2020-12-24 E-Edition

A Wild Ride

2020 has been a wild ride with plenty of ups and a lot of downs, similar to this sled ride that Derek Groff and Kensley enjoyed at shank Park after the snow storm. For most … well … all of us, 2021 can’t come soon enough. here’s to 2021 being full of plenty of ups!

Soccer and Skunks

Alicia Snyder has her own version of the American Dream. While everyday is not exactly like Christmas, many are. Her two passions in life are animals and soccer. At age 28, she’s gainfully employed doing both, which is something not everybody can say. Throughout the year, she works as an educator at Zoo America in Hershey. She meets visitors to […]

Major Mail Delays

Imagine you have 100 people to process 100 packages. Things go pretty smoothly. Sure, there is a mistake or two, but for the most part, everything goes off without a hitch. Now, imagine you have 25 people to process 100 packages. Things start to back up and there are inevitable delays. Now, imagine it’s the holidays and you have 25 […]

Letters to the Editor

Before we get started, we managed to introduce a minor error into Mayor Roeting’s column last week. The editor’s note should have read: Several amendments to the Pennsylvania constitution concerning the governor’s emergency powers were approved by the General Assembly this year, but to take effect, they must be approved again in 2021 by the General Assembly and the voters. […]

Notes From The Mayor

I hope all made out OK digging out from our first snow of the season. We didn’t get as much as was forecasted, but the days of temps not going above freezing were troublesome as nothing melted. What was left froze so solid you couldn’t begin to make any headway with a shovel. Lessons learned and we all should get […]

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Here we are folks. The end of 2020. I don’t think there’ll be one person who says, “wow, that went fast.” We’re all ready to put it behind us and make 2021 the year of recovery, revival and rejoicing. But first, a little time with our loved ones over the holidays. Christmas is going to look a little different this […]

From Where I Sit

Well, it’s that time again to be wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Yes, it’s been quite a year. The coronavirus began to raise its ugly head around here in late February and by March, Governor Tom Wolf had introduced his three phase red, yellow and green shutdown mandates and we all settled into a new […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun, Dec. 23, 1970: On Friday, Dec. 18, a Christmas program was presented to the children of the Nye and Price Buildings by the fifthgrade students of Mrs. Mossner’s room. The first play depicted Christmas in Storyland while the second was titled “Christmas Comes to Hamelin.” Cub Scout Pack 65, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, met Dec. 18 at […]


Reader Lori Althoff snapped this beautiful shot on the Swatara Creek near Hummelstown following the freshly fallen snow, Thursday, Dec. 17.