In Other News

BCTC Students Win Over $140,000 in Scholarships and Prizes at 2015 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Technology Competition

From Berks Career & Technology Center |

Boone tables full-day kindergarten vote until next year

Despite emotional pleas from Daniel Boone School District residents about the merits of full day kindergarten, the board did not vote on March 9 to restore the full-day program. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Sports

    Schuylkill Valley youth wrestler competes at State Championship

    Kyle Vernon, of Mohrsville, recently returned from the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship tournament in Erie, where he placed 17th out of approximately 1,500 wrestlers. This was the first time in more than 10 years that a youth wrestler from Schuylkill Valley has made it to the state championship.

    Shea Singley

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Curious Old Deed

    A curious old deed has come to light. The well preserved parchment says that in 1789, the Rev. Johannes Christophe Kunze, D. D. (John Christopher Kunze) “of the City of New York” bought of Peter Richards, shopkeeper, and his wife Magdalena, a parcel containing 58 acres in New Hanover Township. By reckoning the meets and bounds described in the deed, we can position it somewhere near the Swamp Pike between Leidy Road and Romig Road.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Boyertown extends school year to make up for snow days

    Boyertown students will still be attending classes until June 8 to make up for days missed during the winter.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown offers teachers early retirement incentives

    The Boyertown Area School District will be offering early retirement incentives for teachers departing at the end of the current school year.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Pack 184 participates in Scout Sunday

    Pack 184 participated in Scout Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg.


  • News

    Police officers meet in Hamburg for Below 100 Program

    Forty-nine police officers from 22 police departments representing both Schuylkill and Berks County met at Hamburg Area High School on Tuesday, March 24, to participate in the Below 100 Program that aims to reduce the line-of-duty deaths of police officers to less than 100 per year.

    Shea Singley

  • Music

    Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band And Chorus perform at the Walt Disney World Resort

    Members of Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band and Chorus became stars of their own Disney show on March 15 and March 16 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park and Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Park. The group traveled more than 1,000 miles from Leesport to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

    From Disney Performing Arts Program |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town April 1 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • Opinion

    A recipe for your Easter celebration

    A popular treat during the Easter season is peanut butter eggs covered in milk chocolate.

    By Ashley Mohn PA State Dairy Princess and Berks County Dairy Princess |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: April Fool’s stories

    “Let us be thankful for the fools.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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