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October 22, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Although plans for the property have not been settled, Plumstead's well-known Sears House will not be demolished within two years, the supervisors said. The township will lease the landmark from the North Penn and North Wales water authorities, the supervisors announced Tuesday night. "I think the community interest is strong enough to support this," Supervisor Betsy Helsel said. The water authorities bought the house at 4755 River Rd. in 1985 to buffer their pumping station from neighboring properties.
NEWS
November 20, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Supervisors approved three ordinances Tuesday night, two related to home building and one that will give the township more power when dealing with the owners of noisy dogs. Starting Monday, police will be able to fine the owners of dogs that bark unprovoked for more than 10 minutes at a time. After an appearance before a district judge, first-time offenders could be fined as much as $250 and court costs. "I'm hoping this is hardly ever going to be used," Supervisors Chairman Betsy Helsel said.
NEWS
December 9, 1993 | By Eric Karabell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Plumstead Christian girls' basketball team found out firsthand how fast things can go from good to bad. After making up an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in the team's opening game Nov. 30, the Panthers got a big scare, and it had nothing to do with the scoreboard. With 30 seconds left to play in regulation of the Panthers' 47-41 overtime loss to Keystone Conference rival Philmont Christian, senior point guard Michelle Lynch fainted while on the court. She was on medication while recovering from bronchitis, and it took only seconds for her to become alert.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Plumstead Township man with a record of motor-vehicle violations will be charged in the fatal car crash that killed a 9-year-old girl in Doylestown Township last month, authorities said Wednesday. Doylestown Township police and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Thursday to announce the arrest of Drew Bodden, 37, in the death of Holly Huynh on the night before Thanksgiving. Authorities have said they believed Bodden was speeding when his Ford Mustang rear-ended a Honda CR-V just before 7 p.m. on the northbound Doylestown Bypass.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Saying she lacked confidence in the firm's ability to plan for open space, the new chair of the Board of Supervisors led a successful move Monday to oust the township's engineering firm. The board replaced Knight Engineering of Mechanicsville with C. Robert Wynn Associates of Quakertown, described by chairwoman Betsy Helsel as "someone who can view the greater picture. " Helsel, who was supported by new board member Daniel Crooke, also said she has been frustrated with Ernest Knight's slow response to concerns she has raised over the last two years.
NEWS
January 13, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In their first purchase under a plan to preserve farmland, Plumstead officials yesterday acquired development rights to 114 acres on Haring Road. James Simkins, who owns the property, and township officials said they hoped the purchase would discourage the Central Bucks School District from building on the nearby Silo Hill site. "We hope what we're doing does influence the school directors in some way, shape or form," said Supervisors Chairwoman Betsy Helsel. When school officials decided against placing the district's 14th elementary school on the site in June, they did not guarantee a school would never be built there.
NEWS
May 7, 1998 | By Rena Singer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They are the fastest-growing townships in Bucks County. They have grown by more than half since 1990. And they are not getting their fair share of the county's $59 million open-space pie, former Warwick Supervisor Alexander "Bill" Brasko said yesterday. Brasko told the Bucks County commissioners during their regular meeting that because the county based each township's open-space funding on 1990 census figures, the county's fastest-growing townships would not receive an equitable amount of the county's open-space money.
NEWS
August 20, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The township scored a major legal victory yesterday when Pennsylvania's Supreme Court reversed the rulings of two lower courts that would have made Plumstead liable for millions of dollars worth of damages in a case against Miller & Son's quarry. The ruling marks an end to battles in Pennsylvania's courts over the 150-acre quarry on Point Pleasant Pike. The quarry opened in 1995 after the township unsuccessfully tried to block it. Miller & Son Paving, the quarry's owner, said Plumstead should have had to compensate it for profits lost during the lengthy court process.
NEWS
January 28, 1999 | By Evan Halper, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a local quarry owner's case that threatened to cost the township millions of dollars and weaken zoning ordinances throughout the region. In a lawsuit dating back to 1988, Miller & Son wanted damages for not being able to mine its land for several years because of a Plumstead zoning ordinance declared illegal by state courts. The ordinance was found in violation of a state law that requires every municipality to have an area zoned for quarries.
NEWS
April 15, 1997 | By Heather Moore, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Stay away from Plumstead's remaining farmland. Twice in recent months, that has been the township Board of Supervisors' message to groups searching for somewhere in the township to build. At a meeting earlier this month, supervisors instructed the township Park and Recreation Board to find an alternative site of at least 50 acres to the park board's proposed location for a new community park. The park board wanted the township to establish a park on 80 acres of open space donated by the developers of Landis/Greene, where 168 homes are being built along Stump Road.
