Monday, June 7, 2010

Meet another CHS Hall of Famer

The second person to be elected to the Columbia High School Athletic Hall of Fame is Hilary Hershey.
Yesterday, we introduced Ken Haverstick as the first inductee.  The third annual Hall of Fame induction wll be held Friday, Sept. 17 during the Crimson Tide's football game with Daniel Boone.
Here is a look at Hershey's CHS athletic career.

Hilary played three sports at CHS – basketball, field hockey and track, lettering in all three sports during all seasons played.

Co-captained of all three sports during her senior year.
All-County 1st team for basketball (1981-82)
All-County 1st team for field hockey (1981).
County qualifier for the shot put and javelin in 1982.
Named MVP for both basketball and field hockey in 1981-82.
Awarded a scholarship to American University, a Division I college.

Rotary Park dig

For those wondering why there is an orange safety fence around the Rotary Park, where the basketball court once stood, it doesn't have anything to do with planned improvements for the park. The sociology and anthropology departments from Millersville University's Archaelogical Field School are conducting adig at the park looking for old Indian artifacts.

Time to honor teacher

There will be a drop-in retirement party on Sunday, June 13 from 1-4 p.m. for retiring CHS teacher Jean Phiel.
The party will be held at Golden Stories, formerly A Taste of Styles in the 200 block of Locust Street.
Former and current students and friends are welcome to attend the event.

Here is a post from Mrs. Phiel's Columbia School District web site:

I was born and raised in Columbia, and I had lived here most of my life. I attended William G. Taylor Elementary School and Columbia High School.

After high school, I attended Millersville State College to train as an English teacher. I have a Master's Equivalency issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
My own children attended and my grandchildren attend the Columbia Borough Schools. I am a firm believer in the quality of the education you receive here.
I have been teaching English at CHS since September 1982. I now act as Language Arts Department Chairperson.
I will be retiring at the end of the 2009/2010 school year. It has been a wonderful 28 years.

Monday's Is This What We Want

Today's travels took us to South Fifth Street, just behind the Columbia Square to a property where the siding is falling off and some boards and insulation is showing. Right off the main street and behind another eyesore property.

New church in town

The former Moose Annex in the 200 block of Loucst Street is home to Columbia's newest church.

Fair time

The Holy Trinity parish will hold its annual festival this week in the 400 block of Cherry Street. Set up was under way this morning.