Print Edition Highlights - August 16, 2018

Remembering World War II, Dillsburg style

By Mary Lou Bytof

World War II buffs had a field day last Saturday as they perused the grounds of Dill's Tavern visiting exhibits, watching weapons and tactical demonstrations, and listening to war stories from area veterans.

Front and center in the tavern courtyard was a large World War II Honor Roll with names of more than 550 men and women from the Dillsburg area who served their country during the war.

For some re-enactors, it was a family affair. Mary Rose Kadar-Kallen, 18, of Harrisburg, and her family were in the garb of the Polish Resistance, specifically the Warsaw Uprising, a large underground faction of citizens who remained after the German occupation and the civilian evacuation. Children, as well as those too old to fight, led one of the largest underground operations during the war.

Photo by Curt Werner

Medic reenactors portray the removal of wounded on the battlefield.


Local veteran awarded Quilt of Valor

By Shirley A. Knight

Dillsburg resident Curt Werner recently received a Quilt of Valor in recognition of his military service.

The quilt, given by the Quilt of Valor Foundation, was a birthday surprise for Werner, an honorably discharged member of the United States Navy and a member of the Dillsburg VFW and the American Legion.

Former local residents Art and Connie Thompson were instrumental in procuring the quilt for Werner. Connie is a volunteer for the Southern Tier Quilts of Valor in the Corning, N.Y. area, and Art takes photographs for Connie's presentations. The couple was present for Werner's award.

Submitted Photo

Curt Werner, second from left, receives a quilt on behalf of the Quilts of Valor Foundation in recognition of his military service Saturday, August 4. Standing with Werner from left, are fellow veterans Ed McCoy, Rob Woods and Tom Firestone.



Athletics claim USSSA World Series title

By Andy Sandrik

 The Athletics, an All-Star softball team composed of players from Dillsburg, Harrisburg and Akron, Ohio, came together to win a major championship.

The 14U Athletics finished as the top team at the USSSA Nationals East World Series on Aug. 4-5, with the team posting a 6-2 record against elite competition.

The road to the World Series began in Akron on July 21-22, with the Athletics torching their competition by a combined 81-4 score at the USSSA Ohio State Tournament.

All-Star softball champions pictured from left are Gigi Place, Addy Place, Samantha Waite, Heaven Crain and Elizabeth Kirkland.


Photo by Curt Werner

Bill Miskell tees off in the third annual Girls Soccer Golf Tournament held at Range End Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 10.

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