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25 Years Ago APRIL 14, 1993

Matthew Haag, Ham­burg Class of 1990, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Haag of Ham­burg, is on the fall’s Dean Com­men­da­tion List at Blooms­burg Univer­sity.

Navy Petty Of­fi­cer 2nd Class Ed­ward, Mo­gel, son of Ed­ward and Deb­o­rah Mo­gel of Strausstown, re­cently re­ported for duty at Naval Com­puter and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Area Mas­ter Sta­tion, Guam. Mo­gel joined the Navy in June 1986.

Diane Richards, a third­grader at Schuylkill Val­ley In­ter­me­di­ate School, was re­cently se­lected to open a con­cert by singer Dan Seals. She is the daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Richards, of Mohrsville.

50 Years Ago

APRIL 11, 1968

Air­man First Class Robert A. Yea­ger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin D. Yea­ger, of State Street, Ham­burg, has been named “Out­stand­ing Air­man of the Quar­ter” in his unit at Ko­rat Royal Thar AFB, Thai­land.

Joseph Perzel, 16, son of Mrs. Rita Perzel, North­mont Ave., Ham­burg, was re­cently hon­ored at the semi-an­nual recog­ni­tion day ex­er­cises at the Mil­ton Her­shey School, a pri­vately en­dowed school for boys in Her­shey. He ful­filled the re­quired par­tic­i­pa­tion and achieve­ment stan­dards to earn a var­sity sweater and let­ter as a mem­ber of the var­sity swim­ming team.

GIVE FLOW­ERS FOR EASTER—75 cents to $6.00; Her­shey Kisses—59 cents a lb.; Co­conut Cream Eggs—95 cents a lb.; Hol­low Choco­late—99 cents a dozen at Fryer’s 5 cent, 10 cent, $1.00 and UP, 326 State Street, Ham­burg.

75 Years Ago

APRIL 8, 1943

Miss Mar­garet C. Walters and Miss Hat­tie C. Walters, daugh­ter of Mrs. I.G. Gehret, State Street, Ham­burg, were among a class of 1,029 WAVES who were grad­u­ated from a 5 week in­doc­tri­na­tion course at the Naval Train­ing School, Women’s Re­serve, at State Teach­ers Col­lege, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last Fri­day.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Smith, of Ham­burg R1, who had not heard from their son, PFC Arthur W. Smith, since Jan­uary, re­ceived a let­ter from him on Mon­day. He states this he’s con­fined to a hos­pi­tal some­where in the South Pa­cific, and is get­ting along fine.

“Ran­dom Har­vest” star­ring Ron­ald Cole­man and Greer Gar­son will be fea­tured at the Ham­burg Strand on April 10-12.

100 Years Ago

APRIL 18, 1918

The big two-ton de­liv­ery truck of the S.D. Bausher Bleach Works was to­tally de­stroyed Fri­day evening, by a fire of un­known ori­gin as the driver was fill­ing the ra­di­a­tor with wa­ter, the truck burst into flames, and was con­sumed down to the run­ning gear.

Pro­fes­sor Ge­orge W. Fichthorn, in­struc­tor of mu­sic in the pub­lic schools of Ham­burg and other towns in the county, has en­listed in the naval re­serve band at Philadel­phia as a clar­inet player, and is await­ing or­ders to join the band.

On Mon­day, W.E. Sch­mick, pres­i­dent of the Ham­burg Broom Com­pany re­ceived an eight­cylin­der Im­pe­rial Cadil­lac Limou­sine from the Hof­fer Agency at Read­ing.

Frank P. Renno, whole­sale liquor dealer and to­bac­conist, for­merly lo­cated on State Street, Ham­burg, took pos­ses­sion on Mon­day of his new place of busi­ness at 6 & 8 North Third Street, Ham­burg.

Pro­fes­sor and Mrs. Elmer Bo­den­horn, who have been guests at the Ho­tel Amer­i­can since the open­ing of the school term, have rented the small house of Sa­muel Sny­der on North Fourth Street, Ham­burg, and will shortly go to house­keep­ing.

Peggy Sterner com­piles Early Files.

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