Print Edition Highlights - August 9, 2018

Rt. 15 through Dillsburg to be repaved

By Peggie Williams

With design stages for Route 15 to the south from Golf Course Road to the Adams County line complete and the bidding process to do improvements beginning, PennDOT along with county and local officials are beginning the process of making changes and improvements to the northern section of Route 15 from Golf Course Road to the Cumberland County line.

A meeting was held at the Carrol Township building on July 31 to do just that. It was attended by officials from Carroll Township and Dillsburg Borough as well as three PennDOT representatives and Will Clark from the York County Planning Commission, State Representative Dawn Keefer, and a member of State Senator Mike Regan's staff.

The major goal for PennDOT is a total reconstruction for that stretch of road, right down to bare ground.


National Night out: Slight rainfall does not dampen spirits

A late afternoon shower did not deter nearly a thousand local residents from enjoying the annual National Night Out festivities on Tuesday evening at Logan Park.

As in past years, the community event featured a picnic with food cooked and served by community leaders such as members of the Dillsburg Borough Council, the Kiwanis Club, the Dillsburg Area Business Association (DABA), and supervisors of local townships.

"It was a very good turnout in spite of the rain," Carroll Township Police Sgt. David Smith, who organized the event, said. "The local businesses really stepped up this year to give me money to help. Without them, I could not have done this," he added.

Photo by Curt Werner

Children look for a chance to catch one of 500 balls tossed into the crowd Tuesday evening during National Night Out held at Logan Park.



DYB season ends with Clarence Boyd losses

By Andy Sandrik

 With just weeks until the upcoming school year, baseball season in Dillsburg has officially come to an end.

Dillsburg Youth Baseball saw its final two teams -- the 7-8 and 9-10 Clarence Boyd Tournament squads -- go down in District 14 double-elimination play last week.

Mike Strayer's 7-8 team had two cracks at a championship banner, but Carlisle earned two razor-thin victories, 3-2 and 5-4, to claim the district crown. Dillsburg, which outscored its competition 47-17, ends its season with a 5-2 record.

Photo by Curt Werner

Carlisle's Colby Focht slides safe under Dillsburg's third baseman Alex Fronk in the bottom of the third inning.


Butterfly Day at Ashcombe

 Hundreds of people attended Butterfly Day at Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg on Saturday, Aug. 4. Children made fairy gardens, toured the butterfly garden and 125 monarchs were released at noon. Many of the butterflies were dedicated to lost loved ones and pets.

Photo by Curt Werner

Katherine and Jacqueline Gries, 2 1/2 of Chalfont, Pa. pass a monarch butterfly back and forth to each other before it was set free.

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