25 Years Ago
March 9, 1994
Navy Seaman Jeffrey Werley, son of Jeffrey Werley, Hamburg RD1 and Beth Werley, Hamburg, recently completed the 10 week surface sonar technician course at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in San Diego.
Hamburg Police Chief Gene Schappell gave the program at the Hamburg Lions Club’s recent meeting giving a talk and showing a video tape on seatbelt use.
“I’ll Do Anything” starring Nick Nolte will be featured at the Hamburg Strand March 11-March 14.
Monday: Home Breaded Fish Fry--$4.95, All You Can Eat with Soup and Salad Bar at Schmeck’s Family Restaurant.
50 Years Ago
March 13, 1969
John L. Miller returned to Hamburg after retiring from the U.S. Army on Feb. 28. He completed 20 years of service to his country and now resides in Yoder Heights with his wife, the former Dora Schultz, and a daughter Patricia.
Mark Clapper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Clapper, North 6th St., Hamburg, and a senior at Hamburg Area High School, was notified recently of his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He will begin his studies there in September.
John Oberholtzer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bruce Obeholtzer, of North 5th St., Hamburg, is a member of the West Chester State College tennis team. A sophomore, he is majoring in health and physical education.
Special Venison Roast, March 14 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the West Hamburg Hotel.
75 Years Ago
March 2, 1944
Lewis B. Kauffman, 52/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Kauffman, of Port Clinton, is stationed somewhere in the South Pacific on a destroyer. Before enlisting in the Navy he was employed at the Hamburg Tire Company Shop on North Third Street, Hamburg.
Miss Sarah Balthaser, a student at Penn State College, will leave to resume her studies tomorrow, after spending ten days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Balthaser, Third and State Street, Hamburg.
Mrs. Esther Muntz, North Third Street, received word last Friday that her son, Charles W. Muntz, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is stationed in Camp Livingston, LA.
“Fighting Seabees” starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward will be featured at the Strand March 7-8.
100 Years Ago
March 13, 1919
Private Charles Kummerer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kummerer of Port Clinton Ave., Hamburg, arrived home with his sheep skin of Honorable Discharge. He was in the cavalry service in Texas.
Sixty-seven tuberculosis patients were listed to arrive at the State Sanatorium yesterday, which filled the institution to capacity.
Harry A. Spatz, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Spatz of the Central Hotel, visited his parents on Sunday. Mr. Spatz served the government in the aviation service for 14 months, being an expert in magneto and carburetor work, and returned from the service last month. He has just purchased a three-story garage building on Plum St., at the rear of the P. & R. Station, Franklin Street, for $10,000, where he makes a specialty of magneto and carburetor work and U.S.L. batteries. The property was purchased from the Frank Steiner estate.
The bill of Senator Sassaman, of Berks, giving women, married and single, the same right as men to further their interests as stockholders, to serve as directors and officers of corporation, has passed finally in the Senate and now goes to the House.