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January 17, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Thursday's high temperature may have reached a respectable 41 degrees - but wind gusts made it feel as cold as 40 degrees below zero at times. "That's pretty strong gusts of wind," said Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer. He said the wind gusts reached up to 50 mph. Keefer added that the wind chill most of the day wasn't quite so bad - averaging between 7 and 15 degrees below zero. Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Matt Jones felt the sting of a northern cold front Thursday afternoon while he investigated a traffic accident.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | December 24, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jim Leventry, Mercersburg's borough manager for the last two years, said his biggest accomplishment has been getting the town's new $3.3 million sewer plant up and running. "It ended more than 18 months of messing around," he said. The system went on line this summer. The new plant more than triples the borough's sewer capacity - from 300,000 gallons per day to 1.2 million. Two years ago the borough council doubled the rates of the system's 1,050 customers, raising an average customer's quarterly bill to $135.
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by DON AINES | October 25, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Though its slopes were barren of snow, one of the chair lifts at Whitetail Ski Resort was operating Sunday, taking riders up the mountainside to a point where they disappeared in the mist. The only thing falling from the sky Sunday was a light drizzle, but that failed to deter several hundred people from showing up for the second and final day of the resort's fourth annual Great Outdoors Festival and Ski Swap. "We've got everything.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 13, 2002
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Above-average winter temperatures, while nice for many Tri-State residents, were not embraced by the owners of Whitetail Ski Resort and the patrons who normally flock to the 19-slope ski run every year. Whitetail spokesman Chris Black said Tuesday that the Blairs Valley Road resort ended the season with business about 15 percent below that of a year with normal winter temperatures. Still, it wasn't the disaster that some thought it might have been, Black said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | January 26, 2000
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Hummelstown, Pa., General Authority has purchased the 18-hole, 250-acre golf course under construction near Whitetail Ski Resort, ending Mercersburg's hope of getting a piece of the Whitetail venture. cont. from front page Michael O'Keefe, borough manager for Hummelstown, a town of 4,000 in Dauphin County near Hershey, Pa., said Wednesday the authority bought the golf course from the Dauphin County General Authority for $7.5 million. The golf course, which is seeded and 90 percent complete, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2001.
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November 1, 1998
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- After one of the warmest winters in memory, Don MacAskill is hoping Mother Nature will cooperate during his first season as the new president and general manager at Whitetail Ski Resort. Should there be more warm winters ahead, however, MacAskill can look to a day when Whitetail is a magnet to visitors during the spring, summer and fall, as well.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2011
Bill Dietrich describes himself as "a ski bum with a purpose. " On Friday night, the founder and executive director of Two Top Adaptive Sports Foundation said his goal was to raise a few thousand dollars for the disabled ski program he runs at Whitetail Ski Resort to provide equipment and instruction for wounded soldiers. His ammunition for the fledgling nonprofit foundation's fundraiser was an appearance by U.S. Army Maj. David Rozelle, an amputee who has returned to Iraq for two tours of duty since being wounded in 2003.
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February 24, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - At 43, Wayne Beachy is approaching what he called the "50-50 stage" - spending half his life walking and half in a wheelchair. "The guy driving the car fell asleep at the wheel and I didn't have a seatbelt on," the former Marine said Tuesday of the accident that left him paralyzed at age 22. Beachy wasn't using a wheelchair Tuesday.
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January 17, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - On cold weekends, ambulance wails pierce the rural quiet of Blairs Valley Road as rescue crews make their way to Whitetail Ski Resort to pick up injured skiers. Because of the frequency of the trips to the ski area, dispatchers and ambulance drivers have come to call the runs "Whitetail Express. " "One day we went eight times," said Dusty Stoner, a paid paramedic and chief of the Mercersburg Montgomery Peters Warren Volunteer Ambulance Squad, the unit that makes most of the runs during the ski season.
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March 20, 1998
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Long-term forecasts predicted El Nio would make this winter's weather warmer and wetter than normal in the Tri-State area. The big question was whether the precipitation caused by the warming phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean would come in the form of snow or rain. Question answered. Spring begins at 2:55 p.m. today, and area residents can look back on what was the second-warmest winter in 100 years. Despite producing the 10th smallest snowfall total, this winter also was one of the wettest ever.
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