Party On!

Sun Country has shifted into summer­time party mode! And of course, our Nate Merkel was invited … 1. Martha’s party outfit was a winner at Hummelstown’s “Pets on the Square” on May 12. 2. Bekah Miller, Rudi Laudenslager, Bre­anna Purnell, Amelia Destefano and Gabby Johnson were just a few of the many beau­ties at the Palmyra High prom May 12. […]

Be Back Soon

7-Eleven, Hoss’s and Wendy’s

Several high-profile businesses that were knocked out of business by Tropical Storm Lee are coming back soon: – The Hummelstown 7-Eleven store, which was located on West Main Street, has moved into the old Hummelstown Mini-Mart store on North Hanover Street. A grand opening celebration for the extensively remodeled store will be held Friday, May 18, 2-5 p.m. The event, […]

More Drama at Derry

Sheehan on Blast

Issues of transparency, secrecy, coaching and spending were again common themes at the Derry Township School Board meeting, Monday, May 14. In a meeting that lasted more than three hours, one board member said she felt silenced, and another accused the district of withholding information from her. The meeting also featured a public flap over the pos­sible rehire of Tami […]

Letters to the Editor

All of us at The Sun want to extend our condolences to the family and many friends of Steve Kienzle Sr., the presi­dent of the Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company who passed away Sunday, May 13. Quietly, without any need for acknowledgement, Steve served the community he loved, building Hummelstown Fire into one of the premier service organizations in the area. […]

Perfect vs. Fun

You’ve been hearing about it for years. But now, it’s in sight. Hummelstown’s 250th birthday celebration will begin with auditions for the HAGTS – the Hummelstown Area’s Got Talent Show – on June 16 and June 17, but that’s just the first of literally dozens of celebration events scheduled for June and July. There will be a parade and plays, […]

From Where I Sit

I know I have said many times I try to stay away from national and/or international issues in this column, but something our President Ba­rack Obama did on Sunday, April 22, is still sticking in my craw and I’ve got to spit it out. On April 22, President Obama signed a new agree­ment with Afghan President Hamid Karzai committing the […]

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Fun in The Sun

Police News

HUMMELSTOWN PENNLIVE SCAM A Hummelstown man has reported a scam after applying for a job on PennLive, police said. The alleged “job” was to have Red Bull advertisements installed on the victim’s vehicle. The victim told police he was to receive $300 per week for having the advertisements installed. According to police, the man received a check from an Automotive […]