Duke St. Bridge Closed
Critical for Emergency Access
After more than a century of use, after countless floods and ice jams and collisions, after almost a year of lane restrictions, Hummelstown’s Duke Street Bridge was completely closed Tuesday afternoon, March 4. Full Story
Lower Dauphin’s South Hanover Elementary School held its fourth annual Mini-THON on Friday, Feb. 28 to support the Four Diamonds Fund at the Med Center. The school has raised more than $68,000 for the fund in the past four years. The Lower Dauphin High School Mini-THON is also coming up soon. For more, see Page 10. Photo: Bryce Detweiler. Full Story
A few nights back, a number of fire trucks and ambulances descended on Lower Dauphin High School.
Now, the stated number of emergency vehicles seemed to vary greatly – from “a bunch” to “a lot” to “a hundred” – depending on the anxiety level of the person calling me. Full Story
Lisa Hess of Lancaster and Gregory Shutter of Hershey have announced their engagement to be married.
Hess is a 2004 graduate of Penn Manor High School, a 2009 Messiah College graduate and a 2013 Albright College graduate. She is employed as a substitute teacher. Full Story
Donald and Kate Ruggery of Hollidaysburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Kathryn, to Nicholas Allen Deebel, son of Mark and Suzanne Deebel of Hummelstown.
The couple met as undergraduates at Juniata College in Huntingdon.
The bride-to-be is a first-year medical student at The University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts. Full Story
Anthony Zeoli, a resident of Havertown, Pa., was raised by his parents to faithfully attend mass. As he grew on into adulthood he got to be a dope fiend and that led to all around crookedness. He was very slick at pick pocketing, even lifting cash from members at his own church. Full Story
LD Wins Viola cup
High School Hockey
Lower Dauphin ice hockey team’s turnaround season received the greatest of validation Saturday, March 1, when the Falcons knocked off Hempfield 4-3 in the finals of CPIHL Tier-2 playoffs to win the Viola Cup.
The Falcons scored all their goals in the second period to take a 4-2 lead into the third and then hung on the rest of the way for the victory. Full Story
It isn’t how you start but how you finish, that was the thinking of the Hershey Trojans on Thursday, Feb. 27, following the 71-64 comeback overtime victory over Central York on the Warwick High School hardwood.
Hershey (18-8) will play Lower Merion (21-7) on Saturday, March 8, at Milton Hershey at 5 p.m. in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAAA State Tournament. Full Story
William Y. Abbott
It is with great sorrow we announce the death of Bill, Feb. 26, 2014. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol; son, Tim of Hershey; daughter Leslie and husband Stacey Kato and grandchildren Aidan and Abbey Kato of Santa Ana, Calif. Full Story
Rick G. Hare
Rick G. Hare, 56, of Harrisburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his home.
Born in Harrisburg on Aug. 26, 1958, he was the son of JoAnn Bruce Hare of Middletown and the late Harry F. Hare. Full Story
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