In Other News

Fleetwood girl, 11, mingles with celebs at New York premiere of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By David Daniels Columnist|

Behind the scenes of ‘The Music Man’ performed by Hamburg Drama Hawks

Hamburg Area Drama Hawks performed “The Music Man” on March 17, 18, and 19. ...

By Alyssa Marzili Hamburg junior |

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    Driving too fast for traffic leads to 4-vehicle crash in Penn Township

    State Police Reading report that Pamela Pluguez, 22, Pottstown, was stopped in traffic traveling east on Bernville Road when Ian Kennedy, 34, Shillington, was traveling behind her vehicle too fast to stop in time. His 2012 Cadillac CTS4 struck her 2015 Chrysler Town & Country.

    Lisa Mitchell
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    2 vehicles collide on Route 61

    On Thursday March, 23, two vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 61 and Snyder Road in Ontelaunee Township.

    By David Reimer Sr. Leesport photographer|

  • Speaker gives presentation ‘Triangles, Tribes and Poison’

    The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology John Shrader Chapter 21 will hold its Chapter Meeting April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Mule Stable at Joanna Furnace located just off Route 10, about 3 miles north of Morgantown turn right onto Furnace Road proceed about quarter mile to the entrance on the right.

    PA Archaelogy Chapter 21|

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    Vehicle strikes support pole of former Balthaser building, Hamburg

    On Wednesday March 22, a vehicle struck a support pole of the building overhang at Third and State streets in Hamburg. The property was previously owned by the late Sally Balthaser.

    By David Reimer Sr. Leesport photographer|

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    PUC issues emergency order at Berks Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued an Emergency Order directing North Heidelberg Sewer Co. (NHSC) and Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed) to maintain full and proper operations at North Heidelberg Township’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Based in Bernville, Berks County, NHSC serves customers in portions of North Heidelberg and Jefferson townships.

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    Topton high speed police chase ends with flipped Jeep

    A Macungie man lead State Police on a high speed chase through Topton that ended in his vehicle flipping over onto its side on March 22 at 11:45 a.m.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Columns

    A Look Back In History: The rare feature of a ‘Schpriggel bar,’ still seen in a Maxatawny Township barn

    Both Schweitzer and standard barns in the region are frequently found with a practical large earthen bank at its rear, which allowed wagons carrying sheaves of grain or loads of hay to bridge the threshing floor. Perhaps the greatest advantage though was the bedding of animals in a stable area on a level separate from the threshing floor, unlike the English-type barn called in the Germanic dialect, a “Deshutt Shire.” Farmers who did not have enough ground to make a rear bank...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Columns

    REFLECTIONS: The price of a too early spring

    Unless you’re an avid skier or for some strange reason love to have the wicked, winter winds carve you up with an icy scythe, we can’t wait to embrace spring.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Person to person — impact: Goulash

    I chaired a committee that met monthly for a couple of years and therefore it was my responsibility to create the agenda. Instead of including a category at the end of the agenda such as “Miscellaneous,” I tried to personalize the agenda by using different words. One of my favorites was Goulash, which has various meanings. The one I chose was: “a mixture of heterogeneous elements: jumble. “ (Webster’s Dictionary). Since this column addresses more than...

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  • News

    Boyertown School District will defend transgender policy against lawsuit

    BOYERTOWN >> In response to a lawsuit challenging the Boyertown Area School District’s transgender policy, the superintendent said the district “contests the claims and will appropriately respond and defend its actions that we believe were consistent and compliant with the law.”

    Rebecca Blanchard
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