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This Week's Headline News


Area man charged in holdup

State police at Lykens reported May 19 that Kyle E. Lewis, 19, of Millersburg was apprehended for the alleged holdup of a 77 year-old woman, and the theft of her vehicle, earlier in the day at Lisi Shell near Elizabethville.

According to police, the woman had arrived at Lisi Shell for work at 4:30 a.m. when Lewis allegedly confronted her and threatened her with a knife. He then allegedly demanded her purse and the keys to her 2003 Chevrolet Tracker, then fled in the vehicle on Route 209 toward Elizabethville.

Police said Lewis was located, placed under arrest and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Gregory D. Johnson on charges of robbery, theft and simple assault. He then was placed in Dauphin County prison on $100,000 bail.



Police: Stolen car found in New Jersey

State police at Lykens said Andrew Sojka, 34, of Millersburg was taken into custody in northwestern New Jersey May 13 for allegedly stealing a local woman’s car the previous day.

Police said Sojka allegedly stole a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in Millersburg sometime after 10 p.m. May 12, then was stopped by New Jersey State Police in the area of Sussex County (which borders Pennsylvania and New York State) at about 3:44 a.m. the next morning.

Sojka was taken into custody in New Jersey on unrelated charges, but also has been charged locally in district court with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


Funding is confirmed for
Lykens project

Funding has been secured for the future purchase renovation of the former Lykens Hotel and POS of A buildings located downtown on the borough’s square.

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Halifax budget tabled

HALIFAX • The Halifax Area School Board, May 12, voted 8-0 to table action on a proposed final budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year until the next board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26.

The proposal on the table mirrored one presented by District Superintendent Michele Orner April 20. It calls for a proposed operating budget of $19,706,823, as well as a property tax increase of 1.51 mills – from the current 20.45 to 21.96 mills.

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Also in this week's
Upper Dauphin Sentinel:

Memorial Day Events - Area Memorial Day parades and a Memorial Motorcycle Ride are slated.
Boat Ordinance - Millersburg Borough passes ordinance about long-term docking of boats along the Susquehanna River.

(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.

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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