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Millions of gallons of crude oil pass through Pottstown area each week |Feb 26, 2015

Crude oil transport trains, which travel through and often pause in Pottstown, have been gathering attention of late. The derailment that led to sky-high flames in West Virginia Feb. 16 has shone a national spotlight on an issue that hits close to home.

Boyertown Area Senior High students to dance all night to fight childhood cancer |Feb 26, 2015

Boyertown >> Twelve hours, hundreds of students and thousands of dollars. This is what Boyertown Area Senior High students are offering Friday night and Saturday morning to the families of children battling cancer.

Berks County kidnapping suspect apprehended in Wyoming |Feb 26, 2015

Pennsylvania State Police Hamburg report that kidnapping suspect Marshall Glenn McGinty, 43, was taken into custody without incident on Feb. 25 by Casper, Wyoming Police Department. He was found parked in the victim’s Honda Fit at the East Side Wal Mart in Casper Wyoming.

Exter School Board discusses Bond Sale and Transportation Center Site costs; graduation requirements revised |Feb 26, 2015

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.

Grange pot pie dinner to benefit ‘Save Our Strand’ campaign on Feb. 28 |Feb 26, 2015

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.

Montco Dems endorse three lawyers for Common Pleas Court judge |Feb 26, 2015

With the Pennsylvania Department of State ruling this week that November’s election will include only three open seats for the Montgomery County bench, not the four that had been anticipated, county Democrats have now endorsed their judicial slate.

Humane Veterinary Hospital being built adjacent to Humane Society of Berks County |Feb 25, 2015

Humane Pennsylvania, a network of animal welfare facilities in Pennsylvania, is excited to announce the recent acquisition of a new building located at 1729 N. 11th Street, Reading.

Twin Valley Elementary Center 2015 Spring Carnival features performances by Twin Valley cheerleaders and ReMix Dance & Fitness |Feb 25, 2015

Twin Valley Elementary Center will hold its annual 2015 Spring Carnival on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Robeson Township Supervisors amend septic system ordinance, working to increase effectiveness of On Lot Disposal System ordinance |Feb 25, 2015

The Robeson Township Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved the most recent draft of the township’s On Lot Disposal System (OLDS) ordinance for advertisement at a Feb. 17 meeting.

New Holland: Garden Spot Village hosts Hooley School Of Irish Dance March 21 at 7 p.m. |Feb 25, 2015

Enjoy the sounds of “the auld sod” when Hooley School of Irish Dance brings a rousing performance to Garden Spot Village on Saturday, March 21, as part of the community’s popular Saturday Evening Concert Series.

Geologist speaks at Joanna Furnace about early iron mining |Feb 25, 2015

In the early 1800s southeastern Pennsylvania was one of the leading iron production areas in the nation.

Amber Alert: New Castle police say father took 3-year-old after assaulting her mother |Feb 24, 2015

The New Castle County Police Department are searching for a child that is missing from her home.

Muhlenberg Ambulance Association assist Exeter in 911 transitions; services to begin March 23 |Feb 24, 2015

Beginning March 23, the Muhlenberg Ambulance Association will assist Exeter Township in their 911 switch by providing 24-hour advanced life support seven days a week.

Police searching for suspect from Pottstown drug raid |Feb 24, 2015

pottstown >> Police have released a photo of the man they are seeking in relation to the drug raid that took place on Friday Feb. 20 on North Charlotte Street.

Congressman Ryan Costello visits Daniel Boone High School science team |Feb 24, 2015

UNION TWP. >> Congressman Ryan Costello doesn’t seem to mind getting his hands dirty.

Daniel Boone Area School Board discusses restoring full-day kindergarten, closing a school |Feb 24, 2015

UNION >> A proposal by Superintendent Marybeth Torchia to restore full day kindergarten to the Daniel Boone Area School District in 2015-16 was discussed Monday, coupled with the possibility of closing a school building due to declining enrollment.

Oley Valley High School to host Talent And Fashion Show |Feb 24, 2015

Members of Oley Valley’s senior class will be hosting a combination music and talent revue to benefit Project Graduation, the school’s safe, post-graduation party for this year’s OVHS graduates.

