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25 Years Ago
Feb. 23, 1988
Brooke Adams, RD#3, Hamburg, is the newest member of The Hamburg Area School Board, replacing James Troutman, who resigned.
Hamburg Rotary Club program chairman Bill Peters presented a certificate of appreciation to Ernest Heckman, who was the speaker at the Rotary Club’s annual Farmer’s Day program held recently at the Regal Hotel.
Robin Ann Phillips, 33, R.D. #1, Mohrsville, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Jaycees as their Outstanding Young Farmer for 1988.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 7, 1963
Ernest O. Miller, of Hamburg R2, was awarded second place in the Pennsylvania Jr. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Outstanding Young Farmer program at an awards banquet Saturday night in Altoona.
The Warriors, Hamburg’s entry in the Berks Recreation Class B Basketball League, are in second place with a record of 7 wins and 4 losses. The locals play their home games in the National Guard Armory, North Fifth Street, Hamburg.
Specials this week at Freeman’s Superette: Fresh Pork Cutlets are 59 cents a lb., Fresh or Smoked Sausage—79 cents a lb., Butter—65 cents a lb., One Dozen Oranges—49 cents, Bananas—12 cents a lb.
Forty-Five women participated in the Mother’s March through Hamburg for the annual March of Dimes campaign last Tuesday night. A total of $589.63 was collected by the women.
“It’s Only Money” starring Jerry Lewis will be featured at the Strand on February 9 only.
A 1947 Jeep, 4X4 is selling for $495.00 at Degler Chevrolet, Inc.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 3, 1938
Karl O. Klingeman, president of borough council; W.L. Huntzinger, secretary; T.G. Confer, solicitor, attended the meeting of the Berks Boroughs Association in Reading on Friday.
Tentative plans of the State Highway Department to relocate the highway and the bridge across the Ontelaunee at Lenhartsville met with vigorous protests at a community meeting in the Lenhartsville Hotel, Monday evening.
Mrs. Ethel Bausher left on Tuesday morning to begin training at the Reading Hospital school for nurses.
Miss Kathryn Rau, student at Brown University, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Anna Rau.
Miss Earletta Becker of Leesport has accepted a position as dental hygienist in the office of Dr. A.A. Moll, State Street dentist.
Alice Faye and George Murphy star in “You’re A Sweetheart” at the Strand Screen on February 5.
Special Saturday Night: Sauerkraut and Pork 25 cents at the Washington Hotel Basement Grill.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1913
Harry Geary, son of William Geary and a graduate of the high school class of 1911, went on duty Monday morning as clerk at the First National Bank.
Dr. W.S. Adams, druggist, has made another improvement to his store. A handsome, massive oak sideboard, seven feet long and five feet high, with a three-foot plate glass, was installed by W.J. Loy, cabinet maker, and serves as a splendid background to his new modern soda fountain.
Frank G. Atkinson, former superintendent of the Hamburg Vitrified Brick Works, left Sunday morning for Bellaire, Ohio, to assume a similar position.
Augustus Francis, on Port Clinton Ave., Hamburg, who is assistant foreman of the painting gang of the P.& R. main division, tendered a full course dinner to his co-workers at his home on Tuesday evening.
D.M. Beahr, ice cream manufacturer, began harvesting his first crop of ice of the season, yesterday afternoon.
Clinton Bausher, manager of the Tailoring Department of Diener Bros. Store, went to Philadelphia yesterday morning to spend three days at the great convention of the Cloth Cutters of America.