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23 Years Ago - 3/4/15

3 4 15WEB23 YEARS AGO - Mock Elections – Juniors and seniors at Middletown Area High School had the chance this past Election Day to cast their own ballots for MASD School Board members. Seated at “election central” in the cafeteria are, from left: seniors Erin McNamara and Christy Fry, who are members of teacher Gerald Cole’s advanced government class. Between them is an unexpected visitor, “Mr. Spirit,” who will be awarding a $100 savings bond to the student who can identify him. The voters at right are Lori Moore and Heather Forry, juniors.

From The Wednesday, March 4, 1992, Edition of the Press And Journal Exchange Student Immersed In Learning About America

Heike Herling is an exchange student at the Elizabethtown Area High School from Dortmund, Germany. She arrived here on August 23 and will return to Germany on June 23. Heike’s friends in Germany told her about the exchange program, explaining to her the great opportunity to spend one year abroad.

Heike thought it sounded interesting to speak another language and to become familiar with different cultures. So, she applied for the program.

In Germany, Heike lives with her mother, father, sister and pet parakeet Flipp. Heike’s wide variety of hobbies includes making new friends, listening to music, reading, going out and sports, her favorite being swimming.

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 These are the faces of Middletown. Male, female, young, old, of different faiths, different occupations, different opinions. But they are all Middletowners.


Borough residents gathered for what Facebook organizers hoped would be the first of many casual get-togethers that would bond the community. It was a unique initiative for a town to undertake, but one that could serve Middletown well as it embarks on a downtown makeover and a period when, faced with the tremendous growth of neighboring Penn State Harrisburg, it would be re-defining itself.


The Press And Journal hosted the first Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Feb. 25, and the crowd of at least 80 people included Mayor James H. Curry III, Council President Chris McNamara and councilors Mike Bowman and Anne Einhorn.






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Snow Adventure

scoutsphoto2 18 15WEBSubmitted photo -- Boy Scouts from Troop 594, sponsored by Middletown American Legion Post 594, enjoyed a weekend of snow tubing and Capture the Flag while at Seven Mountains Scout Reservation in Centre County recently. Before they could leave, however, they had to help push their Scout leader’s car, behind them, out of the snowy parking area.

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23 Years Ago: 2/25/15



2 25 14 bw23 YEARS AGO - Listen Up, Men – Middletown’s head football coach Dennis Iezzi takes command during a sidelines’ conference in the Blue Raiders game against East Pennsboro.


From The Wednesday, 

February 26, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal


Another Shot At 

Improving Town Square


 Middletown will get still another chance at having its town square remodeled and it looks as though Borough Council may endorse the plan without conditions this time.


 According to Borough officials, PennDOT (Pa. Dept. of Transportation) has advised the Borough that it would like to reconstruct Middletown’s square with federal funding made available recently by Congressional approval of the new National Transportation Act.


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Out & About: Londonderry Fire Company Fish Fry


With the beginning of Lent comes the Middletown area’s annual fish fry dinners – and the Londonderry Fire Company launched its second annual Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 20 with a crowd that gathered at the Foxianna Road fire hall 30 minutes before volunteers began serving food.


The dinners continue every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. through April 3.


See who was there!


Press and Journal Photos by Eric Wise 




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