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Out & About: Homecoming 2014 at Middletown Area High School


The bonds of Middletown Area High School brought students and alumni, parents and teachers, young and old together to rejoice on a splendid fall day on Saturday, Oct. 25.


With floats, music and football, Blue Raiders past and present celebrated the essence of their alma mater – the small-town friendships, the big dreams.


Ariannah Williams was crowned the Homecoming Queen during Middletown’s football game with rival Steelton-Highspire. She was escorted by Jalen Morra. The Class of 2016 won the float competition in the Homecoming Parade, with the Class of 2015 taking second place.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:30

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Paintings of Jesus are a ministry on canvas

Ann LukeshPress And Journal Photo by Dan Miller - Elizabethtown artist Ann Lukesh, left, and Pastor Pete Logan, her clergyman and leader of Fountain of Life Church, stand next to one of Lukesh’s 22 acrylic paintings on the life of Jesus Christ. The paintings will be exhibited at the Living Life Community Center in Middletown.  

The woman in the painting is exhausted, as if beaten down by the struggles of everyday life.

Desperation and pleading are in her eyes. With what little strength she has left, she reaches out with both hands to try and touch the hem of the garment of the man walking in front for her.

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Out & About: The Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Halloween Parade

They came dressed as bees, ninjas, nerds, pumpkins and princesses – revelers of all ages who marched through the streets of Middletown to celebrate Halloween and community, and to just have fun.

The annual Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Hallo-ween Parade snaked its way through the borough for the 61st time, a 90-minute procession of bands, fire trucks, costumed characters – even a pack of dressed-up dogs – that delighted spectators.

See who was marching!



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23 Years Ago: 10/15/2014

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23 YEARS AGO - Blue Raiders’ Most Loyal New And Old Fans – That’s Frederick Harry (Trey) McElwee III, son of Nanette and Frederick Harry McElwee Jr. of Middletown, in the center. He’s the little guy and you may guess that football will be a big part of his life. Towering behind him is his grandfather Fred McElwee Sr., the equipment manager for the Middletown Blue Raiders and by now you probably also guessed that it’s the Raider Cheerleaders offering a few moments of half-time babysitting.



From The Wednesday, 

October 16, 1991 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Obligation, Obsession, Power Trip Or What?Why People Are Willing To Be Volunteer Firefighters


 There are perhaps 60 or 70 “active” members in Middletown’s three fire companies. All of these qualified firefighters have been trained in the proper ways of dealing with fires and in the best methods of performing their accepted duties with the least risk to themselves and to the citizens they serve. 

 But, given the long hours these volunteers must spend in studies and in training to do their jobs effectively, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to understand why anyone chooses to devote so much time and energy in the effort to protect the majority of us and our community from the havoc fires can cause. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 21:04

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Out & About: The Daddy-Daughter Dance


Between work and school, it’s difficult for fathers and their daughters, grandfathers and their granddaughters to spend time together. The Daddy-Daughter Dance in Londonderry Twp. gives them a chance to do that – an evening of dancing, games and snacks.


Ninety young ladies, many wearing their dancing dresses, and their fathers and grandfathers attended the dance on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Sunset Golf Course Clubhouse. Kids and their fathers and grandfathers giggled and laughed through line dances and the limbo, and through songs requested by the girls and played by disc jockey Dave Blouch.


The Princess of the dance, drawn at random, was Trinity Fox, and the King of the dance was her father, Brian Stone.


See who was there!





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