25 Years Ago
Nov 24, 1993
Keith Prutzman and Missy Everett are operating Critter Haven, a pet store located in the rear of the Strand Video Store at 234 State Street, Hamburg.
Frank and Joan Seaman, Leesport, are the new owners of Heck Florist, 440 South Fourth Street, Hamburg. They took over the business June 1 and plan to rebuild the three greenhouses on the property. Hecks will have a grand re-opening on Friday, with one house finished and ready for use.
Open House Show of Watercolors by Mildred Hossler, Dec. 4 & 5, 368 Northmont Ave., Hamburg.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 28, 1968
Sergeant Randy A. Saylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Saylor, of Main Street, Leesport, recently helped launch a U.S. Air Force Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg AFB, CA.
The Hamburg Area High School basketball team played their first home game of the season Tuesday night, and hammered the Twin Valley Raiders, 84-52.
Malcolm Hoyer, Cub master of Pack 163, Shoemakersville, presented the first place racing trophy to Peter Mount at Friday night’s pack meeting in the fire company hall. Peter emerged as the champion of the pine wood derby with his entry.
Roy O. Christman will present an illustrated lecture on his recent trip to Japan at the regular dinner meeting of the Shartlesville Lions Club in Haag’s Hotel on Monday evening.
Friday Night Special: Crab Cake Platter--$1.25 at Perry Bar, just off Rt 61, north of Shoemakersville.
75 Years Ago
Nov. 18, 1943
A group averaging 20 Perry Twp. high school boys, working half-days and Saturday during Sept. and Oct., harvested over 8,000 bushels of apples and peaches at Peerless Orchards, east of Hamburg, according to Jacob O. McCurdy, vocational agricultural teacher at the Shoemakersville school, under whose supervision the work was done as a practical aid to the war effort and national crop conservation program. On the last day, 30 girls accompanied the boys to the orchards to complete picking up the dropped apples.
Thirty-three local observers successfully completed on 20-hour course in Aircraft Recognition, Monday evening, and received certificates signed by Glenn O. Barcus, Brigadier General, US Army, Merryl Rentschler, post recognition officer and instructor, reports.
Miss Ruth Hershey, daughter of H.F. Hershey of Peerless Orchards, near Hamburg, is one of nine members of the senior class of Kutztown State Teachers College chosen on the basis of citizenship, scholarship and participation in extra-curricular activities for inclusion in the National year book Who’s Who in American Colleges.
100 Years Ago
Nov. 28, 1918
At a meeting of the Hamburg Military and Athletic Association it was decided to hold a fair during the holiday week to furnish a period of amusement and entertainment for our people, and incidentally to raise funds towards the liquidation of the remaining debt on the Armory.
During the past week millions of letters were received in this country from the boys in France and England. Hundreds of them reached the Hamburg Post Office.
William Rau, son of Mrs. Alton Rau, on South Third Street, Hamburg, died at Pottsville of influenza and pneumonia and was brought to Hamburg for burial Saturday morning. He was a former well-known member of old Co. E Fourth Infantry, and his brother Paul is now serving as musician in the same company, now in France.
Blood-Stirring Facts Not Fiction-Ambassador Gerard’s Authorized Version of My Four Years in Germany which picked the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, for months will be shown tonight at The National. Children-15 cents and Adults—25 cents.