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A Very Public Hero

A Very Private Exit

Hershey’s Dick Winters, whose World War II accomplishments were immortalized in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers,” died Jan. 2. Despite the attention the series attracted, the Winters family maintained its privacy, and the news of his death was kept confidential at the request of his family. A private burial service was held at the cemetery of the Bergstrasse Evangelical […]

A Long Trip on a Bad Road

Lawsuits, Gunshots and Suicide at Shane’s

It’s not every day when the most uttered word at a injunction hearing is “strip club,” but Tuesday, Jan. 11, it was the topic of discussion at a Dauphin County court hearing on the future of Shane’s City Limits in Derry Township. Whether or not Shane’s is operating a strip club was the critical question throughout the day. Second to […]

From Where I Sit

Am sitting here still trying to absorb the loss of Major Dick Winters of Hershey, a national hero and a man I was proud to call a personal friend. For the benefit of anyone who may have been on another planet, Major Richard D. Winters of Hershey served in World War II as company commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, […]

How Others See UsMagda

Students Show

It’s a long way from Poland to Pennsylvania, but for years, Hummelstown’s Bill Minsker has been shortening that distance through his group, Pennsylvania Partnerships Abroad, which brings Polish students to America. Right now, two of Minsker’s students – Piotr “Peter” Tylka and Magda Kubiak – are in Sun Country, and here are their impressions of our home… As almost nobody […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Lord of the Flies

How did it happen? How did a small story about a struggling bar with a troubled past and uncertain future get pictured on the front-page of the Hampden Township Patriot-News? How did this bar – Shane’s in Derry Township – become the focus of not one, not two, but three television crews last week? As our Drew Weidman explains elsewhere […]

Letters to the Editor

It is with the deepest sorrow that we learned of the passing of our friend and supporter, Hershey resident, Major Dick Winters. Major Winters was a WWII hero for leading the men of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne and for preserving the peace of our nation and the free world. To those of us in our community, Major Winters […]

The Duck of Derry

Rescued at Hershey Square

It was Thursday before Christmas and bitterly cold. My husband and I made a last ditch shopping trip to Her­shey Square off US 322. When I came out of the store, I saw my husband standing on the sidewalk with a blonde woman who was shouting at a group of people coming toward the shops. He gestured to me frantically. […]


Boy Scout Roundtable The Boy Scout Round­table will meet Jan. 13, 6:45 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Hummelstown. For more info, contact Kevin Gill at 766-1519. High School Orientation Lower Dauphin High School will hold an orien­tation session Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., in the middle school cafeteria. This session will pro­vide incoming ninth-graders and their parents with an […]