‘An Innocent Victim’
Mottern’s Wife Makes Statement
Amid a mushrooming legal battle, Susan Mottern has declared that she is “an innocent victim” of the crimes committed by her husband, Jeffrey Mottern, the former Hummelstown attorney who committed suicide in March. Full Story
Two Coaches Canned
No Public Explanation
Amidst tears, frustration and a full house of players, parents and citizens, the Derry Township School Board voted 6-2 on April 14 against renewing the contracts of head varsity football coach Mark Painter and head varsity field hockey coach Tami Scola. Full Story
No Real Power
Last fall, Justin Engle, before he was elected to the Derry Township Board of Supervisors, and Ed Uravic walked into the municipal building and discussed the Downtown Hershey Association, saying they wanted a shared vision from the community for the downtown. Full Story
Three Doses of Drama
HHS Spring Plays
An evening of three one-act plays rounds out Hershey High School Theater’s season April 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.
“One of the plays was actually written by junior Renee Ciardullo, who received an Honorable Mention in the Student Playwright category for Hershey Theatre’s Apollo Awards,” Producer and Co-Director Michelle O’Brien said. Full Story
Gesfords Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Earl and Betty Gesford of Hershey recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day. They were married Feb. 14, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., by the late Rev. Harold Hahnlen.
Mrs. Gesford is the former Betty L. Cassel, daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice (Feidt) Cassel. She is retired from Lebanon Valley Family Medicine in Palmyra. Full Story
Psalm 1 contrasts the God-blessed individual and the ungodly individual. We all have followed bad advice along life’s trail and we have lived to regret it. Psalm 1 assumes that those who are blessed of God have learned to take no advice from the ungodly. They know that the ungodly do not fear God or man. Full Story
LD Bats Batter Rams
Central Dauphin jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but ended up on the losing end of a 6-3 final to Lower Dauphin on Monday, April 14, when the Falcons scored in five of their six at-bats. Full Story
Weather Can’t Stop Perfection
With heavy rain falling, Hershey was one of the few sports teams to play on Tuesday, April 15, taking its talents indoors and beating Chambersburg by a 5-0 score at the Hershey Racquet Club.
The win gave Hershey a perfect 9-0 record. The Trojans are 6-0 in the Keystone Division.
On Wednesday, April 9, Hershey beat Cumberland Valley by a 4-1 score at home. Full Story
Katharine G. Boyer
Katharine G. “Cassie” Boyer, 79, of Spring Creek Rehab & Healthcare Center, Swatara Township, and formerly of Hummelstown, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the home. Born in Harrisburg on Feb. 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Clarence V. and Viola M. Seitz Gingrich. Full Story
James B. Dietrich
James B. Dietrich, 54, formerly of Lebanon, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Country Meadows of Hershey.
Until his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2013, he was an avid hiker, having climbed all 48 of the official peaks over 4,000 feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full Story
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