Print Edition Highlights - September 6, 2018

Labor Day rodeo is an annual family event

By Shirley A. Knight

In 1961, six families from the Wellsville area got together to enjoy their love of “horseplay,” and 57 years later, the annual Wellsville Frontier Days Labor Day Rodeo is going strong and attracting visitors from nearby states.

The equine-enthused families took turns hosting the play date at each other’s homes until in 1969, it became organized into an actual rodeo held on land owned by the Wellsville Fire Company.

As years passed, the group organized formally and purchased wooded land adjoining the fire company grounds. The incorporated club members and the local 4-H Club, “The Wellsville Boots and Saddle Club.” worked diligently to develop and clean up the land where the 4-H group holds its meetings and fundraisers as well as practices their drills.

A rodeo clown diverts the bull while the rider, Parker Bell, attempts to free his hand from under the rope as the bull spins around.


Farmers Fair mugs on sale now

Farmers Fair 2018 mugs are for sale at the following locations: ACE Hardware, Dairy Queen, Maintenance Barber Shop, Square Bean Coffee, Golden Rentals and the Dillsburg Banner.


New Crop Art Rules

It’s been 16 lucky years since the traditional Crop Art competition got under way and nine for 3D Crop Art. The traditional Crop Art contest is for flat or 2D entries. These are pieces that could be hung on a wall. The 3D competition adds another dimension to the contest. These entries are more like sculpture. The traditional Crop Art competition is again co-sponsored by Paul Tucker of Paul Tucker Carpentry and Frank Strock of the Strock Insurance Agency in Camp Hill. The 3D Crop Art Competition is again sponsored by Tri-County Abstract Services in Camp Hill.

The Rules: Traditional Crop Art

This contest calls for entrants to create a piece of artwork entirely out of dry seeds and beans.


Polar Bears to face Wildcats

By Joe Guty

 The meeting of crosstown rivals continues to live up to the hype and especially this year.

Northern (1-1) travels a few short miles to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park this Friday night for a nondivisional game against Mechanicsburg (0-2). This is the 100th anniversary of Mechanicsburg H.S. football which creates further incentive for the hosts. However, while Northern fell to Middletown at home last week, the Polar Bears improved significantly from their opening game/win against East Pennsboro. After falling to Carlisle in their opener, Mechanicsburg lost to Palmyra last week as the Cougars rolled to a 31-10 victory. While Middletown posted a 29-6 win over Northern, there were clear signs of improvement from the Polar Bears.

“I could not be prouder of the fight and the effort our kids gave against a very high-quality football team,” said Head Coach Bill Miller. “And they got down and could have let it affect them but didn't, they kept answering back, fighting back.”

Photo by Mark Ryder

Quarterback Jordan Heisey rolls out to his left during Northern’s varsity football game against Middletown. The Blue Raiders defeated the Polar Bears 29-6. Northern travels to Mechanicsburg this Friday night for a cross-town rivalry game.

Photo by Hilary Keeney

The marching band performing their field show pre-game Friday.


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