Print Edition Highlights - February 22, 2024

Pictured is the truck routing suggested for the Northern Business Park plan along Rt. 15 between Golf Course and Glennwood roads. A traf- fic engineer will be testifying at the Feb. 29 hearing to be held at the Carroll Township municipal building, 555 Chestnut Grove Road at 6 p.m.

Northern Business Park
Landscaping, lighting, noise, emergency services discussed

By Kristen Stagg/Dillsburg Banner

Elliot Shibley, of Integrated Consulted, landscape architect, testified at the conditional use hearing for Northern Business Park Lot #1, on Feb. 15 at the Carroll Township municipal building. Northern Business Park is the ware-house/distribution facility proposed for property adjoining Northern schools.

Following Shibley's direct testimony under the guidance of attorney Charlie Courtney, the architect was cross-examined by Nathan Wolf and William Cluck, attorneys representing a large group of nearby residents objecting to the development. Unrepresented objectors also questioned Shibley before his testimony concluded.

The hearing is continued to Feb.21 at 6 p.m. at the township building when testimony will be provided as to air quality and environmental impact of the project.

For the rest of the story see the February 22, 2024 edition.


Hasenstab's Messenger Service, LLC, 5 South Baltimore St. on the square in downtown Dillsburg is open for business.

Messenger business opens on South Baltimore Street

Hasenstab's Messenger Service, LLC owned by Kristen Hasenstab opened its doors January 29 at 5 South Baltimore St. on the square in downtown Dillsburg. She is a professional notary, including, but not limited to the following services: bank documents, mortgage documents, affidavits, acknowledgements, wills, spousal consents, titles and power of attorney. Hasenstab's is also a messenger service that contracts with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

“I can actually go into PennDOT and go to the messenger counter and pick up titles or plates. I can take things over. Basically, I'm running back and forth for PennDOT,” Hasenstab explained.

Being a subcontractor means that her business is online with PennDOT. “So, everyone gets their tags, their registrations right here.”

“I'm allowed to do more than a title agent is allowed to do,” Hasenstab said in regard to the scope of her services.

An arrangement from Hogarty's Enchanted Forest.

For the rest of the story see the February 22, 2024 edition.


Monaghan Township: Board condemns land with storm water basins

Carolyn Hoffman/Staff Reporter

By a vote of 2-1, Monaghan Township supervisors approved moving forward with condemn- ing land associated with stormwater basins in Memphord Estates. Supervisor Ron Allen was the dissenting vote.

Chair Tracy Pawelski noted Monaghan was forced into this position by federal compliance. Monaghan “shouldn't have been put in that position,” she said, “but understand we are in it.” If the ponds are not taken care of, she said the township would be in even more trouble and “out a lot of money” with the federal government about stormwater run-off.

For the rest of the story see the February 22, 2024 edition.


Jake Kazakavich, Eli Reznikov, Sam Kazakavich and Daniel Abreu-Flores placed first in the Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:37.26.

Polar Bears set records at Mid-Penn Plunge

Joe Guty/Dillsburg Banner

Continuing to exceed expectations, the Mid Penn Plunge provides local area high school swimmers the opportunity to record personal bests. This year’s event was held last weekend (Feb. 16-17) and was hosted by the Polar Bear swimming and diving program’s many dedicated volunteers. Northern swimmers also exceeded several seed times as they recorded 63 more Career Best Times. In the team competition, the girls’ team finished in 5th place with 149 points while the boys’ squad was the runner- up in their respective team competition with 239 points.

For the rest of the story, see the February 22, 2024 edition.


Liz Montgomery takes a shot at the basket.

Northern advances to district III quarterfinals

Joe Guty/Dillsburg Banner

As the third seed among 29 PIAA District III, Class 5A schools, Northern’s varsity girls’ basketball team did not earn a first round tournament bye. However, they earned the right to host Milton Hershey (9-13) in the 2023-24 tournament First round opener this past Tuesday, Feb. 20. And they took full advantage of that opportunity. With their patented strong defense, the Lady Polar Bears (23- 2) overcame some miscues on offense to still roll past the No. 14 ranked Spartans by a score of 52-36. In the Quarterfinals, Northern will host Red Land this Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The Lady Patriots upset No.6 ranked Greencastle- Antrim H.S. on Tuesday, 43-36.

For the rest of the story, see the February 22, 2024 edition.