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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
VOLUME 124 - NO. 19
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A sign warns of an impending detour at South Union and Ann streets.
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Work on installing new storm sewer and water lines in Middletown’s business district will begin on Monday, May 12 – and here’s an outline of street closings and detours during the construction. The infrastructure improvement project will be done in four stages, the first of which involves work in the intersection of Ann and South Union streets that begins May 12, according to Chris Courogen, the borough’s director of communications. The detour around the intersection “will be basically the same as the detour was when they were doing work on the Ann Street Bridge,’’ Courogen said. The detour for Route 441 will use the Canal Street Bridge and will follow State Please See CONSTRUCTION, Page A6
No tax increase in LD next year By Noelle Barrett
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For the sixth time in the past seven years, Lower Dauphin School District taxpayers will not see a tax increase. The Lower Dauphin School Board unanimously approved a proposed $60.9 million budget for the 2014-15 school year without a tax increase on Monday, May 5. The millage rate would remain at 18.42 mills, or $1,842 for a home assessed at $100,000. The proposed budget includes a $2.9 million transfer from budgetary reserves to pay for high school and middle school roofing projects, as well as construction of the field house project at the middle school athletic fields. Without the $2.9 million one-time transfer, the budget is an increase of 2.5 percent from the current school year’s budget. The district will move forward on several initiatives, including installing speed bumps at the
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Middletown Area High School students and youngsters attending the school’s Mini-THON for the Four Diamonds Fund flash diamond hand signs in support of their cause.
Middletown Mini-THON raises a record $16,720.14
iddletown Area High School students raised a record $16,720.14 during their annual Mini-THON fundraiser for the Four Diamonds Fund at the school on Friday, May 2. Here’s some of the ways they did it: • Senior students competed in a “Mr. Middletown’’ pageant on Friday, April 11 that included guys in swimsuit, formal wear and talent competitions. The pageant raised nearly $2,500 – including $500 raised by Todd Houser, the winner. • Two teachers, Adam Shaf- Seniors competing in the “Mr. Middletown’’ pageant flash diamond hand signs during fer and Tim Neff, agreed to the competition. be duct taped to a wall by families of children battling cancer every student who paid $1 for a piece fundraiser. This year’s total beat last year’s total at Penn State Hershey Children’s of the tape. of $16,154.55. Hospital with financial support, and • Principal Michael Carnes offered to be the target of a water balloon The Four Diamonds Fund helps the finances cancer research.
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LD’s Klock a finalist for Travers Award By David Amerman Press And Journal Staff
Trey Klock, a Lower Dauphin High School football standout, was named a finalist for the M&T Bank John Travers Award, which honors student athletes in central Pennsylvania who have excelled athletically, scholastically and in giving back to their community. For Klock, the honor comes as a chance to be the second of his family to receive the prestigious award. In 1982, the inaugural year of the accolade, Klock’s mother, Karen Kirchoff, received the award as a student athlete for Cedar Cliff High School. Without a doubt, Klock is elated at the opportunity to receive the torch first lit in his mother’s hands 33 years ago. “That would mean a lot, to keep it in the family,” said Klock, son of Lower Dauphin football Coach Rob Klock. Klock was named as a finalist on Thursday, May 1. He and his family are looking forward to attending the award ceremony on Wednesday, May 14 at the Hilton Harrisburg, though Klock admits he’ll have to navigate around Please See AWARD, Page A6
Council rejects plea for Louer’s apology By David Amerman Press And Journal Staff
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Trey Klock, a tight end and defensive lineman for Lower Dauphin, puts a block on Seth Babil (11) of Middletown during a game on Sept. 4. Klock, who also competed on the Falcons basketball team, has been recruited to play Division I football for Georgia Tech.
Middletown Borough Council rejected a motion on Monday, May 5 to urge Middletown Borough Authority member Robert Louer Jr. to apologize for churlish comments he made to resident Dawn Knull at an authority meeting. Louer unleashed a venomous retort at Knull during the authority’s April 3 meeting as she spoke about child safety during an upcoming construction project, questioned her presence at the meeting and ultimately called her a “pain in the ass.” Knull stepped forward at council’s April 7 meeting to ask council to seek Louer’s resignation. Council agreed to conduct an investigation into the matter before making a decision. In response, Councilor Anne Einhorn made a motion at council’s May 5 meeting to ask Louer to issue an apology for his remarks. “With all due respect, I think we all make mistakes and say things we shouldn’t, and I still maintain that public officials
have a higher standard of behavior,” said Einhorn. “If I found myself in the position of doing something like that, I would willingly apologize … We’re not asking for his resignation, we’re not asking for serious repercussions, it’s simply a statement of regret.” Councilor Victoria Malone disagreed with Einhorn’s motion, stating that it’s not council’s call to force Louer to apologize. “I have witnessed [that] in this room from everybody who comes up and talks and is disrespectful,” said Malone. “If we’re going to start issuing apologies, then we should all be issuing them to each other.” Replied Einhorn, “I don’t believe we’re forcing an apology on him. We’re asking him to make an apology. It’s his decision to choose to do that or not.” Councilor Scott Sites agreed with Malone, referring to the prospect of issuing an apology request to Louer as “a bunch of elementary crap.” “Everyone knows we all get into the heat of the moment and say terrible things,”
A 13-year-old student was arrested at Elizabethtown Area Middle School after he allegedly brought a knife to the school on Monday, April 28, according to Elizabethtown police. The student was arrested around 11:15 a.m. after making a threat toward another student, police said. The youth was charged two misdemeanors, terroristic threats and possession of a weapon on school property, and held at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center.
Council supports facade improvement program Middletown Borough Council agreed on Monday, May 5 to support a program and an application for funds from the state to provide grants for improvements to the facades of buildings in the borough’s downtown district. The program would use $50,000 and give out a maximum of $5,000 to downtown businesses that would improve their facades, according to Jonathan Hicks, an intern with the borough’s Industrial and Commercial Development Authority. Ten to 12 businesses have expressed an interest in the program, said Robin Pellegrini, owner of Alfred’s Victorian and a business liaison to the ICDA.
Hotel project moves forward Middletown Borough Council unanimously agreed on Monday, May 5 to move forward with plans to build a hotel at the corner of West Emaus and Catherine streets. The hotel project, and the relocation of the borough’s Mill Street Substation, were proposed by United Realty and Infrastructure Group of Silver Spring, Md., at a previous council meeting. Councilor Scott Sites made the motion to authorize Council President Christopher McNamara to sign a nonbinding letter of intent with URI Group “to enter into a public product partnership for the development of downtown Middletown Borough infrastructure improvements.”
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George Keleher George J. Keleher, 88, died on Thursday, May 1, at Frey Village, Middletown. He was born on January 19, 1926 in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was the son of James Peter and Emma Grace (nee Davis) Keleher. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son and sister. George was a WWII, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, a Sergeant, a bronze star recipient. He flew missions out of the Aleutian Islands. He was an active member of the First Congressional Church in Iowa. He was also active in the Masonic Lodge, the Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters Club. He and his wife moved to Elizabethtown in 2004 and have resided in Frey Village, Middletown since 2009. He married Helen Virginia Olson on March 10, 1946 in the English Lutheran Church, Webster City, Iowa. They opened an Army and Navy Surplus store in Eagle Grove, Iowa in 1946 and concentrated in the clothier business thru 1988 with a stop in Belmond, Iowa in 1953-1968 and ending in Algona, Iowa, where they retired from a men’s and boys’ clothing store. A highlight of his career was serving on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis clothing co-op, Northwest Buyers and Jobbers. George’s hobbies included fishing, golfing, and motorcycling with his wife and their many friends. Everyone will miss his pleasant smile. George is survived by his wife Helen Virginia Keleher; his children Georgia Karin Good (husband Dale), and Timothy John Keleher (wife Carol);
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five grandchildren Jeffrey Dale Good (wife Ashley), Christopher George Good, Timothy John Keleher II, George James Keleher, and Nickolas Eric Keleher; and three great-grandchildren Ava Marie Good, Anna Corinne Good, and Alexander James Keleher. Memorial Services will be held at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren (ECOB), 777 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown, on Thursday, May 8, with Pastor Pam Reist, ECOB, and Pastor Art Sonnenberg, Chaplain of Frey Village, Middletown, officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. and a light lunch at noon at the church. At the request of the family, burial will be private at Good’s Mennonite Church Cemetery, West Donegal Township, Lancaster. Memorial contributions can be made to the Diakon Wilderness Center for Pennsylvania Children and Youth, 571 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 10, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0010, the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, Building Fund, 777 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, and Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Kelehers have entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E Main St., Middletown, to handle the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Ronald Eugene Weldon, 61, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, at his home. He was the husband of Gale R. Weldon. Born on March 14, 1953, he was a son of the late Clyde and Florence Demey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Sandra L. Weldon. In addition to his wife, Ronald is survived by his daughters Billiejean Zapcic and husband Thomas Jr. of Harrisburg, Ronda Murchall and husband Michael of Middletown, Angelique Weyant and significant other Steven Lang, and Sarah Weldon and significant other Kyle Burton of Harrisburg; son Ronald J. Weldon of Middletown; brother Terry Shepler of Myerstown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial service was held on Sunday at New Thing United Methodist Church, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc.
