25 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1994
Retired police sergeant Robert Sweigart of Bernville was honored recently, by Melley Memorial Lodge No. 65, an organization of active and retired state troopers, for his many years of participation in lodge activities.
Weekend Specials: Baked Short Ribs of Beef with sauce --$5.98; Land and Sea Combo--$19.95 at Schmeck’s Family Restaurant.
Scott Ford, Hamburg RD3, a 1992 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, is on the Dean’s List for the fall semester at PA College of Technology, Williamsport.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1969
Russel Heckman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Heckman, of Hamburg R2, was recently promoted to Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He is presently attached with an engineering division in Vietnam.
Specials: Friday Night Only—Steamed Clams--$1.00 for Two Dozen; Lobster Tail Platter--$2.00 at Indian Fort Inn.
Cube Steaks—99 cents a lb.; Lamb Roast—59 cents a lb.; Lamb Chops—95 cents a lb.; Chuck Roast—69 cents a lb.; Hams—99 cents a lb. at Acme Markets.
Double Feature: “Don’t Raise the Bridge,” starring Jerry Lewis and “King Kong Escapes” will be featured at the Strand this weekend.
75 Years Ago
Jan. 27, 1944
Sgt. Hilbert Schreffler left for Camp Phillip’s, Kansas, on Monday evening after spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schreffler, North Fifth Street, Hamburg.
A farewell party was held at the Virginville Hotel on Saturday evening for Raymond Wagner, who left for the United States Army on Monday morning. Iceburg Lettuce—11 cents a head; Grapefruit—3 for 20 cents; Oranges—37 cents a dozen; Celery—9 cents a stalk; Cabbage—5 cents a lb.; Bread- 10 cents for 1 ½ lb. Loaf and Saltines—19 cents at the A&P Store.
“The Gang’s All Here” starring Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda will be featured at the Hamburg Strand on Jan. 29.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1919
Town Council had its Feb. meeting Monday evening and elected Frank Renno, wholesale tobacconist on North Third Street, Hamburg, a member to fill the vacancy in the body caused by the death of Nathan Confer, Jr.
At the public sale of Tobias & Sheridan last Saturday, the 30,000 daily capacity brick plant in Tilden Twp., across the river, wash bid up to $11,500 but was withdrawn as insufficient. The personal property outside of the plant equipment was sold to different purchasers at fair prices. The firm’s 38-acre farm in Windsor Twp., east of Hamburg, was sold to Frank C. Meck, of South Third Street, Hamburg, at $60.10 per acre, or approximately $2,300.