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Out & About: Raiders Run for a Cure 5K and Fun Run


Running was about the best way to stay warm during Middletown Area High School’s first-ever Raiders Run for a Cure 5K and Fun Run early Saturday morning, Nov. 15.


Despite a whipping, freezing wind, 67 people showed up for the 5-kilometer race and a walk at the high school. A dozen youngsters took part in the mile-long Fun Run around the school’s track.


The students and staff raised $1,500 for the Four Diamonds Fund, which benefits the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The event was staged by the high school’s Mini-THON Commttee.


Tim Ebersole won the 5K run with a time of 19:24. Shelly McCoy was the top female finisher.


Multiple sponsors pitched in to help make the event a success. Strites Orchard donated apples, and Metro Bank donated bottled water. 


Kelly’s Sports, Tropical Smoothie and Target all donated prizes.


See who was there!


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11 12 1423 YEARS AGO - Seven Sorrows Wows Parents’ Night Crowd – The Seven Sorrows Eagles were at home last week, when they put on a fine show for a large parents’ night crowd. Taking on a fine Dauphin-Halifax team, the decision was split as Seven Sorrows won two, lost one and tied one.


From The Wednesday, 

November 13, 1991 Edition 

Of The Press And Journal

Election Effect Settles On Lower Swatara Township’s Officials

 On the surface it seemed that it was business as usual for the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners at its November workshop meeting last Wednesday, but the tone of the meeting was noticeably different in light of last week’s election, which dramatically changed the composition of the Board.

 As a result of last Tuesday’s elections, only Janet Wells, president of the Board, retained her seat on the Board.

 The Board, which had been composed of all Democrats, will see Republicans, Frank Linn and Thomas Clark serving four-year terms along with Wells. In addition, Republicans Lauren Levan Williams and Ronald A. McAlpine won two-year terms.

 Unseated in the election were Dolores Kelly, Willian Frazer, Warren “Skip” Guenther and Ronald Kain.

 “I’ll keep attending meetings and working with the Township,” Commissioner Kelly promised. She had assumed the commissioner’s post vacated when former Commissioner George D. Hinkle resigned in October 1990. Kelly, well-known for her volunteer work particularly in recycling, is currently the Board’s liaison to the fire department and a representative to the Olmsted Regional Recreation Board.

 Wednesday’s meeting focused attention on hearings from department chairmen as the Township gears up the annual round of budget meetings. Following the meeting, Ron Kain Jr., budget and finance chairman, said the date would soon be announced which Lower Swatara’s 1992 budget will be disclosed.


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Lots of books sold in library fund-raiser


helperspic11 12 14Press and Journal Photo by Jim Lewis -- Volunteers Dawn Christ, left, and Larry Geesey help at the sale.


The number of empty spaces on the shelves at the Middletown Public Library one week after its Fall Book Sale began speaks, well, volumes.


A good crowd purchased used books in the sale, held by the Friends of the Middletown Public Library, according to volunteers.


Proceeds from the sale go to the library, located on Catherine Street.


The sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.


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Out & About: Middletown Area High School Powder Puff Football Game


High school football season is not over until the student body reverses roles in the annual powder puff football game. The girls slap mouth guards into their mouths, the boys pull tights over their legs, and cultural standards are shattered for fun and camaraderie.


Middletown Area High School’s senior class and junior class girls took to War Memorial Field on Wednesday, Nov. 5 for a football game where winning isn’t the most important thing – though it is nice to own bragging rights in the school hallways and cafeteria the next day. The boys, taking glamour in a decidedly different direction, rooted from the sidelines, with pom-poms and feather boas.


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Tom Ridge

23 YEARS AGO - D.C. Appearance – U.S. Congressman Tom Ridge (PA-21), a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans Committee (right) welcomes Middletown’s Dominic DiFrancesco, National Commander of the American Legion to a joint House and Senate Veterans committee hearing. During the hearing DeFrancesco presented the American Legion’s legislative program to the group.




From The Wednesday, November 6, 1991, Edition 

Of The Press And Journal

Camp’s 40th Year Marks Special Need


 Although the swimming pool is still, the lodge is empty, and the last campers have said good-bye, preparations are well underway for the 40th anniversary season at Camp Harmony Hall in Lower Swatara Township.

 For the Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, the eight-week summer camping session is merely the culmination of a full year’s effort in education, training and coordination.

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