Hours needed to extinguish barn fire

By Larry Deklinski, For The Citizen-Standard

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LARRY DEKLINSKI/STAFF PHOTO A firefighter stands near a fully involved barn at the High farm near Pitman early Wednesday, Nov. 30. Hundreds of bales of hay caught fire.

PITMAN — Hundreds of bales of hay burned for hours in a barn fire early Wednesday morning, Nov. 30.
Firefighters were called to the High farm in Eldred Township, Schuykill County, around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning located along Ridge Road, about a mile east of Route 125 at the Purple Pump.
The barn, some 100-feet long, began to collapse within 30 minutes of the initial 911 call. Hundreds of feet of supply line was laid to the scene from Ridge Road. Water was supplied by a slew of tankers from fire companies from Northumberland and Schuylkill counties. A fill site was located at a pond on the Masser farm about 2 miles away.

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Hegins Township estimates 2017 budget with no tax increase

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

VALLEY VIEW – Hegins Township Supervisors gathered last Thursday evening in the secretary’s office for a quick meeting to approve advertising the estimated budget for 2017.
According to the supervisors, the estimated budget includes no tax increases at this time. The budget is available to be viewed by the public at the township office.
The supervisors also approved advertising to replace a culvert box on East Mountain Road. The project was advertised earlier in the year but the bids were denied by the board.
In other business, a discussion was held concerning an individual on the township’s list to help with snow plowing.
Supervisor Chairman Gary Harner questioned whether the person was qualified and whether there was any health concern.

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Ralph Johnson

Ralph “Cappy” Johnson, 82, of Airport Road, Ashland, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at Mount Carmel Senior Living, Mount Carmel.

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