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Todd Brandt Todd R. Brandt, “Train,” 53, of Gettysburg, made his peaceful transition on Wednesday, April 30, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born November 27, 1960, he was the son of Richard A. and Lois J. Caslow Brandt. A Boy Scout, then troop leader, he was Valedictorian of his Middletown Area High School graduating class. With the mind of an engineer and a gifted mechanic Todd loved vintage Jeeps, worked at M&H Railroad, and was manager at Gettysburg Scenic Railway earning the nickname “TRain.” Passionate for a clever use of words, his poetry was featured in the Hanover Newspaper and at the Gettysburg Poetry Society during First Fridays. Spontaneity was a specialty. He also enjoyed history and the arts. In addition to his parents, Todd is survived by his sister Shari Brandt of Middletown; nieces and nephews Cerise, Pierce, Sonya, Dillon and Ryhan Lopatic; girlfriend Jenny Wolf; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
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LaVonne Ackerman • 1438 Old Reliance Road, 939-5584 • LaVonneAck@comcast.net Happy May! Happy Mother’s Day! I want to wish all of the moms out there a wonderful weekend. My mom departed this world on Feb. 24. This will be my first Mother’s Day without having my mom to send a card to. Many people have been through this, no doubt. My mom was a very special woman who gave me life, and taught me many good things. Her greatest gift was her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She wasn’t anywhere near close to being perfect, but she loved her children and was faithful to encourage each of her five kids. Recently, my siblings and I cleared out her condo in Virginia Beach, Va. Among many things sentimental and fun to look at, I came across the huge Valentine heart I bought for her in 1974 when I was 12. Inside it was the column I wrote for this paper in February 2002. It was my story about surprising her with the gift of a giant ribboned heart-shaped box of chocolates. It made me smile. Mothers are so blest by having children who love, appreciate and thank them. I hope you have a chance to show your appreciation to your mother, or maybe to someone who showed you kindness and love. Spread it around. Be grateful, be kind, and give the gift of affirmation and joy. Did you know that the emerald is the birthstone for May? It is a symbol of rebirth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning “green’’in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanista, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly. It is easy to imagine how the emerald was chosen to be the birthstone for May. Look outside! Look how green, green, green it is! I love spring and the fresh green, clean atmosphere we take in with not just our eyes and our breath, but also our sense of touch. Get out there and dig and plant and pull weeds. It is good exercise and very therapeutic. Our last frost is usually around April 15, but can go to May 1. I know many people in our area want to be safe and like to put flowers and vegetables in the ground after Mother’s Day weekend. So gear up – time to turn the dirt over and get ready for some planting! Have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to let me know your news to share. Birthdays Happy cake and ice cream day to the lovely Leslie Hughes of Lower Swatara Twp. on Wednesday, May 7. Enjoy this smiles and surprises day! Janel Tomalis of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Thursday, May 8. I hope it is a beautiful sound to your ears Janel and your day is extra special. Happy confetti-popping birthday to MaryLou Witmer of Lower Swatara as she observes her me-holiday on
Thursday, May 8. Max Yurovich of Lower Swatara will blow out four candles atop his frosty-filled cake on Thursday, May 8. Hope you gets lots of treats, Max! Happy 19th and last-teener-cake day to Elaine Chubb of Lower Swatara. Hope your Friday, May 9 birthday is the best yet, Elaine. Jayme Ackerman is 24 on Friday, May 9. Lots of love and hugs are sent to her as her family celebrates this special day with her this very special weekend! You are a precious daughter, J. Tyler Brennan marks his 22nd cake and ice cream day on Saturday, May 10. Hope your celebration day is full of happiness, Tyler. Happy 22nd birthday to Cole Worthing of Lower Swatara on Saturday, May 10. Best wishes to you for a fantastic fun-filled weekend. Happy double-toothpick day to Jenna Alford of Lower Swatara on Saturday, May 10. May your 11th birthday be memorable! Best wishes to Bob Clouser Jr. of Middletown as he observes his special rootin’ tootin’ birthday on Saturday, May 10. Best wishes for a super birthday to Bob Wierman of Lower Swatara on Sunday, May 11. May this be your best party day yet, Bob. Amanda Wagner hits the Big 25 on Sunday, May 11. Happy quarter-of-acentury to you, Amanda. Josh Hurley of Lower Swatara marks his landmark 18th cake day on Monday, May 12. Enjoy this special week. If you see Linda Hammaker out and about Lower Swatara on Monday, May 12, be sure to give her a hearty and smiley happy birthday shout. Ken Romberger of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Monday, May 12. May it be a sweet sound to your ears, Ken! Here’s a shout out to Patrick Green of Lower Swatara. Hope your frostyfilled day is full of fun and lots of laughs. Happy 28th! Brand-new teener Alexis Fischer of Middletown turns 13 on Monday, May 12. Hope the sun is shining extra bright for you! Paul Mahalik of Lower Swatara will be high-fiving it on Tuesday, May 13 as he turns landmark 18. Congrats, Paul! Hey, Mrs. Martz of Lower Swatara! I hope your cake and ice cream day on Tuesday, May 13 is extra special and the kids at Kunkel are extremely sweet to you during your birthday week!
Anniversaries Best wishes to Don and Cindy Bowers of Lower Swatara. They celebrate their 31st romantic holiday on Wednesday, May 7. Hoping you two have a super flowery heart and chocolate day! God bless, and many more. Happy Holy Matrimony Day to Kimber and Debbie Latsha of Lower Swatara. They observe their 33rd anniversary on Friday, May 9. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Tom and Janice Williams of Lower Swatara celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 11. Congrats, and best wishes for a truly
Helpful hints Thank you to Dorothea Novak of Middletown for these very good suggestions: • Clogged toilet? Just squirt some liquid dish washing detergent in the bowl, wait 15 minutes, and you’re good to go. • Dull knives? Turn over a clay flowerpot (or a glazed mug with an unglazed bottom). Carefully run the blade (starting at the handle) across the flowerpot or mug until the blade is as sharp as you like. • Does cutting an onion make you cry? Try cutting it under water (the onion, not you) or put the onion in the freezer for 15 minites (or in the fridge for an hour). This puts a chill on the enzymes that cause tears.
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Elizabethtown award Stephanie Strauss, a senior music therapy major from Middletown, has earned the Called to Lead award at Elizabethtown College. The award recognizes seniors who have completed the Called to Lead program, which integrates the themes of life calling and ethical leadership using both their academic course work and the breadth of their engagement outside the classroom to make positive change in their field, community and world. Alvernia honor societies The following local students were inducted into academic honor societies at Alvernia University, Reading, this year: • Derek Klim, of Elizabethtown, was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and St. Thomas More CJ Honor Society • Brianna Kuhn, of Elizabethtown, was inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Student Honor Society • Jason Brumbaugh, of Hummelstown, was inducted into Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society • Anna Pantalone, of Hummelstown, was inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Student Honor Society Township meetings The following meetings will be held in the Lower Swatara Twp. municipal building on Spring Garden Drive: • Lower Swatara Twp. Recreation Board, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. • Lower Swatara Twp. Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. Pennsylvania facts quiz I think we are ready to move on from Five Random Facts to five facts about our great state, Pennsylvania. So each week, for awhile, we will have a quick quiz about Pennsylvania. No need to study! Good luck! 1. What is Pennsylvania’s nickname? (The Keystone State) 2. What does “Pennsylvania’’ mean? (Penn’s Woods) 3. What are the state colors? (Blue and gold) 4. What is the state animal? (The white-tailed deer) 5. What is the state flower? (The Mountain Laurel)
Quote of the Week “The universe is God’s billboard sign to the world, telling us that He is real, He is wise, and He is strong. This world is not the product of chance but the result of God’s choice.” – John Shirk, program director at WJTL FM 90.3, Manheim.
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Bear Creek School presents living museum Historical figures like Attilla the Hun, Socrates, Moses and King Tut will come to life in the halls of Elizabethtown’s Bear Creek School, as sixth-grade students portray them during the school’s Living History Museum on Friday, May 16. The presentation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Student-actors will dress up like their famous character for classmates, teachers, parents and principals, re-
maining stationary like a statue until someone deposits a ticket into a bucket at their feet. The event is an interactive way for students to learn about history.
Question of the Week Do you know of any good picnic spots? “We like to go to Little Buffalo for picnics.” – Katie Camilli, 10, Harrisburg. “Hoffer Park in Middletown.” – Brian Hutchinson, 13, Middletown. “Oak Hills Park in Middletown.” – Kaeli Thomas, 16, Middletown. “Sunset Park. They have a nice playground.” – Cole Golden, 14, Lower Swatara. “I like when we go to Bethany Beach and we take food and picnic there.” – Karlee Deibler, 17, Lower Swatara. “Pinchot Park is nice.” – Emily Orris, 17, Lower Swatara. Proverb for the Week The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools (15:7).
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Eagle Scout project snares drums for MAMS When Mitchell Lee had to pick an Eagle Scout project, it didn’t take him long to decide. As a drummer in the Middletown Area Middle School marching band, he saw firsthand the condition of the current drum equipment. Drums were worn. Cases were falling apart. Harnesses were secured with duct tape. The school was in dire need of new drums and drum equipment – and Lee decided to do something about it. So Lee, a Scout with Troop 97 in Londonderry Twp., asked band director Eric Schlicher to create a list of items that needed to be replaced. With list in hand, Lee set out to raise as much money as he could in hopes of granting the entire wish list. He coordinated car washes and enlisted local restaurants to participate in fundraisers. He set up donation jars at concerts and displayed his project at school events. He wrote letters to local businesses and boldly asked them to donate to his project. And in a span of just four months, he raised more than $8,700. Now he had the challenge of figuring out the best use of the funds to provide the most equipment. Loser’s Music in Lebanon came to his rescue. Loser’s offered to provide the equipment at the school bid price, which was a generous discount, and cover all the shipping costs – and even deliver the equipment to the school. So on Tuesday, April 29, the school received eight snare drums, five bass drums, three quads, 16 brand new harnesses and individual cases for every new drum. But Lee didn’t stop there. With the help of an architecturally-gifted cousin, Lee and his father designed and built three large portable storage carts to transport the equipment. Now the new items could be stored and moved safely to and from events in hopes of extending their lifespan. Bruce Marquette, owner of Loser’s Music, said that in his 40 years in the business this was the first time
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Mitchell Lee, an eighthgrader at Middletown Area Middle School, raised $8,700 to buy new drums for the school as his Eagle Scout project. he has assisted with a project of this magnitude. Lee, son of Julie Lee of Middletown and Bill and Tonya Lee of Elizabethtown, will only get to use his new
drums for the final few weeks of the school year. In the fall, he will be moving on to Middletown Area High School, where he hopes to keep on drumming.
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PUBLIC NOTICE The Middletown Area School District School Board will have an additional board meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Middletown Area High School Large Group Instruction Room. Middletown Area High School, 1155 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057. 5/7-1T #152 www.publicnoticepa.com
BOROUGH OF ROYALTON SPECIAL MEETING The Royalton Borough Authority has scheduled a meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, beginning at 5:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Royalton Borough Building, 101 Northumberland Street, Royalton, Pa. Purpose will be to discuss any and all business brought to the Royalton Borough Authority. All interested parties are urged to attend. Amy Burrell Sec./Treas. Borough of Royalton 5/7-1T #150 www.publicnoticepa.com
CORPORATE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Articles of Incorporation were filed on April 17, 2014, with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation of a proposed business corporation to be organized under the 1988 Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The name of the corporation is UpBeats, Inc. The registered office is at 3502 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17109. The purpose of the corporation is: to operate an under twenty-one club and all other lawful business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and elsewhere for which corporations may be incorporated under the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law. Steve C. Nicholas, Esquire Nicholas Law Offices, P.C. 2215 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 37 Harrisburg, PA 17112-1099 (717) 540-7746 5/7-1T #151 www.publicnoticepa.com
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From The Wednesday, May 8, 1991 Edition Of The Press And Journal A Strike At Three Mile Island? Staff Would Operate The Plant Workers at TMI may reject Metropolitan Edison’s latest contract offer when they vote on the proposal next Tuesday. And if that happens, area residents may face the uneasy prospect of coping with concerns about the local nuclear power plant being operated by management personnel. John O’Donnell, president of Local 563 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBW), which represents about 440 TMI workers, said on Tuesday morning that members of the Local will vote on the contract proposal next Tuesday at the Union Hall on Pike Street, Middletown. O’Donnell said about 1,100 other Union members in four other IBW locals covered by the contract with Met-Ed will also vote on the proposal the same day. Those members are employed at the York Haven, Portland and Titus generating plants and in the Lebanon “Line Gang.” According to O’Donnell, the 10-member “system council” for the five locals has voted unanimously to recommend that its 1,500 members, all Met-Ed employees, reject the contract package that was worked out by union and company negotiators. “It’s the best package we were able to get from the company,” O’Donnell admitted, “but we aren’t at all happy with it, so we’re recommending that our members reject it.” If the package is rejected by a majority of the IBW members, Met-Ed officials say the company is pre-
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23 YEARS AGO - Special Guests At The Journal – Youngsters from St. Peter’s Nursery School, Middletown, were special guests of the Press And Journal recently for a tour of the newspaper and its printing operations. Ad compositor Louise Sukle poses with the young ones during a demonstration of the typesetting/advertising/composition computers at the business. pared to use management personnel to keep its plants in operation. “We have contingency plans for the safe and uninterrupted operation of our plant as we have had in other years,” said Doug Bedell, GPU’s public relations officer at TMI. But when asked if those plans included the use of management personnel to operate the TMI plant, Bedell declined to respond. Instead, he referred the inquiry to Judith Botvin, press official at Met-Ed’s Reading office. Best Buddies Join Forces To Save Lives In Pineford Village Disaster Two quick-thinking Feaser Middle School students can be credited with saving the lives of over a dozen people in the April 29 fire at the Pineford Apartment Complex.
