of Pennsylvania students did over the last approximately four weeks to raise awareness about the rising tide of military suicides. They gathered every day at 11:22 a.m. on the campus Quad to complete the exercise, regardless of the weather.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:10:45 -0500 2015-02-27T12:10:45-05:00 2015-02-27T12:10:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Area Middle School second quarter honor roll]]> Sixth Grade

Distinguished Honor Roll

Lane Lee Albrecht

Alexandria Mae Baum

Hayley Maxine Curtis

Grant Bradford Doklan

Jacob Earl Fegley

Preston Michael Folk

LeighAnn Gesicki

Evan Leon Grim

Sarah Elizabeth Kramer

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:44:49 -0500 2015-02-27T10:44:49-05:00 2015-02-27T10:44:49-05:00
<![CDATA[Berks native Corey Brossman to speak at Salem's 3rd Annual Sportsmen's Banquet]]> The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Sportsmen's Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, on Saturday, March 7. The evening will feature outdoorsman and television host Corey Brossman, who will speak at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m for the event, which will include a wide range of vendors and activities, great door prizes and a buffet-style meal served at 6 p.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:29:34 -0500 2015-02-27T10:29:34-05:00 2015-02-27T10:29:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Exeter School Board discusses Bond Sale and Transportation Center Site costs; graduation requirements revised]]> During their Feb. 17 meeting, the Exeter Township School District Board of School Directors was presented with results of the competitive bond sale, which took place Jan. 13, by Jamie Schlesinger of Public Financial Management and an update from Justin Istenes on the Transportation Center Project.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:22:27 -0500 2015-02-26T10:22:27-05:00 2015-02-27T14:29:02-05:00
<![CDATA[For what it's worth: York County's Live Eagle Camera has my attention]]> I'm not sure why it's so interesting to me--but it is. Since I discovered it, I cannot seem to stop watching York County's live feed of an eagle nest.

In case you haven't heard about this: Two eagles have built a nest and two eggs have been laid as of mid-February. The nest overlooks Lake Marburg in York County.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:57 -0500 2015-02-26T13:57:57-05:00 2015-02-26T13:57:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Grange pot pie dinner to benefit 'Save Our Strand' campaign on Feb. 28]]> As is often seen in the Hamburg area, helping and supporting one another is a big part of small town and small communities. Since the beginning, the Hamburg Grange February pot pie dinners have helped to support different groups and causes in the community. This year, all the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Our Town Foundation "Save Our Strand" campaign.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02:40 -0500 2015-02-26T11:02:40-05:00 2015-02-26T11:02:40-05:00