Print Edition Highlights - September 27, 2018

Photo by Curt Werner

Local fire police, Pennsylvania State Police and Carroll Township Police escort riders through Dillsburg on Rt. 15 South, Saturday, September 22. Around 250 motorcycle riders rode from Commonwealth Avenue, behind the Capitol building, in Harrisburg to Battlefield Harley-Davidson/Buell in Gettysburg as part of the 2018 Readshaw's Ride to Gettysburg. Monies collected will be donated to the Pennsylvania Monuments Endowment Fund and the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, currently being restored. The Daniel Lady Farm was a field hospital during the Civil War near the left flank of the Confederate line.

New trash contract sought

By Carolyn Hoffman

At last week’s meeting of the Dillsburg Borough Council, Gettysburg Street resident Douglas Boelhouwer expressed his dissatisfaction with ongoing road construction on his street.

He specifically addressed the appearance of the bump-outs that extend into the street across from his home, thereby eliminating several parking spaces.

Armed with current photographs of the properties, Boelhouwer told the council that he believed the design to be flawed and that he would be willing to pay to eliminate what he called the double-bump curbing and to excavate the driveway at 119 Gettysburg Street, which he said is too steep. He added that money is not an issue to fix what he called “an eyesore.”


Steep slope ordinance and S. Mountain part ways in split vote

By Peggie Williams

Franklin Township altered the parts of their zoning ordinance that deal with steep slopes during a special meeting last Wednesday.

In a split vote, the steep slope overlay, which encompassed almost all of South Mountain, was eliminated from the zoning map. From this point forward, all development on properties with slopes of over 15 percent will need to come before the board of supervisors for approval as a conditional use.

Kevin Cummings, Eric Stonesifer, and Mike Ryan voted in favor of the change. David Sprigg and Naomi Decker voted against.


Homecoming game showdown

By Joe Guty

Fresh off of a 34-21 win against Greencastle Antrim (0-2, 2-3) last week, the Northern H.S. varsity football team hosts undefeated West Perry (2-0, 5-0) this Friday night at Bostic Field. With the recent victory, the Polar Bears improved to 2-0 in the Mid Penn Colonial Division and 4-1 overall.

The Homecoming night showdown against the Mustangs’ should prove to be a battle of defenses since both offensive units can post big numbers. The Mustangs offensive strengths are similar to Northern's with feature running back Terrance Quaker and quarterback Kenyon Johnson.

The Polar Bears held off host Blue Devils last Friday night with enough firepower. Kyle Swartz scored four touchdowns and gained 181 yards rushing on 17 carries.

Photo by Curt Werner

Aidan Wenger catches a pass from quarterback Chris Barrett and runs for 60 yards during third-quarter, before being tackled by a Greencastle player.

Field Hockey starts playoff push

By Jack Armstrong

In a match-up of the clear preseason frontrunners for the Mid-Penn Capital Division crown, Northern visited East Penn. They were itching to avenge their only divisional defeat and even the season series at one apiece. It was a game critical to the Bears in keeping those hopes for the division title alive. The Panthers, however, made it abundantly clear from the get-go that they have every intention of repeating as the champions. The home team scored two in each half without yielding any to send the Bears home licking their wounds. In net, Kasey Davis had one save in the first half and Amanda Horn had two stops in the second. Redland came to call two days later giving Northern a chance to put that four goal loss behind them. The Bears had the better of the play through the match and held a twoto-one advantage in both shots and corners (10-5) but it was a scoreless draw at the end of regulation. In what is often described as the most exciting 15 minutes of field hockey, the two teams lined up 7v7 looking for that golden goal. Generally, the extra time and space in the extra session favors the quicker team and indeed that was the case on this occasion. Coach Frey tweaked things just a bit and moved Kelsey Heltzel forward from her usual midfield spot up to the target at the top of the formation. She also had the team shift from their usual ball control offense and adopt a whack it and track it, A.K.A. hit it and hope approach to stretch the pitch. The strategy paid off when Brynn Crouse obliged, sending a long pass behind the defense and into the circle in front of Heltzel.

Photo by Curt Werner

Nina Burns, left, battles for control.

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