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Dauphin Co GOP endorses candidates


The Dauphin County Republican Committee (DCRC) has endorsed candidates for the County Offices for the upcoming primary elections on May 19.

The DCRC endorsed the following candidate: Commissioners Jeff Haste and Mike Pries; District Attorney Ed Marsico; Treasurer Janis Creason; Clerk of Courts Dale Klein; Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan Courts Jean Marfizo King; Recorder of Deeds Jim Zugay; Timothy DeFoor for controller; and, Nick Chimienti for sheriff. 

Chairman Justin Warren said, “Coming off of two years of victory at the county level, we are excited about our slate of county row officers. The Republican team has worked well together over the past several years.” Local area committees have also endorsed candidates at the municipal level.



Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 14:21

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Help for prom goers


For the seventh consecutive year, Dauphin Co. ’s Northern Dauphin Human Services Center (NDHSC) is offering free prom gowns and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them as part of Project Prom Wear.

“We want to be a resource for struggling families,” said County Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III, who oversees the county Human Services Department and the NDHSC. “This program gives local students the opportunity to attend their proms and build special memories.” 

Dozens of beautiful gowns in a variety of sizes and styles are now available. Teens who are interested in finding a gown can visit the center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays or call the center to schedule an appointment. 

“The success of Project Prom Wear rests on the generosity of donors who make this program possible,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Haste.

The NDHSC accepts donations of new or gently used prom gowns, shoes, purses and accessories throughout the year.

“Donations are still being accepted at the center,” said Commissioner Mike Pries. “Dozens of girls from area school districts will have their dreams come true this year thanks to Project Prom Wear and the many generous people who have donated items.”

The Northern Dauphin Human Services Center is located at 295 State Dr. in Elizabethville.


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Dauphin Co offers free Medicare help

To help Medicare enrollees select plans that best fit their needs,  Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III and the county’s Area Agency on Aging will host free “Medicare 101” seminars throughout the county.

“We’ve received so many calls and requests for help that we’ve decided to expand the APPRISE program this year and offer several seminars at local senior centers,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county Area Agency on Aging. “It’s a great opportunity to have all your questions about Medicare enrollment answered.”

The sessions are conducted by trained advisers to help Medicare participants  assess their coverage options, checking qualification for low-income programs, navigating enrollment and giving easy-to-understand answers to questions about Medicare.  

Seminars will be held at the following locations:

Millersburg Senior Center, 109 Edward Drive, Millersburg

  • May 13
  • September 9

 Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey

  • March 19
  • May 21
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • November 19

Rutherford House Senior Center, 3300 Parkview Lane, Harrisburg

  • April 23
  • June 18
  • August 20
  • October 15
  • December 10

All seminars  begin at 9 a.m.  No registration is necessary. 

“These well-trained volunteers can help you navigate the process of Medicare enrollment,” said Haste.

“Medicare plans can change from year to year,” said Pries. “We are hosting these free seminars for Medicare beneficiaries and their families so that they can carefully review their options and select the best plans for them.”


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Scouts present 'Haunted Cabin'

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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.




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23 Years Ago: 10/22/2014

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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.

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