Foot Notes: Local Race Results


Gretna Gritty 5KS Saturday, May 7, in Lebanon Runners: 43 Winner: Daryl Good, Germansville, 35:14; Top Female: Alyssa Hartranft, Harrisburg, 51:19 Sun Country Finishers Palmyra: Emily Kukura (3rd female in 53:35) Run with Rider 5K Saturday, May 7, in DillsburgR Runners: 79 Winner: Gavin Bucek, Dillsburg, 21:47; Top Female: Heather Chung, Dillsburg, 22:21 Sun Country Finishers Hummelstown: Denise Little (2nd […]

Foot Notes


By Andy Sandrik One of my most haunting memories in running — and parenthood, for that manner — came several summers ago when I took my young son out for his first cross country race. Paxton was 4 or 5, with seemingly endless energy and a vocal desire to win. But when the starting gun went off, it was obvious […]

2022-05-12 E-Edition

Sky Full of Stars

The stars came out to play at the Palmyra and Lower Dauphin High School proms, Saturday, May 7. Here, Emma Dickinson (left) and Cailynn White of Lower Dauphin pose for our Nathan Merkel and Olivia Lewis at the Holiday Inn – Grantville. For more on the two proms, see Page 3.

Widening Middletown Rd.?

For years, there’s been talk of widening Middletown Road. That talk is becoming closer to reality. The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has scheduled public hearings for May 17 and May 19 to discuss its draft, “Transportation Improvement Program,” and that program includes a $17 million for “… widening Middletown Road (SR 2003) from SR 283 to SR 322 in Derry […]

Budget Moves Forward

At the May 9 meeting, the Derry Township School Board approved advertising the proposed $71 million, 2022- 2023 school year budget to the public for at least 30 days. The budget, which includes a 3.4% property tax increase, will be put to a final vote by the board on June 13. Overall, the budget represents a 7.7% or $5,102,821 increase […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun May 24, 1972: The public is invited to attend the Hummelstown Area Historical Society’s Memorial Service to be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, May 28, in their headquarters (the former Zion Lutheran Parish House) at Rosanna Street and North Alley, Hummelstown. The 102nd edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, America’s oldest and most […]

Are You Drowning?


It’s been eight months since my mom passed from Crohn’s disease. Her final decline happened quickly, but given the countless times she fought for her life and won, her death was harshly unexpected. The feelings of permanency have been deafening and life-changing. My mom, my best friend, is gone forever … and I never got to say goodbye. The months […]

From Where I Sit

As promised, in continuing my research on the connections between the communities of Campbelltown and Hummelstown, I’ve been looking into how religion came to the two communities. In the early pre-Campbelltown days, the majority of the early settlers were Scotch-Irish and carried with them their Presbyterian roots. When John and Grace Campbell came to the area to create the village […]

Notes From The Mayor

It’s going to get busy around town, and it all starts this Saturday, May 14, with the Hummelstown Hunger Run back at Schaffner Park. The runners will start at 10 a.m. Come early to register that day or to pick up your packets. You can also go back Friday evening and check out the website for times. I will be […]