In Other News

Boyertown to Bohodukhiv: Sister City relationship revisted, Mayor Deery releases proclamation

By Rebecca Blanchard|

Mind Your Body: A Perfect Time for Turning Inward

Winter has arrived and the nights have grown longer. Along with increased darkness, there is more quietude. As we look around us, we see bare branches. Many plants have gone dormant, there are fewer birds about, and numerous animals hibernate or go in...

By Dorian Abel Columnist |


  • General news

    Former WK&S Railroad general manager and treasurer sentenced for theft

    The former general manager and treasurer of Wannamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad, in Kempton, was sentenced to 11 and a half to 23 months in Berks County Prison and then five years of probation as well as being ordered to pay restitution on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

    Shea Singley

  • Features/People

    Hamburg Area High School December Student of the Month

    Congratulations to the December Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School, Neal Kerschner. He is the son of Glenn and Diane Kerschner of Hamburg.


  • Social groups and organizations

    Frystown Lions Club recognizes long-time service members

    Three long-time Frystown Lions were recognized for longtime membership and dedicated service at the Frystown Lions Club’s Christmas party held at Dutch Way in Myerstown. So recognized and honored were the late Robert Beamesderfer, who served as the club’s first president, and Robert Edris and Robert Snyder. All have many years of Lions service to their credit. All were deeply involved in the creation and development of the park in Frystown, as well as in other club activities.


  • Social groups and organizations

    Frystown Lions Club and Boy Scout Troop 422 out and about at Boyer’s

    Boyer’s Food Market in Bernville had two groups doing the good deeds last month. The Frystown Lions were ringing bells for the Salvation Army holiday kettle drive and Boy Scout Troop 422 of Bernville was raising money for troop supplies and camping funds by selling hot pretzels. Pictured are, from left, Lions Bob Argot and Don Almond, taking a bell ringing breather to make balloons for the Scouts, who are, from left, Isaiah Shartle, Kyle Schermerhorn and Cade Barker.


  • Crime

    Police looking for suspect in the attempted robbery of Square One in Tilden Twp.

    Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a suspect in the attempted robbery of Square One, in the 00 block of Industrial Dr. in Tilden Twp. that occurred on Dec. 26 at 5:20 a.m.

    By Berks-Mont Staff |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Jobs in my life

    The first jobs I ever had in my life was to baby sit for my older siblings. It was mainly when the wife in the family had a baby. In those days, a mother was confined to the hospital with her baby for a week.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town Jan. 7 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • General news

    Residents bring in 2015 with pork and sauerkraut tradition at Bernville Fire Co. and St. John’s Church

    Many residents throughout the community started the first day of 2015 off with family, friends and of course, keeping with tradition, some pork and sauerkraut. Tables quickly filled up at both the Bernville Fire Company and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Hamburg, with people ready to start their new year off right.

    Shea Singley

  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events Jan. 7 edition

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.


  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Jan. 7 edition

    25 Years Ago Jan. 10, 1990 >> J. Brooke Althouse, chairman of Hamburg Exchange Club’s child abuse prevention program, congratulated Susan Colunio for her report on the state-wide Exchange Conference she attended. Mrs. Colunio is 9th and 10th grade guidance counselor at Hamburg Area High School and attended the conference with sponsorship from the Exchange Club.


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