Early Files

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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.

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