25 Years Ago
Feb. 23, 1994
Hamburg Borough Council has approved an agreement with the local canner, allowing MACA to discharge 900 pounds of extra-strength waste (BOD) into the sewer system daily, an increase from 800 pounds per day. Mid-Atlantic will be required to haul away the waste (mostly sugar) instead of sending it into the sewer system.
Hamburg has 23 miles of streets and the borough crew has been kept busy keeping them open during this record-breaking winter.
Ground Beef—99 cents per lb.; Boneless Pork Loins--$2.99 per lb.; Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks—69 cents per lb.; Cooked Ham—$2.99 per lb.; and American Cheese—$2.99 per lb. at Food Lion.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1969
Terry Lindenmuth, Hamburg Area High’s top wrestler, won his second straight sectional title in Reading Saturday night and will compete this coming weekend in the District 3 tournament at the Farm Show Arena at Harrisburg.
The Junior Woman’s Club of Hamburg will sponsor Miss Connie Beckley, a senior at Hamburg Area High School, as a contestant in the county art contest to be held at the Green Valley Country Club on Saturday. Miss Beckley’s ink and water color landscape, “Stillness,” won first prize in the art competition which the Juniors held at the high school last Thursday.
James Bond Double Feature “Thunderball” plus “From Russia with Love” starring Sean Connery will be featured at the Strand Friday and Saturday.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1944
District Attorney James F. Marx, speaking for Hamburg residents, opposed the petition of Daniel Donohue before the State Board Pardons, this week for commutation of sentence. Donohue was sentenced to life imprisonment for slaying of borough police chief, Wilson Lewars, in 1929.
According to an official communication from Camp Polk, LA, George T. Kalbach, former assistant editor of The Item, received his appointment as a warrant officer, last Saturday, and took over his duties as personnel officer for the tank battalion to which he is attached. He enlisted on May 1, 1942.
Mrs. Raymond Thren, North Fourth Street, Hamburg, is spending several weeks in Providence, RI, visiting her husband who is in the Navy and stationed there.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1919
On Monday, W.E. Schmick, owner of the Peerless Fruit Farm east of town, received a J.I. Case 15-27 farm tractor for motive power use on the farm. It is expected to do the greater part of the work formerly done by four double teams.
Every identified grave of an American soldier in France will be photographed by the American Red Cross and the picture sent to the soldier’s next of kin. Several hundred photographs have been taken and forwarded to relatives, and it was announced at the request of the War Department the Red Cross has taken over the task of photographing all graves. Each photograph will be mounted on a cardboard folding frame, on one side of which will be inscribed the record of the soldier.
A.P. Wertley, ice cream and artificial ice manufacturer, has completed the installation of a milk condenser equipment at his ice cream plant, which went into operation on Monday.