In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • News

    Ktown CommUnity Block Party

    Kutztown Community Partnership hosted its biggest event, the Annual Kutztown CommUnity Block Party, on April 18, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Block Party is a way for small businesses, local residents, and Kutztown University students and faculty to come together for a day.


  • News

    Boyertown EMS launches Operation Safe-Walk

    With so many children having to walk to and from school, it is necessary that our community does its very best to keep our youth safe. To make sure this happens, Boyertown EMS has teamed up with Kutztown Area Transport Service and many other ambulance agencies throughout the Berks County area to form Operation Safe-Walk.

    By Jamie Bailey For Berks-Mont News |

  • Earth Day

    Colebrookdale Railroad celebrates Earth Day with Mudball Express

    The Colebrookdale Railroad celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 18, with a Mudball Express excursion. During the hour long trip, passengers were encouraged to throw wild flower seed mudballs from the side of the train’s open car.

    By Jesi Yost For Berks-Mont News |

  • Lifestyle

    Jake’s Flea Market open for 35th Season

    The beginning of spring can mean a lot of things like planting flowers, warm weather, enjoying the outdoors. For many locals, spring means the reopening of Jake’s Flea Market.

    By Krisa Zimmerman For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Perry Elementary Center students’ cemetery field trip combines math and science

    The third grade students at Perry Elementary took a walking field trip to the local cemetery to do rubbings of tombstones and to determine age.

    By Cindy Schneiderhan Perry Elementary Center |

  • News

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library annual book sale draws crowd

    The parking lot was filled to capacity on Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m., for the opening of the book sale at the Schuylkill Valley Community Library.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Sports

    Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming Girls have record setting season

    The following girls with Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming had a record setting season.


  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Area Historical Society members model and hear about hats from ‘The Hat Lady’

    The Hamburg Area Historical Society took a trip down memory lane at their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 9. The group met either wearing a hat or receiving a hat at the door to wear during the event.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Academic competitions

    Hamburg student wins regional Rotary Speech Contest

    Grace Kutz, a freshman at Hamburg Area High School, won the 4-Way Test Speech Contest sponsored by the North Region of Rotary District 7430, on April 11 at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. Grace, who represented the Rotary Club of Hamburg, competed against five other students who represented clubs in Lehigh County, Northern Berks, and Upper Bucks.

    From the Hamburg Rotary Club |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Frystown Lions Club welcome Lions District 14P District Governor-elect

    Frystown Lions Club welcomed Lions District 14P District Governor-elect Ken Snyder, left, who spoke about his and his wife’s trip to Leader Dog training site in Rochester Hills, MI as well as Canine Partners for Life in Cochranville. He has just told the story of a blind trainee who didn’t “listen” to his dog and insisted the dog go forward when the dog stopped and the results of that incident. The man learned the hard way he should trust his trained dog.


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