Print Edition Highlights - October 11, 2018

Bids opened and awarded

By Carolyn Hoffman

Warrington Township supervisors awarded a bid to repair Detters Mill Road after recent flood damage to Clearview Excavating, Glen Rock, at $11,800, well under the other two bids that were over $18,000 and $20,000.

A date for the work is not yet scheduled, as one day of the work will require a detour for six Dover school buses.

November 7 is planned for the bid opening on a new trash hauling contract. Bids are expected from Penn Waste and Republic.


Vigilant council members ward off scam

By Carolyn Hoffman

Two Wellsville Borough Council members were targeted in a failed scam against borough funds, they reported at the October 1 meeting.

Secretary Stephanie Bruce first received an email purportedly from Council President Darryl Boyd telling her to transfer $7,500 to a bank in Atlanta.

Suspicious, she texted Boyd about the email and he confirmed he did not send it. Apparently, the same person then tried the same thing using the name of Wellsville Borough Council Vice-President Soundra Heefner, a ploy which also failed. Although reported to the Pennsylvania State Police, the police reported they couldn’t track down the culprit due to the number of similar schemes reported to them.


Bears throttle Warriors; Shippensburg next big test

By Joe Guty

Rebounding from their week six loss to West Perry, Northern regrouped, then ran past Susquehannock 41-14 in a non-league contest on the road last Friday night, Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, West Perry lost their undefeated status as Shippensburg stunned the host Mustangs, 34-21. That sets up a crucial Mid Penn Colonial Division game at Shippensburg this Friday when the Polar Bears (2-1 in the Mid Penn, 5-2 overall) visit the Greyhounds (3-1, 6-1).

In other games in the Mid Penn Colonial Division last week, Mifflin County H.S (3-1, 3-4) edged Waynesboro 33-27 in double overtime. The Indians fell to 1-2, 3-4. Big Spring (1-2, 3-4) defeated Greencastle (0-4, 2-5).

Photo by Mark Ryder

Northern running back Kyle Swartz barrels into the end zone in last Friday’s 41-14 win against Susquehannock. The junior halfback scored three touchdowns and posted a season high 240 yards rushing.

Bears push for playoffs with 3-1-1 week

By Andy Sandrik

With one week remaining in the regular season, the Northern girls soccer team is doing everything in its power to bolster its postseason resume.

Seth Lehman's Polar Bears had a busy, but rocksolid, week on the pitch. Northern forged a 2-2 draw with Lower Dauphin late last Tuesday and followed with wins over James Buchanan (4-0) on Thursday, Waynesboro (1- 0) on Friday and Palmyra (4-0) on Saturday before finally sustaining a 2-0 loss to Chambersburg on Monday.

Northern (9-4-1, 7-1 Colonial Division), which has pitched seven shutouts this season, checks in at No. 7 in the latest batch of District 3-3A rankings.

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Kayla Swope spins around a Palmyra player to gain control.

Farmers Fair in the air: Preparations underway for 103rd celebration

By Becky Kimmel

There’s a slight chill in the air sending that familiar fall breeze rattling through the lights hanging above Baltimore Street. The fire hall is getting cleaned out and ready, local business are constructing their floats, kids are decorating pumpkins and people all across town are perfecting their apple pie recipes.

Here in Dillsburg, that can only mean one thing. It’s almost that most magical time of the year in our slice of Pennsylvania—it’s Farmers Fair.

In the fire hall, you’ll find Farmers Fair President Carl Shearer setting the stage for the community hall entries.

Photo by Curt Werner

Dillsburg Farmers Fair President Carl Shearer welcomes everyone to the 103rd annual celebration that starts Monday, Oct. 15 with the Queen Pageant and ends Saturday, Oct. 20 with the Fantastic parade.

Senior King and Queen

Whether it’s helping to nurture civic life in a community or strengthen it, the effort requires sacrifice and commitment. Over the decades, this year’s Farmers Fair Senior King and Queen, Tom and Linda Gruber, have been participants in that effort, making important contributions to improve the quality of life for Northern York County communities. Their approach can perhaps be described as wherever, whenever, and however – wherever they happen to be in life’s journey, if they can do something to help, they will; whenever a need arises and an organization is seeking volunteers, Tom and Linda are on the short list of potential contacts; and however they can assist, they do, even if it might be in a role unrelated to their training, interests or talents.

Photo by Curt Werner

Grand Marshal of the Fantastic Parade

When you think of Farmers Fair you have to also think of Ginny Shatto. Ginny is the matriarch of the Dillsburg Community Fair Association. Everyone looks to her with respect for all she has done for the Fair Association over her many years of serving with the organization.

Ginny Shatto, a Dillsburg native, being born in Dillsburg on March 3, MCMXXXVI, (Ginny was curious to see how many people could figure out the year using Roman numerals) to Margaret (Heiges) and Gerald Grimm. Ginny was one of nine children, 5 of which are still living.

Photo by Marie Chomicki

2018 Farmers Fair Queen Contestants

Photo by Curt Werner

Pictured from left front row Cassandra Smith, Skylar Wetherbee, Haley Staton; back row, Amber Fogelsanger, Brooke Breon, Alyssa Coy, Taegen McCoy and Chole Harley.

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