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What happened to $1.1 million? Borough audit finds reports of shredded documents, missing meeting minutes

Where did the money go? That’s what Middletown Borough Council now wants to know, regarding $1.1 million of $1.3 million that council transferred Dec. 30, 2015, to a borough authority that … more

Happy holiday: Couple marks 75th anniversary on the Fourth of July

Gwendolyn Richards was in training to be a nurse when she married Walter Sener. The year was 1943, and the United States was in the throes of World War II. Gwendolyn, who was from Royalton, met … more

Nerf battle! New monthly Hoffer Park events open to everyone, of all ages

Close to 30 kids and adults showed up for Middletown’s inaugural “Nerf Battle” in Hoffer Park along Mill Street on a steamy June 30 afternoon. The event was put together by … more

Bunting added at historic borough cemetery

Black fencing surrounding the historic German Lutheran Burial Ground on North Pine Street in Middletown has been decorated with 15 patriotic pieces of bunting, to commemorate a graveyard that … more

Think about all the sacrifices made on Independence Day: LaVonne Ackerman

Happy Independence Day! I hope that your holiday is full of good old fashioned Fourth of July fun. Happy birthday to our country ... 242 years old. The Declaration of Independence was signed at … more

Teenager charged with killing baby chick by beating it against fence

A 15-year-old Middletown resident has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abusing and causing the death of a baby chick. Police say the chick was inside a plastic bag that the youth was … more

Wheel A Thon gives bikes to kids who made the grade

Eighty-four new bicycles were given to children from Middletown and from throughout Dauphin County during the 21st annual Wheel A Thon held by Youth 10x’s Better Ministries on Saturday at … more

Middletown police, constable honored for efforts at fatal fire

Three Middletown police officers and a state constable were honored July 2 for their heroism in trying to rescue a woman from a house fire at 208 E. Roosevelt Ave. on March 19. A group of 12 … more

Learning the basics of baseball: Blue Raiders coaches hold camp for dozens of players

Stealing bases, bunting, fielding — 34 campers gathered in Middletown Area High School’s fields to hone their baseball skills last week. The baseball camp was led by the Blue Raiders … more

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to go up again in January 2019

Tolls to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will go up by another 6 percent on Jan. 6, 2019, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission decided during its bimonthly meeting on July 3. The 6 percent … more
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