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Knock knock. Who’s there? Boy Scouts, bad jokes and 75 merit badges


bagphoto9 10 14First Class Scout Keagan Yocum, left, presents Matthew Grab with the Volunteer of Honor Award.

Just for laughs, the Boy Scouts of Londonderry Twp.’s Troop 97 injected funny jokes, skits and songs recently into their traditional Court of Honor, a ceremony celebrating each boy’s achievements and promotion in rank.


How funny was it? Here is a mock report on the day’s stock exchange given by Assistant Scout Master Rob Stone: “Helium was up, feathers were down, and paper was stationary!’’


Get it?


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 21:14

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23 Years Ago - 9/10/14


Below is a copy of a photograph from the Press And Journal's archives. We apologize for the quality 

of the photograph but hope you will enjoy this glimpse from your recent past.


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23 YEARS AGO - Midget Champions – Pictured are members of Lower Swatara’s Jack’s Auto Sales Midget Baseball Team – the East Dauphin League’s National Conference Runners-up for the regular season. Pictured, front row from left: Charlie Bekelja, Jon Strite, Tim Knopp. Back row: Mark Sostar, Dave Tich, Marc Jackson, Bill Baker, Joe Kihm, Matt McAlpine, Ray Schlee. Manager of the team was Sam Sostar and coaches were Ray Schlee, Bob Jackson, and Jeff Yingst. 




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Peters receives Brud Alexander Award from Rotary Club of Hummelstown

rotaryphoto9 10 14Derry Twp. resident Larry E. Peters was recently awarded the 2014 Brud Alexander Memorial Community/Vocational Service Award by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown.
Peters is a longtime member of the Rotary Club, serving four terms as president from 1985-86 and 2006-09. He also is an unofficial song leader at meetings and has served on numerous committees in the club . . .

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Out & About: Harrisburg International Airport Open House


If you like any kind of machine that flies, you could not have been at a better place than the open house at Harrisburg International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 23.


From radio-controlled planes small enough to hold in your hand to aircraft big enough to drive a truck into – and just about any sized airplane in between – it was all laid out for folks to see, touch and board.


Just about every other aspect of daily life at the airport was also on display, such as fire engines, police cars and those little carts that zoom around the tarmac shuttling luggage and freight.


Meanwhile, business went on as usual at the airport. People got as close as you can get these days to the sight, sound, smell and sensation of jets flying in and out on HIA’s big runways.


The event was also a fundraiser for the Middletown Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 97 of Londonderry Twp., both of which had booths set up to sell refreshments.


It was the second year in a row that HIA has held the open house. Despite ominous looking clouds throughout the day, nearly 5,600 people attended the event – more than double the 2,500 who cameto HIA’s first open house in 2013.


See who was there!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 19:13

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DAWGS Club opens fall season



kidspic9 3 14Club members, from left, Brie Wise, Jaiden Leese, Gracie White, Angel Leonard, Ross Stickel, Hannah Stickel, Ariana Stickel and Luke Spangenberg attend God’s Boot Camp at Geyers United Methodist Church, Londonderry Twp.


The DAWGS Kids Club at Geyers United Methodist Church, Londonderry Twp., begins its 2014-15 season on Wednesday, Sept. 10 with three different programs for children as young as age 3.





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