No Tax Increase
At Lower Dauphin
Lower Dauphin School Board gave final approval to its 2013-14 school year budget at its Monday, June 10, meeting and for the fifth time in six years there will not be a tax increase. Full Story
One of Lower Dauphin’s most beloved teachers, Tim Bartholomew, retired June 7 after three decades of service at Nye Elementary. Full Story
Special Needs, Extra Kindness
A sixth-grader at Lower Dauphin Middle School and two fifth-graders at Londonderry Elementary School were recognized for “doing the right thing” recently by Lower Dauphin Communities That Care and Hummelstown Police. Full Story
The rain didn’t stop Maggie and Mia from turning out for the 10th annual Relay for Life of Hummelstown/ Hershey at the track at Lower Dauphin High School on June 7-8. Full Story
‘I Remain Confident’
Roth Murder Investigation
At the June 11 meeting of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors, Derry Township Police Chief Pat O’Rourke made a statement on the Roth murder investigation: Full Story
Fast Casual Refined?
New Light on 743
At their June 11 meeting, the Derry Township supervisors authorized Director of Community Development Chuck Emerick to proceed with a new ordinance that would refine what type of fast casual restaurants the township wants. Full Story
The Federated Women’s Club of Hershey helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hershey Public Library by collecting 100 children’s books to be donated to the Hershey Food Bank and Co Full Story
Grantville Company 39
Grantville Volunteer Fire Company formally opened its spacious, new firehouse June 9 under sunny skies and a crowd of friends and local officials.
The 15,000-square foot facility on Allentown Boulevard in East Hanover Township is equipped with seven bays, bunk rooms, offices, classrooms, an exhaust system and, yes, a brass, sliding pole (left). Full Story
Built in Four Months?
New Palmyra Sheetz
Palmyra Borough Council met with representatives from Sheetz at the council’s Tuesday, June 11, workshop meeting to hear the chain’s plans of expansion in town. Full Story
Wagler Earns Gold Award
Hershey’s Grace Wagler received her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest award in Girl Scouting – in a May 19 ceremony at the Hershey Area Playhouse. Her award project was a pilot program called Intergenerational Storytime, created to benefit both the preschool children of Hershey and the residents of Country Meadows Retirement Community affected with dementia. Full Story
‘Be Built Correctly’
Supers Demand Pump
The air was tense at the South Hanover Township Board of Supervisors June 11 meeting, but tempers held as township solicitor John Davidson and counselors representing Ridgewood Holdings, LLC and Landmark Homes struggled to resolve issues concerning Kellock Run Pump Station.
Deliberators were limited to Helen Gimmill, counselor for Ridgewood Holdings, and Davidson. Full Story
Tuesday’s meeting of the South Londonderry Township supervisors was devoted mainly to praise of the township’s seven-member police department. Full Story
For these Hershey High grads – Josh Fejfar, David Morrison, Garrett Frey, John Goldman and Adam Luchansky – senior week fun began minutes after the end of graduation ceremonies. Full Story
Hummelstown Swim Club
The Learn-to-Swim Program, sponsored by the Hummelstown Rotary Club and the Hummelstown Swim Club, will be held June 17 to June 28, Monday to Friday, at the club.
Children should report at the assigned time only and be prompt for classes. Children should wear bathing suits to the pool. Bring towels and warm clothing (i.e. sweat shirts, beach robes, etc.). Full Story
329 Penn State Grads
From Sun Country
These Sun Country scholars graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in ceremonies held May 3-5: Full Story