In Other News

Exter School Board discusses Bond Sale and Transportation Center Site costs; graduation requirements revised

By Samantha Dix For 21st Century Media |


  • Columns

    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.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    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.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Montco Dems endorse three lawyers for Common Pleas Court judge

    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.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown Area Senior High students to dance all night to fight childhood cancer

    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.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Berks County kidnapping suspect apprehended in Wyoming

    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.

    By Berks-Mont Newspapers Staff |

  • News

    Millions of gallons of crude oil pass through Pottstown area each week

    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.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    Guest Column: Teachers are Born, Not Made

    Before I came to realize that my future resided in the classroom, I took two education classes in my senior year of college. I’d already completed most mandated courses and taken more than the required units of English. So to help fill out two remaining semesters, I joined some fellow English majors in their educational theory and adolescent psychology classes. They wanted to teach. I wanted a break from courses with multiple outside readings and research papers.

    By Jim Lynch Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans

    During the 100 years between 1720 and 1820, well over 100,000 German-speaking immigrants entered Pennsylvania, most of them through the port of Philadelphia. In just the five years between 1749 and 1754 nearly 37,000 Germans came through that port and spread throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Geologist speaks at Joanna Furnace about early iron mining

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

    By Mark Zerr, Executive Director for Joanna Furnace and the Hay Creek Joanna Furnace |

  • Education

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

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

    By Kristy Kline TVEC PIE President, |

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