Month: May 2016

Political pundit Angst passes

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writercsrobwheary@gmail.com

VALLEY VIEW – John W. “Bud” Angst, the Valley View man with ties to journalism, broadcasting and politics throughout several counties, passed away April 26 at the age of 93.
Angst, a former contributing editor for The Citizen-Standard, was known for his no-nonsense style of writing and was once taken to court for his editorializing on the radio by several Schuylkill County attorneys.
The story, according to his obituary, was that 17 attorneys petitioned Schuylkill County Court to hold Angst in contempt of court for every broadcast he made, a total of 475 counts of contempt.

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Bud Angst

Bud Angst, Valley View resident, radio broadcaster, politician, and WWII Veteran, died April 26, 2016 at the age of 93.

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Ian P. Latsha

Ian P. Latsha, 15, of 334 W. Shamokin St. Trevorton, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after three years of a courageous battle with cancer.

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TVGSA opens Field 3

Flagpole dedicated in memory of Bob Tobash

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editorrebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo TVGSA President Dave Masser presented a plaque to the late Bob Tobash’s family during the opening ceremony held Saturday morning at Hegins Park. The plaque will be mounted to the flag pole in memory of Tobash.

HEGINS – On Saturday morning, friends, family, sponsors and athletes gathered at Field 3, the newest Tri-Valley Girls Softball Association Field at the Hegins Park as it was opened for play and the flag and flagpole dedicated.
President of the Association Dave Masser, gave the opening remarks and the history of how the Tri-Valley Girls Softball Association came to be.
“In 1987, Cindy Clark, David Koppenhaver, and Jack Herb recognized the need for a youth softball program here in the Tri-Valley area,” said Masser. “That year at Jack’s kitchen table, Cindy, David, Jack and the head coach of Upper Dauphin Softball program created the structure of the program. The founder’s also used the relationship with UDA to get an invitation to the Tri-County League, the league that our association participates in today.”

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