Reality TV: York County Eagles gain celebrity status |Feb 24, 2015

Central Pennsylvania’s newest reality show is unfolding 100 feet up a tree overlooking Lake Marburg.

Kutztown University Council of Trustees recommends 2 Presidential Candidates |Feb 23, 2015

Kutztown University’s Council of Trustees recommended two presidential candidates to move forward to the Office of the Chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on Monday, February 16.

Pa German Cultural Heritage Center hosts Kutztown author Mara Rockliff and her new book ‘Gingerbread for Liberty’ |Feb 23, 2015

A Kutztown author honors a German baker from the Revolution.

Upgrade US 222 email Campaign calls for 4-lane highway: Kutztown man spearheads effort, in partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, to send statement to legislators, PennDOT and planning commissions |Feb 22, 2015

In partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, Kutztown resident Dan Spiegel is spearheading an Upgrade 222 e-mail campaign that kicked off Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

Strausstown scouts lead service for Scout Sunday |Feb 22, 2015

Cub Scout’s and Boy Scout’s of unit 144 in Strausstown provided a Scout run service for Scout Sunday Feb. 8 at Zion Blue Mountain UCC. This is the first Scout Service with Zion’s new Pastor, Pastor Josh Knappenberger.

Applications being accepted for 2015 Home Makeover |Feb 22, 2015

The national award-winning HBA Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Home Remodeling Project that will brighten the home and spirits of one worthy Berks County family.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files Feb. 25 edition |Feb 22, 2015

25 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1990 >> Aaron Williamson ended his career at Hamburg High with a total of 2,012 points, third best in the history of Berks County.

Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 25 edition |Feb 22, 2015

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Bernville forum opens discussion on Medical Cannabis Act |Feb 22, 2015

Residents filled the pews at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Bernville, on Wednesday night, Feb. 11, for a medical cannabis informational forum. The forum was hosted by Campaign for Compassion and featured the follow speakers: Luke Shultz (Campaign for Compassion, patient perspective), Dana Ulrich (Campaign for Compassion, caregiver perspective), Senator David Argall (29th District), Representative Barry Jozwiak (5th District) and Senator Mike Folmer (48th District).

Hamburg area church calendar Feb. 25 edition |Feb 22, 2015

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.

Hamburg Rotary Club hears about how to market your events |Feb 22, 2015

Dawn Wivell who owns a Writing Service spoke to the club on how to market your events and for non-profits to increase awareness of what they have to offer. President Titus Miller welcomes Dawn.

Salem EC Church takes aim at new archery program |Feb 22, 2015

Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, is excited to announce the start of Centershot beginning this spring. The program is part of a larger ministry using NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) principles to teach students, from 10 years old to senior adults, the skills of archery.

‘Believe It or Not’ is the theme for Strausstown women |Feb 22, 2015

For their February meeting the members of the Woman’s Club of Strausstown were treated to a two-part program incorporating a look back at one of their successful activities and a quiz to determine how well they know each other.

Community group makes more than 600 fasnachts for local groups |Feb 22, 2015

We are called to love one another in love. Some feel that love can be obtained thru one’s stomach. On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Hamburg Community Group from Fleetwood Bible Church did just that.

Douglassville man born on Valentine’s Day encourages organ donations |Feb 21, 2015

Feb. 14 has always been a day to give your heart to someone.

Guns permitted in Union Township public recreation area |Feb 21, 2015

The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Feb. 16 an ordinance amendment which allows permitted gun owners to carry a firearm at the Union Township Recreation Area, Route 724.

Kutztown hosts car cruise to help the community, event benefits Kutztown Strong |Feb 20, 2015

Time on Main Street, Kutztown will be turned back as far as the 1930s and 40s July 25 for the first annual Kutztown Kruizz.

