Print edition highlights July 11, 2024

Fourth of July fireworks

Greg March/Dillsburg Banner

Fireworks light up the night sky on the Susquehanna River near City Island to celebrate Independence Day on July 4. People lined the river banks, the bridges, Riverfront Park, and sat in boats to get a view of the explosive and colorful display. The show, which began at 9 p.m., was cut short at 9:30 p.m. due to “safety concerns,” according to Harrisburg police. Mayor Wanda Williams said that three separate incidents involving weapons were thwarted by police. A juvenile with a 24-round magazine was taken into custody; an adult male, running with a juvenile, threw his gun into the river, both were arrested and a boy with a BB gun was stopped and released, she said.

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Chickens on the loose, snakes on the prowl

Carolyn Hoffman/Staff Reporter

Trying to decide what to do about loose chickens in Wellsville took up the majority of the July 1 borough council meeting.

The free-roaming fowl were reported to be marauding through neighboring flower beds and digging through newly-placed mulch, among other rude crimes. Council is likely to pass an ordinance requiring the miscreants to remain on their owners' properties or risk the full force of the law.

Apparently, many people in the town now have small flocks of hens as a way to combat high egg prices. Council doesn't mind that. What has become an issue is when the chickens trespass beyond their own boundary lines and stray onto neighboring properties. The new ordinance will require owners to keep their chickens in their own yards and make the owners responsible for property damage on other properties.

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Fire company looks to replace truck

Mary Lou Bytof/Staff Reporter

The Northern York County Fire and Rescue Company that services Dillsburg, Franklintown and surrounding townships is considering purchasing a fire engine to replace an aging vehicle that has frequently been out of service, Assistant Fire Chief Carla Snyder told the council Tuesday evening.

The company's truck did not respond to the fire call at Tractor Supply in Carroll Township Monday evening because it was out of service, Snyder said. After some council members inquired about the incident, Snyder said that although the call came in as a structure fire, firefighters later reported a smoking, overheated air-conditioning unit.

“We are looking at ways to replace the truck. It is quite old and it needs repairs,” she said. The cost of a new truck, she added, is approximately $2.3 million.

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Macri repeats as PA Speedweek champion

Andy Sandrik/Dillsburg Banner

Photo courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway

Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, celebrates after winning at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday. Macri finished as the PA Speedweek champion after finishing with three wins and 1,335 points.

The Concrete Kid has done it again, and boy did he do it masterfully. Anthony Macri continued his season-long sprint car success, as the Dillsburg driver skillfully navigated the 10-day gauntlet of PA Speedweek to earn three wins and finish as the points champion.

Macri nailed down podium finishes in eight races, including wins at Lincoln, Port Royal, and Williams Grove Speedways, to finish with 1,335 points. It was enough to narrowly defeat Danny Dietrich, who also won three races and finished second in the points race with 1,306 points.

With 12 wins to his name this season, Macri leads Dietrich (10), David Gravel (9), and Tyler Courtney (9) as the winningest driver in the nation.

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Three Dillsburg Girls Softball teams finish season as tournament finalists

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12U Kauffman Bus finished second place in the Silver bracket. Team members include Tristyn Gross, Leighton Conrad, Kendal Rank, Story Pequignot, Willa Kukyendall, Sophia Rodgers, Sophia Petroff, Avelyn Zangari, Teeghan Salder and Kiera Sheriff. Also pictured is guest player Kayla Sadler.

Dillsburg girls softball fall registration is now open. The season runs from mid-August through the end of October, with games taking place on the weekends. To register, visit https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=dgsa or email dgsaleague@gmail.com.

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Dillsburg Legion Baseball: Legion Post 26 defeats Red Land (twice)

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Curt Werner/Dillsburg Banner

Connor Hankins dives back to first base.

At home last Wednesday, July 3, the Dillsburg American Legion Post 26 baseball team defeated Red Land, 6-3. That game closed out the 2024 season. Dillsburg also had blanked Red Land, 8-0, on Monday, July 1. Dillsburg scored four runs in both the third and fifth innings, respectively. Ryan Cromer had a big night, going 2-for-3 at the plate. He also had two RBIs. Malcolm Ferree went 2-for-3 with one RBI, Jacob Yost went 1-for-2 (triple) with two RBIs, Spencer Cunningham went 2-for-4 and Collin McDonald went 1-for-4 (double) with an RBI. Hayden Piette and Kyle Miller contributed one hit apiece.

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DYB goes 3 for 3 on District 14 championship banners

Andy Sandrik/Dillsburg Banner

Two more Dillsburg Youth Baseball All-Star squads can call themselves champions after brilliant play on the District 14 diamond last week. The DYB 9-10 All-Stars continued their unbeaten season and won a district title by sweeping two opponents by a combined 31-2 score.

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