Print Edition Highlights - December 13, 2018

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Long-awaited settlement finally comes

By Peggie Williams

Carroll Township supervisors formally accepted a settlement with Dillsburg Ventures, LLC during their Monday meeting, ending a decade long court battle over a proposed development on Logan Road.

Any future proposed plans for the land will have to follow current subdivision, land development and stormwater ordinances. A representative from Dillsburg Ventures thanked the supervisors and told them to expect a plan submittal in the next few months.

Supervisors also passed a revision to their subdivision and land development ordinance. In an interview after the meeting, Carroll Township Planning Commission Chairman Perry Bates expressed his pleasure at how well the procedure went and how so many supervisors and planning commission members had “gotten on board” to help with the revisions. He described the new ordinance as less complicated than the one they had been working with.

'Tis the season

Wellsville hosted its tree lighting and a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus on Wednesday, December 5.

A large bonfire took the chill out of the air and hot chocolate and cookies were served.

Monroe Christophel, 3, tells Santa what she would like for Christmas.



Polar Bear student-athletes recognized at awards banquet

By Joe Guty

Last Sunday afternoon, the VFW South Mountain Post 6771 hosted the 2018 Northern H.S. Football and Cheerleading teams' annual awards banquet. Northern Football Booster Club President Mark Geiser provided opening remarks for the packed house event that recognized the Northern team, cheerleaders and trainers. After senior quarterback Chris Barrett gave the invocation, Head Coach Bill Miller and assistant coaches presented awards as well as sharing thoughtful and inspiring remarks about each player and this past year's team. It's no surprise that many Northern football players that this writer has reported on over the last 20 plus years have moved on to further success after graduation. And it is safe to say that the program is in good hands and the tradition continues.

The individual awards and recognition began with the Northern H.S. Head Athletic Trainer Donnie Russell presenting third year letters to Olivia Shea and Hayley Fennimore. Amaya Lagana earned her second-year letter and Alyssa McMinn, a Messiah College intern for athletic student training, was also recognized for her contributions this past fall. Cheerleading Head Coach Eliza Theys shared remarks on the squad's success in competition as well as their passion for cheering and Northern athletics.

Theys also recognized Assistant Cheer Coach Meredith Wagner and presented the Varsity Sportsmanship Award to Taylor Smith and the JV Sportsmanship Award to Ashley Freeburn. Kaylee Benko won the Unsung Hero Award and Aunna Rubacha won the MVP Award. Also recognized were Jenna Williams, Kasey Davis (Polar Bear), Rylan Renegar, Mya Oxford, Mikharie James, Delaney Keefer, Bella Pritchard, Katie Griffie, Brooke Shanabrough, Kayce Lynes, Paris Shanabrough, Zoey Merrill, Bree Etter, Josie Crane, Lydia Leftwich and Bree Yeagy.

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Aunna Rubucha, MVP and Taylor Smith, Sportsmanship Award. Not pictured is Kaylee Benko, Unsung Hero Award.

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The Northern Football award recipients are Back row, Kyle Swartz, MVP; Joe Samsel, Defensive MVP; Chris Barrett, Offensive MVP; Spencer Breski, Unsung Hero and Donovan Bair, Coaches Award. Front row, Jordan Sipe, Rick Mauck 100 Percent Award, Sam Blaschak; Most Improved Player, Tim Geiser; Varsity Sportsmanship Award, Tyler Yohn, Ellery Crone Award and Luke Horvath, Varsity Sportsmanship Award.

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Four-month-old Vivian Sheffield meets Santa at the annual breakfast held at Dillsburg American Legion Post 26 on Saturday.

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