25 Years Ago
Feb. 9, 1994
The Hamburg Community Playground Committee is planning a benefit dance featuring the group “Decades” to be held March 19 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Fifth and State Streets, Hamburg.
The Exchange Club of Hamburg donated $1,000.00 to the Hamburg Playground Equipment Fund.
Janet Danenhower, a senior at Hamburg Area High School received the Student of the Month award from Dr. Leo Lenick, high school principal.
“Wayne’s World 2” starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will be featured at the Hamburg Strand, Feb. 11-14.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1969
Sp. 4 Charles Brobst son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Brobst of North Second Street, Hamburg, reports to Oakland, CA, on Saturday for transfer to Vietnam for a tour of duty there.
The Shartlesville Fire Company held its regular meeting last Friday with 18 members present. Robert Moyer was hired as the new steward to replace Ralph Stump, who resigned from the position.
Richard Reppert, son of Charles S. Reppert, Franklin Street, Shoemakersville, has been named musician of the month at Milton Hershey School, a privately-endowed all-boys school, in Hershey.
Double Feature: ”Shakiest Gun in the West” starring Don Knotts and “Traveling Sales Lady” starring Phyllis Diller will be featured at the Strand Fri., Sat and Mon.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 3, 1944
Hamburg grade school pupils collected an average of more than 70 tin cans per pupil during January, according to the report submitted to Robert A. Rupp, conservation chairman, by Mrs. Ella Rau Scholl, Third Street building principal this week. The total for all grades was 22,724 tin cans. There are 324 pupils enrolled.
F.P. Renno recently purchased the Herbert Lash property on North Third Street, Hamburg at public sale.
Mr. and Mrs. John Weirich, South Fourth Street, Hamburg, have been informed that their son, John Weirich, has been promoted to Staff Sergeant. He is in Italy.
“Riding High” starring Dorothy Lamour and Dick Powell will be featured at the Strand on Feb. 5.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1919
A carpet rag party was held at the home of Harvey Shappell, near Windsor Castle, on Friday afternoon. A large amount of rags were sewed. Candy, cakes and other refreshments were served during the afternoon, followed by a ham and egg supper.
William Nies, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Nies, at Second and State Streets, arrived home Tuesday evening from Camp Dix, where he was mustered out of service, Young Nies was attached to the aviation service and was last located at Kelley Field No. 2, in Texas. He was a motor mechanic. His brother Raphael is still in France.
W. E. Schmick, proprietor of the Hamburg Broom Works, has been successful in his efforts to induce the United States Railroad Administration to restore the well-known Wilkes-Barre express on the Pennsylvania Railroad, leaving Philadelphia at 4:10 p.m. and arriving at Hamburg at 6:10 p.m.
Knickerbocker Forma-Tractor--$300, Poughkeepsie, NY. Will do more work than four horses.