It was a pep rally dressed in blue and gold, a night to inspire Middletown Area High School’s student-athletes and re-ignite the excitement of another fall of high school sports.
Meet the Raiders, held on Thursday, Sept. 3 at War Memorial Field, featured every fall sports team, as well as the cheerleading squad and the Blue Wave Marching Band, introduced to a crowd of fans, family, friends and fellow students.
Lower Dauphin High School held a similar pep rally for its student athletes. Meet the Falcons instilled school spirit in slightly different colors – blue and white – on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Lower Dauphin Middle School sports complex.
Photos by Bill Darrah
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 11:20
Written by Jim Lewis
A crew of journalists from South Korea’s state-run television station visited Middletown on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to work on a series of stories about the lessons learned from the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.
Reporter Felix Kwon, producer Noh Jun-Chul and cameraman Sun Guy of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) spent the afternoon seeking townspeople for interviews, including some staffers at the Press And Journal.
South Korea is the world’s fifth-largest nuclear power generating country, behind the U.S. (No. 1), France, Japan and Germany. South Korea approved a $7 billion project in 2014 to build two more nuclear reactors by 2020.
The KBS story on TMI and Middletown will focus on “what has been changed in this town since the accident,’’ including emergency preparedness, Jun-Chul said through an interpreter. The journalists chose to focus on TMI because it is “the only big picture accident’’ in the U.S., he said.
After Japan’s Fukushima accident in 2011, South Korea moved to decrease reliance on nuclear power from 41 percent to 29 percent by 2030, according to the news site RT.com.
The journalists flew directly from Seoul to New York City – about 14 hours – and drove to Middletown, Kwon said.
Their biggest surprise: The short distance between TMI’s reactors and Middletown Borough. “It was a lot closer than we expected,’’ Kwon said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 16:14
Written by Dan Miller
Construction of the new Amtrak train station on West Main Street is expected to start in early 2016, PennDOT officials have told the borough.
The $32 million project includes building a pedestrian bridge from the private Penn State Harrisburg student housing over West Main Street so students can cross safely to the new train station.
Emaus Street is also to be extended to West Main Street as part of the train station project. The Emaus Street extension would be completed toward the end of the overall project.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge Over Vine Street
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 17:36
By now, you probably know that you “should” be getting enough Omega-3s in your diet, but do you know why?
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015 08:18
Written by Eric Wise
The Highspire group behind the proposed transfer of 229 borough students from the Steelton-Highspire School District to the Middletown Area School District rebuked arguments against the transfer by both districts in a response it filed with the state Department of Education.
Quite simply, the Highspire Education Coalition, as the group is called, focused on the educational merits of a secession by Highspire to Middletown Area, claiming that it would provide Highspire children with a better education.
It refutes Middletown’s claims that the transfer would cause overcrowding in Middletown’s schools or a financial burden to the district, and asserts that Middletown’s fears that Highspire students are behind academically proves their point about the move’s educational merits.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:53