In Other News

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

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oley Valley ends its season with district loss to York Catholic

The Oley Valley High School girls basketball team completed the season on Feb. 20 with a second round District 3 loss to York Catholic, 58-28, The Lady Lynx advanced to the second round with a victory over Tulpehocken in the first round. Oley Valley f...

By Ric Webb|


  • Education

    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.

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education |

  • Honor Roll

    Hamburg Area Middle School second quarter honor roll

    Sixth Grade Distinguished Honor Roll


  • News

    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.m.

    By Kollen Long Salem EC Church |

  • 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 |

  • 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 |

  • News

    Humane Veterinary Hospital being built adjacent to Humane Society of Berks County

    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.

    Humane Pennsylvania |

  • 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 |

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