Kutztown Borough Council voted unanimously for a contribution of $15,000 to Berks County Conservancy to promote water quality initiatives |Feb 20, 2015

The Kutztown Borough Council unanimously approved a motion to continue their practice of performing water quality initiatives by contributing $15,000 to the Berks County Conservancy to promote Best Management Practices for the Saucony Creek Watershed.

Kutztown Area School District Educational Foundation appoints directors, announces scholarships |Feb 20, 2015

The Kutztown Area School District Educational Foundation held it’s annual meeting last month.

Kutztown School District Teachers, past and present, donate food to Friend |Feb 20, 2015

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind them, current and retired elementary school employees of the Kutztown Area School District got together for fun, fellowship, and food. The food wasn’t just the meal that they all enjoyed at CJ Hummels in Lenhartsville, it was also about giving back to the community.

Kutztown Strong and KCP collaboration wins $20,000 Communities That Care Grant; Funding allowed Kutztown Strong to hire a mobilizer |Feb 20, 2015

The Kutztown Strong organization was awarded a $20,000 Communities That Care grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Nancy Brooks, Main Street Manager, Kutztown Community Partnership announced recently.

Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook farms to the table: Grass fed cattle, woodland pasture pigs and pasture chickens butchered and sold on site, served in their own restaurant |Feb 20, 2015

Wyebrook Farm is a sustainable farm in Honey Brook that sells its own meat products on site in its own butcher shop and restaurant.

March for Meals with Berks Encore: Agency plans special events in March to highlight the Meals on Wheels program |Feb 20, 2015

Berks Encore is joining forces with the Meals on Wheels Association of America to celebrate March for Meals.

Kutztown Middle School Fifth grade scientists present 20 creative projects; Coordinator says this year’s Science Fair yielded more projects, awards |Feb 20, 2015

The Kutztown Middle School Fifth Grade Science Fair yielded more projects and awards than in previous years.

Fleetwood Police seek info on burglary suspect; Suspect stole items from John’s Collision in Richmond Township on Jan. 23 |Feb 19, 2015

In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, a subject spent several hours on the property of John’s Collision, Park Road, Richmond Twp., forcibly accessing a locked storage shed, customers’ vehicles that were in for repair and unsecured storage areas of the premises.

Daniel Boone High School’s ‘Green Team’: Field research at dairy farms follows visit to Harrisburg |Feb 19, 2015

You may recall that Daniel Boone High School’s “Green Team” won the Lexus Eco Air & Climate and Final Challenges last year. Altogether, the team won $25,000.00 through their participation in these challenges.

German Native and Pennsylvania-German Expert visits Oley Valley Dutch Club |Feb 19, 2015

A specialist in German linguistics and the publisher of the only existing Pennsylvania Dutch newspaper spoke at a recent meeting of the Oley Valley Dutch Club.

Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation offers scholarships, encourages higher education |Feb 18, 2015

One of the objectives of the Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation is to encourage the higher education of the youth of Lancaster County. In this respect the Foundation is announcing the offering of scholarship awards for students beginning their freshman year in 2015 studying Agriculture or Family and Consumer Sciences.

Pennsylvania Farmers Union salutes women in agriculture and their invaluable role in family farming |Feb 18, 2015

Pennsylvania Farmers Union president Hannah Smith-Brubaker echoes National Farmers Union salute to the growing role of women in agriculture and their invaluable contributions to family farming.

Museum opens Fegely’s Reading Diner for first annual Fastnacht Day |Feb 18, 2015

In celebration of Fat Tuesday on Feb. 17, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles opened the Fegely’s Reading Diner for their first annual Fastnacht Day.

Chester County Commissioners award $15,000 to Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children |Feb 18, 2015

The Chester County Commissioners presented a check today for $15,000 to Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children.

Conestoga Christian School TSA makes a Strong Showing at Regional Conference |Feb 18, 2015

Conestoga Christian School technology students attended the Regional Technology Student Association Conference on Feb. 7 at Conestoga Valley Middle School in Lancaster.

Douglass (Mont.) to explore building new highway garage |Feb 17, 2015

DOUGLASS (Mont.) >> After years of talk, the township supervisors have decided to start the ball rolling on replacing the highway garage.