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PASSHE interim chancellor meets with Kutztown University students, faculty

By Lisa Mitchell|

Chippy Chipmunk author hosts book signing at Hamburg Art Gallery

The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St., will host a book signing for author Kathy Miller, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. ...



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    Eastern Berks Fire Department visits St. Francis Academy

    Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, drawing attention to safety and preparedness in emergency situations. Eastern Berks Fire Department personnel visited St. Francis Academy in Bally to teach students in grades kindergarten through third about fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire. The students then learned about the different trucks and their purposes.


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    Friends of Exeter Community Library seek new home

    The Friends of the Exeter Community Library, a volunteer nonprofit association, has received an eviction notice from the township for the basement space of the Dunn Community Center. The group is now looking for a new place to call home.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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    GoFundMe set up to cover funeral expenses of Exeter murder victim

    EXETER >> As a community mourns the loss of 23-year-old woman, members have come together to help pay for her funeral expenses.

    Digital First Media|

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    La Amorah Salon, Topton, celebrates first anniversary with Gatsby-themed Gala

    The staff at La Amorah Salon in Topton are proud to host its First Anniversary Gala to benefit Support Homeless Veterans, Inc. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets for the Gala are on sale through Nov. 18.

    From La Amorah Salon|

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    Kutztown, Hamburg battle it out in Field Hockey Cancer Awareness Game

    The Field Hockey Cancer Awareness Game, Kutztown vs. Hamburg, Sept. 30 raised awareness about cancer and celebrated cancer survivor Kutztown senior Niki Nolte and Kempton father Ethan Kunkel who is battling cancer. The two teams combined for a picture and awareness celebration for both Ethan and Niki.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Brandywine Homecoming Royalty

    Samuel Tiongson and Hannah Fenstermacher were crowned the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen. Homecoming Court included Makenzie Barrell, Alex Flicker, Derick Wartzenluft, Alayna Biltcliff, Ethan Rothermel, Hannah Moser, Hannah Fenstermacher, Samuel Tiongson, Hanna Gralinski and McGuire Galing.


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    Connor Kurtz resigns from Daniel Boone School Board

    The youngest elected official in the U.S. when he first won in November 2011 announced on Oct. 9 his immediate resignation from the Daniel Boone Area School Board.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    King Street in Pottstown to close for railroad repairs

    POTTSTOWN >> PennDOT has announced that part of King Street will be closed for railroad repairs.

    Digital First Media|

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    Berks County defendant in heroin case: ‘I’m not a monster’

    WEST CHESTER >> A Berks County man who was found guilty of having supplied his then-girlfriend with heroin that she injected into her daughter, and who also used heroin with the teenager’s boyfriend, drew a prison sentence and a rebuke from the judge who oversaw his case.

    By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter|

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    A Look Back in History: Green energy long used by Old Order Mennonites in Kutztown

    Perhaps historic Pennsylvania Dutch farmsteads are more appreciated by Kutztown Mennonites than their modem Worldly Dutch neighbors, who seek to tear them down in modernizing farms. It is without doubt that Dr. Shoemaker’s “Pennsylvania Dutchman” newspaper aided in beckoning Plain Dutch Mennonites to follow him to Kutztown where he published his magazine and its successor, “Pennsylvania Folklife.” Here, in the Kutztown area is where he emphasized in his...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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