“It” tells the story of a group of kids in small-town Maine who are hunted by a terrifying psychopath. That psychopath is a bully named Henry Bowers (Nicholas Hamilton) and he’s sadistic. He doesn’t roughhouse, he commits felony assaults. As if that weren’t bad enough, there’s an evil clown who feeds on fear called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) on the […]

Drool in The Pool

‘Never Gave Up’

MIA After D-Day War stories are told and retold, but what happens when the soldier is declared missing in action? If those families want the story, they have to go looking for it. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry Crumling spent several decades looking for the story of Private First Class Foster Reeder, his uncle, who was declared missing in action (MIA) […]

Dent’s Out, Who’s Next?

Sun Country Candidate? Congressman Charlie Dent announced Sept. 7 that he will not run for an eighth term to represent Pennsylvania’s 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 15th District – aka the “Interstate 78” district – snakes from Royalton to Allentown, including a large portion of Sun Country. In his announcement, Dent said he began talking to […]

Thefts Up, Fights Down

At the E-town Fair An uptick in theft complaints kept the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department extra busy during the weeklong annual Elizabethtown Fair. “For a police department our size, the fair does extend our resources,” said Elizabethtown Police Chief Jack Mentzer, who oversees a department of 17 officers. “We did see a lot of thefts from vendors, a lot of […]

Across Sun Country

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for last week’s editorial regarding the advisability of governmental involvement in commerce. We need more exposure on that subject. For some reason the general public fails to see the flaw in that involvement. They don’t see that if management of a business does not have a financial interest in a business, it will not be run efficiently. They […]

PAWS Slates Vaccine Clinic

PAWS and The Dogs’ Den will hold a low-cost vaccine clinic for cats and dogs Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at PAWS, 9803 Old Jonestown Road, Grantville. Dr. Kate Papp DVM will provide Distemper and Rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs; for a three-year rabies vaccination, owners must provide proof of previous rabies vaccination with a certificate. Most vaccines […]

Man vs. Mammoth

I hate to admit it, but I’m a weather geek. How geeky? I used to post weather reports in high school. Which I calculated with a slide rule. Which I kept in my pocket protector. But today, my geek credentials get me questions like this … Can you believe these hurricanes? They’re so many and so awful. What’s going on? […]

From Where I Sit

Just back from Rosemary’s and my four and a half days on Put-In-Bay Island out in Lake Erie for the Put-In-Bay Road Races Reunion and started checking the calendar for upcoming automotive events. It looks like it is rapidly approaching that time of year when, if you aren’t an old car buff, racing buff or not even an RV travel […]