In Other News

Boyertown school van involved in crash, 2 sent to hospital

By Caroline Sweeney |

Taxpayers swarm Harrisburg to demand property tax relief

HARRISBURG — Hundreds of frustrated taxpayers boarded buses Tuesday morning to take their demand for property tax relief to the people who can make it happen — the members of the Pennsylvania Legislature....

By Frank Otto|


  • Business

    Small Business Saturday supports sense of community

    On my birthday this year, my mom surprised me with the news that she ran into one of my longtime mentors and inspirations in my life, the wife of a local entrepreneur and fashion and retail mogul from the town where I grew up.

    By Melynda Wagner For 21st Century Media|

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Christmas should be about the spiritual, not material

    Q: How can we enjoy Christmas when we have to spend so much money on presents? We're stressed over our finances all year, but it gets worse during the holidays.

    By Jim Daly Columnist For 21st Century Media|

  • Announcements

    Five Generations

    Caleb Lee Rutherford, born Oct. 26th 2013, is held by his Great-Great Grandmother Marion Schappell of Kutztown.


  • Education

    Fleetwood Middle School October Students of the Month

    Hunter Deturk, grade 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Deturk.


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History by Richard H. Shaner Mountain Mary and Jarett Yoder: Honoring those who sacrifice their lives for the American way of life

    Most recently, I was pleased to read in the newspaper that a portion of Route 662 is to be renamed the Jarett Yoder Memorial Highway, in honor of this heroic Oley Valley graduate who lost his life fighting in Afghanistan for our National Guard, flying a helicopter. One of several patrioticcitizens, who served in wars to preserve our American freedom and ideals that brave soldiers have defended, ever since Mountain Mary had lost her beloved husband, Theodore Benz, in the American Revolution,...


  • Opinion

    FROM ARTHUR’S POLICY DESK: Why It is Not About Obama or Obamacare

    President Obama’s election in 2008, on the heels of the financial meltdown in 2007-2008, was the final straw for the conservative wing of the Republican Party. They had lost in 1992 with Bill Clinton defeating George H.W. Bush, lost in 1996 with Bob Dole, lost in 2008 with John McCain and would lose again in 2012 with Mitt Romney. The wins with George W. Bush were no major prize in 2000 and 2004 because he proved not to be a true small government social conservative.

    Part 4 of series|

  • Opinion

    WELCOME TO MY WORLD: Pop the farmer

    First published in local newsletter, Kutztown Historical Society, 2008 and in 2011 locally on Berks County TV website.


  • Education

    PASSHE Chancellor unveils new Multi-University Electronic Admissions Application

    Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan officially unveiled the State System’s new Multi-University Electronic Admissions Application.

    Submitted by PASSHE|

  • Hockey

    Reading Royals Weekly Wrap-up

    NOTES OF THE WEEK1. The Royals split a pair of road games this week, losing 2-1 in Kalamazoo on Friday, and defeating the Toledoa Walley, 5-4, on Sunday.


  • Education

    Boyertown’s Danielle Croner to represent the PASC in Washington D.C.

    On Friday, Nov. 15, Boyertown Area School District announced that Boyertown Area Senior High Senior, and Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) state conference president Danielle Croner will be representing the PASC in Washington D.C. on Friday, Nov. 22, at a 2 p.m. meeting with the United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.