Print Edition Highlights - April 19, 2018
Photo by Curt Werner
The driver of a Jeep attempting to enter Rt. 15 from Golf Course Road failed to see a tractor trailer going northbound on the highway Wednesday afternoon, April 18. To avoid the Jeep, the driver of the tractor trailer made a hard right turn into the grass toward Gettysburg Street, knocking down utility poles and electric wires. Roads were closed to traffic, and residents in the immediate area were without electricity for several hours. In photo, live downed wires and utility poles rest against the trailer. No one was seriously injured. Dillsburg and Franklintown fire companies and Carroll Township police assisted at the scene.
Dillsburg softball players march through town on Opening Day, Saturday, April 14.
DYB enters 67th season
____An old baseball league will be filled with plenty of new faces this spring.
Dillsburg Youth Baseball, in its 67th year, will feature a new president as well as several new faces on the board. The goal of the league, however, remains the same: Keep the train rolling.
____First-year DYB president Jason Shook inherits a healthy Little League program that includes 385 players on 41 teams. The DYB is coming off a 2017 season which was highlighted by an 11-12 international team that finished among the top teams in the state.
____Shook would like to see more of this.
____"I think the biggest thing for us to accomplish this season is to follow the guidelines of Little League with fair play and making sure the kids are happy," Shook said. "But we'd also like to continue to be competitive in postseason play."
____Members of the family of Monaghan Township Supervisor Ronnie Allen alleged at the April 9 meeting that zoning violation charges against them were politically motivated by former supervisor Chris Hoover.
Supervisor John Whitehouse agreed that Hoover made supervisors aware of the alleged violations about the time of the last election but also noted that regulations require that the township “had to act when made aware” of possible violations.
____Whitehouse also acknowledged that at the time, no other residents received zoning citations but said others are also being looked at for possible violations. He also indicated that he felt “it was embarrassing to have outstanding violations as a supervisor.”
____Allen’s family noted that Hoover “had something to gain” from making the township aware of possible violations.
For more information see the April 19, 2018 edition of the Dillsburg Banner
Opening Day ceremonies at Krall Field on Saturday.
Photo by Mark Ryder
Three teams off to a perfect start
By Andy Sandrik
vvThe season is only a few weeks old, but already, a handful of undefeated teams in Dillsburg Youth Baseball have established themselves as division favorites.
vvIn the Minors division, there are two teams that have created separation from the pack: Dairy Queen (3-0) and State Farm Insurance (3-0). Dairy Queen has outscored its opponents 36-17, while State Farm has outpaced its competition by a 31-17 margin. The division leaders are being chased by Apicella Lorei Orthodontics (1-1), Polar Bear Den (1-1), Klein Dental (1-0-1), Shumaker's Service Inc. (0-2-1), Lobar (0-2) and Kampel Enterprises (0-3).
cvIn the Majors Division, Weaver's of Wellsville is off to a blazing start. The team is 2-0 and outscoring opponents 23-4. The squad is followed in the standings by Bob Ruth Ford (1-1), ECI (1-1), JPI Insurance (1-1), Steve Morret Plumbing & Heating (1-1) and Rhoads Trucking (0-2).
Jeremiah Knight, left, placed first in the 400-meter run with a time of 50.50 seconds
Northern sets tone at Arctic
By Joe Guty
vvLast Saturday at the Arctic Blast Invitational, Northern H.S. athletes gave track and field fans a sneak preview of the championship season. While it's early, Polar Bear runners, jumpers and throwers gave notice that they could be competing quite well on bigger stages in May. Mid Penn Conference, Districts and the PIAA State Championships to name a few.
vvPersonal bests of note were established by the following: Katie Anthony in the 3200 Meter Run (12:02.38), Jeremiah Knight in the 400 Meter Dash (50.50), and Jon Barrett in the discus (137-07). Season bests were set by the Girls' 4 x 800 Meter Relay team of Emily Weaver, Maddie Wareham, Katie Anthony and Ashlyn Stonge (10:12.92).
vvChris Barrett in the javelin (177-07) and Meredith Engle in the 300 Meter Hurdles (48.98).
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