2022-12-15 E-Edition

Gifts Galore

Having trouble finding that special gift for that special someone? Well, we’re here to help with our holiday gift ideas from businesses throughout Sun Country. Here, chocolate-dipped Oreos get their finishing touches at Chocolates by Tina Marie in Hummelstown. For more gift ideas, see Pages 3, 15-16.

‘Hit Them Hard’

Sparks flew at Thursday’s Hummelstown Borough council workshop meeting, showing that council members are passionate about fiscal management, however there might be some daylight between their stances in terms of tax increases. A preliminary budget authorized by council for advertisement last month includes a real estate tax increase of .25 mills, or $54 annually per household based on the average […]

Middle School Teacher Arrested

A Hershey Middle School teacher, Arthur Neal Titzel, was arrested Friday, Dec. 9, and charged with five felony counts of child pornography and one felony count of criminal use of a communications facility. The arrest was made at Titzel’s home in Cumberland County by the state Office of Attorney General. According to a statement sent to district families by Derry […]

Letters to the Editor

Before we get to our one letter to the editor this week, a few announcements … In the photo album in last week’s issue (Dec. 8) we wrote that Brownstone Station Wellness Center at the Brownstone Station Business Center offers skincare and “buccal” massage, when in fact, they do not. That service is offered by Pelle Sana Facial Spa, which […]

From Where I Sit

Wanted to respond to the Letter to the Editor from John Malecki, which appeared in the Dec. 1 edition of The Sun and regarded the final resting place of Jacob Frederick Eisenhower, born Sept. 3, 1852, and died 29 days later on Oct. 2, 1852, buried in the small cemetery on Cave Farm, just south of Hummelstown. My research comes […]

Notes From The Mayor

Sunday, Dec. 4, was a great day in the borough! It was good to see everyone out and about for Hummelstown Holiday Happenings. I enjoyed walking around with Miss Hummelstown 2023, Sage McKeever, and introducing her to some local business people and elected officials. I did see a lot of shopping bags and this is a good time to remind […]

The Other Half

My father and mother are “Jim” and “Kelly,” and like a lot of little kids, I grew up thinking everyone’s father and mother were also named “Jim” and “Kelly.” That is, you grow up thinking your normal is normal for everyone. It isn’t. Especially if you’ve been living for long here in Sun Country. Me, I grew up outside of […]

View From Dove Hill

Does anyone else have issues with computers? When I went back to college to finish my much sought after Penn State degree, I had a pen and pencil in my purse. The professor asked us to pull out our calculators and I sat there looking at her. She was about my age, and we locked eyes for a few minutes. […]

50 Years Ago

“Hummelstown Wins Cases On Annexation”

From the Dec. 14, 1972 issue of The Sun: In decisions handed down by Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Warren G. Morgan ruled in favor of Hummelstown’s annexation of two tracts of land from Derry Township in what could well become landmark cases for this type of jurisdictional dispute throughout Pennsylvania. The two cases involved the Borough of […]