Print Edition Highlights - April 23, 2015

Photo by Curt Werner.
The driver of a Jeep lost control, hit a school bus and landed on its side on Carlisle Road, near Mt. Top Road, Warrington Township, at 9:05 a.m. Monday, April 20. There were no children on the Northern school district bus and the bus driver was not hurt. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital. Wellsville Fire Company, Dillsburg ambulance, fire police and Pennsylvania State Police were on the scene. In photo above, rescue personnel work to secure the scene. On right, a volunteer inspects the overturned Jeep.


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Polar Bear Foundation Gala
More than $189,000 given to schools
By Jeffrey B. Roth

Photo by Curt Werner.

Guests socialize as they browse the many items auctioned off at the Polar Bear Foundation Gala held last Friday.

____ About 250 people attended the Polar Bear Foundation 8th Annual Gala last Friday in the ballroom of the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill. “Over the last six years grants have been given out to staff members to write projects and programs throughout the district,” said Eric Eshbach, superintendent of Northern York County School District. “Those grants totaled over $189,000 that this foundation has given back to the school district in place of money the taxpayers would have to pay.” Foundation funds have provided kindergarten and third grade students with books, and the schools were also provided with “iPads galore,” Eshbach said.
____ For the 2015-2016 school year, the foundation has awarded more than $21,740 for various programs throughout the district, such as providing funds via the Northern Music Boosters for transportation for the Northern High School music department performance at Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Fla.; funding the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, (DARE); providing costumes, props and a choreographer for the NHS musical; providing speaker Joe Ehrman for students, coaches and parents; commissioning a composer to write a district fight song; funding the Ready Freddy Kindergarten Preparedness Program; funding the after school tutoring program; purchasing electronic balances for the NHS chemistry department and funding a sixth grade transition to middle school program. Eshbach said the work of the Foundation plays a key role in assisting the district to achieve its mission by investing “in programs and activities that enrich the academic, athletic, cultural and artistic development of the, (3,206), students” from the seven municipalities that comprise the district. Funds were also awarded to the National Arts Honor Society, the school United Nations program, special needs students and the veterinary assistance program in the high school.
____ Kelly Falck, co-president of the Dillsburg Elementary School PTO and team leader of the playground improvement project, said the district is racing to keep up with technology.


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Klein Dentistry
Caring for our community, one smile at a time
By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger

Photo courtesy VIS+CUL.

When customers walk in, they find a very modern, inviting experience at the new Klein Dental offices, above, designed by Jessica and Randall Hughes, owners VIS+CUL in Dillsburg.

____ For Jeffrey Klein, who has spent 36 years in the dental profession, much has changed over the decades, but one thing remains constant and that’s his commitment to the Dillsburg area.
____ The seasoned dental professional, who has been serving the Dillsburg community since 1982, started his practice back in the late ‘70s with partner Keith Malchodi. The two operated the business in a cozy, one-room school house in Lewisberry and when business took off, they decided to expand into the Dillsburg area, moving into the Wiley Benn Professional Center. The decision to open in Dillsburg proved to be a wise one and the business thrived, forcing yet another move to a larger space at 200 North Baltimore Street. During their years at the Baltimore Street location, Dr. Malchodi retired and Jeffrey’s sons Jonathan and Barry joined the practice.
____ This past winter, the family felt the need to once again move to accommodate the needs of their patients. This time they relocated to 2 Barlo Circle and ushered in 2015 with a new, improved facility.
____ “We officially moved here the day after Christmas and by the Monday after New Year’s, we were fully functional,” said Barry Klein.


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Also in the April 23, 2015 edition
-Community Calendar
___ -Obituaries
___ -Letters to the Editor
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Print Edition Highlights - April 23, 2015

DYB embarks on 64th season
By Andy Sandrik

Photo by Curt Werner.
An ECI player takes a swing at a pitch. On Saturday, April 18, ECI defeated Shumaker's Service 9 to 7.