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Andre Foster, 14, and his best friend Marc Campbell, 13, were just playing a game of catch when they noticed smoke rising from the apartment building across the way. “What’s that?” Andre asked, pointing in the direction of the smoke. “I think someone is barbecuing,” Marc responded. “No, there’s too much smoke for that,” Andre said. “You better go get your dad.” While the call went into the fire department, the two eighth graders split up and started knocking on all the doors of the 24-unit building. Andre took the back and Marc, the front. It never occurred to them they could be hurt. Their only thoughts were to save the people inside. “I was scared, but I just reacted,” Andre said. “It was just instinct. Patios were falling; the roof was falling in; and there was a lot of smoke. I knew if they would have stayed there much longer, they would have gotten hurt.” “If we wouldn’t have acted the way we did, it probably would have been too late for a couple people,” Marc said. “I was just concerned about getting those people out of the building before it went up in flames. I wasn’t thinking of myself.” Many residents came to the door in disbelief. “They thought we were joking,” Andre and Marc said. It wasn’t until they stepped outside and looked up that any of the residents took either of the young men seriously. As all the fire trucks came, the two sat on Marc’s porch across a square-shaped parking lot from the building and exchanged stories about the rescue, neither thinking for a minute that they’d be called heroes. “I just did what had to be done,” Andre said. “I really didn’t think I was being a hero. I was just helping people out.” Preservation Group Will Rebuild Heritage House Fireplace & Oven A series of special events scheduled for Monday and
Tuesday, May 13 and 14, will highlight Elizabethtown Preservation Associates’ (EPA) current campaign to fund the reconstruction of the original cooking fireplace and bake oven in the Heritage House. EPA officials hope the organization’s “Light Our Fire” campaign will be able to raise a minimum of $20,000 by July 31. That would be enough to complete the basic reconstruction of the fireplace and bake oven. Although the campaign is already under way, it will be highlighted during next week’s observance of National Preservation Week, a time dedicated to the preservation of historic sites and buildings throughout the nation. Although the original 1847 fireplace no longer exists, parts of the foundation for the ancient fireplace and bake oven, and the chimney above them in the kitchen loft, are still evident. Working from those remnants, and after painstaking research, EPA members were finally able to establish the original dimensions and placement of the fireplace. With that information, “Restore-NMore,” the contractor who will reconstruct the fireplace, and architect Eugene Aleci, of Architetto Aleci. Lancaster, were able to construct drawings of the fireplace to guide its rebirth. Prices From 23 Years Ago Jello Pudding Pops 8-12 ct..............................$2.39 Jumbo Hot Dogs............. ..........................$2.59/pk. Schmidts Old Tyme Wheat Bread 16 oz.............$1.09 Pillsbury All Purpose Flour 5 lb....................99¢ Italian Plum Tomatoes ... ..............................69¢/lb. Hippy Ring Bologna....... ...........................$2.39/lb. Butter and Egg Sandwich Rolls 6 pk................$1.29 Frozen Donald Duck Orange Juice 12 oz.........99¢ General Mills Basic 4 Cereal 14.5 oz. box.......... ................................$2.78 Hanover Chick Peas 15.5 oz. can........................39¢ Cymbidium Orchid Corsages............... $2.99/each
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40th Annual Meeting of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association
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Phillip Bertovic, an eighth-grader at Seven Sorrows School, will present his History Day website, “East Berlin: A Land Deprived of Basic Human Rights,’’ at the National History Day state contest at Millersville University on May 12 and 13.
The 40th Annual Meeting of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association billed as “Hessian Heritage Day” will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Valley View Park, Valley View, Schuylkill Co., Pa. beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free to all. Everyone is encouraged to check in at the registration booth upon arrival. This event will be held rain or shine as pavilions and trees offer shelter and shade. The event is open to the public, especially descendants of Hessian soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and other interested persons. Register by July 1 and fill the space along the driveways of the park with interests for all to see. Already on the slate for 2014 are Ross Schwalm who will share the Footsteps of Civil War Captain Samuel Schwalm at Fredericksburg in 1862 through Knoxville in 1863; and John Moore, a local author, storyteller and direct descendant of Charles Pidcock, a member of the New Jersey militia who marched to Trenton and arrived after the battle was over. Pidcock was a son of Jonathan Pidcock, a miller who sold flour to Washington. A Pidcock cousin and Trenton merchant, Stacy Potts, housed
News From District Judge David H. Judy Following is a compilation of action in cases filed before District Magistrate David H. Judy. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law. Nichole Henry, 21, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia during a preliminary hearing on April 2. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and operating a vehicle without financial responsibility were withdrawn. The charges, stemming from an incident on Feb. 3, were filed with Judy’s office on March 3. Nathaniel Radic, 30, of Steelton, was charged by Swatara Twp. police with three counts of prohibited possession of a firearm on March 4. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 4. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Brandon Pittman Santana, 22, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with flight to avoid apprehension and default in required appearance stemming from an incident on Feb. 21. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 6. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Sandra Baumbach, 53, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with DUI, DUI-high rate and careless driving stemming from an incident on Dec. 12. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 6. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Mani Lammey, 39, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and similar misconduct on March 25. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 3, was filed with Judy’s office on March 6. Robert Warden, 18, of Hummelstown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and small amount of marijuana. The charges, stemming from an incident on March 5, were filed with Judy’s office on March 7. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 16 before Judy. Donna Cheney, 58, of Hummelstown, was charged by state police in Middletown with two felony counts of theft by deception, seven misdemeanor counts of theft by deception, 31 misdemeanor counts of writing bad checks and eight summary offenses for writing bad checks. The charges, stemming from incidents in 2010, were filed with Judy’s office on March 10. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Kenneth Deavers Jr., 23, of Dillsburg, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp with possessing a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and a driving violation. The charges, stemming from an incident on March 6, were filed with Judy’s office on March 10. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 16 before Judy. Harold Wilcox, 56, of Carlisle, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with theft by deception and two counts of writing bad checks. The charges, stemming from an incident on Aug. 10, 2013, were filed with Judy’s office on March 11. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. John Gabriel Jr., 25, of Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty to retail theft on March 17. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 7, was filed with Judy’s office on March 14. Brett Evans, 26, and Julie Hurley, 21, both of Middletown, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise on March 21. The charge, stemming from an incident Feb. 10, was filed with Judy’s office on March 14. Brent Jacobs, 33, of Elizabethtown, was charged by Middletown police
with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, DUI-high rate, careless driving and reckless driving. The charges, stemming from an incident on Jan. 23, were filed with Judy’s office on March 14. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 16 before Judy. Julian Martin, 20, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to prohibited activities for possession of malt or alcoholic beverage by a minor on March 27. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 15, was filed with Judy’s office on March 18. Robert Anderson Jr., 20, of Middletown, was charged by state police in Middletown with possession of a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of corruption of minors on March 17. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 17. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Jordan Miller, 18, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with disorderly conduct for engaging in fighting. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 14, was filed with Judy’s office on March 18. Asia Carter, 18, of Harrisburg, was charged by Middletown police with harassment. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 14, was filed with Judy’s office on March 18. Meagan Wise, 24, of Middletown, pleaded guilty on March 31 to criminal mischief for damaging property. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 11, was filed with Judy’s office on March 18. Barbara Fallinger, 62, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to writing bad checks on April 2. The charge, stemming from an incident on Nov. 5, 2012, was filed with Judy’s office on March 19. Tyler Auman, 22, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license,and exceeding the maximum speed limit by 21 mph stemming from an incident on March 18. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 19. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Jeffrey Popernack, 34, of Middletown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The charges, stemming from an incident on Feb. 7, were filed with Judy’s office on March 20. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Victoria Rivera, 36, of Middletown, was charged with two counts of writing bad checks on Oct. 29 to Karns Food Store, Middletown. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 2. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Todd Looks, 48, of Elizabethtown, was charged with three counts of writing bad checks on Oct. 16 to Karns Food Store, Middletown. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 20. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Carissa Rose, 21, of Elizabethtown, waived an aggravated assault charge to Dauphin County Court on April 2. Rose was charged following an incident on March 22. Gabrielle Church, 34, of Columbia, was charged with writing bad checks on Oct. 21 to Karns Food Store, Middletown. The charge was filed with Judy’s office on March 20. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy
Todd Barto Jr., 33, of Middletown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with DUI, DUI-high rate, making false reports and four summary traffic offenses stemming from an incident on Feb. 16. The charges were filed with Judy’s office March 26. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Deepak Mehaian, 25, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and similar misconduct on April 4. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 22, was filed with Judy’s office on March 27. Thomas Ness, 22, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with making a false alarm to an agency of public safety, criminal mischief, injure/tamper fire apparatus and harassment stemming from an incident on March 12. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 27. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Gina Manso, 24, of Harrisburg, was charged by Royalton police with use/ possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, stemming from an incident on March 29. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 30. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Niki Tryon, 36, of Lemoyne, was charged by Royalton police with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, driving while privileges are suspended and other summary offenses stemming from an incident on March 29. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 30. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Ryan Long, 22, of Royalton, waived charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and use/possession of drug paraphernalia to Dauphin County Court on March 31. The charges, stemming form an incident on March 29, were filed with Judy’s office on March 30. David Hatt, 41, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with prohibited possession of a firearm stemming from an incident on Sept. 28, 2013. The charge was filed with Judy’s office on March 31. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Brandon Chapman, 28, of Maytown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with possession of a small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident on March 28. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 31. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 21 before Judy. John Marconi, 49, of Dillsburg, was charged by Middletown police with criminal mischief, tampering with/ fabricating physical evidence and accidental damage to unattended property stemming from an incident on Feb. 28. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on March 31. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Amber Edwards, 22, of Harrisburg, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with public drunkenness and similar conduct stemming from an incident on March 22. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on April 1. Bret Zerphey, 26, of Palmyra, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with public drunkenness and similar conduct stemming from an incident on March 22. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on April 1.
Paul Shelley Jr., 28, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with three counts of forgery, writing bad checks and theft by unlawful taking. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on April 1. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 23 before Judy. Andrew Kraft, 19, of Newtown, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness on April 10. The charge was filed with Judy’s office by Middletown police on April 3. Thomas Ness, 22, of Middletown, was charged by Middletown police with disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on March 27. The charge was filed with Judy’s office on April 3. Neil Brandt, 38, of Enola, was charged by Middletown police with patronizing prostitutes. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 29, was filed with Judy’s office on April 3. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Joseph Clay Jr., 53, of Elizabethtown, was charged by Middletown police with retail theft. The charge, stemming from an incident on March 29, was filed with Judy’s office on April 7. Randy Sowers, 45, of Elizabethtown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with use/possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident on March 21. The charge was filed with Judy’s office on April 7. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. William Barilla, 39, of Middletown, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. The charges, stemming from an incident on Nov. 3, 2012, were filed with Judy’s office on April 7. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 30 before Judy. Michael Reiter, 33, of Harrisburg, was charged by Royalton police with disorderly conduct, false identification to police, making false reports and public drunkenness and similar misconduct stemming from an incident on March 29. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on April 7. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Nicholas Snyder, 19, of Bainbridge, was charged by Royalton police with DUI-controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving while operational privileges suspended and exceeding the speed limit. The charges, stemming from an incident on March 22, were filed with Judy’s office on April 7. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 14 before Judy. Donald Claytor, 27, of Grantville, was charged by Middletown police with disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on April 5. The charge was filed with Judy’s office on April 8. Shannon Leaman, 27, of Halifax, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with harassment. The charge, stemming from an incident on April 5, was filed with Judy’s office on April 9. Alexander Shank, 21, of Middletown, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception, stemming from an incident on March 4. Shank waived his preliminary hearing on April 10. The charges were filed with Judy’s office on April 10. A formal arraignment is scheduled for May 28 in Dauphin County Court. Michelle Fortna, 48, of Lititz, was charged by state police in Londonderry Twp. with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI-high rate, DUI and exceeding the speed limit. The charges, stemming from an incident on March 24, were filed with Judy’s office on April 11.
