25 Years Ago
March 2, 1994
Michael Wagner, 12, won three gold medals in ice skating competition at the Keystone State Games held recently in Wilkes-Barre. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wagner of Shoemakersville and a 7th grader at Hamburg Area High School.
Chad Evans, a junior at Schuylkill Valley, claimed a bronze medal in the diving competition in District 3 AA Championships on Saturday. He has now qualified for the PIAA tournament on March 10 at Penn State.
“Sister Act 2” will be featured at the Hamburg Strand March 4 – 7.
50 Years Ago
March 6, 1969
Airman First Class Gary L. Lindermuth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Lindermuth, of Mohrsville, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is on duty at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. Airman Lindermuth, an aircraft mechanic, is assigned to a unit of the Pacific Air Forces. Before his arrival in Southeast Asia, he served at Dover AFB, DE.
Kenneth Leiby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leiby, Shoemakersville R1, and member of the Class of 1970 at Hamburg Area High School will receive his Bronze Foundation award at the Berks County F.F.A. banquet to be held on March 18 at the Kutztown Grange Hall.
Millard A. Stofflet, Item publisher, spent the weekend in San Antonio, TX, visiting Second Lt. and Mrs. Peter T. Stofflet. Peter is due to complete his basic training course in the Army Medical Service Corps at Fort Sam Houston, next Friday.
“West Side Story” will be featured at the Strand Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1944
More than 325 employees of the Burkey Underwear Company, Inc. were guests of the management at a banquet and dance, held at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, last Friday evening in appreciation of their efforts on winning the Army-Navy “E” production award.
Pvt. David Balthaser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Balthaser, 126 State Street, Hamburg, has arrived safely in England, recently, according to word received by them.
Bread—10 cents for 1 ½ lb. Loaf; Pink Salmon—22 cents for 16-oz. can; Lettuce—9 cents a head; Oranges—37 cents a dozen; Broccoli—19 cents a head; Cabbage—4 cents a lb. at A&P Stores.
“No Time For Love” starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1919
The Hahn Motor Truck and Wagon Company, a rapidly expanding industry, will begin work on the erection of an extension of 52 by 40 feet to its already large assembling building at Third and Windsor Streets.
P.E. Naftzinger, Berne, shipped over 3000 dozen eggs during February, twice as many as the same month in previous year.
On Monday the Central Garage received its new Essex Touring Car, built by The Hudson Company. It is a four-cylinder but acts like a six; the body and hood have new lines that are employed only in cars of this year. During the past week a ton Ford truck was delivered to George Reppert and a touring car to Elias Becker, both in Windsor Twp.