Press and Journal

Switch to desktop Register Login

23 Years Ago: 7/29/15


7 29 1523 YEARS AGO - Visitors From Argentina Welcomed – Members of Middletown Rotary Club had the opportunity to foster and improve international relations on April 2, when they welcomed new friends from Rotary Club District 4800 from Argentina. The local service club members treated the visitors from South America to a tour of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Facility and the Harrisburg International Airport in addition to visits to several Middletown families in their homes. The South Americans pictured are: Juan Luis Perez Albert, Rotary governor of District 4800, Jorge Oscar Perosa, team leader and members, Luis Merino, Gustavo Lazcano, Julia Del Stella, Cesar Campopiano and Virginia del Valle Bravo de Padilla. Middletown Rotary members pictured are: David Mills, Archie McGhee, Richard Brandt, Robert Bitner, president of the Middletown Rotary Club, and John W. DeHart, membership chairman.


From The Wednesday, 

July 29, 1992 Edition Of 

The Press And Journal


Borough Traces Illegal Sewage 

To East End Warehouse Complex


 Middletown officials say they have traced an illegal industrial waste that polluted the purification system at the Borough’s wastewater treatment plant to a firm that has been operating in a building owned by the East End Warehouse Company on East Emaus Street.


For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.





Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:12

Hits: 79

Out & About: Grand Opening of Sheetz on West Harrisburg Pike


Locals crowded the new Sheetz at 1401 W. Harrisburg Pike in Lower Swatara Twp. on Thursday, July 23 as the store celebrated its grand opening.


Joseph Sheetz, the convenience store chain’s chief executive officer, welcomed the crowd to the new store and presented a check for $2,500 to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.


After employees cut the ribbon to mark the store’s opening, one employee had the honor of ceremoniously throwing away the key to the front door. Sheetz will remain open 24 hours a day year-round – so the front door will never be locked.


Once locals entered, they were greeted with balloons, a prize wheel and free samples of food.


The new store is the eighth Sheetz in the area – there also are stores in Hummelstown, Hershey and Swatara Twp. The chain plans to open another Dauphin County location, on Lindle Road, this fall. 


Press And Journal Photos by Eric Wise 





Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:39

Hits: 97

23 Years Ago - 7/22/15

7 22 15WEB23 YEARS AGO - In The Swim Of Things – Things are going just swimmingly for 11-year-old Joshua Evans of Lower Swatara Township. The Feaser Middle School sixth-grader, a registered member of the Middle Atlantic United States Swimming Team, has swam his way to local notoriety, placing well in many league competitions.

From The Wednesday, July 22, 1992 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal

Second Area Family Tapped to Feud In Front Of Millions

 “Family Feud” has been Diane McNulty’s favorite television show for years. The long-time, popular game show involves guessing survey responses to such issues as “what to bring on vacation” or “brands of ketchup.”

 Many of us have watched “The Feud” at home and probably have yelled our best responses at the screen. So what if only the family dog hears you; it’s fun.

For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:14

Hits: 361

Out & About: A Taste of Hummelstown


Imagine eating your way around the square in Hummelstown. That’s what a crowd did on Monday, July 20 during A Taste of Hummelstown, an annual fund-raiser featuring food donated by borough restaurants, other businesses and organizations.


The event, staged by The Hummelstown Business and Professional Association, featured tables with donated palate-pleasers, from soup to veggies to pizza and more.


Proceeds will go to a variety of Hummelstown charities. Last year’s event raised money for the Hummelstown Police Department, the Hummelstown Fire Company, the Hummelstown Food Bank and summer recreation programs for youth, among other causes.


See who was there.


Press and Journal Photos by Eric Wise 




Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 14:56

Hits: 134

23 Years Ago: 7/15/15


7 15 1523 YEARS AGO - Shoes Galore – Unless you have been going barefoot since birth, chances are you know Ginny Murtorff and her local business – The Middletown Shoe Store at 10 S. Union St. For seven years she has been fitting the entire family with the best values in footwear. The selection is incredible, so stop in Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and your feet will love you for it.



From The Wednesday, July 15, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal


Clowning Around For Real


 I don’t know how many times I heard the phrase as a kid.


For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 16:07

Hits: 201