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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|


  • News

    Daniel Boone students teach parents about tough environmental issues

    Imagine owning a small farm and being able to power your whole operation using the waste your farm generates. Well, students at Daniel Boone High School are researching ways for farmers to do that.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole For Berks-Mont News |

  • Education

    Schuylkill Valley Elementary School principals pied in the face as reward for students

    Last year, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School students placed second in the 2014 Literacy Council of Berks County Read-A-Thon. This year the students were given the challenge to reach number one.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Bernville Area Community Library receives deed from 1763

    A 1763 deed describing the early history of a tract of land in Bernville was presented to the Bernville Area Community Library on Feb. 23 by William F. Richardson, of Reading.

    By Barry Miller Trustee, Bernville Public Library |

  • News

    Jozwiak meets with U.S. Marshals who helped to capture Frein

    Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) last week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team – along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel – who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein. The Marshals involved received a House citation...


  • Geocaching

    Visitors hit snow-covered trails for geocache challenge

    Visitors to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a raptor sanctuary located at 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, were invited to bundle up and hit snow-covered trails to complete a geocache challenge on Saturday, Feb. 21. Participation was included with the regular per-person, trail-use fee at the conservation site.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • School boards

    Hamburg area school directors approve purchase of online prekindergarten tool

    Hamburg area school directors approved the purchase of an online prekindergarten and parent engagement tool for the 2015-16 school year at a cost of $4,000 on Feb. 23.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: If life is a game of Rummy who is in your discard pile?

    I have developed a new analogy for life here of late. Life is like a game of Rummy. Rummy was one of my parents’ favorite card games to play and it had many variations on a theme. You could play Gin Rummy, Millionaire Rummy or just plain old Rummy.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Peddlers and vagabonds of yore

    Before modern transportation developed, a variety of itinerants — from homeless and vagabonds to specialized peddlers, professionals and teachers — contributed to Pennsylvania’s social and economic development.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: ‘Princess Kaguya’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’ offer alternative choices for adventurous moviegoers

    It’s not inaccurate to describe “Maps to the Stars” as a departure from the typical work of David Cronenberg, save for the fact that there’s rarely been anything in his oeuvre befitting the word typical. Known primarily for his body-horror films of the 80s, such as “Videodrome” and the remake of “The Fly,” the Canadian filmmaker’s work over the last decade has seen him transition into more outwardly philosophical, even...

    By Robert Humanick Columnist |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town March 4 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


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