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Berks Emergency Response Team in standoff outside apartments


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 |


  • News

    Twin Valley Garden Club wins 2nd at PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

    Twin Valleys Garden Club recently competed at the international 2015 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show.

    By June Allred Twin Valleys Garden Club |

  • Sports

    Perfect season earns Kutztown University wrestler Ziad Haddad Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler Award

    Ziad Haddad closed his national championship season with a 30-0 record on Saturday evening, when he was honored as Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler.

    By KU Bears Athletics |

  • News

    Oley Valley seniors present ‘The Music Mobile’

    The talents of Oley Valley seniors were showcased recently when students presented a combined talent and fashion show to benefit “BASH,” the school’s drug—and alcohol—free party for 2015 graduates.

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Mark Twain visits The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington

    The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently hosted a presentation by Mark Twain, as portrayed by Reading-based actor, television and radio performer and producer, Roger Mallon. Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors and humorists, spoke about his life, his views of people and the human condition.

    Submitted |

  • News

    Two Kutztown Police officers presented Life Saving Award; their actions in December helped save a 21-year-old’s life

    Two Kutztown Borough Police officers were presented the Life Saving Award for their actions this past December that helped save a 21-year-old’s life.

    By Joe Brown For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Education

    Hamburg Area Middle School students take “You Be the Chemist” Challenge

    More than 80 middle school students from across Berks County participated in the “You Be the Chemist” Challenge on Saturday, March 7. The event, part of a nationwide contest, was held at Penn State-Berks with 13 schools participating. Sponsors included the Chemical Educational Foundation, Brenntag North America, Inc., the Penn State Berks Chemical Society and Reading Public Museum.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |


    Meet Private Beetle Bailey’s Protege: Part 1 continued: getting ready for Vietnam 1969

    Continued from last issue. If I had known better what to expect before going into the Army, I probably would have taken steroids because my arms were on the weak side. I hated to do the long monkey bars in front of the chow hall before I was able to eat. I tore up my hands on those blasted monkey bars. No wonder many years later the widow who lived next door to us called me “a pencil pusher” because I worked in an office. There was a rule that no matter where you went...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Letter to the Editor: Domestic violence and rape are an epidemic in America

    I would like to add my voice to the recent letter fromT he Women’s Rights Coalition of Southern Chester County regarding domestic violence and rape. Senator Pat Toomey appears to be grossly indifferent to funding programs to protect women from domestic violence and women and girls who have been raped. His indifference is another form of violence against women.


  • News

    2015 Berks County Dairy Princess sought

    Berks County is searching for the next Berks County Dairy Princess to promote the Dairy Industry for 2015-16.

    By Jennifer Koller Berks County Dairy Princess Committee Member |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Woman’s Club of Strausstown: Antiques Roadshow, Strausstown style

    The Woman’s Club of Strausstown took a look at antiques at their March meeting. Guest presenter for the evening was Mr. Sylvan Witmer of Womelsdorf.

    By Peg Behm Woman’s Club of Strausstown |

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