Colonel Rall during the Battle of Trenton. In addition John Dunado and his associates of Mount Hope, New Jersey, will portray the ironmaster Johannes Faech who employed Hessian prisoners of war at his iron furnace. Portrayal of Faech will be part of the afternoon program. Quilting will also be displayed by several Schwalm descendants. The committee has also arranged for music by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan from Schuylkill Haven, Pa., a local 4-piece band playing a variety of music, from 12:30-2 p.m. Come prepared to learn more about the Battle of Trenton and to enjoy good music. Children’s activities include a playground, piñata party at 1 p.m., games and stories. The special monograph entitled “The Civil War Letters and Experience of Samuel Schwalm of the 50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment” will also be available as well as past publications of JSHA. The CD updating the descendants of Johannes Schwalm and Allied families by Don Reed will also be available for $25. Arrangements can be made to have this CD printed at cost for those not computer savvy. Exhibits for Hessian Heritage Day include a replica of a Hessian Fusilier Hat, watercolor painting of the original Schwalm Valley costumes, an actual costume from the Schwalm Valley, Hesse, Germany, original letters of Captain Samuel Schwalm and recently acquired Schwalm birth certificate and photos. Family members are encouraged to bring items for display, especially everyday items from the past. Guessing games will help defray the cost of the day’s events. The sales booth will offer the 2014 and 2013 journal, the Samuel Schwalm Monograph, The Hessian of Lewis Miller, the autobiography of Theodore R. Schwalm, Memories of My Life, Journals from 1977 through 2014, badges and other related items including yellow and T-shirts with the JSHA logo. Other than the British National Archives in Kew, England, JSHA is the only source of the minutes of the British Navy Board for the Revolutionary War period. JAHA now has a complete copy of the Navy Board minutes from The National Archives (TNA) in Kew, England. Thanks to those who contributed to the JSHA project. The Navy Board minutes may be used for research at the David Library of the American Revolution located in Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pa. Donations above and beyond the dues may be sent to JSHA at the above address to continue Research and preservation projects. At the annual meeting in 2013, Thomas and Mary Ellen Schwalm Moser planned a mini-family reunion under the umbrella of Hessian Heritage Day. JSHA encourages families to continue this practice in 2014. JSHA encourages a family member to contact other family members and organize a family reunion at no charge to the family. Simply contact JSHA with the number of persons expected and a table will be reserved for your family. Pool your resources and have a common table and bring a covered dish to share. Many attendees bring their own lunches. Traditional bean soup is cooked in a large iron kettle and hot dogs and beverages are available for sale. The day will conclude with a business meeting and program beginning at 2 p.m., followed by a “Kaffeeklatsch” with coffee, punch. Punch and Black Forest Cherry Cake will be provided. Donations of cookies, pies or cakes would be appreciated to share with all following the program. Valley View Park is located in Valley View, Schuylkill County, Pa., 8 miles west of I-81, Exit 112. Follow Route 25 toward Hegins to Gap Street in Valley View and turn left toward the gap in the mountain. Directional signs will be posted. For further information and to register to participate in the share fair, contact N. Daniel Schwalm, JSHA vice president and annual meeting coordinator, at shamokinschwalms@verizon. net. We hope to see you and your family at Annual Meeting and Share Fair on Sunday, July 13. For those arriving in the area on Saturday, the following events are scheduled or available: (1) Klinger’s Church (where Johannes Schwalm was treasurer in 1803), Erdman, Pa. has its annual picnic open to the public on Saturday evening with a Chicken Barbecue and entertainment (also soups, sandwiches and homemade pies) from 4 p.m. to attend, follow Route 25 to Sacramento to the brick church, bear right and follow Fearnot Road along the ridge until you see Klinger’s Church on the opposite ridge in the middle of the Valley (about five miles). Turn left and follow this road past the church to the picnic grove on the left (about ½ mile from the church); (2) Hegins Community Day is held Saturday at Hegins Park. Entertainment and food provided beginning at 3 p.m.; (3) The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, Pa. offers exhibits and special events related to Pa. Game Commission artist Ned Smith. Call 717-692-3699 for information. (4) The Mahantongo Heritage Center, Pitman, Pa. is a museum dedicated to the folk culture of the Mahantongo Valley German settlers and is open by reservation only. Call 570-425-2548; (5) Benigna’s Vineyard, 1585 Ridge Road, Klingerstown, is located on land formerly owned by Frederick S. Schwalm, east of Klingerstown. Wine tasting is available for their Hessian and Patriot Red varieties as well as other wines. Call 570-425-3090 for information; (6) Knobel’s Grove Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pa. is a free admission and parking amusement park with food rates as the best of amusement park food. The park is located about 25 miles from Valley View Park. Check the JSHA website for lodging suggestions as well as Schuylkill County events. Exits on I-81 with lodging include Pine Grove, Gordon and Frackville. Dear Readers, My main computer crashed in 2013 and my backup crashed last month. All my contacts are gone. Anyone who sent a query, or reunion notices please send them again on msn.com. 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middle school, buying new textbooks as part of the transition to Pennsylvania Core Standards, installing a new card-key system for building doors and other technology initiatives. “It is very gratifying to be able to continue to hold the line on taxes in our budget,” said Superintendent Sherri Smith. “It’s a team effort involving our staff, administration and board to be able to provide for our students’ needs while maintaining our commitment to
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The Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Motorcycle Summer Breakfast Series from 7 to 11 a.m. on the following Sundays: May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, and Sept. 28. For more information, visit www.lowerswatarafire.com.
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struction from South Union Street to Ann and Mill streets; the third stage involves construction between Mill Street and Emaus Street; and the final stage involves construction between Emaus Street and Spring Street. “As they move along, you’ll have access to all of the other side streets in the borough,” said Courogen. “That was done to maximize access for the downtown businesses on Union Street.” Construction is currently slated to finish in December, Courogen said.
Street, South Wood Street and Ann Street, he said. Once the work within the intersection is completed, the detour will switch and use the truck route on Ann Street for Route 441. For the remaining three stages, construction will occur one block at a time, Courogen said. “At no time will more than one cross street to South Union Street be blocked off,” he said. The second stage will involve con-
Tech, where he was recruited to play Division I football. Once there, Klock will fight for a spot on the team while focusing on starting off strong academically as he works toward a degree in business. Four other local student-athletes were nominated for the award: • Jeremy Shaver, Middletown Area High School (football and track) • Brynne Schlicher, Middletown Area High School (tennis and track) • Taylor Lister, Lower Dauphin (field hockey and lacrosse) • Broderick Simmons-Settles, Steelton-Highspire High School (football and basketball).
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a prior commitment to attend. “I’m actually going to be on a school field trip to Camp Hebron,” said Klock. “I’m volunteering as a counselor and we go up for the whole week with the elementary school. So I’m going to have to come home and leave camp for a little bit.” The award is named for John Travers, the late executive sports editor of The Patriot-News who died of cancer in 1981. Regarding his future, Klock is focused on finishing his remaining days at Lower Dauphin on a strong note before the next chapter of his life begins. After high school, Klock hopes to play in the Big 33 Game on June 14 before heading off to Georgia
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Developers Jim and Frank Nardo are turning this strip mall on West Main Street into a business complex they call the Westporte Centre.
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Move will provide access to drive-through windows at Westporte Centre By David Amerman Press And Journal Staff
For almost a decade, Jim and Frank Nardo have toiled to see their development project for the Westporte Centre come to fruition. It seems as though progress on their West Main Street shopping center is finally finding its feet. Middletown Borough Council adopted an ordinance on Monday, May 5 to make Nissley Street a two-way street from its intersection with West Main Street to its intersection with Wood and Water streets. The ordinance would also eliminate parking on Nissley and Wood streets, though the Nardos have stated that they will make parking available within the Westporte Centre to accommodate affected residents.
The motion for adoption passed 6-2, with councilors John Brubaker and Victoria Malone casting the two “no’’ votes. Councilor Thomas Handley was absent from the meeting due to an illness, according to Council President Christopher McNamara. The ordinance previously received a blessing from council’s Planning Committee, on the condition that the Nardos draft a letter explaining that, although the recorded development plan shows straight-line retail, the actual intention is to build short of that to accommodate the Wells Fargo drive-through. Additionally, the Nardos must address final comments from Century Engineering regarding the development plan. At the Planning Committee’s meeting on Wednesday, April 16, Tom Scott, the Nardos’ legal counsel, said the ordinance is necessary to make the plan work in order to make Westporte Centre’s drive-throughs for Wells Fargo and Hardee’s accessible.
Once Nissley Street becomes a twoway street, construction can once again resume on the Westporte Centre’s recorded development plan. “That shopping center is, in some respects, the gateway to the borough from the west,” said Scott. “The shopping center was improved, but anybody that drives into town now sees a much better-looking shopping center than they did three years ago.” “For it to remain commercially viable, it has to expand to meet the needs of the people that want to be there,’’ said Scott. “The developer who owns the property has absolutely no interest in doing anything that’s going to degrade what’s already there. As a matter of fact, the people that are already there are insisting, ‘Let’s get it done!’ Good tenants for the Nardos are good business for Middletown.” David Amerman: 717-944-4628, or davidamerman@pressandjournal. com
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Middletown pinch runner Eddie Arnold, above right, dives back into first base in the Blue Raiders’ 3-2 loss to Mechanicsburg. Middletown’s Bubba Finsterbush, right, at bat, puts down a sacrifice bunt during a two-run third inning against Hershey.
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The Middletown baseball team’s visions for a possible division title and a berth in the postseason playoffs were muddied a bit as the Blue Raiders dropped a pair of decisions last week in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference. Both losses – to Mechanicsburg and Hershey, a pair of teams the Raiders defeated in the season’s first half – came about due to rough starts and a failure to rally. With the losses, the Raiders slipped back under .500 for the season (6-7, 6-4 in the division) with seven games remaining on the 2014 schedule entering this week, including a visit to Lower Dauphin on Thursday, May 8; a doubleheader at Greencastle-Antrim on Saturday, May 10; and a re-scheduled road game at Bishop McDevitt on Monday, May 12. Several victories during the final stretch will keep the door open to the postseason for the team.
But Popp was left stranded when Allen struck out the next three Middletown batters. Ocker struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to keep the Raiders within a run. But Jordan Flowers, Nick Drawbaugh and pinch hitter Brandon Harper were set down in order in the top of the seventh to deny the Middletown squad a chance for a tying or go-ahead run. Zack Sims, Ocker, Finsterbush and Fox accounted for the four hits by the Raiders in the loss. Ocker was charged with five hits and three walks in the setback.
