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Kicking Cancer’s Butt

The fight against cancer wasn’t the only battle being waged on the ice at the Hershey Bears Nov. 20 game against Hartford. The contest was part of Hershey’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night, in which the Bears wore lavender jerseys, which were auctioned off to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more on the game, and the cause, see Page 15.

Opposition Grows Against Plan


On Nov. 29, the Derry Township Board of Supervisors held the third public hearing for Governor Crossing, a proposed 7-acre development at the southwest corner of Governor and Fishburn roads in Hershey, but after three hours of testimony, the jury is still out. “We’re going to make sure that all of the testimony is on the record and that all […]

No Water, No Pork


A debate over the need for a couple of very small items in the 2023 Palmyra Borough’s draft budget at the Tuesday, Nov. 22, meeting symbolized a much greater question being asked well beyond the boundaries of Palmyra. What is the proper role of government in ensuring the welfare of its citizens? At stake were two drinking fountains proposed for […]

Courtyard of Honor


At the Nov. 22 Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board revoiced its support of the Courtyard of Honor, a memorial project in downtown Hershey that will pay tribute to 9/11 first responders, veterans and emergency personnel. Randy McKillop, the Courtyard of Honor Foundation’s founder, announced that the courtyard will now include two memorials instead of one: A Veterans […]

In Hummelstown: Rhoads Closing, Toys Coming


On Jan. 31, 2023, Rhoads Hallmark & Gift Shop, located at 17 W. Main Street in Hummelstown, will close. Rhoads has been a longtime fixture in Hummelstown. For 45 years, it operated as Rhoads Pharmacy & Gift Shop at 17 W. Main St., then reopened as just a gift shop at its current location after CVS purchased the pharmacy’s records […]

A Tax Hike?


After much deliberation, Hummelstown has an early draft of a budget for 2023. At Borough Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, the board voted to advertise this proposed budget to the public. The numbers in the proposed budget are not set in stone – as mentioned by borough solicitor Mike Miller during the meeting, council members can still make changes during the […]

Two Win Titles

Sun Country saw an unprecedented three teams make it to the state championship game, with two out of the three bringing home titles to their respective schools. The Lower Dauphin field hockey team claimed the school’s seventh PIAA crown after a thrilling overtime victory, while the Hershey boys soccer team captured their school’s first-ever state title. For more photos and […]

LAND TRANSFERS


The following deeds for properties in the Lebanon County portion of Sun Country were recorded in October 2022, according to information from the county database: North Londonderry Township The property at 1149 S. Green Street was sold by Grace Miller to Michael Miller for $1. The property at 42 Auburn Drive was sold by Marcy Stough and Carrie Stough to […]

‘End of Their Life’


The Derry Township School District is considering renovating and remodeling two of its facilities, the Early Childhood Center and Hershey Elementary School. The extent is undecided, but the projected cost of repairs, without constructing new learning space, is $56.1 million. At the Nov. 21 Derry Township School Board meeting, the board began discussion following a feasibility study from RLPS Architects. […]

New Board Member


The Lower Dauphin School Board opened its Monday, Nov. 21 meeting by appointing a new member to the board for Region III (part of South Hanover Township and all of East Hanover Township) to replace board member Kevin Busher. Busher resigned from the board after taking a job with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, which created a conflict of interest. […]


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