“Gone Girl”

            “Gone Girl” is one of those movies that is so twisty that it’s hard to tell where the setup ends and the spoilers begin. It’s based on a bestselling novel, which means that some people are going to know going in exactly what to expect. I feel a little sorry for those people, though I suppose they’ve already had […]

‘A Nasty One’

Auto show week ended with not one, but two nasty accidents on the roads south of Hershey. A Milton Hershey School student narrowly avoided death when a guardrail pierced his window in a crash on Route 743 (above), and one man was killed in a midnight crash on Homestead Road (below). For more, see Page 4. Subscription Required! You must […]

‘Kept Completely in the Dark’

Terroristic Threats at School

Palmyra School Board took an unexpected look at the district’s policy governing terroristic threats at its meeting Oct. 9, following a parent’s comments and questions regarding an incident that occurred in mid-September during which his second grade daughter was threatened by a classmate. Matthew Woessner told the board that his daughter’s classmate had said he was going to burn down […]

From Camp To Cluster

‘The Point’ Development

The Derry Township Planning Commission, at its Oct. 7 meeting, recommended the supervisors approve a conditional use request to allow the construction of a cluster of residential units on the Stoverdale Camp site. The site – also known as “Stoverdale Camp Meeting” – is along Swatara Creek near the Deer Run development. The proposed new development, currently called “The Point,” […]

No Scarecrows This Year

HBPA Reorganizing

There will be no “Scarecrows on the Square” in Hummelstown … this year. The event was sponsored by the HBPA – Hummelstown Business and Professional Association – which is in the midst of a reorganization in the wake of the departure of its long-time president, Paulette Flicker, earlier this year. “We didn’t have enough time and manpower to do them […]

Letters to the Editor

There’s been some speculation about how the Ebola outbreak in western Africa would affect chocolate production – including The Hershey Company – since a big chunk of the world’s cocoa supply comes from western Africa. So we asked Jeff Beckman at The Hershey Company. He replied … Although we do not have Hershey operations in West Africa, we are in […]


October 13, 2014 @ 1751 hours, the Derry Township Police were dispatched to the 500 blk of Hockersville Rd for a report of a stabbing victim. Upon police arrival they learned from a 31 y/o female that her estranged boyfriend Kerry BOLTZ, Jr. (W/M/31) of 818 Fishburn Rd Apt 2 Hershey, PA 17033, stabbed her in the neck while traveling […]

From Where I Sit

Wow, it was really a busy week, what with the car guys in town and me being a car guy, I took in several events. However, the biggest event of the week and the most fun came Saturday afternoon and evening when Rosemary and I were on the judging team for the 24th year to help select Miss Hummelstown 2015. […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

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The Blooms of October

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