Fire & Rain

Omaha Beach vs. Myrtle Beach

Band to Skip Parade?

The Hershey Trojan Marching Band could be absent from the town’s Memorial Day parade for the second time in as many years. The issue was discussed briefly at the Monday, April 18, Derry Township School District meeting, which was largely consumed by discussion on the 2011-12 budget. Acting superintendant Bernie Kepler said a majority of the students in the band […]

New H’town Fire Ordinance

‘Recreational Burning’

A change to Hummelstown Borough’s law on open burning will make it easier for police officers to enforce the ordinance, Hummelstown Police Chief Charles Dowell said. The amended ordinance was discussed at the Thursday, April 14, Borough Council meeting and will likely be ap­proved at the Thursday, April 21, meeting. Dowell said police officers have often had a difficult time […]


From Where I Sit

Continuing coverage of the “In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters” tour, we were up early on Day 4, breakfast at the hotel in Bayeux (hard boiled eggs, ham, cheese, hard rolls, fresh fruit cup and OJ) and on the bus for Ste. Mere-Eglise, which figured prominently in the film “The Longest Day.” After orientation by guide Steve Mrozek, we […]

Letters to the Editor

As a former teacher I am sick and tired of students demands on the system of education. These students will have their chance to call the shots AFTER they pay their dues in the system. The system I refer to is curriculum that has been carefully planned and passed the test of time for highly educated teachers and administrators that […]

Shine a Light

Essays from our readers

School Budgeting – Making the Grade for the Future By Brian Shiflett, School Director Candidate, Derry Township School District Derry Township School District’s budget planning is falling into a familiar trap – do whatever it takes to close next year’s budget gap, including short-term employee conces­sions and a property tax in­crease, and then move on to other school business. The […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Multi-Colored Trash

Are you running for something? That is, are you running for some public office in the May 17 primary election? If you aren’t, please proceed to the “Letters” or “Police News” or something else that’s fun. Now, granted, I haven’t gotten rid of many of you by saying that. Dozens of you are running for something – for school board, […]

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