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Raiders emerge as tennis power with 11-win year By David Amerman Press And Journal Staff
At the dawn of the 2014 season, uncertainty reigned supreme in the high courts of the Middletown Blue Raider boys’ tennis team. In the infancy of her second term coaching the boys’ team, Lynn Miller had expectations that were decidedly curbed. The Raiders had some experienced players, but the team’s abilities were still very raw. Last season’s top singles player had graduated, and the lineup was still unsettled days before the team’s season opener against powerhouse Camp Hill, a rival in the MidPenn Conference Colonial Division. Though Miller was impressed by her team’s determined preparedness leading up to its first match, she knew her athletes had to step up their game if they truly wanted to compete. With that in mind, Miller said her hope of hopes for the Raiders was that they’d be able to reach their goal of duplicating 2013’s 7-6 record and placing somewhere in the middle of their division. After completing its 15-match season, such yearning for duplication went unfulfilled. Instead, the Raiders whacked, smacked, volleyed and rallied their way to an overall 11-4 record
– possibly a school record for wins, according to Miller – and capturing sole custody of second place in their division. “It has to be,” Miller said of the possible record for victories. “I coached 20 years ago and we didn’t win 11 matches. I don’t even think we played 11 matches.” While Middletown Athletic Director Jeremy King could not confirm that Miller’s squadron racked up the best record in school history, he said it “surely is the best the team has done in quite some time.” Even better, the team’s season has yet to conclude. In the District 3 doubles qualifying tournament, Middletown’s duo of junior Harry Kapenstein and sophomore Eric Belles made it to the third-place match against Peter and P.J. Greenbaum of Boiling Springs, the latter of whom recently emerged the victor in the Mid-Penn Conference Class AA Singles Tournament. Kapenstein and Belles lost to the Greenbaums, 6-2, 6-3, but the Boiling Springs brothers were unable to compete further due to what Miller surmised was a lingering shoulder injury on Peter’s part. This forfeiture, in turn, punched Middletown’s ticket Please See TENNIS Page B2
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Middletown’s Harry Kapenstein finished the regular season with a 10-5 record in matches at the No. 1 singles position.
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to the District 3 Class AA Doubles Tournament on Friday, May 9 at the Hershey Racquet Club. However, Miller says Kapenstein and Belles won’t be seeded in the tournament and, therefore, will be playing a “really good team.” Either way, Miller and her district-qualifying team are elated by the opportunity to compete at the next level and are diligently training to sharpen their volleying and serving in the days leading up to the tournament. “We will have to work really hard,” said Miller. “We are going into the tournament looking for experience for next year.” Thankfully for Miller, Kapenstein and Belles are no strangers to the concept of hard work. In fact, on the whole, Miller credits this triumphant year to the tireless work ethic of her team. “They really stepped it up, elevated their level, and kind of matured a little bit,” said Miller. “They picked up their mental game and their mental toughness. They don’t feel like it’s over until it’s over. They play hard and gritty and have won a lot of matches that were 3-2. That can go either way, and this year a lot of them went this way.” “Quite honestly, in the beginning, we
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MIDDLETOWN AREA SOFTBALL kind of surprised some teams,’’ Miller said. “We went 7-6 last year, we were OK, we lost our No. 1 singles player, but I think we took a couple teams by surprise, like ‘Hey! They’re for real! These kids are playing well!’ “ Miller praised her team for functioning impeccably well under pressured and problematic situations. Whether it’s an injury that sidelines a starting singles player or a match that hinges on the outcome of a single set, the Raiders have never backed down from a challenge and have adopted a whatever-it-takes attitude in their style of play. “It was such a team effort all year. I can’t emphasize that enough,” said Miller. “In the beginning, we were just a bunch of individuals just playing and trying to win. But by the end of the season, we’re united as a team.” Perhaps some of this success can be attributed to Kapenstein, the team’s newly-minted No. 1 singles player. Miller projected prior to the season’s start that if Kapenstein went .500 in his matches, the team would go .500. Incredibly, that prophecy nearly went completely fulfilled as Kapenstein finished 10-5, well beyond his personal goal to go .500 and almost identical to his team’s 11-4 standing. “That’s huge for a first year No. 1 player,” said Miller of Kapenstein’s record. “He’ll want to be even better next year.”
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Middletown first baseman Cynthia Becker, above, beats the tag by Reading’s catcher at home plate to record her first home run of the season in a 15-2 rout of the Red Knights.
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Middletown third baseman Kayla Warhola, right, makes contact in a 6-1 win over Hershey.
Middletown is getting hot at a great time. The Blue Raiders (10-4, 5-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division) swept three games last week, beating Mechanicsburg, Hershey and Reading on the road to hold onto a spot in the District 3 Class AAA softball playoffs. The Raiders held the 11th seed in District 3 as of Monday, April 28. The top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs. Middletown has won four in a row. The Raiders topped Mechanicsburg (10-6, 6-3), the second-place team in the division, 9-0 on Monday, April 28, then followed that with a 6-1 victory over division rival Hershey (3-15, 1-10) on Friday, May 2. Pitcher Sarah Gossard held Reading to just one hit and Middletown exploded for 7 runs in the first inning as the Raiders beat the Red Knights, 15-2 on Saturday, May 3 in Reading. The Raiders pounded 15 hits, breaking the game open with a 3-run fifth inning and a 5-run sixth.
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Bennett, Dey win gold at White Rose Middletown tallied three first-place finishes, three second-place finishes and six other top-six finishes in the White Rose Invitational on Saturday, May 3 at Central York High School. Brianna Bennett placed first in the discus and shot put, throwing the discus more than 97 feet and the shot put 36-1/2 feet. Kurt Dey placed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.23. Levi Varner placed second in the pole vault with a vault of 13 feet; Drice Bahajak placed second in the boys’ discus with a throw of 128-1/2 feet; and Jeremy Shaver placed second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:31.11 Shaver placed third in the 800-meter run, while Day placed fourth in the 200-meter dash and Josh Hurley placed fourth in the long jump. Mackenzie Lombardi placed fourth in the javelin throw. Dylan Danilowicz placed sixth in the 400-meter dash, while Matt Cowan placed sixth in the discus throw.
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Middletown’s Kurt Dey, third from left, takes the No. 1 spot on the podium in the 400-meter dash, while teammate Dylan Danilowicz, far right, takes the sixth-place spot at the White Rose Invitational.
forcing the Raiders to try to play catchup baseball. While Middletown did rally for a pair of runs in the home half of the third, the Raiders were shut out the rest of the way in the loss. Ocker, scheduled to pitch the first four innings of the game, again got the start on the hill for the Middletown side and recorded nine strikeouts in those four frames. But an unearned run in the first inning and a two-run homerun by Jesse Campbell in the third pushed Ocker and his teammates into a 3-0 hole. After the Raiders closed the gap to 3-2 in the third inning, and Ocker got out of the fourth OK, Sims took over on the mound in the fifth frame. Sims faced just 7 batters in the fifth and sixth but was touched for another Hershey run in the top of the seventh, which accounted for the final winning margin. A leadoff walk and a pair of passed balls led to Hershey’s first run, scored on Kevin Kremer’s sacrifice fly with one out in the opening segment. Campbell drew the leadoff walk after surviving a foul ball that could have been caught for an out. The Raiders went down in order in the first two innings against Hershey starter Gus Strader. In the top of the third, Hershey’s leadoff hitter was safe on an error and then moved to second on an erroneous pickoff attempt. With one out, Campbell drove Ocker’s first pitch over the left field fence for a two-run homer that gave the visitors a 3-0 lead.
But the Raiders rallied in the home half of the inning with a pair of runs. Drawbaugh led off with a walk and moved to second on Brett Altland’s single to center. After both moved into scoring position on Finsterbush’s sacrifice bunt, Fox ripped a two-run double to right center to put the Raiders on the scoreboard. A pair of groundouts, however, cut the rally short. The Trojans left one runner stranded in the top of the fourth and the Raiders did the same in the bottom half after Ethan Kell drew a leadoff walk. Sims got out of trouble in the top of the fifth after giving up a pair of singles. Hershey’s leadoff hitter, Gavin Hellman, was picked off second for the first out; Sims induced a fielder’s choice grounder for a force at second for out No. 2; and Sims picked off Kremer at first to end the threat. The Raiders went down in order in the home half of the fifth, as did the Trojans in the top of the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth, Middletown’s Popp led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Sims against new pitcher Tim Edwards. With two outs, Ocker’s infield single moved pinch runner Brandon Harper to third with the potential tying run in position. But a ground out for the third out ended the threat. The Trojans added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on Hellman’s RBI double to right. Edwards then put down the Raiders in order in the bottom of the frame to lock up the win. Larry Etter can be reached at email@example.com
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Last week’s games Mechanicsburg 3, Middletown 2 Hershey 4, Middletown 2 Lower Dauphin 15, Susquehanna Twp. 3 Lower Dauphin 15, Hershey 6 This week’s games Thursday, May 8 Middletown at Lower Dauphin, 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Middletown at Greencastle-Antrim (2), 10 a.m. Monday, May 12 Middletown at Bishop McDevitt, 4:15 p.m. Capital Division W L OVERALL West Perry 10 2 13-4 Susquenita 7 2 10-4 Camp Hill 6 4 10-4 Northern York 6 4 10-5 Trinity 5 5 7-7 East Pennsboro 3 6 4-8 Milton Hershey 3 7 4-9 Steelton-Highspire 0 10 1-14 Last week’s games Mount Calvary 12, Steelton-Highspire 10 Susquenita 13, Steelton-Highspire 0 This week’s games Thursday, May 8 Steelton-Highspire at Northern York, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 Harrisburg at Steelton-Highspire, 4 p.m. DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS Power Ratings Class AAAA (Top 16 qualify) As of April 28 1. Ephrata Area (12-3) 2. Lower Dauphin (12-3) 3. Reading (12-5) 4. Cumberland Valley (7-4) 5. Warwick (11-5) 6. Waynesboro (11-3) 7. Spring Grove (10-5) 8. Governor Mifflin (11-6) 9. Exeter Twp. (10-6) 10. Red Land (8-5) 11. Wilson (8-8) 12. Dallastown (8-5) 13. Penn Manor (10-7) 14. Muhlenberg (9-6) 15. Cedar Cliff (8-6) 16. Chambersburg (7-7) Class AAA (Top 16 qualify) As of April 28 1. West York (12-1) 2. Susquehannock (12-1) 3. Donegal (13-3) 4. Lampeter-Strasburg (14-3) 5. Hamburg (14-2) 6. Manheim Central (12-3) 7. Greencastle-Antrim (10-2) 8. Northeastern (8-5) 9. Northern Lebanon (11-5) 10. Bishop McDevitt (9-6) 11. Oley Valley (13-4) 12. West Perry (11-4) 13. Eastern York (10-5) 14. Littlestown (10-4) 15. Northern York (9-5) 16. Middletown (6-6) *** 17. Cocalico (7-9) 18. Fleetwood (9-7) 19. Susquehanna Twp. (6-6) 20. Bermudian Springs (9-8) SOFTBALL MID-PENN CONFERENCE Keystone Division W L OVERALL Lower Dauphin 10 0 13-3 Mechanicsburg 6 3 10-6 Middletown 5 3 10-4 Palmyra 3 3 8-8 Bishop McDevitt 4 6 9-6 Harrisburg 4 6 5-7 Susquehanna Twp. 2 4 5-8 Hershey 1 10 3-15
Last week’s games Middletown 9, Mechanicsburg 0 Middletown 6, Hershey 1 Middletown 15, Reading 2 Daniel Boone 9, Lower Dauphin 6 Lower Dauphin 1, Conwell-Egan 1 Lower Dauphin 6, Delaware Valley 3 Lower Dauphin 11, Hershey 7 This week’s games Wednesday, May 7 Lower Dauphin at Susquehanna Twp., 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Lower Dauphin at Middletown, 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 9 Steelton-Highspire at Middletown, 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 12 Bishop McDevitt at Middletown, 4:15 p.m. DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS Power Ratings Class AAAA (Top 16 qualify) As of May 4 1. Daniel Boone (17-0) 2. Central York (15-2) 3. Manheim Twp. (16-2) 4. Solanco (13-2) 5. Dallastown (14-2) 6. Lower Dauphin (13-3) 7. Elizabethtown (15-2) 8. Cumberland Valley (12-4) 9. Warwick (12-5) 10. Central Dauphin (9-4) 11. Hempfield (12-6) 12. Red Lion (8-5) 13. South Western (9-7) 14. Mechanicsburg (10-6) 15. Chambersburg (7-8) 16. Central Dauphin East (6-6) *** 17. Wilson (5-8) 18. Governor Mifflon (8-11) Class AAA (Top 16 qualify) As of May 4 1. Greencastle-Antrim (15-1) 2. Lampeter-Strasburg (17-0) 3. James Buchanan (15-2) 4. Shippensburg (12-4) 5. Donegal (14-3) 6. West York (11-3) 7. Susquehannock (11-4) 8. Kennard-Dale (13-3) 9. Big Spring (11-6) 10. Middletown (10-4) 11. Muhlenberg (12-6) 12. Susquehanna Twp. (7-8) 13. Conrad Weiser (9-5) 14. Palmyra (8-8) 15. Hamburg (11-7) 16. Dover (7-8) *** 17. Eastern York (8-7) 18. York Suburban (5-6) 19. Cocalico (5-10) 20. Berks Catholic (10-7) BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL MID-PENN CONFERENCE Keystone Division W L OVERALL Lower Dauphin 5 1 10-3 Mechanicsburg 5 1 7-4 Hershey 6 2 11-3 Cedar Cliff 3 5 3-6 Northern York 1 5 2-10 Red Land 0 6 2-9 Last week’s matches Lower Dauphin 3, Cedar Cliff 0 Lower Dauphin 3, Northern York 0 This week’s matches Thursday, May 8 Lower Dauphin at Red Land, 7:15 p.m.
