2020-11-26 E-Edition

High Point Mansion-Eyes Wide Open

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These 360 degree “spherical” images of Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion were taken by our Nate Merkel. Use your mouse or touchscreen to look up, down and around each room. Here’s the main hallway … High Point Mansion – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA The dining room … High Point Mansion – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA The billiards room […]

Fire Destroys Home


A late-night fire in East Hanover Township on Sunday, Nov. 22, devastated a home on Trail Road, off Earlys Mill Road. Crews were called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. and arrived at the home to find heavy fire coming through the roof, Grantville Fire Company Chief Saul Schmolitz told The Sun. “Our crews went to work,” Schmolitz said. […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun, Nov., 25, 1970:

The Falcon flies highest in the CAC! Jim Seacrist’s Lower Dauphin Falcon footballers wrapped up their first unbeaten (11-0) season in history by crushing the Indians of Susquehanna Twp. 59-6 at the Stadium last Thursday. To read the entire article of LD’s historic title, see Page 16. The Hershey High Trojans closed out their 1970 season with a damp loss […]

Cool Cats

The Palmyra Field Hockey team is flying high after winning the PIAA 2A state title against Archbishop Carroll on Saturday, Nov. 21. For more on the Cougars’ big win, see Page 12.

What I’m Thankful For

2020 has been tough. But we’re all tired of that narrative. So, I’m going to talk about the reasons 2020 was a good year. I’m writing this editorial from the back seat of a pickup truck on the way home from Potter County, where I was bear hunting. I’m thankful for Mother Nature. The pandemic has given me a new […]

Letters to the Editor

We would like to thank the nearly 30 volunteers who came out on Saturday November 14th to plant trees along the Jonathan Eshenour trail between the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Area and Fishburn Road. The weather was perfect and thanks to a great effort by the volunteers, the planting went very well. This was a project sponsored by the Derry Environmental […]

Notes From The Mayor


We did have our Miss Hummelstown Pageant last Saturday evening and our Miss Hummelstown 2021 is Hannah Fischer from South Hanover Township. Congratulations to Hannah and all of the contestants as any of the 20 vying for the crown would have done a great job. The three judges must have had a difficult time as they interviewed the girls individually […]

From Where I Sit


Was sitting here the other evening, enjoying a glass of Yuengling/Hershey Chocolate Porter and I got to thinking about what has happened to the beer industry in recent years or even my lifetime. This is prompted by the recent year growth of the so-called micro or craft beer industry. Who would have ever thought as recent as 10 years ago […]

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