Heroes at Work
A human tragedy was prevented and a local disaster was averted as volunteer firefighters from across Sun Country rushed, literally, into burning buildings in Hummelstown around 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11. Full Story
March has been Cub Scout Arrow Award month. Deb and I attended two Cub Scout Arrow of Light ceremonies, one for Pack 65 and one for Pack 108. When we read or watch the news today, it sometimes seems as though there is no good news. Attending events like the Cub Scouts Arrow of Light ceremonies reminds us that young people are doing good things for their communities. Full Story
Unclaimed Safe Gets Unlocked
While the mystery of the owner of the safe found in the middle of an intersection in Hummelstown has not been solved, the mystery of its contents has.
On Tuesday afternoon, April 10, Hummelstown Police opened the safe and found nothing inside. Full Story
More Budget Woes
Derry Talks Tax Increase
Something’s gotta give.
As for what, when and how, no one at the Derry Township School District knows yet.
But as the deadline for the final budget approval approaches in June, the district has been discussing, considering and contemplating.
And contemplate they did, at both the finance committee and the Derry Township School Board meetings, Tuesday, April 17. Full Story
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Trash Move Smooth
By Dave Buffington
Derry Township’s trash transition – that is, the change over from York Waste to Waste Management – began Monday, April 9 and is going smoothly according to reports presented at the Tuesday, April 10 meeting of the township’s board of supervisors. Full Story
PS Grad School Award to Dutch
Jennifer Dutch of Hershey, an American Studies doctoral candidate, has received a $5,000 Alumni Association Dissertation Award from Penn State’s Graduate School for the spring 2012 semester for her dissertation “Someone’s In the Kitchen: The Value of Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty First Century.” Full Story
Whitenack Earns OHMAR Award
Pamela C. Whitenack, director of Hershey Community Archives, has received the 2012 Forrest C. Pogue Award, which is presented annually by the Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) organization, recognizing outstanding and continuing contributions to the field of oral history. Full Story
Jonestown B&T Names Kline
Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. (JBT) has announced the addition of Timothy Kline as Branch Manager of the Palmyra office.
Kline graduated from Bloomsburg University and from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Most recently, he managed his own company, Pegasus Financial. Full Story
Playhouse Summer Camps
Hershey Area Playhouse invites children entering grades K-12 to attend summer theater camps, Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 22, including:
- “Tell Me a Story” (K- 1). Campers will learn acting skills using classic tales from many different times and cultures. Full Story
Animal Hospital Open House
Londonderry Animal Hospital will have an Open House on Saturday, May 19, 2-4 p.m., at 2164 East Harrisburg Pike, Middletown. Full Story
‘Discipline’ in Middle School
Lower Dauphin Middle School’s PRIDE program seeks to recognize students who display the five character traits of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence. Full Story
Brainbusters Advance to Semis
Lower Dauphin High School’s Brainbusters team will advance to the semifinals of the academic competition after defeating Harrisburg Academy on Saturday, April 7.
The Lower Dauphin squad of Ted Meador, Mitch Wolfe, Katie Moosic, Josh Berrios, Kelley Gourley and Carrie Morris will compete again on WGAL-TV on Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m. Full Story
Deconstruct Childhood Center
Crews have begun to “deconstruct” the Derry Township School District’s Early Childhood Center, which was damaged by flooding during Tropical Storm Lee. Full Story
Fire Do’s, Don’ts and Trucks
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During a short meeting April 10, the South Hanover Township Board of Supervisors discussed several fire-related items.
At the request of Fire Marshall Stephen Slusser, solicitor John Davidson reviewed the township’s burning permit and found that it closely followed the Fire Prevention Code. Full Story