BOYS’ LACROSSE MID-PENN CONFERENCE Keystone Division W L OVERALL Hershey 9 1 13-2 Central Dauphin 6 5 9-6 Lower Dauphin 4 7 6-9 Palmyra 3 8 8-9 Bishop McDevitt 2 8 3-12 Central Dauphin East 0 11 0-15 Last week’s games Penn Manor 7, Lower Dauphin 6 Cumberland Valley 13, Lower Dauphin 4 This week’s games None GIRLS’ LACROSSE MID-PENN CONFERENCE Keystone Division W L OVERALL Hershey 6 1 13-2 Lower Dauphin 6 3 10-5 Central Dauphin 4 5 7-6 Central Dauphin East 2 6 9-7 Palmyra 2 7 4-11 Last week’s games Lower Dauphin 20, Central Dauphin East 4 Cumberland Valley 18, Lower Dauphin 7 This week’s games Wednesday, May 7 West York at Lower Dauphin, 7 p.m. DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS Power Ratings (Top 16 qualify) As of May 1 1. Exeter Twp. (17-0) 2. Kennard Dale (16-1) 3. Manheim Twp. (15-2) 4. Cumberland Valley (13-2) 5. Hershey (14-2) 6. York Catholic (13-2) 7. Governor Mifflin (15-3) 8. Lancaster Country Day (15-3) 9. South Western (13-3) 10. Susquehannock (11-5) 11. Cocalico (10-5) 12. Lower Dauphin (9-5) 13. Wilson (11-7) 14. Elizabethtown (10-5) 15. Hempfield (10-7) 16. Carlisle (9-5) *** 17. West York (8-6) 18. Penn Manor (8-9)
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caller to this week’s Sound Off column took us to task for not reporting on a recent Middletown Area High School event – and ignoring the positive things that students do. “Too often, the reporting is only on the negative,’’ the caller complained. We would disagree. We love to tell the stories of students who do positive things, who achieve in school – not just on athletic fields, but also in classrooms. When members of the Middletown football team raised money for Christmas gifts for needy local residents, we featured it on our front page. When 8-year-old Stephanie Harvey, a Kunkel Elementary School student, overcame her shyness to raise more than $2,000 for the Jump Rope for Heart event at her school, we featured it on our front page. When Steelton-Highspire High School students coordinated an impressive presentation to persuade the school board to change the venue of this year’s commencement – and succeeded – we featured it on our front page. We’ve promoted the spring play presented by Middletown, Lower Dauphin and Steelton-Highspire high schools on our front pages. We love that stuff. We do agree that young people generally get a bad rap that is unjustified. And this is the season where they prove in a grand way that they’re caring, concerned and focused. Each year, some schools in our area hold a “Mini-THON,’’ a version of Penn State’s We do agree that young peo- smaller celebrated THON, to raise ple generally get a bad rap money for the Four Diamonds that is unjustified. And this is Fund at the Penn State Hershey Center. the season where they provie Medical These dance marathons raise a in a grand way that they're mind-blowing amount of money, caring, concerned and fo- and involve a countless number students, teachers, school cused. of administrators and parents. Lower Dauphin held its MiniTHON in March and raised more than $60,000. Middletown held its Mini-THON on May 3, featuring a number of side events to raise money. Senior students competed in a Mr. Middletown pageant to raise funds, while two teachers allowed students paying $1 to duct tape them to a wall. Principal Michael Carnes agreed to be a target in a water balloon fundraiser. Middletown raised $16,720.14 in its Mini-THON. We’ve put that success on A1 in this issue. Even South Hanover Elementary School holds a MiniTHON. In February, students raised $23,000. The Penn State THON, which started it all, raised more than $13 million this year. The event, the largest studentrun philanthropy in the world, has raised more than $114 million since 1977. Perhaps its tradition for older generations to wonder whether young people have compassion for others. Do young people care about others? About society? About the world? What we have learned from school administrators, parents, teachers and students themselves is that they are much more aware of the world around them than some people may think. We've met students at career days who are focused on their future, on contributing to a better world. Children perform good deeds that often don’t get publicized. We like to publicize them when we learn about them. We’re looking forward to the next story about such efforts.
Vitriol threatens to destroy our town's good qualities Editor, Middletown Borough Council member Anne Einhorn’s column in the April 30 edition (“Vitriol runs rampant in Middletown,’’ Viewpoints) was outstanding. Her message regarding the current state of disharmony between individual council members and between council and borough residents was honest and well-written. All parties share the blame, and only all parties can overcome the “vitriol’’ that only serves to destroy what many well-intentioned citizens have worked long and hard to create – a vibrant and positive and respected Middletown! The question is: Will all parties have the courage and humility to accept and perform what is needed? Bernie Campanella Lower Swatara Twp.
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ened with the knowledge that the attorney is less likely to be coerced into that plea deal. Family and community participation changes the balance of power in the courts and, consequently, the outcome of cases. Participating in cases and being able to “look under the hood” of the courts shows Danny Spiegel. where community power can be flexed Spiegel’s poem is an outpouring of the into changing policies. For example, in heartache and frustrations of his occupaour county, public defenders weren’t tion, of how he is forced to bear witness staffing the misdemeanor arraignment to the damages of mass incarceration. courts. As such, individuals were going to Spiegel passionately tells the story of their first court date without counsel and his clients – teen Melissa, who is tracked negotiating pleas with a judge themfrom foster care into jail; the schizoselves. phrenic who ends up locked in a cell As a community, we assumed that was rather than in treatment; and the broken just the way the system worked. It wasn’t families of the failed war on drugs. until our community organizing work The poem reads lonely and angry. took us to courts in other counties that But the irony is that Spiegel’s narrawe realized how injurious our county’s tive identifies those who can stop mass practices were. incarceration: those facing incarceration, The local civil rights community called their communities and the attorneys who on the public defender to staff the misderepresent them. meanor arraignment court. Armed with Public-defense offices cannot do the job the knowledge that the community was the community wants them to do because behind her, the public defender went to they don’t have the resources. The community then loses faith in defender offices county purse-holders and received funding to staff attorneys at that court. The because they aren’t doing the hoped-for result was a systemic change that will job. The results? Our courtrooms have save thousands of people from improper become plea mills, with a national plea conviction. rate above 90 percent, leading to mass We need to shift perspective, to stop incarceration. thinking of public Shockingly, more defense as a service than 1 percent of and to begin thinkAmerican adults are behind bars. One We need to shift perspective, ing of it as part of movement to chalin 31 adults are in to stop thinking of public alenge mass incarsome phase of penal defense as a service and to ceration. supervision –prison, parole or probation. begin thinking of it as part For many, public is viewed as These staggering of a movement to challenge defense an apparatus of the numbers share one mass incarceration. criminal justice systhing in common: tem, not an extenThey all got there sion of the movethrough criminal ment to reform the courts. And there is system. It’s why we at least an 80 percent probability that they hear terms like “public pretender” comwere represented by a public defender. monly used in communities affected by Those numbers, if tapped, could be a mass incarceration. game changer. Public defender offices don’t speak Incarceration decreases dramatically forcefully enough to demand resources when a public defender partners with his and point out the systemic inequities or her client’s community. Families of leading to their high caseloads. But compeople entangled in the justice system come together to make strategic decisions munities can advocate the changes public defenders need to make to do the job about their cases and determine how to their clients deserve – and, in doing so, better utilize or improve representation of can take on the court machinery of mass their attorney. incarceration. The families become extensions of the It is a matter of reciprocity: The commulegal defense team – scouring police nity pushes for more resources for public reports, discussing defense strategy, credefender offices and, in turn, the public ating mitigation material and maintaining defender offices better protect rights of a presence in the courtroom. community members. The often-overworked attorney then has backup to explore options other than the Raj Jayadev is executive director of Silione the system is counting on the attorcon Valley De-Bug, a community organizney and client to take: the quickest path ing, advocacy and media organization in to a plea deal. San Jose, Calif. An individual facing charges is emboldrecently received a poem, “The New Jim Crows,” from an unlikely source: North Carolina Public Defender
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Nuclear's "clean air'' myth
emember the environmentalist who proclaimed the dawn of a new day as he drove around town in his electric- powered automobile? He chirped about the cleanliness of this mode of transport until it was pointed out that the battery was charged by the coalburning power plant down the road. Well, he’s baaaaaaaack! A little older and poorer, but still peddling the same energy shell game. This time he’s got a better deal: nuclear power. Nuclear proponents argue that the problem of greenhouse gases can be solved by nuclear power plants, which do not emit carbon dioxide – at the point of production. What they don’t tell you is what happens to the nuclear wonder pill before it is magically transformed into green penicillin. The nuclear-carbon shell game only works if you ignore the environmental cost on the “front end” of nuclear power production. From the moment uranium is mined – then milled, enriched, fabricated and transported – it releases large amounts of airborne pollutants. The “clean air myth” was demolished on May 13, 1999 when the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) advertising campaign was deemed “misleading” by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. The specific ad in question was displayed in Atlantic Monthly (December 1998). The commercial featured a cute owl singing the praises of nuclear power, and thanked the NEI for “clean air.” The Business Bureau stated: “The process currently used With all the to produce at radioactive waste least some, baggage if not most, of the uraassociated with nium enriched nuclear power fuels that are production, folks necessary to power nuclear forget that energy plants nuclear fuel is emits suba nonrenewable stantial amounts of energy source environmenwith an tally harmful escalating cost. greenhouse gases.” The NEI did not appeal the decision. The enrichment of uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky released massive amounts of chlorofluorocarbons (“CFCs”), which are more damaging as a global warmer than carbon dioxide. Nuclear fuel production in America created at least 800,000 pounds of CFCs annually. CFCs remain the primary agent for stratospheric ozone depletion. The industry’s official strategy to reduce CFC emissions was to close its Portsmouth, Ohio enrichment plant and eliminate “many miles of leaky pipes.” The plant closed in 2011, but is undergoing a massive site cleanup to recover uranium, treat and isolate contaminated water and sewage, and decontaminate and remove miles of radioactive tubes, pipes and equipment. The production of fuel for nuclear reactors is extremely energy intensive. For example, the Paducah plant, which operated from 1952-2013, required the electrical output of two 1,000-megawatt carbon dioxide producing, coal-fired plants. With all the radioactive waste baggage associated with nuclear power production, folks forget that nuclear fuel is a nonrenewable energy source with an escalating cost. The same “low-cost” fuel that sold for $7 a pound in 2001 now sells for $34. Imagine the hysteria at America’s gas pumps if a gallon of gas had increased fivefold over a decade. America imports 84 percent of its nuclear fuel from “dependable foreign allies” like Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as from Canada and Australia – when their mines aren’t flooded. Why would we exchange a dependency on oil from the Middle East for a dependency on expensive, harmful and imported nuclear fuel? Eric Epstein is a coordinator for the website RocktheCapital.com; chairman of Three Mile Island Alert, a nuclear power watchdog; and president of EFMR Monitoring Group, a nonprofit organization that monitors radiation around Three Mile Island.
