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4 tractor trailer trucks collide on I-78 in Upper Bern, 3 trucks engulfed in flames on Sept. 29

By Lisa Mitchell|

Draggin’ Wagons Car Club Show in Honey brook

The Draggin’ Wagons Car Club hosted its annual fall Car, Truck & Bike Show on Sept. 27 at the Kemper Building on Route 322 just west of Honey Brook. ...



  • News

    Bethel home fire believed accidental; Fire still under investigation

    Fire at a Bethel home on Sept. 29 is under investigation.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    New Holland Police: Man arrested after attempted burglary

    On Sept. 21 at approximately 7:45 p.m., New Holland Police responded to a burglary in progress at the 500 block of East Jackson Street in the New Holland Borough.


  • Columns

    Book Beat - Impact: The Runaway Pastor’s Wife by Diane Moody

    I always thought my wife was a peaceful person, but in the last few years, ever since she got her Kindle, she addresses Amazon Gatling gun-like as she downloads dozens of books. I never would have selected The Runaway Pastor’s Wife to read without her urging. Although the book is fiction, it holds an incredible number of truths, which are varied enough to entertain any reader. The book tells of the hard lives pastors’ wives may have, wrongdoing within churches, lessons to be...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • News

    Frecon Farms celebrates fall with annual ‘Pick Your Own’ invitation

    Frecon Farms has kicked off their annual “Pick your own fruit” — community members now have the chance to explore 30 acres of land and their own apples, pears, pumpkins, and other fruits that are grown in the orchard.

    By Jamie Bailey For Berks-Mont News |

  • Entertainment

    Drama of education funding hits the stage in school play

    Pennsylvania’s school funding crisis will take center stage in School Play at a location to be announced — at 7 p.m.


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    Julia’s Grace to host 3rd Annual Ninja Race

    Oct. 11 is the date of the 3rd Annual Ninja 5K/1M Race to benefit Julia’s Grace Foundation. The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Limerick Community Park located at Swamp Pike & Ziegler Road, Limerick. Entry fees apply, and there is a special for families. All participants will receive a T-shirt. All preregistrations must be in by Monday, Oct. 5. On the day of the race, registration will cost more, and T-shirts will only be available while they last. Refreshments and a Business...

    Julia’s Grace Foundation |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Pope Francis, the People’s Pope

    This past Fall’s pilgrimage of the Roman Catholic Pope Francis to honor Christians in America has renewed our Colonial American heritage everywhere. Take, for instance, the Holy Church of the Blessed Sacrament established in Bally, Berks County where thousands of people were devout members. An iconic Catholic Church founded By Father Theodor Schneider in 1743, where mass was conducted twice on Sundays among the PA Dutch ethnic farmers. One of the major American frontier churches that...

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Business

    Pottstown SCORE announces October seminars

    Pottstown SCORE is offering two learning opportunities in October. All workshops are free and are held at the SCORE office at 244 High Street in Pottstown (free parking, entrance at the rear of the building). Registration for these seminars is requested.

    Pottstown SCORE |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Pennsylvania Dutch music and dance

    Why are there so few references to folk-dancing and music in local history? The record of folk-dance and dance tunes is sparse at best. Didn’t our ancestors bring any folk-dances from Germany and Switzerland in the early 18th century?

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Lifestyle

    Adoptables from the Montco SPCA

    May we have the honor of introducing Pudgy and Boomer? These two handsome 11-year-old Pugs are in search of a home together. They have lived and grown up with each other and would be devastate if they were separated! They are both good with children and appear to get along well with other animals. Please consider making room in your home and heart for these loving little guys. Release A258302 for Pudgy and A258303 for Boomer.


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