Press and Journal

Switch to desktop Register Login

Scouts present 'Haunted Cabin'

bloody10 22 14copy

 

Scout Master Kevin Little, left, greets visitors at Boy Scout Troop 97’s Haunted Cabin.

 

It’s not Jason’s favorite “Friday the 13th’’ haunt, Crystal Lake, but it’s a cabin in the woods in Londonderry Twp. where Boy Scouts from Troop 97 hope to scare the daylights out of visitors.

The troop, from Londonderry Twp., will present its Haunted Cabin from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Londonderry Scouting Complex, 1831 Felker Road.

Admission is free, though donations will be accepted.

Not only is the attraction a celebration of Halloween, it’s also a community service project for the Scouts.

Troop 97 is sponsored by the Londonderry Fire Company.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:11

Hits: 369

23 Years Ago: 10/22/2014

10 22 14copy

23 YEARS AGO - Homecoming Court 1991 – The Middletown Area High School’s 1991 Homecoming Court has been selected but as Bert Parks says, only one will be chosen! The girls from left are: Tracy Schweitzer, Erica Cehlar, Beckie Zimmerman, Audrey Koncar and Heather Young. The escorts from left are: Terry Martin, Matt Barnoski, Scott Tilley, Kevin Bachman and Brian McCoy. The Homecoming Queen will be selected Sat., Oct. 19.

From The Wednesday, 

October 23, 1991 Edition Of 

The Press And Journal


Report County Board Will Grant Cut In 
Pineford Tax Assessment

 Ask and you shall receive. But that doesn’t mean you’ll always get what you asked for. 

 The Clabell Company, which owns Pineford Village in Middletown, had filed a request with the Dauphin County Board of Assessment Appeals seeking a $4 million reduction in its assessed valuation. But it reportedly got considerably less than it had asked for.

 The requested cut reportedly would have trimmed the apartment complex’s assessed valuation from $18,463,400 to about $14,400,000. The cuts, if approved, would have cost the Borough of Middletown about $8,000 in revenues and would have reduced the Middletown Area School District’s income by an estimated $64,000.

 Those contemplated losses in Borough and School District income from real estate taxes prompted Middletown Council President Barbara Layne to indicate that Council would appeal the Board’s decision if it granted Clabell’s request for a reduction in the assessed valuation of its Pineford Village properties.


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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:11

Hits: 307

A day for HEROES

Local Memorial Day events honor heroes

   flags5 29 13 web  kidspic5 29 13 web 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Memorial Day, we remembered the men and women who died serving our country in wartime. We honored their sacrifice with parades, laid flowers on their graves, hung flags from our porches to celebrate the freedoms for which they fought.

In Middletown, veterans’ organizations held a parade Monday, May 27, led by grand marshal Karl Krodel, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a ceremony at Middletown Cemetery that featured student John Hursh’s reading of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,’’ prayers and speeches, and patriotic music by Middletown Area High School’s Blue Wave band.

It ended with a salute, a benediction and “Taps,’’ played by a high school bugler.

Hummelstown also hosted a parade, while Highspire hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park.

At Arlington National Cemetery, 220,000 flags were placed on the graves of fallen soldiers. Memorial Day began soon after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the conflict, but eventually was extended to honor all those in the military who died defending the U.S.

bandPhotos by Beth Moore Baker

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:57

Hits: 1320

We won 7 Keystones!

The Press And Journal has won a record seven Keystone Press Awards for excellence in writing, reporting and page layout.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:50

Hits: 1447

Tweet leads to police patrols

By Noelle Barrett and Jim Lewis
Press And Journal Staff

Chatter rang through the halls of Middletown Area High School last week, but it wasn’t about the holiday season or vacation. Students spoke of rumors they heard about threats of violence in the school district, sparking administration to take extra security precautions...

For the full story, click here to subscribe to the Press And Journal.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2013 19:53

Hits: 1630