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House committee endorses bill on special ed funding
am happy to report the Pennsylvania House Education Committee recently endorsed a measure designed to help school districts more accurately fund special education programs. The legislation was developed as a result of research and recommendations by the Special Education Funding Commission. Nearly 270,000 children – one out of every 6.5 students – receive special education services in Pennsylvania public schools. Currently, state funding for special education is distributed based on an estimate that special education students make up 16 percent of the overall student population in each school district. This unfair distribution method does not take into account the actual number of special education students in Pennsylvania schools, so those with increasing populations of special needs students may not receive the resources they need to help students succeed. State funding for special education is slightly less than $1 billion per year. House Bill 2138 would create a new formula for distributing state funding for special education to recognize the actual number of students with physical and intellectual disabilities in a school district and the various levels of their need for services. The formula would also take into account community differences such as market value/personal income aid ratio, equalized millage rate and small and rural school districts. The Special Education Funding Commission, which was created in early 2013, was tasked
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NASCAR Hauler Parade As co-chairman of the Pennsylvania Motorsports Caucus, I would like to invite racing enthusiasts and the general public to a NASCAR hauler parade in Harrisburg on Thursday, June 5. Organized by the Pocono Raceway, the Department of Community and Economic Development and the city of Harrisburg, the event will begin at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex at 10 a.m., where fans will have the opportunity to walk through the trucks, take photos and interact with the hauler drivers. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. The route will include Commonwealth Avenue, Walnut Street and Third Street. Police will have the streets blocked off for fans to line up for the parade. The parade will conclude when the haulers reach the Capitol steps, where members of the Pennsylvania Motorsports Caucus will join Brandon Igdalsky, president and CEO of Pocono Raceway, to recognize Motorsports Day and NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day. John D. Payne is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He represents the 106th District, which includes most of Middletown, part of Swatara Twp. and all of Royalton, Lower Swatara Twp., Derry Twp., Conewago Twp. and Hummelstown.
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burg City schools, Highspire join Middletown Area School District and let Lower Swatara Twp. join Lower Dauphin. This will realign the districts much better than they currently are. Now is the time to reignite the effort for Lower Swatara Twp. to join Lower Dauphin.”
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nal failed to report on some of the good that students from Middletown do. Friday a week ago, some of the senior boys had their “Manpagent,” a combination of “beauty contest/ talent” show in which the audience could vote on the contestants by donating money in the name of their favorite participant. Over $2,500 was raised in support of the Four Diamonds Fund to battle childhood cancer. Too often, the reporting is only on the negative. Please do a better job at reporting on the positive that Middletown students do.”
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cial system really works. I always thought it was the best in the world. • “I would rather prefer that you But when you have a guy like Eric publish this…” (Listen online at Holder in charge and he doesn’t www.pressandjournal.com) enforce the laws, and it seems like nothing can be done about it, I find • “Officer Scott Yoder for police it hard to believe that no one in this chief. That bald country can go head and that after Eric Holder “Can’t wait for tight-fitting and hold him in uniform…mmm, Max Einhorn’s movie contempt by not mmm, mmm! at the Elks on the 18th!” enforcing the Wonder where he laws. Why do works out?” we even have a Congress if one man can do what • “Those in charge feeling guilty.” he wants? We have Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Immigration, IRS, • “The parents complaining about a and it goes on and on, and no one family member coaching their kids is held accountable. Where is the in high school must be new to the American people outcry, or don’t area. Coaches have been controlled they care anymore? And a thought by parents for years. Now they can for the day: Are we really better cut out the middleman and junior then any other country who is corgets to play all the time. The school rupt? I never knew how crooked our board agrees with this method of Congress and government really coaching as well.” was until now.”
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GMEDC! He had no business on that board in the first place! Maybe he will focus more on printing a more positive newspaper with less negative stories about the borough. Gordon Einhorn should also resign since his wife is on the Borough Council.” (Editor’s note: Joe Sukle is the publisher of the Press And Journal. The editor of the Press And Journal, Jim Lewis, was not a member of the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corp.)
men Limited members for pulling off another awesome annual (their 21st) kids’ Trout Derby at the Reservoir stream on April 26. So wonderful to see all the kids fishing and having a good old time! And all kids receive some kind of prize, thanks to donations from businesses who help. This event is free to all kids 12 and under. The Sportsmen Limited members do a lot of work at the Reservoir to keep it clean and looking great. They deserve a standing ovation for all their hard work and for their annual kids’ Trout Derby, which always is a success! THANK YOU, SPORTSMEN LIMITED OF MIDDLETOWN :)’’
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deck in lower Royalton where the creek and river meet! What a view! And great for boaters and Shelly Islanders to get a meal! Make it happen, Mayor Judy. Royalton needs a restaurant where everyone will come to eat!”
• “Definition of ‘oxymoron’: The KKK being your neighborhood watch men.”
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turn into Harrisburg with all its fiscal issues and government. Perhaps Linda Thompson will be our next police chief.’’
• “Can’t wait for Max Einhorn’s movie at the Elks on the 18th!”
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should make surprise visits at night to see how the park really is. During the day nothing happens. But at night you have people parking on the narrow roads in the park. You can hardly get through. You see people parking on the grass. We have a drug dealer who has people there all hours of the night, we have people who drive tractors through the park and you have to listen to all that tractor noise. All this is when the sun goes down. The manager has no idea what the park is really like. Well, now I’m tellin’ ya. And we have people who don’t live in the park who double park and people can’t get through. We really need a manager who lives in the park.”
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Worship is a time for joy. Therefore, with a joyous spirit we rejoice. “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God.” Psalm 147:7. Reach out to God and to one another for all are welcomed in our Father’s house. Evangelical Church meets on the corner of Spruce and Water streets at 157 E. Water St., Middletown, south of Main St. behind the Turkey Hill convenience store. The ministries scheduled at Evangelical United Methodist Church from May 7-13 are always open to everyone. Wed., May 7: 6 p.m., AA Book Study; 6:30 p.m., Senior Choir Rehearsal. Thurs., May 8: 10 a.m., Interfaith
Council meeting at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; 5:30 p.m., Girl Scout Troop #10067. Sun., May 11: 9 a.m., Sunday Church school, with classes for all ages. Adult Sunday school devotional leader for May: Bill Harris; 10:15 a.m., worship service. The worship center is handicap and wheelchair accessible. Greeters: Ed Shellenhamer, Forney and Mary Jane Rife. Nursery Helpers: Ethel Angeloff, Mike Harris. The altar flowers are given in honor and memory of all the Mothers of the church presented by the Ladies Bible Class. Tues., May 13: 2 p.m., Stitches and Prayers Shawl Ministry; 6 p.m., Finance Committee meeting; 7 p.m., Church Council meeting.
Open Door Bible Church Middletown
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Open Door Bible Church, located at 200 Nissley Drive, Middletown, invites you to worship Jesus Christ with us this week. Our May 11 Sunday worship service commences at 10:40 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour with classes for all ages. Children from ages 4 to second grade are welcome
to participate in Junior Church during the morning worship service. We also welcome you to join us at our 6:30 p.m. service. Childcare is provided for children under age 4 during all services and classes. Wed., May 7: 7 p.m., Patch the Pirate Clubs for ages 4 through grade 6; Prayer meeting. Sat., May 10: 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bible Study. Come and hear the Word, the truth that will set you free. For more information call the church office at 939-5180 or visit us online at www.odbcpa.org. Better yet, come worship with us in person.
First Church of God Middletown
First Church of God, 245 W. High Street, Middletown, invites you to join us for worship at either 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Childcare is provided. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Classes for special education are also available. Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. classes are available for Youth (grades 6-12), FROG Pond (grades 1-5) Kindergarten (4-5 years old), Nursery (infants-age 3), and Adult classes, which offer a variety of Bible studies and electives. Sunday evenings: A Collective - Dinner is at 5:15 p.m. and the gathering begins at 6 p.m. Come and share with us. You are not alone in your faith, your doubts and your desires. Thursdays: 6 p.m., Pasta and Prayer Young Adult Bible Study; 6-8 p.m., The Sunshiners meet weekly for a time of Christian fellowship, teaching and worship. They are a group which exists to meet the spiritual needs of persons
who are developmentally challenged. Wednesday Night Live (WNL), supper at 5:30 p.m., classes at 6:30 p.m. Adult classes are: Adult Bible Study, Study on Discipleship; Ladies Bible Study, The Lord’s Prayer; Bible Study on Book of Philippians; Craft Class; Balloon Art Class; Zumba. There is a cost for each session; Knitting-Crocheting Circle. There are classes for Youth, grades 4 and 5, grades 1, 2, and 3, Kindergarten, 4- and 5-year-olds, and babysitting for infants through 3 years old. Come join us. Latino Congregation: Betesda Casa de Misericordia, CGGC, 245 W. High St., Middletown. Estudios Biblicos Domingos, noon; Servicio Evangelistico: Domingos 1:30 p.m.; Contactos: Ricardo and Jeanette Perez (717) 333-2184. For additional information call the church office at 944-9608 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Every Sunday is Easter Sunday - from now on. “Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen indeed.” We invite you to come and share in our Alleluia Moments as we encounter the Risen One in our midst and in our ministries. We worship on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Our early service is informal and features a Praise Band. Our later service follows a traditional pattern and includes all types of music. We encourage people to “come as you are.” We are celebrating mothers this Sunday by offering carnations in honor and/or memory of mothers during our worship services. Our Toy of the Month is a jump rope. We are starting early to collect toys for our Christmas Toy Shop Giveaway. Each month we will feature a different toy that will be needed for Santa’s Workshop at Wesley. Place jump ropes in the toy bag located in our Gathering Area during May. For more information contact Jan Webb. Our Threads of Hope Clothing Bank
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Ebenezer United Methodist Church "Love God, Love People, Make Disciples"
890 Ebenezer Road, Middletown (Corner of 441 & Ebenezer Road)
Phone 939-0766 Sunday Worship: Traditional - 8:45 am • Contemporary - 10:45 am Christian Education (All Ages) - 10 am Christian Child Care - 985-1650
“To make disciples of Jesus Christ, for the transformation of: Our Church, Our Community and Our World.” It begins with us. Highspire United Methodist Church is located at 170 Second St., Highspire. You are invited to worship with us at 8:45 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is at 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. If you are interested in being baptized, or becoming a member, we would be delighted to talk with you. Please call to make an appointment with Pastor Willie Caraballo at 939-7650. Adult Bible Study is on Tuesday at
We are an independent body of believers offering God’s invitation for a new beginning to all who seek it. We exist to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of all people through faith in Jesus Christ. New Beginnings Church invites you to worship with us each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nursery and children’s church provided. Our congregation meets at Riverside Chapel, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, next to the Rescue Hose Company. Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m. We are handicap accessible via ramp at the back door.
