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From The 


November 20, 1991 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


Area Proud Of 

Teacher Of Year


11 19 1423 YEARS AGO - Up In The Sky, It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. It’s Super-Firefighter! – The Lower Swatara Fire Company hosted its annual open house Thursday, October 11 as part of Fire Prevention Week. Pictured demonstrating rescue routines high above visitors are firefighters Kenny Phillips and Andy McDonald.




 It’s hard to say which Rudolph Sharpe loves more, working with young people, or with the English language. What’s not a toss up is the Lower Dauphin High School teacher is a gifted educator, as he was named the Pennsylvania Secondary School Teacher of the Year for 1992 at an awards ceremony held Wednesday, November 13, at the state Capitol.


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Alton Brown hits Kuppys

brownoutside11 19 14 webFood Network's Alton Brown visited Kuppy's Diner in Middletown

He arrived at Kuppy’s Diner in Middletown wearing sunglasses and a fedora, and sat at the counter, where he struck up a conversation with a regular about auto racing.

Co-owner Carol Kupp, working behind the counter, didn’t recognize him – and she’s a fan. When he removed his glasses and hat, she was surprised. She never expected to see him in her restaurant.

There, perched on a stool, was Food Network celebrity Alton Brown.

Brown, who hosts the network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,’’ was starring in a stage show, “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour,’’ which was stopping at the Hershey Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 11. He solicits dining recommendations from fans in each city where he’s performed.

Regulars at Kuppy’s had vowed to promote the diner to Brown via Twitter and Facebook. Kupp enjoyed their enthusiasm, all the while thinking to herself, “He’s not going to come to Middletown.’’

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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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23 Years Ago - 11/12/14



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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