25 Years Ago OCT. 14, 1992
Marine Cpl. Edward Rice, Hamburg Area Class 0f 1989, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rice of RD3, Hamburg, was recently promoted to his present rank while serving with Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SC. He joined the Marine Corps in 1989.
The Hawks Mite A team won their fourth straight game on Saturday night against West side 12- 6.
Thursday is Family DayKids Eat Free: All You Can Eat Chicken Pot Pie with Salad Bar--$ 4.75 at Schmeck’s Family Restaurant.
“Honeymoon In Vegas” starring James Caan and Nicolas Cage will be featured at the Hamburg Strand Movie Theatre Oct. 16- 19.
50 Years Ago OCT. 26, 1967
Doris Ann Lausch, Miss PA of 1967, will be riding near the start of the first division in this year’s Silver Anniversary edition of the King Frost Parade in Hamburg on Saturday evening.
A 1959 graduate of Hamburg High School, Leroy E. Hossler of Northmont Ave., Hamburg, received his B. S. degree from Muhlenberg College in 1963, and an M. S. degree from PA State University in 1965. He is presently completing his doctorate at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Freeman of West Hamburg received a telephone call from their son, Sp4 Donald R. Freeman, in Nha Trang, Vietnam on Sunday evening. He is stationed with the Army AG- P Headquarters unit, First Field Forces.
Hamburg Area High’s Soccer Hawks topped Mt. Penn 2- 1, last Thursday in the final game of the season. Doug Shoemaker scored the winner’s first goal in the opening period, Denny Bundens registered for the Mounts in the second quarter. Tome Suess put the Hawks in front for keeps in the final stanza.
75 Years Ago OCT. 8, 1942
Cpl. Charles Haag, Shartlesville, is at present, stationed in Tennessee.
Hamburg school children will stage a scrap clean- up in the community tomorrow as part of the county- wide campaign being conducted by the Reading- Berks Defense Council.
Mrs. Evelyn Raudenbush reported that nurses of the Reading Tuberculosis Society would give tuberculin tests to members of the 11th and 12th grades on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schlear moved into their newly renovated apartment over the Strand Theatre, this week.
Dr. George F. Potteiger, North Fourth Street, Hamburg, celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday. Dr. Potteiger has been practicing medicine over 52 years.
Augustus W. Yelles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Yelles, Pine Street, Hamburg, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He enlisted in the Air Corps on Jan. 15 and is stationed in Savannah, GA.
Application for a marriage license has been made by Paul W. Kuzan, Shoemakersville, R1, and Elda Marie Merkle, of Virginville.
Customers Notice— Weimer’s Jewelry Store, formerly at 14 South Fourth Street, is now located at 13 South Fourth Street, Hamburg.
100 Years Ago OCT. 11, 1917
During the past month, athletic activity has developed in the High School. Several practices of the basketball team have been held and new outfits for the team have been purchased. E. S. Bodenhorn has been appointed faculty advisor of athletics. The waste paper of the school is being collected and baled by weekly squads.
A. E. Hossler, proprietor of the American Express, has placed in service a new two- ton truck during the past week. He now has three auto trucks in operation to conduct the station’s service.
The 22- acre farm of Mrs. Hiram Strasser was sold at public sale at the Mansion House on Saturday to Abadiah Althouse of Berne for $ 2,425.00.
About a score of passengers on the northbound train of the Pennsylvania Railroad, leaving Reading at 10: 20 Sunday night, were cut by flying glass when the coaches were side- swiped by a car of a coal train about a block from the Leesport station. Physicians from Leesport dressed the wounds of some before the arrival of two Reading doctors, who were rushed to the scene.