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FROM THE VAULT: News from the Wednesday, March 7, 1984 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 3/10/17

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• Protests fail to sway council to reconsider reorganization: Despite several protests from a crowded gallery, Borough Council voted 6-2 last Thursday night to …

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FROM THE VAULT: News from the Wednesday, March 7, 1984 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Headlines from the front page

• Protests fail to sway council to reconsider reorganization: Despite several protests from a crowded gallery, Borough Council voted 6-2 last Thursday night to approve for advertisement the second of two ordinances under which the borough work force will be reorganized.

• Citizen group forms to slow reorganization, to scrutinize management: A group of area residents calling themselves Concerned Citizens for Fair Government has banded together in an attempt to slow down Borough Council’s plans for a sweeping reorganization of borough employees into a department of public works and utilities.

• Retail store considers area for $1.9 million building: If a $1.9 million lien request gains the approval of the Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority, a new business may be locating in the Olmsted  Plaza this year. According to David Steinberg, vice president of the Long Island, New York developers the Sanndrell Co., negotiations are currently under way with the Jamesway Department Store for lease of a parcel of land in the plaza.


New life for building

Middletown Mayor Robert Reid is flanked representatives of the Jacob Siegel Company of Philadelphia, as they met Friday afternoon at the vacant Roughwear factory building on Wilson Street. Stephen Saft (right), vice president of the Siegel Company, which owns the building, and John Blessing (left), shipping maintenance supervisor, joined Reid in an inspection of the property which Reid hopes can be converted for use as an apartment building or commercial site. Reid is attempting to interest Historic Landmarks for Living in the building for possible conversion into apartments. Historic Landmarks is presently converting a similar building in Elizabethtown into a fashionable apartment complex. 


Flipping for funds

There were a lot of dedicated volunteers who turned out at the Elizabethtown Area Community Centre's annual pancake breakfast, which is a major fund-raiser for the Centre. Some of the volunteers, shown working behind the scenes, are, from left, Robert Enck, George Snavely, Merve Hoch and Lee Buckwald. 


Up for two

Middletown Area High School cager Amy Holman, 35, goes up for two in last weekend’s playoff competition with Palmyra, in which the Lady Raiders fell to their opponents, 48-69. Holman, however, was credited with 12 of the Raiders’ 43 rebounds.



Race to the top

Several Cub Scouts of Highspire’s Cub Pack 109 proudly display the trophies won at the pack’s Pinewood Derby held on Saturday during the annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Front row winners were, from left: Mike Sload, 2nd place; Rick Yeager, 1st; John Searfoss, 3rd. Back row, left to right, Torn Yeager, 4th; Mike Miller, Best of Show; and John Fies, 5th. 


Hot buys

1982 Toyota Tercel, 2-door sedan, five-speed, AM/FM cassette, clean, one owner, $5,495. Behney Motors, Race and Emaus streets, Middletown.

• Litton microwave, 15-minute timer, see-through door, $169. Harris TV & Appliance, 7 S. Union St., Middletown.

• Whole pork loins cut to order, $1.09. Fox’s Thriftway, 101 S. Union St., Middletown.

• Get $2 off any large pan pizza or $1 off any medium pan pizza, Pizza Hut, 2298 W. Harrisburg Pike.

• Kendall Motor Oil Superb 100 10W-40 gasoline-saving motor oil, $3.60 for a case (12 1-quart cans). Big A Auto Parts, 361 E. Main St., Middletown.

• Tastykake family pack, $1.29, and Sprite and Mello Yello case of 24 10-ounce bottles, $2.50. A & A Sales, Route 230 east of Middletown.



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