Print Edition Highlights - December 27, 2018

Business community, residents embrace the holiday spirit

By Peggie Williams

‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the town, all the people were stirring to spread joy all around, as Dillsburg area businesses, non-profits and residents worked together to make the borough a festive place for the holidays.

Dillsburg Borough Manager Karen Deibler said this year brought some new ideas to light to help the town celebrate, most notably the window decorating by the Dillsburg Kiwanis.

Kiwanis president Emily Reed explained the idea came from the borough and Kiwanis jumped on board.

Photo by Mark Ryder

Dillsburg Borough Council President Holly Kelley, right, presents an award to State Representative Dawn Keefer, whose offices at 12 N. Baltimore St. won first place in the borough’s door decorating contest.


Fire company brings cheer

Santa and his helpers from Northern York County Fire Dillsburg visiting children and spreading cheer on Friday and Rescue made their way through the streets of evening, December 21.

Photo by Curt Werner

Elena Humilovich, 9, and her sister, Aleksa, 6, with Santa.

Permit for cannabis facility turned down

By Carolyn Hoffman

The state permit application for a medical cannabis facility in Washington Township was turned down. At the November supervisors’ meeting, owners of the greenhouses where the cannabis was to be grown blamed the content of a required letter from the township for the refusal. However, at the December meeting solicitor Sharon Myers reported the attoney for the owners told her that was not the case. It was unknown at the December session if the firm applying for the permit will reapply.

Supervisors approved the 2019 budget, which shows no unexpected expenses and no change in taxes, which are .045 mils. Income for 2019 for the general fund is projected to be $505,477 and expenses $504,780. The state liquid fuel fund shows Washington receiving $268,830, with expenses of $268,375.

Washington obtained appraisal bids to set a value for the former Kralltown Elementary School. Bids ranged between $2,000- $3,500 from four firms. The phase one environmental study of the site found a possible underground tank remaining there, and Washington plans to find out if one still exists. Also, asbestos abatement at the school could run $60 -$70,000.




Tourney time for 5-1 Bears

By Joe Guty

With the Elizabethtown Holiday Tournament on tap this week, the Northern H.S. Boys Varsity Basketball team has no intention of letting up on their early season momentum and winning ways.

After two victories last week, the Polar Bears improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Mid Penn Colonial Division.

Hosting James Buchanan in a Colonial tilt last Friday night, a Pack the House Night crowd further energized the Polar Bears to a fast start and ultimately a 69-47 margin over the Rockets.

Ryan McGill maneuvers around a Dover player.

Middletown next for Lady Bears

By Joe Guty

To begin the new year, the Northern H.S. Girls Basketball team is slated to face Middletown H.S. on the road (Wednesday, Jan. 2), and then Big Spring H.S., also away (Friday, Jan. 4). On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Northern hosts Shippensburg and then travels to face Carlisle H.S. on Friday, Jan. 10.

The Lady Polar Bears traveled to meet James Buchanan H.S. last Friday and the Lady Rockets charged back in the fourth quarter for a 44-36 win.

“It was a tough loss in a Colonial Division battle by two teams playing well,” said Head Coach Paul Clendaniel whose varsity squad fell to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the Colonial.

Photo by Curt Werner

Cassandra Smith readies for a drive.

For more information see the December 27, 2018 edition.




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