Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Suit is dismissed

 A judge has dismissed a suit filed by the faily of a Wrightsville man. Here is the link: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/local/ci_15252366

Police investigating student's death

West Hempfield Township Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old student. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/258489

Tuesday's edition of Is This What We Really Want?

The former United/Sprint Telephone Company building at Third and Walnut streets is another example of a Code Enforcement issue. The owner, who owns the "downtown swimming hole," which was featured earlier on COLUMBIA TALK, has left the building wide open and has gone from a building with perhaps some great potential to one that has been severely neglected and somewhere down the road because of its neglect could be a candidate for "demolition by neglect."

Meet the third Hall of Fame inductee

Mike Keiper is the third athlete that will be inducted into the Columbia High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 17.
Here is a list of his CHS accomplishments.
Keiper competed in track and field from 1972-1975

He set the school high jump record in 1973 with leap of 6’4”. That same year he was third in county meet (6’1”), second in districts (6’3”) and fourth in state meet (6’4”).
In 1974, he set the school and county high jump records at 6’7”. He also tied the school pole vault record at 12’9”. He was second in the high jump at the county meet (6’4”), fourth in the high jump (6’3” and the pole vault (12’9”) at the district meet and second in the high jump (6’6”) and fourth in pole vault (12’9”). He also was named Intell Athlete of the Week during the season.
In 1975, he again set a new school record in the high jump (6’9 3/4”) and the pole vault (13’0”). He set meet records in the high jump at Shippensburg Relays (6’5 1/4/”), Dickinson Invitational (6’6”) and Manheim Relays. He won the county meet with a jump of 6’6” (tied meet record), Districts (6’7” – a meet record) and states (6’7 ¾”). He also placed third in the pole vault in districts and fourth in the same event at states. This was also the year the CHS won it’s 1st official Class B team title as State Champs.
Mike also played basketball from 1972-1975 and was a three-year starter and lettermen, serving as co-captain his senioryear. The Tide was 38-28 during that time.
He ranks 13th in points (844) and fourth in rebounds (724).
The 1972 Jr. High team was 16-0 and Mike averaged close to 20 points a game.

Thank you from the SVCC

The 10th Annual 5K River Run was held on May 29 with a record number of runners and walkers - 615! We had 462 participants last year and had about that same number pre-registered Friday night. Approximately 153 more signed up Saturday morning!

On behalf of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, I'd like to extend Thank You's to:
Northwest Savings Bank-Columbia and Wrightsville - for continuing yearly to be the major sponsor of River Run. Their sponsorship helps us to meet the two major expenses of this Run: The fee to have the Run professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports and the purchase of T-shirts that are handed out to our runners and walkers.
John Wright Store & Restaurant
Brenner Accounting Services
Hinkle's Pharmacy
Jay H. Lutz & Co.
KGS Insurance
Frank Sahd Salvage Center, Inc.
Nicklaias & Hohenadel, LLP
Becky & Ken's
B&T Sportswear
...for continued sponsorship over the years and especially this year when we knew the number of registered runners was going to far exceed our initial t-shirt purchase. We were able to provide t-shirts to at least 550 participants and the names of these sponsors are on each and every one.
Heim Pattern Shop: Bud and Barb Heim, Shelly Heim and Tonya, Caci, Brie and Evan Simms for manning the Columbia "water station" - they poured much more water this year than ever before to what looked like an un-ending line!
St. John's Herr Estate - for cases of bottled water for the Finish Line.
Then, as the number of registrants was growing, an email request for more bottled water was sent and we had immediate reponse from:
Phil and Judith Bowers
Hampton Inn - York
Hinkle's Pharmacy
Home Maintenance Help
Sager, Swisher & Company
Union National Community Bank
Vital Touch Terapies
Regalia Costumers
These donations helped cover all water needs!
Businesses who provided Door Prizes - for drawings held at the awards assembly after the Run:
Becky & Ken's
The Daily Grind
E.M. Herr ACE Hardware
Express Laundry, LLC
First National Bank Museum
The Flour Child
Half-Fast Farm
Impressions Salon
Ladybug Keepers
Little's Beverage
McCleary's Public House
Shank's Tavern
Susquehanna Glass
Entities who provided services or facility use:
Wrightsville Fire Police, Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services, Columbia Borough, Wrightsville Borough, Wrightsville Elementary School, Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church
And finally to our crew of volunteers who man the assorted tables, lines, chutes, water truck and roads:
Barry Ford, Scott Garrety, Michael Garrety, Lisa Torbert, Mike Hooper, Phil and Judith Bowers, Ralph Kreiser, Brenda and Rod Burg, Lola Peters, Heather Straisbaugh, Laura Cowburn, Deb and Dave Reisinger, Margaret Gwiazdowski, Doug Hall, Denise Moscarell, Ron Diehl, Barbara Frey, Emily Hooper, Elizabeth Hooper, and for withstanding the craziness of the finish line: Chris Kelly, Mary Rothrock, Harry Knighton and Chop Leader.
The Lancaster Newspapers reported that last weekend's Red Rose Run listed almost 1,200 runners; that run has taken place for 30 years. Our 5k River Run brought half that number of folks (and their families, as well) into our communities in only our 10th year!
As River Run (and the Fall 5k MAG Run) continues to grow, we need to grow our efforts as well and we thank you one and all for your continued support and generosity. We could not do it without you.


Amy Hooper
Administrative Director

John Murphy obituary information

John Murphy, the chief of the Columbia Fire Police passed away on Sundau. Here is information on his death: http://obits.lancasteronline.com/index.php?p=2525751