A snowy winter and rainy spring have delayed roadwork throughout the Southern End.
"We're getting farther behind by the day," Bart Township roadmaster Ned Trout said last Friday.
The township's crew is now doing work it would normally have completed a month ago, he said.
As the thermometer reached new record low temperatures last week, some Southern End residents were planning picnics, reunions, and ball tournaments.
Three townships and Quarryville Borough have been taking reservations for their municipal parks since January 1.
It wasn't a casual theft.
There was planning, and more than little heavy lifting, involved when 14 storm water grates were stolen from along Drumore Township's River Rd. last month.
Two people were charged with assault following an incident in the 1100 block of Slate Hill Rd., Drumore Township, at 11:45 p.m. on August 22, Trooper Aaron Davis reported.
According to the trooper, A 19-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Quarryville, tried to smash a mailbox. The property owner retrieved the bat and followed the teens, damaging their vehicle with the ball bat, the trooper said.
The way she sees it, Donna Miller started playing volleyball at the age most people stop.
The Drumore resident has no plans to step away from the game.
Miller's career, which started at 36, has spanned 34 years and has included a bunch of trophies and awards.
Her latest accomplishment came at the National Senior Games in Ohio in late July. Miller, a hitter, and her team earned a bronze medal in the 65s age bracket.
Furniss Rd. from the village of Penn Hill to the Drumore Township line is now a lot stronger than it was a year ago.
It's also a lot rougher, PennDOT admitted last week. The road's condition has been bringing complaints to the state as well as Fulton and Drumore township officials.
"We hear about it a lot and we tell people, it's a state road," said Fulton supervisor and roadmaster Mike Church.
Drivers have also been calling Drumore Township to complain, supervisor and roadmaster
Kolin McCauley said.