Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Southern Berks News expands coverage

The Southern Berks News, a weekly newspaper put out by the Berks-Mont Newspapers group in Boyertown, has expanded its coverage area to include the Antietam School District, the borough of Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township.

The newspaper, which previously covered the Daniel Boone and Exeter school districts and their communities, will also cover Antietam School Board meetings and municipal meetings in Mount Penn and Lower Alsace.

The free community newspaper, published every Wednesday, is available at dozens of locations in the area.

If you have any community news to share, e-mail the editor at or call 610-367-6041. Local business interested in advertising can also call that number.

The Southern Berks News is also seeking freelance writers to cover community meetings and events. If you're interested in getting into journalism, contact Editor Charlie Butterbaugh at or send him your resume and any writing samples at 124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512.

The Southern Berks News can also be accessed on the Web at

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Keep the experienced team working for Mount Penn

Four incumbent members of the Mount Penn Borough Council are seeking re-election this November.

Voters have an opportunity to keep all four hard-working and dedicated members serving on the council.

Here's three good reasons to keep the experienced team working for you:

1) Borough finances are in the best shape they've been in years.

2) Borough government is efficient and responsive.

3) All of the members of the Borough Council work well together and have a common goal of providing the best services to all Mount Penn residents.

Vote for Jim Cocuzza for a two-year term on council. Elect Mark Dudash, Tony Phyrillas and Tom Staron for four-year terms on council.