Day: March 11, 2016

Klingerstown boy needs your vote


Blake Kimmel doesn’t let his disability get him down. He is always smiling and determined to do what he can. Blake needs the public to visit his page on the Great Bike Giveaway and vote for him to win an adaptive bicycle.


KLINGERSTOWN – A 10-year-old Klingerstown boy needs your help.

Blake Kimmel, son of William and Amanda Kim- mel, is entered into a con- test to win an adaptive bike and he needs everyone with a Facebook account to login and vote for him.

Blake is a sweet, caring, outgoing, loving boy who loves to make people laugh. He has been diagnosed with Arthrogryposis. The dis- ease affects his muscles and nerves. Blake is unable to ride a traditional bicycle with his sisters and brother, due to his low muscle tone and poor balance, but with an adaptive bicycle his dream of riding a bike would become reality.

Nancy Wetzel

Nancy Wetzel, 75, formerly of Pitman and Williamstown died Tuesday, March 1, at the Manor at Susquehanna Vil- lage, Millersburg.

NancywasborninLeckKill,onApril23,1940,adaugh- ter of the late Francis and Katie (Snyder) Oxenrider.

She was a member of Woodmen Lodge 433 of Pitman and the Ladies Auxiliary of Orwin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Wetzel who passed away in 1999.

She is survived by a sister Eleanor Rebuck of Herndon; two brothers Mark Oxenrider of Millersburg and Carl Oxenrider of Lewisburg an Aunt Eleanor Rebuck, of Dornsife; a special niece Betty Bopp an her husband Ed, with whom she had resided, as well as many nieces,neph- ews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown with Rev. Monica Romberger officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at St. Paul’s E.C. Church Pitman.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, 1133 Ridge Rd, Klingerstown has charge of the arranments. To sign the online guest book please visit

Carol L. Colgate

Carol L. Schwalm Colgate, 84 of Colonial Park, died Feb- ruary 19.

Carol was born in Valley View, to the late Lloyd and Mary (Evans) Schwalm.

Carol is survived by three sons, Gary Colgate and wife Teresa of Rutherford; Chris Colgate of Colonial Park; Brett Guldemond and wife Catherine of Murphy NC; two grandsons, Michael Colgate and wife Alicia of New Cum- berland and David Colgate of Rutherford; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Kendall. She is also sur- vived by her loving siblings, brother Ken Schwalm and wife Lorraine; sister Jane Wallower and several nieces/ nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Har- old Schwalm, his wife Anne and brother-in-law Paul (Bud) Wallower.

Carol worked for Bell Telephone, Citizens Bank, Rea and Derrick and Leader Nursing Home, sometimes working twojobstosupportherfamily.Sheretiredin1993fromthe Buildings and Grounds Department for the Central Dau- phin School Administration.

Carol attended United Church of God and appreciated Pastor Dave’s visits when homebound. She enjoyed long time friendships with a group that walks at the Colonial Park Mall, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie’s. Carol enjoyed family time and working in her garden. She looked for- ward to her yearly Hegins Township High School class reunions. Carol was glad to enjoy many retirement winter seasons in Bradenton, FL.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 13, at United Church of God, 1211 Fairmont Dr, Harrisburg, 17112. Officiating the memorial service will be Pastor David Tressler. Visitation with the family will be held at 2 p.m. as well as after the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to United Church of God.

Pinegrove Historical Society to host program

PINE GROVE – The Pine- grove Historical Society will host a program on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Pine Grove American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken Street.

Presenter will be Steve Yoder, of Pine Grove, will

relate the history and lega- cy of the Bonawitz Family. His ancestor Johannes Bonawitz of Womelsdorf purchased in 1809 what is today the home of the Pine- grove Historical Society at 205 N. Tulpehocken Street.


Patrick Gnan exhibition at NedSmithCenter

MILLERSBURG – The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art announces the next exhibition in its Romberger Hallway Gallery: “Patrick Gnan, Wildlife Artist,” which will be on display April 2 through June 25.

Patrick is a Pennsylvania artist who spent many hours as a child exploring the Allegheny National Forest where he devel- oped his love and fascination for wildlife and enjoyed drawing and painting the beauty of nature. Patrick pursued a career in art after attending the Tyler School of Art and has been working as an illustrator for more than 25 years.

The exhibit shows the artists renewed passion for nature and wildlife through pencil drawings and acrylic paintings. Although he draws a wide variety of sub- jects, birds are special to him and have been a focus of his latest artwork.

Outside firm to check for asbestos at Williams Valley

TOWER CITY — The Wil- liams Valley School Board is looking for have their high school checked for asbestos.

At their school board meeting on Feb. 25. the board voted 8-0 to have SSM Group Inc. of Reading per- form an asbestos inspection at the Jr./Sr. High School at a cost of $2,300. Voting for the proposal was board president Daniel Stroup, vice president John Mika, board treasurer Christo- pher Stroup, and members David Ferraro, Tedd Johns, TraceyL.Minnich,Joanna Stroup, Michael Minnich. Board secretary Jennifer Kramer was absent.


State plans to replace bridge on Gap Street


VALLEY VIEW – The state is planning to replace a bridge in Hegins Town- ship. Engineers from Rettew Associates were in atten- dance last Wednesday eve- ning to discuss plans to replace the bridge on Gap Street near the Valley View Park.

According to the engi- neers plans are to begin construction in Spring of 2017. The bridge will be moved to the east approxi- mately 12-15’. The new bridge will have 12’ lanes in each direction with 5’ shoul- ders as well. Rettew Associ- ates said the new design will also make the creek flow better in that area.