2021-04-22 E-Edition


Debris Set Ablaze

A debris fire that broke out in the middle of the Swatara Creek in Derry Township is considered suspicious, Derry Township Police Chief Garth Warner told The Sun. Crews responded to the fire, which started underneath the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad Bridge, near the Deer Run Development, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Accessibility was an issue, as crews stretched […]

From The ‘G’ Files

If one were to ask what were the two most famous events occurring at the old Hershey Sports Arena, you might say President Dwight D Eisenhower’s 1954 huge birthday bash and Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point performance in 1962, without too much controversy. If you were to rephrase the question slightly and ask who were the most widely known or famous personalities […]

The Derby is Back!

The Township of Derry Department of Parks & Recreation will be holding a youth fishing contest at Bullfrog Valley Pond. This contest is open to anglers ages 12 and under. Registration is not required. The pond will be stocked with trout sometime during the week of April 26. (The exact day is dependent on weather and pond conditions.) The stocking […]

Letters to the Editor

It was just about a year ago that I stood before the staff of The Sun … well, actually, I was sitting. And crying. COVID had struck. The governor had ordered a shutdown. The advertisers we depended on for an income would soon have no income. And I had little hope that The Sun could survive that. I told our […]

The Hershey Wall

Back during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, there was a bizarre form of academic pursuit known as Kremlinology. It was an attempt, usually futile, to understand the inner workings of the Soviet government by studying who was standing next to who on the Kremlin Wall. It isn’t much different for those trying to understand the inner workings of […]

Notes From The Mayor

Our Hummelstown Police Community Outreach Program (COP) has officially started with the trash pickup program along Route 322 last Sunday. We gathered about 60 bags of trash along with piles of other things that couldn’t be bagged. The program is a way for the officers to be more involved in our community. The westbound side was done from Quarry to […]

From Where I Sit

Alma P. Bobb, most recently of Country Meadows of Hershey, left us on March 14 at Country Meadows. She was 107. Alma had a very interesting life, first as a professional dancer, playing many venues both here in the United States and in Europe. She had been active in the Harrisburg Junior League and in later years was a guest […]

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