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FullSizeRender23 YEARS AGO - Doggone Cute – The Scouts of Brownie Troop #1043, of Lower Swatara Township, are shown as first-place winners at the Shope Gardens Lion Club’s Halloween parade. The Troop’s theme, “19 & 1 Dalmations,” was inspired by the Disney classic. Troop leader is Karen Gingrich, assistant leader is Pat High, and Troop helper is Bonnie Crum.



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May 13, 1992 

Edition Of The Press And Journal


US Air Moving Commuter Air Operations Here


 US Air has announced that it will move a substantial amount of its commuter airline operations to an office building in Lower Swatara Township in the near future. A contract in the matter is expected to be signed this week, according to local officials.



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Out & About: Senior Day for Middletown Area High School Spring Sports Teams


Your last game. For Middletown Area High School student-athletes, it was a bittersweet moment, a mixture of celebration and sadness.


 Seniors gathered together to end their high school sports careers, taking with them memories of accomplishments, lessons on teamwork and bonds with teammates that will last a lifetime.


 Seniors on the baseball, softball and track and field teams and their families were honored during ceremonies on the fields where the students competed, celebrated and matured.


 The varsity baseball team honored Press And Journal sports writer Larry Etter, who follows the squad, by asking him to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the seniors’ final regular-season home game.


Photos by Jodi Ocker, Don Graham, and Bill Darrah{jcomments on}






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Press And Journal campaign benefits library


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John Grayshaw, right, director of the Middletown Public Library, accepts a check from Joe Sukle, publisher of the Press And Journal, as part of the weekly newspaper's campaign to support the library. Every March, the Press And Journal donates $10 from every new and renewed subscription to the newspaper. The Press And Journal has donated more than $2,000 to the library in its subscription campaigns so far. "We are privileged to have such an incredible community resource in Middletown and will continue to show our support for as long as we are able to do so,'' Sukle said.

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A simple childhood game of kick ball was the theme of a successful fund drive for a great cause at Sunset Park in Londonderry Twp.


Teams faced off in a Kickball Tournament for the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors on Sunday, May 3 – and amid mighty kicks and uproarious laughter, $1,600 was raised.


 The winners: The Flashers, with Ballz to the Wall finishing in second place.


 Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors provides financial help to military personnel and their families for rent and mortgage payments, utility bills, home repairs and medical expenses not covered by government programs.


Photos by Don Graham




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Out & About: Lower Swatara Twp. Athletic Association Opening Day


They anxiously swung their bats, dashed eagerly around the bases. There was joy in Mudville when young baseball and softball players took to the field for the first time this spring during the Lower Swatara Twp. Athletic Association’s Opening Day on Saturday, April 25 at Memorial Field in the Little Hollywood Field Complex.


 More than 280 kids signed up for the association’s leagues this season, and many attended the ceremonious first day, playing in scrimmage games and testing their pitching speed. A game with coaches and volunteers, a tradition, highlighted the day.


 See who was there!


Photos by Jaime Rishar and Michael Swartz Jr.







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