The Sun

Contact Us

The Sun is a growing, weekly newspaper that covers Hummelstown, Hershey, and Palmyra areas. The paper goes to press on Wednesday. Online subscribers receive the paper Wednesday night. Most print subscribers receive the paper on Thursday.

For information on advertising in The Sun:
Click here for our rate card (This has the basic info you need.)
Click here for our media kit (This has rate info, plus sample ads and other goodies.)
Click here for our special issue schedule


Please note …
– The deadline for Advertising is Friday at noon for the issue to come out the following Thursday.
– Ad agencies: The rate shown on our local rate card is our “net” rate.

To contact us by email, use: (for regular advertising questions) (for legal advertising questions) (for news) (for sports) (for subscription questions)

To contact us by phone:
717-566-3251 (Hummelstown office)
717-460-3803 (tip line)

To text us a tip, use:

To contact us by mail:
The Sun
18 E. Main St.
Hummelstown PA 17036

Or just stop and visit us! We’re on the square between M&T Bank and Toys on the Square.

To place a legal ad – like a name change or estate notice – use the Column system:

First, register at

Then submit your ad at

Please note that you must supply the text for your legal ad. We can not write it for you. For sample templates, visit

For event announcements and press releases, please be sure to include the basics: Who, What, When, Where and Why. (For example: The Trinity United Methodist Youth will hold a bake sale on June 4 in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church at 210 West Main Street, Hummelstown, to raise money for their annual mission trip.)

Then send it to

The deadline for event announcements is Sunday at 5 p.m. for the issue to come out the following Thursday.

For engagement and wedding announcements, email all the appropriate information to us at And be sure to send us a nice, big photo of the happy couple!

By the way, The Sun doesn’t charge for wedding and engagement announcements. Also, to help you gather all the appropriate information, you can download these announcement forms…
Engagement Announcement Form
Wedding Announcement Form

You don’t need to fill out the actual form. It’s just there to help you gather your thoughts.

P.S. We also do birth announcements free of charge. Again, just send a nice, big photo and all the basic info to

For obituaries, send the text and a photo to Our rates are very economical:
– Obituaries under 100 words = $50
– Obituaries from 100 to 199 words = $100
– Obituaries from 200 to 299 words = $150
– Obituaries from 300 to 399 words = $200
– Obituaries from 400 to 499 words = $250
– Obituaries from 500 to 599 words = $300
– Obituaries from 600 to 699 words = $350
– Obituaries from 700 to 799 words = $400

There are no extra charges for photos, no extra charges for color and no extra charges for our online edition.

If you’re looking for obituaries for geneology research, copies of The Sun going back to the 1800s are available at the Hummelstown Area Historical Society. Visit

For Letters to the Editor, keep it local, keep it civil and keep it short (under 300 words). Also, please let us know where we can contact you, day or night, to confirm the source of the text.

Then just send it to We reserve the right to accept or reject any submission, but we’re open to all kinds of views!

Where Can You Buy The Sun?
You can get single copies at…


Turkey Hill, 998 North Hanover Street
Giant Food Store, 1278 South Market Street


Giant Food Store, Cocoa Ave.
Karn’s Quality Foods, Cherry Drive
Nandini (Shell), 1158 East Chocolate Ave.
Pronio’s Market, 236 East Caracas Ave.
Steve’s General Store, SR 743
Sunoco, West Governor & Hockersville
Turkey Hill, Hersheypark Drive
Turkey Hill, West Governor Road
Turkey Hill, SR 39, Hershey
Weis Markets, Hershey Square


The Sun, 18 East Main Street
Giant Food Store, SR 39
Sheetz, Park Village Plaza
Rutters, Middletown Road
Sheetz, Middletown Road
Turkey Hill, Middletown Road
H’town 7-Eleven, 32 North Hanover St.


Turkey Hill, Main St.
Sheetz, East Main St.
Redner’s Market, 110 Northside Crossings
Turkey Hill, US 322


Sheetz, Linglestown Road (Route 39)
Turkey Hill, 7601 Allentown Blvd., (Route 22)

Back Issues

Back issues are available for the newsstand price at our office — 18 E. Main St., Hummelstown — during normal business hours. If you would like us to send you back issues by mail, the cost is $2.20 per copy. Call (717) 566-3251.

Photo Reprints
Reprints of many of the photos you see in The Sun can be purchased directly from our photographers:

For photos by Nathan Merkel, email

For photos by Geno Simonetti, visit

For photos by Drew Weidman, email