RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:20:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[More than 235 volunteers turn out for Kutztown Street Cleanup]]> More that 235 volunteers from the Kutztown borough and Kutztown University turned out Sept. 27 for a street cleanup sponsored by the Clean and Green committee of the Kutztown Community Partnership, with support from local merchants.

In addition to local residents, groups that participated in the effort included Girl Scout Troop 1974, several fraternity and sorority organizations and the Outdoors Club from the university.

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<![CDATA[Mom accused of injecting daughter with heroin, boyfriend also sought by police]]> WEST CALN >> A West Caln woman and her boyfriend have been accused by authorities of supplying her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin and helping them get high, the woman at times injecting both of the teens with the drug.

Jessica Lynn Riffey, of Telegraph Road, Honey Brook was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony endangering the welfare of children, as well as corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

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<![CDATA[Vehicle crashes into used car lot in Colebrookdale]]> COLEBROOKDALE >> Several used cars for sale were hit when the driver of a sedan veered off the road late Saturday night and ended up in the lot of Irwin's Auto Repair, 1075 W. Philadelphia Ave.

Colebrookdale Police are investigating the accident that occurred at 11:03 p.m. The car was reportedly traveling west on Route 73 and veered off the road, striking a wooded guide rail and several used cars parked at Irwin's Auto Repair.

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<![CDATA[Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner crowned Kutztown Homecoming King and Queen]]> Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner were crowned 2015 Kutztown High School Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night, Oct. 2.

Kutztown students showed Cougar pride during Spirit Week, at the pep rally and the football game against Hamburg on Friday, Oct. 2, and the dance on Saturday, Oct. 3.

This year the Kutztown Student Council tried to make Kutztown's 100th homecoming one to remember.

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<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Tuesday, October 6

6:00-9:00 PM BINGO Nite

The doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments available for purchase. We offer hamburgers and hot dogs, soup, chips, a variety of candy, ice cream and desserts. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. and prizes include meat, grocery, and small money prizes. A 50/50 is played and door prizes are also given out during the evening.

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds]]> A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4,Bark For Life of Boyertown and the Oley Valley was held for the third consecutive year at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown's Relay For Life.

The goal is to raise awareness of the fight against cancer in addition to supporting all canine survivors and canine caregivers.

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<![CDATA[Four Berks ambulance squads receive awards]]> Of the 36,000 emergency service calls fielded by the four ambulance squads in Berks County, 10 percent represent the most serious type of cardiac emergencies.

"When a patient is afflicted with this type of cardiac emergency--called a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction) -- you can bring the patient back to life but you have to work quickly," said Ashley Neubauer, chief of operations, Boyertown Lions Ambulance Association.

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<![CDATA[Man charged with rape of child in Oley Township]]> On Wednesday, Sept. 30, State Police of Reading received a report of a sexual assault involving a 2-year-old male victim in Oley Township.

A witness saw the accused, 26-year-old Timothy Alan Lawler, sexually assaulting the victim.

Lawler subsequently admitted to sexually assaulting the victim and has been charged with rape and related offense.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown native markets award-winning independent film in NYC]]> Kutztown native Sara Kyle, 22, Founder and Managing Director of digital marketing company Vault Collective, has joined forces with Brooklyn-based Harmonium Films & Music to support the theatrical and digital distribution of the award-winning feature film "Movement + Location."

While attending Fordham University in the Bronx, Kyle worked as a real estate agent in Manhattan and interned at a talent management company in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood, known as one of New York City's premiere technology and media hubs.

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<![CDATA[Governor Mifflin to host Substitute Teacher Job Fair]]> As part of a continued effort to strengthen the roster of qualified substitute teachers,the Governor Mifflin School District will hold a Substitute Teacher Job Fair.

The hiring event is free and open to interested candidates with a teaching certificate and bachelor's degree. Governor Mifflin administrators will host the event and provide on-the-spot interviews to candidates.

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<![CDATA[Exeter Fire Department's fire-based EMS a model of success]]> Exeter Fire Department Chief Robert Jordan said the department's recent restructuring -- based on a model of fire-based EMS services -- is not just fighting fires but also providing EMS and paramedic services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new model began operations on Sept. 17, after taking over the EMS services in March from the Exeter Ambulance Association (EAA).

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<![CDATA[Brandywine to host 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon]]> On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Brandywine Heights Area School District will host its 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students. The objective of the program, which is held at the middle school, is to honor our country, thank our veterans for their service and promote citizenship within our student body and faculty.

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<![CDATA[Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County]]> Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Middle School auditorium located at 200 West Weis Street in Topton.

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<![CDATA[Students of the Month from Brandywine Middle School]]> For the month of September, Brandywine Heights Middle School focused on the character trait of "Respect." These six students were selected by their teachers for exhibiting this trait on a daily basis: Cole Gross, Sarah Dougherty, Olivia Chovanes, Dylan Cortez, Jakob Hollenbach and Azy Drumheller.

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<![CDATA[Whoopie-pie named official dessert of KU Sesquicentennial Celebration]]> The whoopie-pie has been named the official dessert of the Kutztown University Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The celebration, in honor of KU's 150th anniversary, began in August with the opening of the academic year and will run through Founder's Day, which is set for Sept. 15, 2016.

Pre-packaged whoopie-pies, provided by Shirley's Cookie Company of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, will be available for sale at the concession stands at Golden Bear home intercollegiate athletic events and at the KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace.

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