RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:54:39 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown University Acting President Dr. Carolos Vargas-Aburto leaving KU, named president at Southeast Missouri State University]]> Kutztown University Acting President Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto will be leaving KU. He has been named the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State University.

The announcement was made at a press conference at Southeast Missouri State University on March 4.

"On behalf of the KU Council of Trustees, I want to congratulate Carlos on his appointment and thank him for all he has done at our university over the past nine years," said John "Jack" Wabby, chair of the KU Council of Trustees.

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<![CDATA[A Winter Wonderland]]> Snow covered the region in 4 to 6 inches of snow on March 5. The following day, the sun shone brightly.

The drive along 737 was beautiful with the snow glittering on the branches in the sun and the water glistening in the stream, but not able to stop to take photos on 737 I decided to head toward Sacony Creek Trail to enjoy winter's beauty.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Brownie Troop celebrates World Thinking Day, learn about Mexico]]> Girl Scout World Thinking Day is a day when Girl Scout celebrate Girl Scouting and learn about Girl Scouts in other countries around the world. Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 celebrated World Thinking Day by choosing a country and learning about it, they chose Mexico!

The girls had to first learn where Mexico is and what the weather is like.

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<![CDATA[Governor Tom Wolf visits Hamburg during 'Schools that Teach Tour']]> One day after his first proposed budget, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf continued his "Schools that Teach Tour" by visiting Hamburg Area High School to tour the school's STEM program and to speak about how the reduction of property tax is an investment in Pennsylvania schools on Wednesday, March 4.

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<![CDATA[Amity Supervisors approve borrowing $1.25 million]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on March 4 to proceed with a $1.25 million general obligation note for sewer construction and repairs.

Michael A. Setley, founder and principal of Concord Public Finance, Wyomissing, said five banks submitted 10 proposals.

He said the best proposal is Susquehanna Bank's 10-year, 2.

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<![CDATA[Governor Mifflin Food Show offers students chance to give feedback]]> Governor Mifflin School District held their fifth annual Food Show on Monday, March 2, at the Intermediate School in Shillington.

"This event is a creative opportunity for students of all ages to know that their opinion matters in district choices," said Assistant Principal, Laura Morgan.

Ten vendors from different food service companies were prepared to give samples of their products to students from across the district.

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<![CDATA[Game commission: Eagles are OK in snow]]> As residents holed up under blankets in their homes during Thursday's winter weather, Heidelberg Township's mother eagle sat buried under several inches of snow, protecting her two unhatched eggs from one of the worst snowstorms of the season.

"She's going to continue to incubate those eggs.

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<![CDATA[Area schools districts, community colleges announce closures Friday due to road conditions]]> The following school districts will be opening on a two hour delay or closed due to inclement weather conditions:

Boyertown Area School District (UPDATE): On Friday, March 6, 2015, all Boyertown Area School District schools and offices are closed. All transportation services are cancelled.

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<![CDATA[Tractor trailer truck jack knifed on 78 in Greenwich Township 11 a.m. March 5]]> A tractor trailer truck lost control on the snow covered highway in Greenwich Township March 5, and jack knifed, with a portion of the truck hanging off the roadway over an embankment.

Kutztown Fire Chief Troy Arndt told The Patriot that "A tractor trailer lost control and jack knifed, blocking traffic and spilling diesel fuel.

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<![CDATA[Snow Monster]]> What do you do with all the snow from the driveway in Morgantown :) You could complain or you could build a monster sized creature like these two.

From Gavin and Gabe Karczeski.

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<![CDATA[Reader-submitted photos; Winter weather brings frustrations, closings]]> The snow has been causing some frustrations for travelers this morning as roads are messy, schools and government buildings are closed and public transportation is delayed.

Several area schools began closing as early as yesterday for the weather, along with Chester and Montgomery County government buildings and courts.

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<![CDATA[Leon Kirkhoff Reading Fair Holds Celebrity Auction & Dinner]]> The Leon Kirkhoff Reading Fair Scholarship Program is in honor and memory of Leon Kirkhoff who was a dedicated Reading Fair board member for many years. His involvement and guidance has assisted in making the Reading Fair what it is today. Since the scholarship's inception in 2009, the committee has given out 12 scholarships to deserving youth that have modeled themselves after Leon Kirkhoff.

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<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland]]> Twin Valley High School senior Gwen Bauer, former fall intern at Tri County Record, shared photos from her snow day on March 5.

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<![CDATA[New director at Village Library in Morgantown seeks to add new programs, possibly adding Basic Computer Classes and Intro to Spanish]]> There is much going on at Village Library, as evidenced by the full parking lot on a recent Wednesday afternoon.

"Winter is a great season for curling up with a good book or enjoying a good movie with friends and family," said Natasha Donaldson, new library director. "The Village Library of Morgantown offers access to a wide collection of free materials, including books, audiobooks, DVD's and TV series for all ages.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area YMCA Annual Dutch Charity Auction set for March 14]]> The Boyertown Area YMCA Annual Dutch Charity Auction will be held Saturday, March 14, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, with proceeds to benefit the YMCA Financial Assistance Program. Doors will open at 5 p.m., live auction to begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more than thirty years the YMCA has hosted the auction in the hopes of raising the funds needed to offer individuals and families alike a five to ninety-five percent discount on YMCA memberships, youth programs and child care.

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