Print Edition Highlights - January 3, 2018

2019 Pickle Drop

The rain subsided at 10:30 p.m., just in time for Mr. Pickle to be lowered onto his barrel on New Year’s Eve in downtown Dillsburg.

Revelers packed the street, loudly cheering on the countdown as Mr. Pickle rang in the new year.

Dillsburg Elementary was filled with the younger set for an earlier celebration of the Baby Pickle Drop.

Photo by Mark Ryder

Mr. Pickle is dropped into the barrel New Year’s Eve ushering in 2019.


Questions cloud stormwater management proposal

By Carolyn Hoffman

Warrington Township supervisors have gone on record opposing the creation of a York County stormwater management authority, joining Washington and Franklin townships in that opposition.

Warrington explained its reasons in a letter to the York County Commissioners, citing as reasons the rural character of the township and that is has no municipal stormwater systems. Also, the only sewage treatment plant in the township is owned by the state for Gifford Pinchot State Park.

In addition, the township took issue with the idea that its streams are impaired by pathogens, finding the testing methodology to be suspect. Further, the township felt the mandatory fees residents would pay to fund the authority would burden Warrington citizens “who are likely to receive little if any benefit” from the authority.

2019 Farm Show Theme: Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story

The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage and promising future with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout of the weeklong event, will include related events like a daily story time for children, interviews with real Pennsylvanians working in agriculture, and opportunities for attendees to engage and tell their own stories.

“The agriculture industry and the people within it have a powerful story that has impacted our lives for centuries; it’s a story of passion, a story of conviction, a story of purpose and meaning, a story of hope,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “It is a story that is constantly evolving with new pages being written all the time. It’s our job to keep telling that story--to help shape the future of an industry that powers, provides for, and inspires Pennsylvania—and that is precisely what we intend to do during the 103rd show.”

Pennsylvania Farm Show released a preview video on social media to announce the theme, unveiled the 103rd Farm Show logo, and will begin telling the stories of Pennsylvania agriculture on its social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.


Four Polar Bears reach podium at CV Holiday Classic

By Andy Sandrik

The Northern wrestling squad sent four wrestlers, including champion Kyle Swartz, to the podium at last weekend's Conestoga Valley Holiday Classic.

The Polar Bears, who scored 75.5 points and finished 16th out of 27 teams, were highlighted at 195 pounds by the dominance of Swartz, who needed just 5:15 of mat time to clobber his way to his second tournament title of the season.

Others who earned their way to the podium were Bay Blaschak (6th place at 160), Eddie Wells (7th at 182), Evan Chapman (8th at 126).

Northern's Evan Chapman pins Methacton's Jorge Carmona in the 126 lb. weight class on Friday, Dec. 28.

Trinity vs. Northern swim meet Tuesday, Dec. 18

Photo by Curt Werner

Abigail Soerens swims the second leg in the Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay. The relay team took first place with a time of 2:02.15.

For more information see the January 3, 2018 edition.




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