25 Years Ago
Dec. 15, 1993
The Food Lion Store of Hamburg was opened this past Wednesday. Norman Prutzman, president of Hamburg Borough Council, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony.
The Hamburg Jaycees donated $2,500.00 to the Hamburg Community Playground Committee toward the purchase of new playground equipment.
Jamie Adam, a 1988 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, has received the Edward F. Adolph Medal in physiology and the Walle J.H. Nauta Award in natural sciences from University of Rochester, where he is a medical student in research. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Adam, Hamburg, he was valedictorian of his graduate class and valedictorian of the Ursinus College class of 1992.
Breakfast: Grilled Pork Roll and 6 Silver Dollar Pancakes--$1.39 at Kings Family Restaurant.
50 Years Ago
Dec. 19, 1968
Donald D. Behler, president of Union Fire Company No. 1 since Jan. 1, 1956, was re-elected to his 14th one-year term at the Dec. meeting on Friday.
William E. Coldren, SA, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Coldren, of South Fourth Street, Hamburg, is assigned to the USS Springfield CLG 7 for duty which is homeported at Norfolk VA.
Last Friday the Hamburg Exchange Club presented 50 dozen tooth paste and tooth brush kits to all students in the primary grades in the Third Street and State Street, Elementary Schools.
Army Dr. (Captain) Thomas B. Moll, 28, son of Mrs. Mary M. Byers and the late Arthur D. Moll DDS, Hamburg, was awarded the Vietnamese Staff Service Medal First Class in Vietnam, Nov. 18.
Hot Wheel Drag Race-$6.66; Barbie-Francie-Casey-Stacey Dolls--$3.44 at Fryer’s 5 cent, 10 cent, $1.00 & Up, State Street, Hamburg.
Friday Night Special: Fried Oyster Platter--$1.25 at Perry Bar, Shoemakersville.
75 Years Ago
Dec. 9, 1943
PFC Quentin C. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. Adams, of Centerport, has notified his parents of his safe arrival in England. He received his basic training at Miami Beach, FL, and took a course in sheet metal work at Embry Riddle School of Aviation in Florida. He is a member of the Army Air Forces.
Mr. and Mrs. John Weirich, South Fourth Street, Hamburg, received a letter from their son, Pvt. Jack Weirich, on Monday morning informing them that he was wounded in the left arm recently, and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. Private Weirich is stationed somewhere in Italy.
S/Sgt. Charles H. Eyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eyer, Franklin Street, Hamburg, was presented with a wrist watch as a token of esteem by members of the Hamburg Rotary Club, at their meeting at the Washington Hotel, last Thursday noon. Sergeant Eyer, a “Flying Fortress” belly gunner, returned from North Africa in October after completing 50 successful bombing missions against the enemy. He was awarded the Air Medal.
100 Years Ago
Dec. 19, 1918
Prof. Burnette Scholl, who prior to enlisting in the service was teacher of the local grammar school, returned from Camp Pitt at Pittsburg last week with an honorable discharge. He has been the director of the Camp Pitt band of 43 members which he virtually organized. Since Monday he is teaching his former school, in the absence of Miss Hollinger, who is sick at her home near York.
Harvey Saul, who was also a member of the band and entered the service with Prof. Scholl, has also returned with his discharge.
William Shappell of North Hamburg also returned home on Tuesday from Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, where he performed police duty. He has been honorably discharged.
After less than a week’s illness with influenza, which developed into pneumonia, Emma, wife of George W. Shomo (nee Heckman) of 5th Street, Hamburg, age 30 years, passed away recently.