Day: March 10, 2016

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art visits Mahantongo Elementary School


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Parker Hatter, a kindergarten student at Mahantongo Elementary School, cautiously touches the replica of a giant insect during a program held at the Mahantongo Environmental Center pavilion. The program was presented by Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg. The students learned all about insects/spiders.

KLINGERSTOWN – Students at the Mahantongo Elementary School were treated to a program presented by the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.

Last week for four days, Beth Sanders and Santino Lauricella, environmental educators from the center visited the elementary school. Each grade from kindergarten to sixth learned a different topic.


Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. president speaks at Alvin E. Long Post 504 Legion, Herndon


HERNDON – The Fifth Annual Gold Star Mother’s/Family Day luminary program was held Sunday evening at the Alvin E. Long, Post 504 Legion, Herndon.

The program was held to honor the mothers and families of fallen heroes. The Mothers and Others (MOS) support group sponsored the event.

The program began at 6:45 p.m. with opening remarks by Paul Lehman, a WWII Army Veteran. Lehman shared his story of how he almost lost his life while in combat in the Battle of the Bulge.


Wms. Valley welcomes new director, teachers


VICKI TERWILLIGER/CITIZEN-STANDARD PHOTO Joanna Stroup, of Wiconisco Township, 2nd precinct, takes the oath of office at the Williams Valley School Board meeting September 24.

TOWER CITY – Now there are three.

Three Stroups sit on the Williams Valley School Board, after Joanna Stroup took the oath of office September 24.

Joanna Stroup, of Wiconisco Township, 2nd precinct, represents Area II, and fills the vacancy and unexpired term left by former board director Angela Miller.

Joanna joins Board President Daniel Stroup, and director Christopher Stroup in sharing the same last name, although she’s not related to the two, who are brothers. Joanna’s mother, Helen Evans, of Williamstown, attended the meeting in support of her daughter, as other directors and district administrators welcomed her aboard. Christopher Stroup was absent.


Mail pick-up heading to Millersburg


REBECCA ZEMENCIK/CITIZEN-STANDARD PHOTO The United States Postal Service is seeking a new Dalmatia Post Office location. The current facility, at 1878 George Street, pictured here, will close October 24, 2015 under an “emergency suspension of operations”. Rural customers will have no change in their service, but P.O. boxholders will temporarily pick up their mail in Millersburg.

DALMATIA – Some customers served by the Dalmatia Post Office will have to pick up their mail in Millersburg, until a new post office location is found and a new lease arrangement obtained.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will initiate an “emergency suspension of operations” at the close of the business day October 24, 2015, according to Karen Mazurkiewicz, Communications Programs Specialist, USPS, Central PA and Western NY Districts.