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Kutztown University freshman needs video to go viral to help critically ill mother; Lenovo will award $50,000 grand prize if contestant gets 500,000 views by Jan. 31

By Roxanne Richardson For 21st Century Media |

School boards recognized for service in January

January is School Director Recognition Month and as area boards get together for their first meetings of the new year, many are starting the year off right with kudos and thanks. ...

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • News

    Call for Submissions: Writers’ Club 28th Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest

    The Writers’ Club at Montgomery County Community College is accepting submissions for its 28th Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest now through 2 p.m. on March 12. Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 5.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • News

    Shartlesville area farmer elected president of Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association

    Berks County cattle feeder Bill Palmer was elected president of the Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association at the reorganizational meeting last month. Palmer farms with his family in the Shartlesville area. He replaces Jack Reinford of Birdsboro who has served the organization as president for several years. Other officers elected at the December meeting were: Kevin Guldin, Oley, vice president; Sheila Miller, Womelsdorf, secretary; and Janet Trusty, Mohnton, treasurer.

    From Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association |

  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Jan. 28 edition

    25 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1990 >> After 38 years in the Christian ministry, the Rev. Morris Houck Jr., senior pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamburg, retired January 31, from the active ministry.


  • Education

    Perry Elementary Center fifth graders work on bridge projects

    Perry Elementary Center fifth graders in Mr. Rollman’s class have been working on science and engineering through completion of their bridge projects. These are some photos of the research and building of their bridges. After completion, the bridges are tested to see how much weight can be held.


  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Clint Eastwood’s rousing war film transcends political labels

    “American Sniper” is a more complex film than many are giving it credit for, and that assessment applies to both its fans and detractors.

    By Robert Humanick Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Mind Your Body: Twelve small steps = a year of big change

    It is the third week in January and some studies show that New Year’s resolutions, such as going to the gym or changing one’s eating patterns, may be fading. By early February there is often a big drop-off in follow-through on resolutions. How does this happen?

    By Dorian Abel Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Fashion fads and others of the 50s

    Last year, 2014, my Kutztown classmates celebrated our 56th class reunion. Whenever we have a reunion, I get out my ’58 yearbook to check out the faces to see who I remember. This time I also became intrigued with our 50s clothes and hairdos.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events Jan. 28 edition

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.


  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar Jan. 28 edition

    St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:


  • Lead Story 2 - home

    Union Township approves ‘fresh and local’ brew pub for Brinton Lodge

    A craft beer brewery will be coming to one local haunted house.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

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