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May 25, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Plumstead Christian tennis ace Kyle Seelig will end his decorated high school career the same way he began it - as a state champion. Seelig defeated Andre Fick of Wyomissing, 6-1, 6-3 in the Class AA singles final Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Seelig, who knocked off Luke Phillips of Carlynton, 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals, also won a state title his freshman season and was named a high-school All-American. He took the next two years off from high-school play, competing in USTA tournaments.
SPORTS
November 12, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was not the expected response from a coach whose team had just been eliminated from the state tournament. But Jim Zeldenrust could be forgiven for not knowing the protocol. His Plumstead Christian boys' soccer team had never been eliminated from the tournament before. "I feel like we can finally celebrate," Zeldenrust said Tuesday night after the Panthers' dream season ended with a 1-0 loss to Moravian Academy in a PIAA Class A semifinal at Souderton. "Every game, we've just been, 'Next game, next game.' We can finally sit back and appreciate it. " The Panthers, who reached the state tournament for the first time, stood toe-to-toe with a much larger Moravian squad, but Jeff Brown slipped one in with 33 minutes, 58 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Panthers (19-3)
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Kate Harman and Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writers
Andrew Johnson said it to anyone and everyone on his Plumstead Christian soccer team who would listen. " Boys ," he said. "We've never lost when we sing that song. " The song was "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt," and the top-seeded Panthers gave a repeat performance on the sideline after defeating No. 3 New Hope-Solebury, 2-1, in the District 1 Class A championship game Thursday night at Wissahickon. The program's first district title was fueled by Johnson, who scored the winner and played a stellar game on defense.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Plumstead Township man with a record of motor-vehicle violations will be charged in the fatal car crash that killed a 9-year-old girl in Doylestown Township last month, authorities said Wednesday. Doylestown Township police and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Thursday to announce the arrest of Drew Bodden, 37, in the death of Holly Huynh on the night before Thanksgiving. Authorities have said they believed Bodden was speeding when his Ford Mustang rear-ended a Honda CR-V just before 7 p.m. on the northbound Doylestown Bypass.
SPORTS
April 29, 2012
Plumstead Christian freshman Kyle Seelig breezed through the District 1 Class AA boys' tennis tournament as the top seed before he edged second-seeded David Sklar of Lower Moreland, 6-3, 6-4, in the title match at the HealthPlex in Springfield on Saturday. Seelig is the sixth-ranked 14-and-under tennis player in the nation by the United States Tennis Association. He finished second at the association's National Spring Championship earlier this month in California. Class AAA. Kevin Wang of Conestoga and Mike Buxbaum of North Penn advanced to the championship of the District 1 singles tournament.
NEWS
April 28, 2012 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Plumstead Christian freshman Kyle Seelig breezed through the District 1 Class AA boys' tennis tournament as the top seed before he edged second-seeded David Sklar of Lower Moreland, 6-3, 6-4, in the title match at the HealthPlex in Springfield on Saturday. Seelig is the sixth-ranked 14-and-under tennis player in the nation by the United States Tennis Association. He finished second at the association's National Spring Championship earlier this month in California. Class AAA. Kevin Wang of Conestoga and Mike Buxbaum of North Penn advanced to the championship of the District 1 singles tournament.
REAL_ESTATE
March 20, 2011
$4.8 Million 102 117th Street Stone Harbor Cape May County Settlement date Dec. 16 $2,100,000 257 70th Street Avalon Cape May County Settlement date Nov. 3 $1,530,000 1110 Spring Mill Road Lower Merion Montgomery County Settlement date Nov. 4 $1,500,000 7596 Tohickon Hill Road Plumstead Bucks County Settlement date not available...
SPORTS
December 15, 2010 | By Mike Gibson, For The Inquirer
Bristol's free-throw shooting turned out to be the difference in Tuesday's 40-32 Bicentennial League basketball win over visiting Plumstead Christian. The Warriors, who were led by Nicole Cullura's 16 points, made 12 of their 17 free throws, while the Panthers got the the line 11 times, making four. Morgan Cullen added 14 points for the Warriors. Public. Stephanie Kates drilled a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation and Jill Geidemann made a pair of free throws in the final minute to give Philadelphia Academy Charter a 58-56 win over Community Academy of Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 30, 2010
Firefighters in Bucks County battled a four-alarm fire in an industrial building Tuesday. The blaze at Custom Particle Reduction Inc. and Hawk Mold & Die Supply Inc. in Plumstead Township was reported shortly before noon and sent clouds of black smoke hundreds of feet into the air. Authorities say chemicals were stored in the building but posed no threat. Firefighters did not evacuate any nearby homes, but advised residents to keep their windows closed and shut off window-unit air conditioners.
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