SWAT Team Swarms Cabin in Stoverdale

The Pennsylvania State Police SWAT team converged on a cabin along the Swatara Creek in Derry Township where they believed a person was armed and hiding out, Sunday, June 26. However, when authorities entered the cabin shortly before 5 p.m., they didn’t find anyone inside. The story began around 2 p.m. when Krista Jakubik was going to retrieve a piece […]

From Where I Sit

Had a busy Saturday just past. Started early, arriving at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum out on Route 39 for their 16th annual car show. Once again, Sam Armstrong and I were tapped to judge the import car class, which is getting tougher each year. We had some beautiful cars but Sam and I felt a Triumph […]

No Tax Hike…

Derry Board Approves Budget

Two months after talks about possibly raising taxes 3.1 percent and plugging a $1 million gap, the Derry Township School Board adopted a 2011-12 budget that doesn’t include a tax increase. The $50,948,830 budget was approved by a 6-1 vote at the Derry Township School Board meeting, Monday, June 27. However, the budget wasn’t passed without words of discontent from […]

The Sunrise Project

Good jobs for New Grads

The good news is that Sun Country hasn’t been hurt as badly by the recession as places like California and Florida. The bad news is that the job market still sucks, even here and especially if you’re a recent graduate. And so The Sun is introducing a new program – The Sunrise Project – to help you get that first […]

Letters to the Editor

After reading your front page article [on the intersection of Walton Avenue and Hersheypark Drive], the solution to the traffic mess would not require thousands of dollars and large scale construction to solve. The problem, besides being poorly designed with no entrance to the service road for the restaurants, is the inadequate left turn from Walton Ave on to Route […]

What They Got

I love kids. I’ve got a boatload at home. And an office full of ‘em here. And here in The Sun, we sponsor all sorts of youth sports activities, and we print page after page of good news about kids, about kids that make the honor roll, about kids who win high school championships, about kids that do the right […]

Piccola’s Report

In a few short days, citizens from throughout this country will be celebrating Independence Day – a significant holiday for this nation and its history commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Although July 4 is commonly associated with firework displays, parades, barbecues, carnivals, concerts, family gatherings, political speeches and ceremonies, it’s also a time for various other public […]

Castaway Critter of the Week


Police News

The information here is based on official police reports. Charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases. DERRY TOWNSHIP CORRECTION It was incorrectly reported in the Wednesday, June 22, edition of The Sun that Ronald A. Votral of Hershey was a custodian at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. Votral was a patient at the hospital at the time […]