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.
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