25 Years Ago SEPT. 16, 1992
The Hamburg Area High School girl’s tennis team is off to a good start. On Aug. 31, they crushed Northern Lebanon 6- 1. The next day they beat Pottsville 6- 1.
Spec. Christopher Balthaser was recently awarded his second Army commendation medal. The first was suppressive artillery fire during operation Desert Storm, leading to the defeat of Iraq’s elite Republican Guard, and the second was for giving first aid to a fellow soldier trapped under an armored vehicle.
Thursday- Family Day: Kids Eat Free- Chicken Pot Pie- All You Can Eat, with Salad Bar--$ 4.75 at Schmeck’s Family Restaurant.
“Batman Returns” starring Michael Keaton, Danny DiVito and Michelle Pfeiffer, will be featured Sept. 18- 21 at the Hamburg Strand.
50 Years Ago SEPT. 28, 1967
Dave Keiffer paced his Hamburg Area High School teammates to a 2530 win over Twin Valley here last Friday. It was the first win for Coach Harry Fisher’s squad in 3 Berks Scholastic Cross- Country League meets.
First Class Glen S. Levin, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Levan, Rt1, Hamburg, was as- signed to the 199th Infantry Brigade, near Long Binh, Vietnam, Sept. 2.
Jeff Schreppple, Hamburg Area High School senior, spoke to members and guests of the Greater Hamburg Business Association at Indian Fort Inn on Monday evening, about his experiences as a United Nations pilgrim last summer.
Charles Brobst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brobst, North Second St., Hamburg, enlisted in the U. S. Army this month, according to Sgt. Connie McCloud, area Army recruiter. Brobst is a 1967 graduate of Hamburg Area High School.
75 Years Ago SEPT. 10, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eyer, Franklin St., Hamburg, have three sons in the Army; Raymond, a Corporal, is in England; Charles, a Sergeant, is at Tyndall Field, Florida; and Lester, a Private, is in Hawaii.
On Monday, Thomas F. Confer, trust officer at the Hamburg Saving’s & Trust Company, completed 25 years as an employee.
Private George Parfet, of Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, spent a short leave here on Sunday.
Mrs. T. W. Gliem and daughter’s Nancy and Betty left Monday to visit her husband, Lt. Com. T. W. Gliem, who is now stationed in Mississippi.
Holton Confer, president of the local Recre- ation Board, was the guest of D. A. Dinkel at Rotary last week, and presented a splendid talk on the work done at the park this summer.
“Sergeant York” with Gary Cooper will be featured at the Strand on Sept. 12.
100 Years Ago SEPT. 13, 1917
Last Wednesday evening a fire broke out in J. K. Bright’s laundry on Island Street, Hamburg. It started in the boiler room and spread to the main building, but was soon under control by the firemen. However, damage of about $ 1,000.00 was done to the interior by smoke and water .
alph Shoener and Har- old Reinhart, members of Co. E, left on Monday for the training camp at Augusta, GA.
C. F. Sunday, cattle dealer, will have public sale of two carloads of choice cattle at Haag’s Hotel on Sept. 21. The lot consists of bulls, steers, heifers, fat cattle, fresh cows and close springers.
On Monday morning, Hamburg gave to the government its greatest, but not its last, measure of service, when 138 members and officers of Co. E left the P& R depot on a special train, amid the tears of several thousand people, for Camp Hancock, at Augusta, GA.