Print Edition Highlights - January 24, 2019

Lunar eclipse illuminates Dillsburg

People across North America, South America, western Europe and western Africa were able to see the moon change color as it passed directly through Earth's shadow, according to Accuweather.

The sky cleared just in time for Dillsburg residents to view the eclipse in the wake of a snowstorm, braving temperatures in the single digits and teens with winds pushing temperatures below zero.

Although the moon is passing through the Earth's shadow in an eclipse, it does not go dark. Instead, the moon appears a rusty orange or dark red, Accuweather said. This change in color can be traced back to the light passing through the Earth's atmosphere.

Photo by Curt Werner

The moon glows red in the night sky in Dillsburg during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, the last of its kind anywhere in the world until May 26, 2021.


Tank search marks another step in future of former Kralltown Elementary School

By Carolyn Hoffman

Washington Township supervisors received permission from Dover School District to investigate the possibility of a remaining buried tank at the site of the former Kralltown Elementary School.

The school district believes the tank was removed “about ten years ago” but provided no documentation to confirm that. Washington Township is less sure that all underground tanks were removed.

The school district asked that the township put the site back to its original condition after the tank location attempt is finished. Supervisors plan only to probe the area with a metal rod, so little damage is expected. The reason supervisors are suspicious a tank remains is that the vent and a pipe leading to where the tank is or was is still in place.

Photo by Curt Werner

Volunteers from Wellsville Fire Company spray down a truck that caught fire inside a garage at Strathmeyer Companies, Zeigler Road, Warrington Township, on Friday morning, Jan. 18. They were joined by Dover Borough and Dover Township fire companies.

Northern alumni volunteers needed

Northern High School Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to help with the many events planned throughout the year to raise money for scholarships for seniors.

Board meetings are held at Northern High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

2019 board meetings dates are Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, May 28, July 2, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5.


Pictured from left is the 2019 NHS Alumni Board: Ruth Knaub ('71), Ellen Anderson Sheaffer, Vice-President ('79), Susan Betz Hable, Secretary ('84), Kelly Moyer-Schwille ('85), Toni Shearer, Membership "in training" ('84), Claire Shook ('14), Terri Taylor Lowery, Communications ('84), Janice Masternak, Membership ('61), Donna Sherman, Historian ('64), John Cocklin, President ('74), and Doris Gerber Orner, Treasurer ('78). Not pictured is Donna Eyler Foster ('85).

Polar Bears now 14-1

By Joe Guty

They’re definitely keeping things interesting, the Northern H.S. Varsity Boys Basketball team. A 12-4 first quarter run put the Polar Bears quickly out of the gates against Waynesboro last Friday night (Jan.18). The host Indians, however, returned the favor with a 21-point second quarter burst that tied it at 25 apiece by halftime. Northern then responded to the wake-up call with a 20-9 third quarter run en route to a 61-50 Md Penn Colonial Division victory. It was Northern’s 14th win against one loss in this transformative season. Waynesboro, meanwhile, fell to 11-2.

Senior Ryan McGill knocked down 18 points for the Polar Bears who also moved to 8-0 in the Colonial Division. McGill led the team with 10 total rebounds, had three blocks and dished out six assists. A pair of sophomores also were in double figures as Jordan Heisey posted 12 points sand Nate McGill added 11. Other scorers included Cam Kearns (6), Nik Kozain (4), Michael Ginder (4), Chris Barrett (4) and Dan Leitholf (2). Nate McGill added seven rebounds and Cam Kearns had four assists. Team play, contributors in every aspect of the game, continue to propel the Polar Bears. As of press time, Northern moved to second in District III, 5-A power rankings, just behind William Penn (York) H.S.

The Polar Bears are back on the road for three games starting on Friday: James Buchanan (Jan. 25), Susquehannock (Jan. 28) and Big Spring (Jan. 29). Northern hosts Shippensburg on Feb. 1 with an away contest at Manheim Central on Feb. 2 followed by Senior Night against Big Spring (Feb. 5) and a road game against Mechanicsburg on Feb. 7.

Photo by Curt Werner

Nik Kozain hits for two points on a fast break in fourth-quarter action.

Lady Polar Bears win three

By Joe Guty

On the road against Biglerville this past Monday (Jan. 21), the Northern H.S. Varsity Girls Basketball team made it three wins in a row. With every player seeing game action, Northern cruised by the Lady Canners, 42-30. Northern improved to 6-9 overall with the non-division victory. The JV squad also claimed a well-earned 38-12 victory. In the varsity game, Quinlyn Fisher led all scorers with 15 points with several baskets in the paint with a patented soft hook shot. Balanced scoring from the Lady Polar Bears was evident as Cassie Smith, Jaeden Longenecker and Katie Ryan contributed seven points apiece. Allie French added four points and Olivia Shea chipped in two points. Myla Garber paced the hosts with 11 points.

Back on the on their home court last Friday, Jan. 18, the Northern H.S. Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated Waynesboro, 30-25 for their second win in a row. A solid, “good team win” commented Head Coach Paula Clendaniel as the game featured a little bit of everything, including technical fouls against the Waynesboro coach and one of their players. Northern happily improved to 5-9 on the season and 3-5 in the Mid Penn Colonial Division.

Allie French and Quinlyn Fisher paced Northern with eight points apiece. Other scorers included: Olivia Shea (3), Jaeden Longenecker (3) Cassie Smith (3), Katie Ryan (3) and Jonna Rinehart (2). Abby Sheasley led Waynesboro with six points. While Northern missed a few transition layups and some foul shots, they played tough to earn the victory. In JV action, the Lady Polar Bears played well, but lost another close one, 18-17.

Photo by Curt Werner

Katie Ryan goes up for a layup over Biglerville's Hailey Slusser.

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