2012-04-12

What If…

Milton Hershey Died on The Titanic

“Mr. Milton Hershey, of Hershey, Pa., the chocolate manufacturer, was in Lancaster on Wednesday and told his friends of the narrow escape he made from having taken passage on the Titanic,” says an excerpt from the April 18, 1912, issue of the “Lancaster New Era” newspaper from the Lancaster County Historical Society. Milton Hershey was planning to sail on the […]

Therapist Has A Badge, a Card and a Tail



He has a badge and a business card, and access to virtually every patient area of the Med Center. He is greeted with warm smiles. No one even looks askance when he climbs in bed with some of the patients. “He” is Denver, a 4-year-old beagle who is part of the Pet Therapy program. Named for singer John Denver — […]

New Protocol, No Answers

DTSD Board President Suggests ‘Retreat’

A week after Derry Township School Board member Mary Ellen Sheehan publicly accused board president Ellen Sheffey and school administrators of trying to silence her, the battle over secrecy continued at the Tuesday, April 10, school board meeting. During the meeting, Sheehan made an eight-minute statement in which she accused the administration of ignoring her questions and not being transparent. […]

Letters to the Editor



As a life-long educator and, more importantly, member of this community, I am not only disheartened by the recent front page article in the Sun, but absolutely disgusted by it. Apparently, high school never ends with some “girls”. IF Ms. Sheehan has a complaint with a fellow board mem­ber, it should be dealt with in executive session, as should all […]

Shine a Light




As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we should take stock of how “green” our community really is. As the head of the local environmental group in Derry Township, I am pleased to report that Hershey is on its way to becoming the “greenest place on earth.” We did have a head start, though. Mr. Hershey left us with […]

From Where I Sit



Hydrox live! You’ll remember two weeks ago in noting the 100th anniversary of Na­bisco’s Oreo cookies, I stated their popularity had probably brought about the demise of my favorite sand­wich cookie, the Hydrox made by Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Baking Compa­ny. As I recalled then, they looked identical from about five foot distance, but to bite into a Hydrox, it had more […]

Castaway Critter



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Women’s Work



The other day I was at Middletown Anglers, shooting a few targets at the 50-yard range, and a truck pulled up next to me. A young man stepped out of the driver’s door, said “Hi!” and began unloading gear. So far, no surprises. Then, his 10-year-old daughter stepped out of the passenger side. Not to watch. But to shoot. And […]

Heroes at Work



A human tragedy was prevented and a local disaster was averted as volunteer firefighters from across Sun Country rushed, literally, into burning buildings in Hummelstown around 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11. The fire, at the Palermo’s restaurant building on West Main Street, trapped two residents and one dog. One of those residents told The Sun that she was alerted by […]

Police News

The information here is based on official police reports. Charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases.

HUMMELSTOWN BIKE FOUND A bicycle was found on the 300 block of South Water Street, Wednesday, April 4, around 2:15 p.m. The bike is a girl’s Schwinn Sidewinder that is purple and silver in color. To claim the bike, contact police at 566-2555. LAMP POST DAMAGED Police said a lamppost on the first block of Old Farm Road in the […]