Print Edition Highlights - April 17, 2014

St. Paul's Lutheran Church turns 100
Parishioners celebrate by giving sanctuary a makeover

By Peggie Williams

The chancel of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, above, was given a makeover to make it easier to navigate and more open.

____ There are lots of ways to celebrate turning 100 years old. Parishioners at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dillsburg decided to celebrate by giving the sanctuary a makeover.
____ The last renovation was done in 1941 and now was deemed the perfect time to modernize by opening up the chancel area to make both it, and the choir area, more handicapped accessible.
____ “This was truly a parishioner-driven decision,” said Pastor Lois Van Orden. “It came out of a series of cottage meetings that started over three years ago and there was a lot of discussion in the Congregation Council and the worship and music ministry teams.”
____ Chief architect for the project was Greg Wonders who has been a parishioner for more than 40 years. By lowering the hard wood floor of the chancel and removing numerous pieces of railing, he was able to make the area easier to navigate and give the area a more open feel.
____ As she praised Wonders' work, Van Orden demonstrated how she no longer needed to turn sideways to get between things as she moved around.
____ The choir area went from several levels to just two and the area beside it was opened up to allow the bell choir to perform during services. In the past they had been relegated to the overflow area and only played before or after services. These renovations also make the music area level with the rear of the sanctuary floor and they are now handicapped accessible.

A picture of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s chancel before the renovations.


See the April 17, 2014 edition of the Dillsburg Banner for details.

Board denies waiver request
By Peggie Williams

____ A request to waive the cost of the submission for a final minor subdivision plan was denied by Franklin Township supervisors during their regular meeting on April 9. Surveyor Todd Lyons came before them with the request made by his clients William Ashman, Jr. and Beth Ann Spahr.
____ The plan involves changing some property lines so that a small amount of acreage containing a well will be added to the property containing the house serviced by the well. The land exchange is already in the deed to the property from 2007, but the changes to the property lines were never recorded. Lyons argued that the current property owners are just trying to correct that mistake and should not have to go through the process or expense again.
____ Supervisor John Shambaugh said he saw no reason why the township should take the hit to fix someone else’s mistake and Don Lerew agreed. Supervisor John Holder, said it was just an oversight and since they paid once they should be permitted to fix it, but the final vote was three to one, with David Sprigg joining Lerew and Shambaugh. Naomi Decker was not in attendance at the meeting.
____ Township engineer Fred Heerbrandt reported that he is working on developing simplified stormwater plans to make the process easier and less expensive for home builders. He has checked with the state and the county about the changes and the state said it was up to the county and so far the county is okay with the plans so he will continue on.
____ Heerbrandt was also instructed to work with the Franklintown Community Fire Company to establish more dry hydrants in the township. Former township engineer Tim Knoebel was working on the project and he will be asked to forward any information he has to Heerbrandt. A dry hydrant is installed on the edge of a pond to make it easier for a tanker fire truck to get water from that pond. There are several already in Franklin Township, but the goal is to make sure there is one in each section of the township.

See the April 17, 2014 edition of the Dillsburg Banner for details.

Photo by Curt Werner
Several local fire companies responded to a chimney fire on Camp Ground Road on Thursday, April 10, at 12:36 p.m. including Dillsburg Citizen Hose No. 1, Monaghan, Upper Allen and Carlisle fire companies. Assisting were fire police, Dillsburg Ambulance and Carroll Township police. The fire did not spread from the chimney and no one was injured.

Photo by Curt Werner
On Monday morning, April 14, a tree fell on wires causing the line to collapse along Stone Jug Road, Warrington Township. The live wires sparked and started a fire along the side of the road. Wellsville firefighters Jake Albert, deputy chief, and Craig Harlacker assisted at the scene along with fire police. The firemen kept the fire from spreading until the electric company arrived.


Also in the April 17, 2014 edition
-Community events
___ -Obituaries
___ -Births
___ -20 years ago


Print Edition Highlights - April 17, 2014

Dillsburg Youth Baseball

Parade through town officially starts season

By Andy Sandrik

Photos by Mark Ryder
Over 30 softball and baseball teams parade up S. Baltimore Street for opening day ceremonies at Krall and Wolf fields.

____ Dylan Harner had himself quite an afternoon on Dillsburg Youth Baseball's Opening Day, blasting three home runs in Rhoads Trucking's 14-4 victory over Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics in a Minors game played on April 12.
____ Harner piled up three runs and six RBI fr Rhoads Trucking, which scored in every inning.
____ Rhoads Trucking (3-1) built a 3-0 lead and the offense only seemed to get stronger when Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics got on the scoreboard.
____ For example, Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics (0-3) cut into the lead with a run in the top of the third and Rhoads Trucking responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
____ Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics came on even stronger in the fourth, scoring two runs. But again, Rhoads Trucking responded with a roar, scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning.
____ Rhoads Trucking, which also got quality at-bats from Tim Bonin (triple, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Ryan Allen (1 for 1, 2 walks, 3 runs), finished the game having outhit Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics by an 8-4 margin.
____ It was plenty of support for Rhoads Trucking pitchers Dawson Ramp, Allen and Josh Cook. Ramp, the starter, gave Rhoads Trucking two perfect innings, striking out all six batters he faced.
____ Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics was led by Andrew Wolf (triple, RBI), Gavin Stuckey (1 for 2, 1 run) and Cameron Lerew (1 for 1, 1 run).


Tony Dees, president of DYB presents John “Pap” Reed with an award for his “all-star” dedication to the players.

See the April 17, 2014 edition of the Dillsburg Banner for details.

Athletes shine at Arctic Blast
By Joe Guty

Photo by Joe Guty

Northern’s Ethan Bell takes the baton from Demetre Forney in the 4 x 100 relay event in last Saturday's Arctic Blast Invitational.

____ Northern H.S. Track and Field athletes displayed strong early season form in last Saturday's Arctic Blast Invitational. With 87 points, the Lady Polar Bears placed second out of 15 teams. Southwestern took the girls team title with 150.50 points. Other top placers were: York Suburban (72), Berks Catholic (49), Camp Hill (42) and Gettysburg H.S. (39).
____ In the boys standings, Northern finished sixth with 41 points. Southwestern claimed a sweep as the Mustangs scored 81 points to edge runner-up Camp Hill (77). Other top teams included: Berks Catholic (60), Gettysburg (55) and Northeastern (49).
____ In the girls 100 meter hurdles, Kennedy Shank (18.02) and Taundi Ginder (18.15) both just missed qualifying for the finals. Elijah Schaefer (18.69) and Kegan Slemp (18.95) were the top finishers for the Northern boys in the 110 meter hurdles. In the girls 100 meter dash, freshman Jordan Clark qualified for the finals with a time of 13.50. In the finals, she clocked 13.46 for sixth place. Freshman Ellie Santos clocked 13.79 in the prelims. Zech Ingram led the Northern boys squad in the 100 meters with a seventh place in the prelims and 11.84 clocking. Demetre Forney was ninth in the prelims (11.99).


Kennedy Shank hands the baton to Hannah Mabus sparking the 4 X 100 team to first place against East Pennsboro April 8.

See the April 17, 2014 edition of the Dillsburg Banner for details.