In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler |


  • General news

    Power outage affects 15,000 in tri-county area

    UNION TWP — Approximately 15,000 Met-Ed customers across the tri-county area lost power late Sunday morning.

    By Frank Otto |

  • General news

    While Governor Mifflin awaits pre-k grant, families begin enrolling in new pre-k program

    With the passage of the Pennsylvania State Budget, which included an additional $10 million for pre-K education, the Governor Mifflin School District is continuing to move forward with a district-wide preschool program. The district has applied for a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grant, and has already started receiving applications from families interested in enrolling students in the program in the fall. If the grant is approved, Governor Mifflin will move forward with creating a preschool...


  • General news

    Fight for Sight 5K Starts at the Daniel Boone Homestead Sept. 6

    The Amity Township Lions Club presents the “mane” event of running season....The Fight for Sight Run will be held during Community Days weekend on Saturday, Sept. 6 The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Lion Cub Fun Run will begin at 9:10 a.m. This family-friendly event starts at the Visitors Center of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Ample parking is available and walkers are welcome.


  • Baseball

    Lee Mecherly retires from coaching after 37 years with the Bear-Cubs

    For 37 years, Lee Mecherly coached the Boyertown Bear Cubs Junior Legion team. He won numerous league titles, regional and state titles. Mecherly stepped down as the coach in November of 2013, but still spends numerous hours working on the field which bears his name, making sure that it’s one of the best fields, if not the best field, in Berks County.

    By Phil Haddad For 21st Century Media |

  • Education

    Kutztown School Board approves new Band room floor; removes reconfiguration from agenda

    Addressing student safety and poor floor tile condition, Kutztown School Board approved a new High School Band Room floor and also removed from future agendas elementary and middle school reconfiguration talks.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Albright College receives National Science Foundation Grant to fund STEM scholarships

    Albright College has been awarded more than $627,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors who are interested in how these fields apply to the environment.


  • Police

    Police: 2014 heroin seizures way up from last year’s totals

    HARRISBURG — State police seized more than $23 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other illegal drugs during the second quarter of 2014 and have already surpassed the total amount of heroin taken off Pennsylvania streets in 2013, authorities announced.

    By Michael Goldberg |

  • Arts and entertainment

    WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • General news

    Area lawmakers announce Route 263 named in honor of Officer Bradley M. Fox’s ultimate commitment

    Reps. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) as well as Sens. Daylin Leach (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery), Stewart Greenleaf (R-Bucks/Montgomery), Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) and John Rafferty (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) announced that a portion of Pennsylvania Route 263 in Bucks County will be renamed as the Officer Bradley M. Fox Memorial Highway.


  • Baseball

    Boyertown Legion Bears fall short of Berks League title

    It was an interesting Berks County playoff tournament. It featured weather delays and postponements, exciting contests (including an upset), and, of course, some controversy. In the end, however, the Boyertown Bears came up just short in their bid for yet another Berks County Championship.

    By Rob Zambaninni For 21st Century Media |

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