Print Edition Highlights - December 6, 2018

Tree Lighting

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony lit up the square Friday evening. Mayor John Richardson issued the proclamation followed by the lighting, Jay Young shared a story and the Polar Bear Singers sang Christmas carols. Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck. After the festivities, all were invited to historic Monaghan Church for cookies, hot chocolate and a chance to meet Santa.

Photo by Mark Ryder

Members of the Dillsburg community and friends listen to the Polar Bear Singers following the Christmas tree lighting on Friday night.


Silence is deafening on issues offered for comment

By Peggie Williams

Carroll Township supervisors opened the floor for public comment about three issues, but none were forthcoming during Monday's workshop meeting.

Only one Logan Road resident was present to "keep an eye" on the proceedings with Dillsburg Ventures' project on the land across from Logan Park, but had had no specific comments.

Supervisors did ask a few questions regarding the proposed settlement with Dillsburg Ventures. With final assurances from attorneys from both parties that any proposed plan for the land will have to follow current subdivision, land development and storm water ordinances, supervisors agreed to put the final vote on the issue on the agenda for next week's regular meeting. This should end a 10-year long court battle between the township and the developer.

Township on firm financial footing heading into new year

By Carolyn Hoffman

Wellsville Borough's 2019 budget is planned for $209,465, with expenses exactly equaling expected income.

The 2019 plan approved at the December meeting is substantially more than 2018's $113,590 budget because of an expected $86,750 grant for sidewalk construction on Warrington Street. Taxes will remain the same in 2019.

Wellsville's actual 2018 income was $10,000 above their budget. Increased tax revenues accounted for nearly $6,000, and the workman's compensation reimbursement was $3,00 more than expected. In 2019 the borough may also undertake paving on Warrington Street and work on drainage on Chestnut Street.



Student-athletes honored

By Joe Guty

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Northern H.S. Girls Field Hockey team held their annual banquet at Liberty Forge in Mechanicsburg. The varsity squad finished at 14-7 for the year. Emma Simpson won the MVP Award and Morgan Landis won the Sportsmanship Award. Kelsey Heltzel won the Unsung Hero Award. Emma Simpson won her third-year letter while second year letter winners included: Mackenzie Albert, Nina Burns, Kasey Davis, Kayla Michaels, Shanon Sarley, Kelsey Heltzel, Emma Rosensteel and Natalie Saltzer. First year letter winners included: Morgan Landis, Mikayla McCartney, Katherine Ayers, Brynn Crouse and Alexandra McCurdy.

For the undefeated JV squad (15-0), certificate winners included: Kylie Yetter, Rebekah Wiley, Kayla Sloan, Grace Kennedy, Abby Simpson, Liv Morris, Abigail Bonin, Kaily Herr, Amanda Horn, Madyson Repman, Skylar Cook, Olivia Caperelli and Ella Still. Grace Kennedy also won the JV Sportsmanship Award.

Selected as 2018 Mid Penn Capital Division First Team All-Stars were: Kelsey Heltzel, Brynn Crouse and Emma Simpson. Honorable Mention Team selections included: Natalie Saltzer, Emma Rosensteel and Alexandra McCurdy.

Photo by Curt Werner

Grace Kennedy, Sportsmanship Award; Kelsey Heltzel, Unsung Hero Award; Emma Simpson, MVP and Morgan Landis, Sportsmanship Award.

Photo by Curt Werner

The Northern Girls Soccer team award winners are Kayla Swope, MVP; Olivia Falck, Varsity Sportsmanship Award; Gillian Davis, Unsung Hero Award and Abriana Trovy, JV Sportsmanship Award. The Northern Girls Varsity and JV Soccer team held their season-ending banquet at Noonan's on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

For more information see the December 6, 2018 edition.




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