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This Week's Headline News

Route 225 on mountain to
be closed several weeks

Route 225 over Peter’s Mountain, which takes thousands of vehicles to and from the Harrisburg area each weekday, will be closed starting Monday morning, Oct, 27.

The road segment will be closed ‘‘for at least four weeks,’’ according to an Oct. 15 announcement from PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.)

PennDOT said the closure is necessary to allow crews to build a retaining wall on the mountain’s north side in Halifax Twp.

From Oct. 27 at least through the week ending Saturday, Nov. 22, traffic will be detoured using Routes 147, 22/322 and 325, PennDOT stated.

Crews with Bucks County-based Blooming Glen Contractors Inc. plan to work 10-12-hour shifts six days a week in order to excavate, remove guiderail, build the retaining wall, then rebuild the roadway.

PennDOT said the work is in response to concerns about the failing slope along the roadway shoulder. Maintenance crews worked in the affected area earlier this year to make repairs and install drainage pipes in an effort to stabilize the slope.

‘‘The majority of the repairs were successful,’’ PennDOT said in its statement. ‘‘However, two specific areas continue to show signs of movement and must be addressed before the roadway is resurfaced.’’

PennDOT also confirmed that resurfacing and other additional work on Route 225 (aka Peter’s Mountain) will begin in the spring of 2015 and continue through completion sometime during the summer.

Resurfacing will take place between Route 147 and 325. Also planned are drainage updates, roadway base repair and guiderail work.

Blooming Glen Contractors Inc. will be paid $4, 065,225 to construct the retaining wall, as well as next spring’s work.

On average, an estimated 11,200 vehicles travel the affected segment of Route 225 on a daily basis, according to PennDOT.

Electronic message boards near Dauphin and Halifax began announcing the pending road closure Oct. 10, PennDOT said.

His next 'gig' will be in Nashville
Trumpeter Brennan Rudy, a Halifax senior, will perform
at NMEA All-National Concert Band Festival


When Brennan Rudy first acquired a trumpet in fourth-grade, he didn’t want to stop.

“I couldn’t put the horn down,’’ he recalled. ‘‘Physically, I wasn’t used to it, so my lips would bleed from playing so much.’’

Now a senior at Halifax Area High School, the son of Steve and Donna Rudy has been reaping

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Nov. 5 teacher strike still
possible at Line Mountain

As of the Sentinel’s Oct. 20 press time, a teacher’s strike in the Line Mountain School District remains a possibility.

Should a strike occur, it will begin Wednesday, Nov. 5, according to a date made public by the Line Mountain Education Association, the district’s teacher union.

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Eagles play hockey district match Oct. 23

The Line Mountain field hockey team will host Danville Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the District 4, Class AA tournament. The Eagles are seeded third in districts.

This information was included in this week’s field hockey report but omitted from the fall sports playoff article on Page A1 of this weeks Upper Dauphin Sentinel.


Indian girls win soccer 1st round

The Millersburg Area High School girls’ soccer team defeated Annville-Cleona, 4-1, in the team’s opening match of the District 3, Class A playoffs, held in Millersburg Oct. 20.

The Indians travel to Trinity High School Thursday, Oct. 23 for a 7 p.m. match.


Halifax, Millersburg to play for title


Millersburg travels to Halifax Area High School Thursday, Oct. 23 for a 7 p.m. match to determine the Twin Valley Volleyball Conference championship.

The Indians and Wildcats also play one another Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Northern York High School in the opening round of the District 3, Class A tournament. Match time is 6 p.m.

Eagle girls win opening match


The Line Mountain girls’ soccer team defeated Sayre, 3-2, in the opening round of the Disrict 4, Class AA tournament Oct. 21. Head Coach Thad Swinehart reported that Deidre Long scored two goals and Breanna Ebright scored one. Caitlin Scott posted two assists and Megan Finlan earned one assist. Corina Finlan made 10 saves in goal.

Also in this week's
Upper Dauphin Sentinel:

Districts begin for 3 local sports - District playoffs began this week for nine area high school sports teams the Sentinel covered this fall.
Open House -
Reliance Hose Co. marks its 125th anniversary with parade and open house.

(And much more in this week's print edition of the Upper Dauphin Sentinel)

Addresses of area
service personnel listed

The Upper Dauphin Sentinel is accepting the names and addresses of area residents who currently serve with the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East.

The following names and addresses are current as of press time for this week’s issue.

Bryen Foraker and Gregory Gusler have returned from overseas.

SRA Brent Hill 



APO AE 09368


1 SGT Delton Kreiser Jr. 

HHC 728th CSSB  

APO-AE 09366

Allen J. Rummel  

367 EAM XS/C-17  

APO AE 09353


Additional names and a-addresses will be published as they are received and as space permits. Photos will be published if submitted. Information on area residents awaiting deployment also will be published.

This information can be:

  • faxed to the Sentinel at 692-2420;

  • e-mailed to  or

  • brought to the Sentinel office at 510 Union St., Millersburg.

For questions, address corrections or more information, call 692-4737, extension 117.

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