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 |


  • Columnists

    Person to Person - Impact: Worthless Gifts & Priceless Gifts

    Dear Reader: In 1987 my sister, Phyllis, was not feeling well for some time and was scheduled to go into the hospital for explorative surgery. One Sunday, a short time before she was to go into the hospital, my wife, Barb, and I decided to “farm out” our three sons right after church and travel to Maryland to see her. The Lord blessed us because days later, she died and we were so glad we had a chance to see her one last time. Of my three siblings, I was closest to Phyllis...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |


    Financial Column: Variable annuities can help you accumulate assets for retirement

    Many studies show that most Americans are unprepared for retirement. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average 65-year-old can live for another 19 years as opposed to 13 years in 1940.

    Thrivent Financial |

  • Theater

    Pottsgrove Middle School presents ‘Mary Poppins’

    The Pottsgrove Middle School will be presenting “Mary Poppins” on March 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. The director is Tom Yenchick, the musical director is Carole Bean and the choreographer is Cherie Fithian. The musical has both old and new songs like “Step In Time,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Practically Perfect.” There are 52 students in the cast.


  • Crime

    Police arrest suspect for January robbery of VIST Bank, Ruscombmanor Township

    On March 23, 2015, the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop L Reading Station, arrested Jason Lee Serrano.

    State Police |

  • Education

    Berks Jazz Jam comes to Hamburg Area High School

    Hamburg Area High School musicians and area residents were treated to a special performance on Wednesday, March 11, when Mike Eben brought his Berks Jazz Jam program to the school.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Berks Encore-Strausstown center welcomes Fire Chief for Meals on Wheels Celebrity Day

    Berks Encore and local celebrities celebrated March for Meals through Berks County through their 10th Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Volunteer for a Day event on Wednesday, March 18. The March for Meals program is intended to bring attention to Meals on Wheels, as well as to raise awareness about the topic of senior hunger.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Student exchange programs

    Former international exchange student returns to Hamburg area for sixth visit

    The Delewski’s EF Japanese daughter,Yuzuki Shishido, from 2003, was recently back in the area for her sixth visit “back home.” Pictured is Yuzuki with her “best American friends” (left to right - Tara Lindsay, Felicia Binder, Jessica Massey, Yuzuki and Nicole Ruppert). The girls all got together for an afternoon and evening, one traveling from near Pittsburgh. Having the opportunity to see her former classmates was very special to Yuzuki even though they do...


  • News

    Cody Knight named Hamburg Area High School Student of the Month

    Congratulations to Hamburg Area High School’s February student of the month, senior Cody Knight. He is the son of Joel and Kimberly Knight, of Hamburg.


  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files March 25 edition

    25 Years Ago March 28, 1990 >> Mel Edwards of Hamburg, a junior sociology major at Rider College, is competing in his third season on the Rider varsity baseball team. A 1987 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, Edwards is the starting short stop for the third consecutive season at Rider.


  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town March 25 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


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