25 Years Ago
March 23, 1994
Private Gary Kline, son of Dennis and Charlene Kline, Hamburg, recently completed a six week ground surveillance course at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center School, Fort Huachuca, AL.
Easter Sunday Buffet--$9.95- All You Can Eat at Schmeck’s Family Restaurant, Rt 61, Hamburg.
Chuck Roast--$1.59 a lb.; Broccoli and Cauliflower—79 cents a lb.; Spare Ribs--$1.49 a lb.; Beef Roast--$1.89 a lb.; Lean Ground Beef--$1.79 a lb.; Self Basting Turkeys—59 cents a lb. at Food Lion.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” starring Robin Williams and Sally Fields will be featured at the Hamburg Strand March 25-28.
50 Years Ago
March 27, 1969
Kerry Althouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Althouse Jr., Shoemakersville, earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is a senior at the Lebanon Valley College, Annville, majoring in economics, and B.A.
The Jr. Woman’s Club of Hamburg held annual elections at their monthly meeting at the Regal Hotel. The Clubs new president will be Mrs. Lawrence Postupak.
Miss Charlene Fink celebrated her 16th birthday at a party hosted by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fink, of Hamburg, R1. The guest of honor received many lovely gifts at the affair which was held in the Regal Hotel.
“Where Angels Go…Trouble Follows” starring Rosalind Russell and Stella Stevens, will be featured at the Hamburg Strand this weekend.
75 Years Ago
March 16, 1944
Edmund S. Miller, North Fifth St., Hamburg, was sworn in at Philadelphia yesterday, as an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He will leave for training at the Fort Schuylor Naval Training Station, New York on March 27.
Publication of today’s issue of the Item rounds out a decade under the present editor and publisher. Issue No.11, Volume 60, of March 15, 1934, carried the announcement of the purchase of the newspaper and plant by Millard A. Stofflet, of Nazareth, Northampton County.
PFC George Weirich, of Camp Shelby, Mississippi, is enjoying a 1 day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Weirich, South Fourth Street, Hamburg.
“Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” starring Johnny Weissmuller and Nancy Kelly will be featured at the Strand March 20.
100 Years Ago
March 27, 1919
H.D. Spatz, proprietor of the new West Hamburg Marble & Granite Works, will move his family on Friday from their home in Strausstown into the Gardner House on South Third St., Hamburg, recently vacated by the family of Frank Lubanda.
The Welsh Glee Quartet in Armory Hall last evening was one of the most pleasing numbers of the Red Cross entertainment course thus far rendered.
Stephen Seidel, wholesale tobacconist on South Fourth Street, Hamburg and Lee Moyer, of the Confer, Smith & Company foundry, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of their friend A.C. Henry, at 16th & Wallace Streets, Philadelphia, who was a former proprietor of the American Hotel here.
John E. Rightmyer, a telegraph operator, employed by the Reading, and who was in the radio service during the past year located at Boston, has been discharged from the Army and has been assigned to duty at Auburn. During his service with the government he spent six months in the wireless.