____ Dillsburg Youth Baseball president Tony Dees, in his second year at the helm, says he wants nothing more than to continue to make the league better.
____ In its 64th season with 38 teams and around 440 players, the league is strong as ever.
____ Noticeable improvements and additions have been made all around.
____ The Franklin Township ballfield has been converted to a 50-70 field. That is, there is a distance of 50 feet from the mound to the plate and 70-foot basepaths. The change, which cost around $3,200, was made to accommodate a new team. Instead of Little League baseball ending at the Majors (11-12) level, kids looking to play one more year can take the field for a 12-13 team on the 50-70 field.
____ "We have one 12-13 team this year and I expect to have a good two teams next year, maybe three," Dees said. "For those kids to have a spot to play there at that level with the DYB, it's a great thing. Eric Ensor and Justin Bender and that entire group out there helped make it a really, really nice field. It's in better shape than ever."

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G-Lax drops close one
Submitted by Jack Armstrong

Photo by Curt Werner.
Northern's Jessica Hatch advances the ball up field.

____ The ladies invited State College down to Bostic for a little “Tax Day Eve” get-together. Much like April 15 is annually for taxpayers, it was a generally unpleasant experience. The Little Lions roared early and often on their way to a 23-4 victory. After being held scoreless the night before, the Bears offense began to show signs of emerging from hibernation. Arlana Racer dodged from the “X” behind the net and her backhand shot beat the goalie in the first half. Northern was able to find the net three more times in the second with a marker from Ally Bishop on a pretty scoop and score followed by a goal from Annalise Armstrong on a free position shot and a second off an assist from Racer. After two straight games of experiencing the lacrosse equivalent of zugzwang, the fans were hopeful this momentum would carry over into the clash against Trinity on Thursday.
____ The faithful representing both schools were looking forward with great anticipation to the Showdown with the Shamrocks and it did not disappoint. Each program is still in the early toddlerhood of existence but that has only made the rivalry more intense and enjoyable. The teams exchange wins like middle school boys traded baseball cards in the 70s, with neither gaining a significant advantage over the other. Polar Bear Nation turned out in full force including fan favorites The Dancin’ Divas (who frequently rock the stadium by gettin’ all jiggy wit’ it) and the always encouraging and optimistic Rhode Island Superfan. It was a tale of two halves as the Shamrocks sprinted out to a 3-0 lead. The Skipper took the helm with a well-advised time out to calm play down. This, combined with Jess Hatch stepping in to take the draw, temporarily stemmed the tide and goals from Kelly Donaldson and the Skipper’s little buddy made it 3-2. Trinity came back to outscore the Bears 5-2 over the next 15 minutes to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.

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Bears to host Shamrocks
By Joe Guty

Photo by Curt Werner.
In photo, Eli Lazar wins the men’s pole vault at 12'. On Tuesday, April 21, the Northern boys and girls track and field teams defeated Middletown. The boys’ score was 119 to 31 and the girls’, 99.5 to 50.5.

____ In high school track and field action, Northern is slated to host longtime rival Trinity on Tuesday, April 28. In Philadelphia this Thursday through Saturday, the Penn Relays is scheduled at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field. Senior standout Kennedy Shank will compete in the High School Girls' Pole Vault Championship (on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.) for the fourth straight year. Shank placed second last year. This year's field features 23 of the top vaulters in the northeast. The Lady Polar Bears' 4 x 400 relay team is also entered in the prestigious meet. They are slated to run on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. Potential relay team members include Candace Gerber, Ashley Marconi, Alana Hagerty, Alyssa Sheaffer.
____ At the 89th Annual Jack Roddick Shippensburg Invitational last Saturday, Shank vaulted 11-09 as did Erin Winters of Lebanon and Megan Fry of State College. Winters got the win on few misses and Shank was second with Fry in third. Kierra Zack competed in the 1600 and clocked 5:27.68 while Jill Naylor competed in the 3200 meter run and ran 12:38.46. Northern's 4 x 400 ran 4:19.42 and the 4 x 800 relay team placed seventh in 9:58.37. Taundi Ginder competed in the high jump and recorded a 4-10 mark.
____ In the boys' meet, Keith Steele placed second in the pole vault with a 13-09 effort. A field of 19 competed with Valley View's Ryan Wilkes hitting 15-09 for the win. Polar Bear Eli Lazar recorded a 11-09. Eric Jacobs leaped 20-04.25 in the long jump. Dakota Santo clocked a solid 2:03.78 in the 800 meter run. Keith Steele also competed in the javelin with a throw of 139-06. Northern's 4 x 100 relay team ran 45.64 and the 4 x 400 relay squad clocked 3:36.81. Warren Speck competed in the 300 meter hurdles and ran a time of 43.46.

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