In Other News

Millions of gallons of crude oil pass through Pottstown area each week

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oley Valley ends its season with district loss to York Catholic

The Oley Valley High School girls basketball team completed the season on Feb. 20 with a second round District 3 loss to York Catholic, 58-28, The Lady Lynx advanced to the second round with a victory over Tulpehocken in the first round. Oley Valley f...

By Ric Webb|


  • Features/People

    Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson

    Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Letters

    Letter to the Editor: Thank you, volunteers, for your shoveling help

    This winter we have had more snow and ice than in an average year. As senior citizens living on West Main Street of Kutztown, my husband and I appreciate the opportunity to have younger volunteers from Operation Snowflake help us to clear the sidewalk in front of our home and yard.


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Georgian Keystones not just for mansions

    During the Industrial Revolution when steam powered threshing machines replaced horse powered tread-mills, farmers with large tracts of land built huge Pennsylvania bank barns with double and triple threshing floors, realizing that these structures provided them with the most efficiency.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Education

    State System universities offer programs, services to military

    Twenty-two thousand. That’s the number of pushups California University of Pennsylvania students did over the last approximately four weeks to raise awareness about the rising tide of military suicides. They gathered every day at 11:22 a.m. on the campus Quad to complete the exercise, regardless of the weather.

    Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education |

  • Honor Roll

    Hamburg Area Middle School second quarter honor roll

    Sixth Grade Distinguished Honor Roll


  • News

    Berks native Corey Brossman to speak at Salem’s 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet

    The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, on Saturday, March 7. The evening will feature outdoorsman and television host Corey Brossman, who will speak at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m for the event, which will include a wide range of vendors and activities, great door prizes and a buffet-style meal served at 6 p.m.

    By Kollen Long Salem EC Church |

  • News

    Grange pot pie dinner to benefit ‘Save Our Strand’ campaign on Feb. 28

    As is often seen in the Hamburg area, helping and supporting one another is a big part of small town and small communities. Since the beginning, the Hamburg Grange February pot pie dinners have helped to support different groups and causes in the community. This year, all the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Our Town Foundation “Save Our Strand” campaign.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Montco Dems endorse three lawyers for Common Pleas Court judge

    With the Pennsylvania Department of State ruling this week that November’s election will include only three open seats for the Montgomery County bench, not the four that had been anticipated, county Democrats have now endorsed their judicial slate.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown Area Senior High students to dance all night to fight childhood cancer

    Boyertown >> Twelve hours, hundreds of students and thousands of dollars. This is what Boyertown Area Senior High students are offering Friday night and Saturday morning to the families of children battling cancer.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Berks County kidnapping suspect apprehended in Wyoming

    Pennsylvania State Police Hamburg report that kidnapping suspect Marshall Glenn McGinty, 43, was taken into custody without incident on Feb. 25 by Casper, Wyoming Police Department. He was found parked in the victim’s Honda Fit at the East Side Wal Mart in Casper Wyoming.

    By Berks-Mont Newspapers Staff |

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