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  • Pensupreme Dairy smokestack being demolished one brick at a time

    YORK, Pa. — Crews are working to demolish the Pensupreme Dairy smokestack in York City. Workers are chipping away at the structure by hand. Executives say that’s the safest way to complete the task. “We’re demolishing it from the top down. It’s very labor-intensive,” said Michael Konieczka, the executive vice president of Wagman, the construction company handling the demolition. “We’re not using high-powered equipment to take it down because it’s unpredictable where debris will fall when you do it that way.” The […]

  • Lunchtime street carnival benefits Harrisburg K9 Unit

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Ducks on display in downtown Harrisburg. Wednesday, the Downtown Improvement District hosted a lunchtime street carnival on Walnut Street. The carnival was centered around 15 artistically painted ducks, which have been placed around the city as part of the “Discover the Ducks” exhibit. Organizers say it’s been fun to watch families explore the city. “It’s great to see their expressions and see them running around downtown,” says Leigh Ann Urban, director of marketing with the Harrisburg Downtown […]

  • Winners of diversity essay contest awarded, encourage youth engagement

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Dauphin County commissioners are celebrating youth ideals of diversity. The commissioners joined with the county’s cultural celebration task force Wednesday to announce the winners of the county’s annual Cultural Diversity Essay Contest. Out of 464 entries, nine students, ages 6 through 18, were named winners. Organizers say the project is about getting young people actively thinking about cultural diversity.  Rachel Amanor, an incoming eighth-grader at Central Dauphin East Middle School, is also pushing for youth engagement. “Young […]

  • PA natives sworn in as probationary firefighters

    YORK, Pa. — York City has two more firefighters on the job. Lawrence Pacl and Zachary Calvert, both Pennsylvania natives, were sworn in Tuesday as probationary firefighters. Pacl outlined what it took to become a sworn member of the fire department. “The process was about a year and a half,” he said. “First it was application status, then it was an exam, after that it was followed by interviews, as well as a physical fitness test, and then waiting to see […]

  • Golf tournament raises $40,000 for volunteer fire company

    LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A charity golf tournament in Dauphin County is saving taxpayers money. Friday’s Three Mile Island charity golf tournament at Sunset Golf Course raised $40,000 for the Londonderry Volunteer Fire Company. The fire chief says the money raised from the tournament means no taxpayers will have to pay for an expansion project at the fire station. “It saves taxpayer money. No taxpayer money is going into this project to date,” said Chief Bart Shellenhamer. Even after Friday’s […]

  • Dauphin County teen uses wish to build school fitness center

    MILLERSBURG, Pa. — A Dauphin County high school student is trying to spread his love of athletics through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Eric Erdman is a senior at Millersburg High School. He was diagnosed last year with terminal brain cancer, and used his wish through the foundation to build a state-of-the-art fitness center at his high school for students to use. The main part of the construction was completed on Thursday. Eric himself nailed the final board to the wall, which was […]

  • York City Fire Department honors members, civilians for bravery and service

    YORK, Pa. — More than two dozen members of the York City Fire Department are awarded for their work. The department held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday, honoring firefighters and emergency medical professionals for their services. Among the honorees, were first responders who saved lives with naloxone, others who saved a civilian from a fire, and community members who helped the department throughout 2016. “They’re (going to) tell you they don’t do this for awards, they don’t do it for […]

  • Rep. Patty Kim joins neighborhood cleanup effort

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — State Representative Patty Kim spent part of Thursday helping volunteers clean up a Harrisburg neighborhood. Kim says a woman called her office to discuss trash that was dumped behind her home on Howard Street, so Kim called in a group of volunteers, and joined them in helping to clean up the area. Kim says the group effort teaches younger community members some valuable lessons. “If a couple of groups can come together to help one person out, […]

  • Dairy Queen hands out free blizzard treats to pediatric hospital patients

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Dairy Queen restaurants nationwide are offering up some sweet treats to help children who are battling serious illnesses. For every blizzard treat sold at Dairy Queen shops on the last Thursday in July, the chain will donate a dollar or more to 170 hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.  Penn State Children’s Hospital is one of the health care providers that will benefit. Building up to Thursday’s event, Dairy Queen operators from York, Middletown, and Palmyra […]