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

    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.


  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town April 22 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Flower talk

    Upon hearing the words “she loves me, she loves me not,” one knows the daisy is talking. By the time the last petal is plucked, we are informed, or not, of our sweethearts love for us. This is one of the few talking flower games I recall having played as a youngster.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Earth Day with a dairy recipe

    The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Earth Day originated in the United States but became recognized worldwide by 1990. Caring for the land, air and water is a responsibility dairy farmers share with the local community. Dairy farmers work with experts to find new ways to reduce the energy they use, conserve water and develop renewable energy sources.

    By Ashley Mohn PA State Dairy Princess and Berks County Dairy Princess |

  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files April 22 edition

    25 Years Ago April 25, 1990 >> The Hamburg Public Library trustees recently placed a plaque in the library to recognize persons and organizations for outstanding contributions to the library.


  • News

    A Walk Thru The Bible Old Testament Seminar comes to Hamburg

    A Walk Thru The Bible Old Testament Seminar is coming to Hamburg and you don’t want to miss it! Their fun, interactive LIVE Events are the flagship of this life changing international ministry.

    From St. Michael’s Church |

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