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7 1 15 WEB23 YEARS AGO - “Battle Of The Books” Winners – The winning team of the Lower Dauphin School District’s “Battle Of The Books,” all fifth-graders from Londonderry Elementary School, proudly display their prize certificates. The students beat out four other teams from the LD District March 5 at Londonderry Elementary School. Shown in front, from left: Megan Graybill, Julie Bauder and Heather Forney. Second row, from left: fifth-grade teacher Carol Graber, Cathleen Dowell, Rachel Betz, Laura Sanagorski and Joy McLure, also a fifth-grade teacher. In rear: Ken Alwine, Londonderry principal and Helen Auch, School Librarian.

From The Wednesday, July 1, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal...

Lines Drawn On Opinion About New Power Line

A small coalition of Conoy Township residents has temporarily abandoned the area’s reputation as a sleepy, rural community to join the mounting battle over a cross-state power line project.

Around 30 landowners met with officials at the Bainbridge firehouse on Wed., June 24 to seek more information about the controversial high voltage line, which is slated to run through numerous local properties. Among the residents’ primary concerns: decreased property values caused by unsightly support towers and the possible health risks associated with living too closely to power lines.

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E-town DeMolay scholars celebrate honors challenge

scholarsphoto7 1 15WEBSubmitted Photo -- Celebrating the Elizabethtown DeMolay’s Honor Roll Challenge Night at Benihana’s in Harrisburg are, from left, front row: Daniel Sellers, Tim Nevil and Sarah Sellers; back row: Jacob Beers, Chef Bic Vu, Evan Crawford and Blake Anderson.

Borrowing on a successful tradition for DeMolay chapters that meet in the Philadelphia area, members of the Elizabethtown DeMolay’s Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682, Free and Accepted Masons celebrated the lodge’s annual Honor Roll Challenge Night on Sunday, June 28 with dinner at Benihana’s, a Japanese restaurant in Harrisburg.

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Local teacher wins VFW Post 1620 award


vfwphoto7 1 15Submitted photo -- Hershey High School teacher Angela M. Grabuloff, center, receives the Frank Green Memorial Plaque from John Stutzman, left, commander of Middletown VFW Post 1620, and Dave Gyger, past District 18.



The Middletown VFW Post 1620 presented a Hershey High School teacher with a prestigious post award for her work promoting VFW programs to students.


Angela M. Grabuloff, a Middletown native, received the Frank Green Memorial Plaque from John Stutzman, the post’s commander, and Dave Gyger, past District 18 commander, for her efforts in the Derry Twp. School District.


Grabuloff encourages junior high school students to enter the Patriot’s Pen Essay Writing Contest, a nationwide VFW context for students in grades 6 to 8, and senior high school students to enter the Vice of Democracy Contest, an essay contest for high schoolers nationwide.


Grabuloff also coordinates roundtable discussions between veterans and students at Hershey High.


She also participates in the annual District 18 Homeless Veterans Stand Down, an outreach program that provides employment assistance, legal services, medical exams, showers, haircuts and other help at the 28th Infantry Division Armory in Harrisburg.


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Group rescues 130 seedlings for stream bank project

seedlingphoto7 1 15Submitted photo -- A volunteer holds a maple tree seedling rescued from a local resident’s yard.



You find them in your yard – a stray, wispy maple tree seedling – and you probably run the lawn mower over the unwanted young trees-to-be.


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Out & About: Youth 10 X’s Better Wheel-A-Thon



little rain – actually, a lot of rain – did not stop the nonprofit group Youth 10 X’s Better from giving free bicycles to local children at its annual Wheel-A-Thon and Family Day on Saturday, June 27 in Middletown.


The bikes were moved to the indoor pavilion at Hoffer Park, where the giveaway put smiles on the dry faces of a number of kids.


More than 100 bicycles were collected from donations and awarded to kids in grades 3 through 12 who showed up for the giveaway with a parent or guardian. Kids had to show their school report card and prove they did not earn any Ds or Fs to get a bike, according to the Rev. James Lyles, the head of Youth 10 X’s Better.


The event drew a large crowd that also enjoyed pizza and hot dogs. A bicycle repairman, Middletown Volunteer Fire Department volunteers and police from the Middletown and Royalton police forces also greeted guests and weathered the rain.


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis 





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