UPDATE: Transformer move postponed
UPDATE: The transformer move will be postponed until the week of March 5.
There will be rolling roadblocks on Southern End roads this week to allow a large transformer to be moved to the new Wildcat Point generating plant in nearby Cecil County, Md.
According to Maryland State Highway Association officials, the transformer weighs 1.4 million pounds. It will be unloaded in Port Deposit and moved through Cecil County on the week of March 5.
Beginning this year, teams and leagues will have to pay to use the two ballfields at Quarryville's Memorial Park.
The rate is $15 for up to eight hours, said borough manager Ken Work. “That is on the low end of field use fees in the county," he said.
Freshmen to host salon for girls
Elementary-age girls who want to look their best for the Daddy-Daughter Dance on March 3 can get help from a group of Solanco High School students.
On the day of the dance, members of the high school's freshman class will host a salon for the girls.
"The kids just wanted to do something outside the box [as a fundraiser]," said high school librarian Emily Dawley. Dawley and teacher Leslie McRobbie are the class's advisors.
Building project a learning process
In a word, communication.
That's what helped students, teachers, staff, and parents get through the first five months of a year-long construction project at George A. Smith Middle School.
It's also the lesson principal Paul Gladfelter is taking to Swift Middle School as it starts its own construction project this summer.
Defender of the Faith Stu Mylin and Hibernating Governor Rick Rankin presided over Octoraro Orphie's prediction that spring is just around the corner. The annual Groundhog Day celebration was held Friday, February 2. Click 'Read more' to view photo gallery of the celebration.
Keeping trucks as good as new
Road salt can destroy a truck.
Even the one that's been putting the salt down.
That's why, even when the temperatures are well below freezing, road crews across the Southern End spend the day after a snowstorm pressure washing trucks.