25 Years Ago
Jan. 12, 1994
It’s official—the 215 area code has disappeared. The new one is 610. Bell of PA officials said that people can use the new area code immediately.
Stacey Epting, Hamburg Class of 1991, daughter of Lela and Allan Epting, a junior at Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI, is on the Dean’s list for the summer and fall trimesters.
Breakfast: Sausage gravy over biscuits, home fries--$1.39 at King’s.
Navy Seaman Recruit Jeffrey Werley, son of Jeffrey Werley and Beth Werley, recently completed basic training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1969
Andy Greenawalt, Steve Bleile, Denny Snyder and Terry Lindenmuth have been selected to participate in the European tour being made by the 1968 Berks County All-Star Soccer Team. They will represent the United States on a three-week tour of Europe this summer.
John W. Starr, Fifth Street, Hamburg, was named acting super-visor of the data processing department for Berks County.
Special Venison Roast—Jan. 17, at West Hamburg Hotel.
Oranges—49 cents a dozen; Tomatoes—29 cents a lb.; Steaks—89 cents a lb.; Sliced Bacon—59 cents a lb.: Beef Liver—39 cents a lb.; Ham-59 cents a lb. at Acme Markets.
75 Years Ago
Jan. 6, 1944
Monday morning, Charles A. Moyer took possession of Raubenhold’s Hardware Store at 34-36 South Fourth Street, having dissolved partnership as Balthaser and Moyer with the close of the year.
Cpl. LeRoy Reidenauer, son of Mattie Strasser, of Lenhartsville, informed his mother of his safe arrival recently in Corsica. He is in the service 18 months and is serving overseas since Dec. 1942.
Frances L. Snyder, proprietor of the Washington Hotel, was host to his employees at a New Year’s party, Saturday evening.
‘”Girl Crazy” starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland will be featured at the Strand Jan. 8.
100 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1919
During 1890 and 1891, G. Frank Motes, better known as “Munk” travelled with Buffalo Bill’s Historical Wild West through Europe. He traveled with the show through France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Holland, the trip consuming 20 months.
M.F. Rentschler and Mahlon Yeager, Shoemakersville filled their ice houses with 7-inch ice from the Balino Mills Dam.
The house and lot of Thomas Hartman, Shoemakersville, was sold at public sale at the Mansion House on Saturday afternoon to J.M. Kershner for $3,600.00
Oscar Trump is hauling coal from the Berne chutes for the people in this section.