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Out & About: Sportsmen Limited's Trout Derby


In fishing, patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who bait.


Children learned that for themselves at the Sportsmen Limited’s annual Trout Derby on April 25 at the Middletown Reservoir.


More than 180 kids participated in the derby, which introduces the joy of fishing to youngsters ages 2 to 12.


Logan Stickle took first place among kids ages 7 to 12, with Dylan Mader finishing second, Jordon Popp third and Brock Belmont fourth, according to Sportsman officials.


Jackson Wise took first place among kids ages 2 to 6, with Donovan Homrighausen finishing second, Eli Webb third and Matt Fisher fourth.


Among the derby’s sponsors are Middletown Anglers & Hunters, American Legion Post 594, Middletown Volunteer Fire Company, Londonderry Fire Company, Rescue Fireman Home Association,  MIddletown Moose and Friendship Fire Company of Bressler, along with a donation made by David Ball.


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May20FullSizeRender23 YEARS AGO - Rumors – The Neil Simon comedy “Rumors” will be staged by the Olmsted Players, Fri., Feb. 21 & Sat., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Feaser Middle School, Middletown. The cast includes Mike Pavlishin and Chris Schwartz as Ken and Chris Gorman; Karl Weingartner and Kay Walker as Ernie & Cookie Cusack; Warren C. “Skip” Guenther and Fran Rudman as Lenny & Claire Ganz; Ty Walker and Karin Gish as Glenn & Cassie Cooper; Vicky Helman as Officer Welch; and Jen Angeloff as Officer Pudney. The show is directed by Bob McGarvey and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. The mystery behind the shooting of Charlie Brock unwinds with comedic under-wrappings that are unmistakingly Simonesquely hilarious. Tickets are available from cast members and at the door.


From The Wednesday, May 20, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal


Turnpike Advisory Meeting


 Elizabethtown Borough Council issued an invitation last Thursday to officials from all local organizations to attend a forthcoming meeting of the special committee now studying a proposal for building a Pa. Turnpike interchange onto Route 743.


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Out & About: Meet & Greet the Candidates at the Press and Journal

Ever wish you had the chance to talk to those running for political office over a cup of coffee just to pick their brain?


A number of candidates for local offices in the May 19 primary election gathered to meet voters over coffee, soda and snacks at the Press And Journal’s Meet & Greet the Candidates on Sunday, May 17 at the newspaper’s office on South Union Street.


Incumbents and challengers for Middletown Borough Council, Middletown Area School Board, Lower Swatara Twp. Board of Commissioners, Dauphin County Board of Commissioners and row offices attended the casual gathering, giving voters who attended a chance to meet the people behind the names on the ballot. 


See who was there.





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highspirepic5 13 15Press and Journal Photo by Dan Miller -- Members of the Harrisburg Rugby Club take up brooms, shovels and blowers to sweep litter and pull weeds from the sidewalks along Route 230 in Highspire on Thursday, May 7. The club uses Highspire's Memorial Park for practices, and players asked Mayor John Hoerner if they could help the town. About 35 club members showed up.



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23 Years Ago: 5/13/15


FullSizeRender23 YEARS AGO - Doggone Cute – The Scouts of Brownie Troop #1043, of Lower Swatara Township, are shown as first-place winners at the Shope Gardens Lion Club’s Halloween parade. The Troop’s theme, “19 & 1 Dalmations,” was inspired by the Disney classic. Troop leader is Karen Gingrich, assistant leader is Pat High, and Troop helper is Bonnie Crum.



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May 13, 1992 

Edition Of The Press And Journal


US Air Moving Commuter Air Operations Here


 US Air has announced that it will move a substantial amount of its commuter airline operations to an office building in Lower Swatara Township in the near future. A contract in the matter is expected to be signed this week, according to local officials.



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