25 Years Ago
JAN. 20, 1993
Vincent Carosella, the project developer of the Tilden Corporate Center ( Tilden Industrial Park) near Hamburg has confirmed that he is negotiating to bring two businesses and maybe a small shopping center into the complex. The Corporate Center will put 125,000 gallons of sewage per day into the Hamburg Borough sewage treatment system in keeping with an agreement signed in December by Tilden Twp. and Hamburg Municipal Authority. Under the pact, the developing firm will pay for the sewage and any plant upgrade needed to treat the additional waste water.
A crowd of over 250 is expected for the first annual “Library Ball” to be held Jan. 30 at St. Mary’s Hall, State Street, Hamburg.
“The Last of the Mohicans” will be featured at Hamburg Strand Jan. 2225.
50 Years Ago JAN. 18, 1968
Early this week, Hahn Motors, Inc., delivered a new 750- gallon apparatus to Union Fire Company No. 1. Irwin W. Greenawalt, fire chief, and Donald D. Behler, fire company president, expressed the unit’s appreciation for the generous support given by area residents and business firms which financed the payment of the new apparatus.
The new Hamburg police car, a 1968 Dodge Coronet was purchased through sealed bids with the contract awarded to Balthaser Motors of Hamburg. The car is equipped with a special heavy- duty chassis and police equipment.
Fireman Barry M. Stamm, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stamm, Sr., of R1, Mohrsville, participated in a U. S. Fleet training exercise, held off the coast of Southern CA and lasted from Jan. 4- 13.
Elvis Presley stars in “Clam Bake” this weekend at the Hamburg Strand.
75 Years Ago JAN. 18, 1943
Directors of the Hamburg Savings & Trust Company re- elected Solon D. Bausher, president for his 34th term, last Friday, following the annual stockholder’s meeting and election.
Miss Kathryn Boltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Boltz, 259 North Fourth Street, Hamburg, became the bride of Raymond J. Thren, of Reading, Sunday morning, in St. Cecelia Chapel, Reading.
Last evening, officers and members of the Hamburg Civilian Defense Council decided to petition borough council to appropriate funds for civilian defense purposes when the 1943 budget is drafted tomorrow evening.
Mrs. Harry Biehl, South Fifth Street, Hamburg, spent the week end with her son and daughter- inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Steward Biehl, at Philadelphia.
Sgt. Mahlon B. Kerchner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon L. Kerchner, of Hamburg R3, has informed his parents of his safe arrival in England. He was inducted into the armed forces on March 15, 1941.
“Desperate Journey” starring Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagon and Nancy Coleman will be featured at the Strand, Jan. 16.
100 Years Ago JAN. 17, 1918
A fragment of the Chicago blizzard struck this section Monday night and added another six inches of snow to the already abundant supply.
The public sale of the mill property of George Walters & Son, at the foot of Schuylkill Ave., consisting of mill, dwelling and other buildings, was held last Saturday afternoon and the property was purchased by William G. Sheradin for $ 7,320.00 The purchase was made for the firm of Stroh and Seaman, proprietor of the Hamburg Roller Mills, within a half square of the Walters property.
A. P. Wertley, manufacturer of ice cream and artificial ice, purchased the ice crop on the dam of D. M. Beahr on East State Street, Hamburg and also leased the ice houses of the latter. He is housing a crop from 16 to 18 inches thick.
President Wilson has given his approval to the daylight- saving bill passed by the Senate and now before the house committee on interstate and foreign commerce. Senator Calder, of New York, the author, called on the president to learn his attitude. The bill, if made law will set the clocks ahead an hour, and the senator asserts it would save 1,000,000 tons of coal a year.