Press and Journal

Switch to desktop Register Login

23 Years Ago: 2/18/15


2 18 1523 YEARS AGO - Mid-Penn All-Stars – Four Blue Raider Field Hockey players were named Mid-Penn All-Stars while another five Middletown stars were chosen for honorable mention. Pictured from left are: Melinda Schmidt, Melissa Herneisey, Leslie Voithofer, Angela Derk, Melissa Jackson, Melissa Welsh, Christa Bruce, Eva Strzelecka and Allison Noll. Welsh, Bruce, Jackson and Derk played in the Mid-Penn All-Star game scheduled for November 12 at East Pennsboro.



From The Wednesday, February 19, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal


Economy Continues To Limit LD School’s Teachers’ Aides


 Challenging economic realities apparently have once again dealt a blow to the issue of teachers’ aides in the Lower Dauphin School District’s elementary schools.


For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 16:12

Hits: 360

Out & About: Lunar New Year celebration at Penn State Harrisburg


In Asian countries, the Lunar New Year marks the beginning of a new year, the first day of a calendar whose months are based on the cycles of the moon, not the sun.


Students, faculty and staff celebrated the Year of the Sheep on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Capital Union Building – six days before the new year begins on Thursday, Feb. 19.


Dr. Mukund Kulkarni, chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg, welcomed the crowd. Following dinner, music, dance and presentations on different Asian cultures were presented.


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis 





Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:06

Hits: 430

23 Years Ago: 2/11/15


2 11 1523 YEARS AGO - Fairy Tale Friends – Heidi Schlehr is the center of attention between Mother Goose and the Pied Piper during one of the many programs in the Middletown Library’s recent program “Wheels, Wings ‘N’ Words.”



From The Wednesday, February 12, 1992 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


Police Could Be 

Going To The Dogs


 First, there were the bicycle patrols in Lower Swatara Township. And now, while that concept in police work is being used in other Dauphin County communities, it appears that the Lower Swatara Township Police Department may be going to the dogs.


For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 16:38

Hits: 430

Out & About: Capital Area Extreme’s Pancake Breakfast


There was a lot of flips at the Capital Area Extreme (CAX) cheerleading teams’ Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Royalton Borough Building. Lots of pancakes were flipped on the grill during the fund-raising breakfast – and lots of sausage was fried, lots of coffee was poured.


The goal was to raise $1,000 for expenses for CAX’s competitions. It costs $100 per youth to compete in recreational tournaments, said Michelle Noon, secretary/treasruer of the Capital Area Recreational Extreme Booster Club.


CAX includes girls and boys age 5 to 18 from Middletown, Elizabethtown, Steelton and Harrisburg.


See who was there!


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis




Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 16:14

Hits: 476

23 Years Ago: 11/5/2014

Tom Ridge

23 YEARS AGO - D.C. Appearance – U.S. Congressman Tom Ridge (PA-21), a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans Committee (right) welcomes Middletown’s Dominic DiFrancesco, National Commander of the American Legion to a joint House and Senate Veterans committee hearing. During the hearing DeFrancesco presented the American Legion’s legislative program to the group.




From The Wednesday, November 6, 1991, Edition 

Of The Press And Journal

Camp’s 40th Year Marks Special Need


 Although the swimming pool is still, the lodge is empty, and the last campers have said good-bye, preparations are well underway for the 40th anniversary season at Camp Harmony Hall in Lower Swatara Township.

 For the Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, the eight-week summer camping session is merely the culmination of a full year’s effort in education, training and coordination.

For the full story, CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Press And Journal.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:27

Hits: 346