Hamburg's From the Early Files

25 Years Ago

August 9, 1989

State Senate majority whip David Brightbill was the speaker at the Hamburg Exchange Club’s recent meeting.

Laura (Flammer) Ringler, Collingswood, New Jersey, a former area resident, has graduated cum laude, bachelor of fine arts in photography from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, she is employed by the Federal Government Research Center in Philadelphia as a photographer.

Dr. Mark Clapper recently completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital and has been reassigned to Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, California.

50 Years Ago

August 6, 1964

Exchange Club members with their wives and families enjoyed an outing and lobster bake at Keeney’s bungalow, near Shartlesville, on Sunday afternoon and evening.


Members of Boy Scout Troop 120, sponsored by First United Church of Christ, Hamburg, will travel to the Gettysburg National Military Park this weekend. The boys will camp in the park and tour the site on bicycles.

Flower Show Committee of Woman’s Club of Hamburg met early last week at the home of Mrs. A.R. Judd, North Fourth Street, to plan for the annual event to be held on September 24.

Freeman’s Superette Specials This Week: Smoked Picnics—33 cents a lb., Fresh Ground Hamburger—55 cents a lb., Coffee—$1.55 for two lbs., Corn—49 cents a dozen, Cantaloupes—four for $1.00--, Ice Cream—79 cents a ½ gallon.

All Day Specials Friday and Saturday: Assorted Seafood Platter or Stuffed Flounder Platter $1.10 at Wisser’s Bar and Restaurant, 308 State Street, Hamburg.

75 Years Ago

August 3, 1939

Dates and places for receiving the second dose of toxoid in Berks County’s current campaign to immunize children from diphtheria were released this week by the Visiting Nurse Association. Two injections are given, approximately two months apart. The first series of inoculations started on June 5.

Miss Mildred Heim left this morning to spend a week at Camp Edith Macy, New York, a national training camp for Girl Scout leaders. This trip is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Hamburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Moll and daughter Ruth are visitors at the New York World’s Fair this week.

Word has been received by The Item that Frederick R. Heake has completed a course in radio and television at the National Radio Institute, Washing D.C.

100 Years Ago

August 6, 1914

Residents of town were much pleased to see Alfred J. Raubenhold contractor enjoying a ride on Sunday with his family and their handsome Buick car. Recently he was so dangerously ill that his life was despaired of and his relatives were summoned to his bedside.

A large number of invited guests assembled at the bungalows on J.A. Bausher’s farm in Tilden Twp. Monday evening to participate in a barn dance and luncheon given in honor and for the entertainment of a party of young ladies who are sojourning there for two weeks.

The Windsor Horse Life Insurance Company condemned the horse of Wilson Degler, Shartlesville.

The Early Files are compiled every week by Peggy Sterner for The Hamburg Area Item.