RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 21 May 2015 09:23:49 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown Middle Schoolers explore careers; More than 40 professionals participate in Career Day]]> Kutztown Middle School students explored different career options during Career Day on May 20.

"I hope they get excited about something that sparked their interest today, that they may be curious about and want to find out more about," said Hallie Schumacher, school counselor at KMS who coordinated the event.

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<![CDATA[Update: Elderly woman killed in Honey Brook house fire]]> HONEY BROOK >> A woman was killed when flames roared through her Chester County home Tuesday morning, officials said.

Police responded about 10 a.m. to the 600 block of Water Street for a reported house fire. They said the victim is a female whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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<![CDATA[Upper Bern Twp. resident, Purple Heart veteran recognized in Pa. Senate]]> The Senate of Pennsylvania recognized the achievements of two-time Purple Heart recipient and Upper Bern Township resident Dennis Essig during session on May 11.

Essig was joined by his wife, Lucy, for a special introduction in the Senate by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

Argall noted the uniqueness of the visit to his colleagues in the Senate.

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<![CDATA[Mohrsville farmer directs funds to Northern Berks 4-H Dairy Club]]> Northern Berks 4-H Dairy Club has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Charles Zimmerman and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization subsidize the Berks County 4-H Dairy Field Day in 2015.

"Our club was very delighted when we found out that we would be receiving this donation," said organization leader Donna Werley.

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<![CDATA[Argall, Knowles recognize Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad's "Regional Railroad of the Year" achievement]]> Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) congratulated the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad for recently being named 2015's Regional Railroad of the Year according to Railway Age, a railroad magazine publication.

The two local lawmakers presented Chairman and CEO Andrew Muller with congratulatory citations from the Senate of Pennsylvania and the House of Representatives at the state Capitol recently.

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<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club presents Pennsylvania Lions Fellowship in honor of late Lion]]> The Shartlesville Lions Club presented a Pennsylvania Lions Fellowship to Betty Riegel in honor of her late husband Lion Vincent Riegel. He was a Lion for 54 years, from October 1959 through February 14. 2014. Fellow Lions remembered him as being very involved, whether it was serving pancakes at breakfasts, helping with the club's chicken barbecue, attending conventions or that "he liked parades" and played trumpet in the Centerport Band.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: The Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick Maker: Our Kutztown Folk Festival Craftsman]]> Among the iconic craftsman that have always made up our Colonial ethnic natives of the Pennsylvania people, have been the historic tradesmen that have been long remembered for their craftsmanship, enabling immigrant natives to survive in a somewhat hostile pioneer environment. Key tradesmen who represented the community's life blood in Colonial times, and these historic individuals played a significant role in Pioneer Folklife until the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century.

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<![CDATA[Police partnering to urge increased seat belt use]]> PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement now through June 7.

To kick off the enforcement, Pennsylvania is one of 16 states and Ontario, Canada, that will participate in a Border-to-Border seat-belt initiative tonight. The enforcement involves more than 500 state and municipal law enforcement agencies across the eastern seaboard, conducting increased enforcement at state borders to emphasize police focus on seat belt usage.

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<![CDATA[Update: Woman killed in Honey Brook house fire]]> HONEY BROOK >> A woman was killed when flames roared through her Chester County home Tuesday morning, officials said.

According to police, they responded to the 600 block of Water Street for a house fire. They said the victim is an unidentified female whose name is being withheld at this point.

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<![CDATA[Fightin' Phils visit Schuylkill Valley Elementary School]]> Students at Schuylkill Valley Elementary School were rewarded with another special assembly, the last being when they pied their principal and assistant principal in the face, for being the number one school in Berks County in raising funds to fight adult illiteracy in a campaign run by the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks.

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<![CDATA[2015 Berks County Dairy Princess and Li'l Miss crowned]]> The new 2015 Berks County Dairy Princess and Li'l Miss Dairy Princess were crowned during the 2015 Berks County Dairy Princess Coronation Banquet on Saturday, May 9 at Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

Kelsie Burkhart, of Bernville, will take over Princess duties from 2014 Berks County Dairy Princess and current PA State Dairy Princess Ashley Mohn.

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<![CDATA[Visitors explore camping, wildlife at Kernsville Dam]]> Key organizations and businesses worked together to present "Let's Go Camping with Cabela's" a free event held Saturday, May 9, at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Hamburg. Participants learned important safety tips, had opportunity to try skills like archery and bird watching, and enjoyed the area's beautiful trails throughout the afternoon.

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<![CDATA[St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church project workers make quilts to distribute to people around the world]]> Throughout the school year a group of project workers at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg are busy making quilts. These quilts were blessed during worship on Sunday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m. To date 102 quilts have been made by the Project Workers at St. John's.

The project workers will continue making quilts which will be delivered to New Windsor, Maryland, as part of Lutheran World Relief.

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<![CDATA[Community invited to 'March Forth for Literacy' celebration May 30]]> The Heidelberg Association of UCC churches has decided to "March Forth for Literacy" as they join with UCC churches nationwide to encourage literacy with their Children's Book Drive.

The Drive will reach its conclusion on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bern UCC Picnic Grove on Route 183 in Bern Township at Plum Creek Road.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Area Historical Society takes a walk down memory lane with Pagoda program]]> Another quality program was sponsored on Thursday, May 7, by the Hamburg Area Historical Society, with their invitation to Corrie Crupi, Chairman of the Board of Pagoda-Skyline, Inc., to come to the Hamburg Area High School to talk about the history of the Pagoda and Skyline Drive area.

Attendees were treated to a walk down memory lane or to some interesting facts about local history.

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