UDA parents confront board about transgender students

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

LOYALTON — The Upper Dauphin School Board were visited by about 20 parents concerned about their children being forced to deal with transgendered students within the district.
The discussion started innocently enough during the public comment period when parent Brian McAllister, of Elizabethville, questioned superintendent Evan Williams about different policies the district has in place, such as why there is an admission charge for students at athletic events, and if staff members excluded from the random drug test policy.
“I wonder about the policy as well, since it seems that 88 to 92 percent of the students tested are males,” McAllister said.


Fasnacht escorted out of meeting

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

TREMONT – The borough council meeting got a bit heated last Tuesday evening and resulted in one man being escorted from the meeting room by Tremont Borough Police Chief Michael Conway.
Jerry Fasnacht, former code enforcement officer was escorted from the meeting at approximately 8 p.m. when he had some heated and threatening words with borough resident Michael Renninger, who was in attendance at the meeting.
The meeting heated up as council was discussing a report on property maintenance with Engineer Marty Sowers. (more…)

Michael K. Golden

Michael K. Golden, 38, of Tower City, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, after a courageous five month illness.

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Vikings cage Cardinals

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com


Lon Zeiders/Citizen-Standard Photo A block from Viking teammate on Tribe’s Dillon Gordon springs Dylan Rabuck on a run for paydirt.

MILLERSBURG — Williams Valley geared themselves up for the “Battle of the Valleys”, the matchup with Tri-Valley on Oct. 21 with a 39-13 victory over Millersburg at the Indians’ home field on Oct. 14.
The Vikings’, now 7-1 on the season, had the game in the mercy rule in the third quarter but Millersburg kept scrapping, scoring two touchdowns against the second stringers before time ran out.
After Millersburg put together a drive to start the game that went 40 yards, including a 25-yard carry by Cole Shomper, the drive stalled at the Williams Valley 30 where the Vikings took over on downs. All they needed was one play — give the ball to Dylan Rabuck.
Rabuck ran through the defense and was off to the races, 70 yards for a score in 15 seconds. The extra point was missed and Williams Valley led 6-0.


Millersburg school discusses change orders

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Members of the Woodmen Life Chapter 721 of Millersburg presented the Millersburg Area School District with a number of classroom and display flags for use through the district, part of the organization’s community outreach program. Taking part of the presentation are, front row, from left, chapter president Sara Bender and secretary Faye Deibler; back row, superintendent Thomas Haupt, chapter auditor Galen Deibler and school board president Mark Rothermel.

MILLERSBURG – As construction begins to wrap up on the Millersburg School District’s renovation project in the high school and middle school, one change order had a director up in arms.
Board member Donald Harris asked several questions about change orders presented by engineer Craig Zimmerman at their meeting Sept. 26. One that caused a lengthy discussion was on the purchase and installation of a master clock in the middle school.
“We used to have a master clock that worked for both the middle school and high school,” Harris questioned. “Why is it different now?”
Zimmerman told the board that there was an installation of a new master clock at the high school, but it is not working with the bell system in the middle school. A temporary solution was put in place, but the master clock needed to be purchased.
“Why did we get a new clock that didn’t have the same functions of the old clock?” Harris asked. “The price isn’t bad, but with the financial issues we have and the scope of the project we need to look at this.”
That explanation did not sit well with other board members as a vote to approve the change order was defeated by a 3-5 vote with Harris, Bruce Kance, Ryan Novinger, Scott Roadcap, and Morgan Wagner voting no and J. Bruce Walter, Brett White and Mark Rothermel voting yes. Board member Margaret Lebo was absent. (more…)