In Other News

Kutztown rings in Bicentennial; Bells ring 200 times to celebrate Ktown’s 200th birthday

Kutztown Bicentennial Committee |


  • Pets

    Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week

    Tina is a beautiful spayed senior lab/pointer mix, two great breeds in one wonderful dog. Tina is a fun girl that loves playing with her toys and resting in the bath tub. She enjoys all human company, never lived with dogs and does not favor cats. Release Number A248292


  • Features/People

    Sanatoga Fire chief reflects on past, outlines plans for future

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A lot of firefighters first pull on their bunker gear when they’re still in their teens. Not David Saylor Sr., who was initiated into the brotherhood of firefighters at the age of 41.

    By Gil Cohen For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Local authors to read passages of their work, speak with public at Studio B

    Studio B, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, welcomes the community to enjoy an event featuring local published writers on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Courtesy of Studio B |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes

    Movable type was invented in 15th Century Germany, and the consequences were world-changing, allowing literacy and the Reformation to spread with previously unimagined speed.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Daniel Boone students teach parents about tough environmental issues

    Imagine owning a small farm and being able to power your whole operation using the waste your farm generates. Well, students at Daniel Boone High School are researching ways for farmers to do that.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole For Berks-Mont News |

  • Education

    Schuylkill Valley Elementary School principals pied in the face as reward for students

    Last year, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School students placed second in the 2014 Literacy Council of Berks County Read-A-Thon. This year the students were given the challenge to reach number one.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Bernville Area Community Library receives deed from 1763

    A 1763 deed describing the early history of a tract of land in Bernville was presented to the Bernville Area Community Library on Feb. 23 by William F. Richardson, of Reading.

    By Barry Miller Trustee, Bernville Public Library |

  • News

    Jozwiak meets with U.S. Marshals who helped to capture Frein

    Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) last week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team – along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel – who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein. The Marshals involved received a House citation...


  • School boards

    Hamburg area school directors approve purchase of online prekindergarten tool

    Hamburg area school directors approved the purchase of an online prekindergarten and parent engagement tool for the 2015-16 school year at a cost of $4,000 on Feb. 23.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: If life is a game of Rummy who is in your discard pile?

    I have developed a new analogy for life here of late. Life is like a game of Rummy. Rummy was one of my parents’ favorite card games to play and it had many variations on a theme. You could play Gin Rummy, Millionaire Rummy or just plain old Rummy.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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