Local Running Results


Bunny Dash 5K Saturday, April 16, in Portage Runners: 256 Winner: Jonathan Makoczy, Portage, 18:01; Top Female: Sarah Mihm, Windber, 19:12 Sun Country Finishers Elizabethtown: Sara Mulhearn (43:07), A. Mulhearn (43:07) Judy Merritt 5K Saturday, April 16, in Birmingham, Ala. Runners: 127 Winner: Luis Sanchez, 19:44; Top Female: Laura Rodgers, 22:50 Sun Country Finishers Hummelstown: Denise Little (3rd female in 24:48) Boston Marathon Monday, April 17, in Boston, Mass. […]

2022-04-28 E-Edition

It’s a Small World

Don’t let the macro lens fool you, this snail is only about the size of the tip of your thumb, but our Nathan Merkel and Olivia Lewis tracked him down when they went on a bug hunt on the Hummel Nature Trail. For more, see Page 3.

Homer Happy

The Hershey softball team congratulates teammate Julia Zakovitch after she smashed a home run against Lower Dauphin on Monday, April 25. The game featured an unprecedented four dingers – and not the Little League variety – over the fence. For more on the game, see Page 12. Photo: Luis De Jesús.

Tax Hike Coming

The Derry Township School District’s finance committee has approved a proposed final budget for the 2022-2023 school year, which will be voted on by the school board on May 9. “It’s $71,375,841, so a $71 million budget,” Finance committee chair Kathy Sicher said at the board’s meeting. “It does build in a 3.4% tax increase, which is going up to […]

Letters to the Editor

As I sit here in southern CA and read the opinion expressed by Cathy Mastromatteo’s regarding Nancy Garver’s column I am appalled at Ms M’s opinion and vitriol. Though I spent my teen years in Hummelstown, I have lived in the San Diego for the past 45-plus years, and am only too well acquainted with the culture of the entertainment […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun May 17, 1972: In a news conference held Monday morning, officials of Hershey Estates announced a major multi-million-dollar expansion of the Hershey Moto Lodge facilities including the construction of a bi-level convention center, reportedly one of the largest and most flexible in the eastern United States. The P.T.A.’s of the Lower Dauphin Area Council will hold their […]

Wanted: A Coffee Shop

I don’t like black coffee. I take it with cream and sugar. Probably too much cream and too much sugar, according to most of you. And I like sweet, sugary drinks at Starbucks. The kids would call me “basic.” Yes, I’m basic, I admit it. I like salted caramel cream cold brews and vanilla sweet cream nitro cold brews. The […]

From Where I Sit

I want to pause this week in my ongoing comparison series of columns about Campbelltown and Hummelstown and address something current and considerably more important, that being the ongoing war in Ukraine and the every looming specter of accidentally stumbling into World War III and the end of the world as we know it. This was brought to mind when […]

Notes From The Mayor

The Hummelstown Baseball/Softball Association will be having their opening day ceremony this Saturday, April 30, starting at 11 a.m. at Schaffner Park. The regular season has already started for most, and the day has been moved over the years, hoping for better weather. I will be there before the teams split up at noon to compete in a pitch/hit/run contest […]