New Beginnings Church at the Riverside Chapel
630 South Union St., Middletown
Sunday School - 9 am • Worship Service - 10:30 am
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Open Door Bible Church 200 Nissley Drive, Middletown, PA (Located In Lower Swatara Township) Pastor JONATHAN E. TILLMAN
Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown
REV. ROBERT GRAYBILL, Pastor
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St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Spring & Union Sts., Middletown Church Office 944-4651
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944-9608 Sunday School - 9:15 am • Worship Services - 8 & 10:30 am Classes for Special Education (Sunday Morning & Thursday Evening)
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on the thought-provoking book and DVD “Making Sense of the Cross” by David Lose. Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in our sanctuary. All are welcome. Nursery is available during the service, and there are also hearing devices for anyone wanting to use one, as well as Bible Listening bags for children to utilize during the service. The Parish Nurse is available by calling the church office at 717-944-4322. For further information, see our website www.pcmdt.org, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ Presbyterian Congregation, or call the office.
6:30 p.m. Children and Youth Ministry is on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The second Sunday of each month United Methodist Men meet at noon. Our Joyful Workers meet monthly, prepare monthly dinners and other events. Call the church office for more information. For more information, or if you have any questions, call 939-7650, or e-mail us at highspireumc@gmail. com. Also visit our Web site at www. highspireumc.org. Pastor Willie Carballo invites families and friends to join them on Sunday and on other scheduled events. We would love to have you be our guest.
Members of the Elizabethtown Area High School team that captured first place in the scientific challenge in the Destination ImaginNation tournament are, from left: first row, Christina Shenk, team manager; second row, James Fuglstad, Solomon Heisey, Kathryn Shenk, Kyra Buetner, Lukas Schaffer, Nicole Hetrick and Kaitlyn Babinchak.
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The Presbyterian Congregation is located at the corner of Union and Water streets in downtown Middletown. We are a body of Christian people who reach out to others by sharing God’s Word, love, and fellowship. Warm greetings to one and all as we seek to grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. Please plan to join us for worship on May 11. Church school begins at 9:15 a.m. for children in the Morrow Room, teens in the Teen Room, and adults in Fellowship Hall. Phil Susemihl will lead the Adult Forum discussion (beginning at 9 a.m.) based
New Beginnings Church
Pastor S. DAVID SIMON
Spruce & Water Sts., Middletown
Phone 939-5180 Sunday School - 9:30 am • Morning Worship - 10:40 am Evening Worship - 6:30 pm Wednesday Prayer Service - 7 pm
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is open on the Fourth Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. Free clothes in all sizes from infant to adult are available. We even have some beautiful prom dresses to share in our fine collection of clothing. Need prayer? Call or e-mail your prayer request to be included in this intercessory prayer ministry. Our Prayer Group meets Mondays at 6 p.m. A Bible Study group meets every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the church parlor. Our Sunday morning Breakfast Group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for a special time of food and faith sharing. Pastor Dawes’ sermon this Sunday is entitled “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt” based on John 20:24-29. Visit our website at middletownwesleyumc.org. Contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call us at 944-6242. Wesley is located at the corner of Ann and Catherine streets in Middletown. “Follow Jesus, Change the World. Seek. Serve. Send.”
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For additional church information call 944-9595. Food is collected every Sunday for the Middletown Food Bank. Wednesdays: Craft Group, 6 p.m.; Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Intercessory Prayer group is Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., followed by Pastor Brett’s Bible Study at 7 p.m. Current study is “What It Means To Be A Christian.” Followers of Faith Bible Study resumes at a later date; Youth Fellowship is Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. We congratulate Mitch Lee who is a Life Boy Scout working on his Eagle Scout. He has raised the $9,000 he needed to purchase drums and accessories for the Middletown Area Middle School Band. In addition, he is building equipment to transport the drums. Sat., May 10: 1 p.m., Ladies Tea. Come enjoy the fellowship and learn about some women of the Bible. Call Bobby Bright at 944-5454 if you plan to attend. There is no cost. Meals On Wheels volunteers for the week of May 5 are Sharon and Sherm Edwards, Nancy Leister and Charlie Schiefer. Acolyte for May: Josh Burrows. Children’s Church leader for May: Michelle Strohecker. Our Sunday worship service is broadcast on the MAHS radio station WMSS 91.1 FM at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Listen on the radio or the Internet at www.pennlive.com/ wmss/audio. Check us out on our website at www.newbeginningschurchmiddletown.weebly.com. Pastor Britt’s parting words each Sunday: “Nothing in this world is more important than the love of Jesus Christ.” We invite you to come and experience this love.
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Members of the Elizabethtown Area High School team that captured first place in the structure challenge in the Destination ImaginNation tournament are, from left: first row, Samual Aungst, Colleen Reiner, team manager, and Morgan Gizzi; second row, John Hernley, Genevieve Huff, Emily Reiner, Abigail Stump and Robert Corbin. Teammate Craig Miller is not pictured.
Elizabethtown teams win Destination ImaginNation tournament in New York Two teams of students from Elizabethtown Area High School won first place in Pennsylvania Destination ImaginNation tournament on Saturday, April 5 in Binghamton, N.Y. and qualified to compete in the Global Finals in Tennessee. The Elizabethtown teams will face teams from 46 states and 24 counties in the problem-solving competition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Wednesday, May 21 through Saturday, May 24. Participants solve various challenges using technical, theatrical, structural, improvisational or scientific skills. It is designed to develop problem solving skills, teamwork and creative thinking skills. The Elizabethtown team of Kaitlyn Babinchak, Kyra Buetner, James
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Fuglstad, Solomon Heisey, Nicole Hetrick, Lukas Schaffer and Kathryn Shenk competed it the scientific challenge. Their task was to explore an extreme environment, design and create extreme gear and then present a skit on how to use that gear to survive the environment. The team of Genevieve Huff, Samual Aungst, Emily Reiner, Robert Corbin, Morgan GIzzi, John Hernley, Craig Miller and Abigail Stump competed in the structure challenge at the secondary level. Not only did they win, they were recognized with a special “Spirit of DI” award for the innovation and excellence of a DI “periodic table of elements” that they designed and incorporated in their performance. Also taking part in the state competition was the Elizabethtown Area Middle School team of Najely Nelson, Aalijah Nelson, Jared Alvarez, Andrew Telenko and Zachary Thompson. The team competed in the structural challenge category and placed first. They had to design and build the lightest structure possible that would support the greatest amount of weight and then design a skit around it. The Elizabethtown squads are raising money to cover the costs of their trip to Tennessee. The teams have partnered with the Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Elizabethtown to hold a benefit night on Tuesday, May 6 and Rita’s on Wednesday, May 14 to raise money for the trip. For questions about supporting the teams, readers may contact Mike Sernoffsky at mike_sernoffsky@ etownschools.org.
THE PRESS AND JOURNAL, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - B-7
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Little earns rank of Eagle Scout
After eight years of dedication to the Boy Scouts, Garrett Little, of Troop 97 in Londonderry Twp., earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Scouts and an achievement equalled by only 6 percent of all Scouts. Little’s Court of Honor was recently held at Geyers United Methodist Church in Londonderry Twp. Committe Chairman Ted Pauley of Troop 97 bestowed the rank to Little on behalf of the National Boy Scout Council. He is the 33rd Scout from Troop 97 to be awarded the rank since the troop was founded in 1951. Little, son of Kevin and Laura Little of Londonderry Twp., is an eighthgrader at Lower Dauphin Middle School, where he is enrolled in the honors program. He is a member of the school’s cross country, wrestling and track teams. He plays alto saxophone and tenor saxophone in the school’s band, Jazz Band and Saxophone Ensemble Band. Little was named to Who’s Who Among Honor Students in the United States Achievement Academy. He is a member of the Lower Dauphin Livestock 4-H Club, where he raises, shows and markets swine and sheep. His long-term plans are to continue his education on a college level with the hope of becoming a veterinarian for large animals. Little was the 2011 recipient of the American Legion Cub Scout of the Year Award for the state of Pennsylvania while he was a Cub Scout with Pack 97. He then went on to join Boy Scout Troop 97, where he is a member of the Panda Patrol. While in Troop 97, he was inducted into the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow, which is the Scouts’ National Honor Society. Little has completed more than 129 community service hours including volunteer work for the Epilepsy Foundation, the Autism Society, Adopt-AHighway, Fountain of Life Food Bank, Londonderry Fire Company, Geyers United Methodist Church and Londonderry Twp. flood relief projects. He has helped clear trails at Sunset Park and served as a disaster drill “victim’’ for an area hospital. He has also served in color guards for Helping A Hero, multiple Londonderry Twp. Fourth of July celebrations and at the Highspire Fire Company’s State Firemen’s Conference. A community service project that demonstrates leadership skills is required as part of the Eagle Scout rank. Little organized a team to raise funds and build the Geyers Prayer Garden at Geyers United Methodist Church in Londonderry Twp. The garden consists of a gazebo that contains five benches, flowering shrubbery, a stepping stone walkway, a prayer statue, a prayer box and a dedication plaque. The service project involved 40 volunteers who logged more than 300 service hours to complete the prayer garden. Little demonstrated his leadership qualities by holding the positions of Troop Librarian, Assistant Troop Guide and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader within Troop 97. In addition, Little served as the Scribe for Troop C203, where he was a member of the Bear Patrol. Little attended the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree in Bechtel, W.Va. with Troop C203 and 50,000 other Boy Scouts from around the world in 2013. Little has logged in 71 nights of tent camping and has hiked more than 65 miles with Troop 97. He has also earned 29 merit badges. Little plans on staying with Troop 97 as a Scout until he is 18. At the age of 18, he plans on becoming an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 97 so that he can help other boys enjoy the experiences that Scouting has to offer. Boy Scout Troop 97 is sponsored by Londonderry Fire Company.
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During his Court of Honor, Garrett Little is surrounded by Boy Scout leaders holding awards presented to him. Pictured during the ceremony are, from left: Assistant Scout Masters Zach Pauley, Stephen Kiessling, Bill Lee and Rob Stone; Little; Eagle Scout Committe Chairman Ted Pauley; and Scout Master Kevin Little. Assitant Scout Master Jake Hawkins, not pictured, also participated in the Court of Honor ceremony.
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Garrett Little stands in the gazebo of the Geyers Prayer Garden at Geyers United Methodist Church in Londonderry Twp., part of the community service project he completed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
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Lower Dauphin Donkey Basketball Game
ou can lead a donkey to a basketball, but you can’t make him dunk. Or shoot. Or play. Donkeys are stubborn – who knew! – and will move if and when they want. Teachers and students in the Lower Dauphin School District found out for themselves in the Class of 2016’s Lower Dauphin Donkey Basketball Game on Wednesday, April 30 at Lower Dauphin High School. Proceeds from the event went to the construction of a field house at the Falcon Fields Complex at the Lower Dauphin Middle School in Hummelstown. Children were offered a chance to ride a donkey themselves. See who attempted to master the beasts in an attempt to score a basket, and who was brave enough to take a more leisurely ride.
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