Day: June 3, 2016

Hometown heroes unveiled

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Family members of Brett Shadle, a Navy Seal killed in a training exercise in 2013, stand by Shadle’s banner located in front of Koppy’s on the Square. Family members are, from left, Leroy Hepner, grandfather; Kevin Hepner, uncle; and Aaron Shadle, brother.

ELIZABETHVILLE – Patriotism was evident on Market Street in Elizabethville, Monday morning as the community, friends and relatives gathered for the Hometown Heroes Banner Unveiling celebration.
The Elizabethville Area Bicentennial Committee came up with the idea as a tribute to veterans and those currently deployed who are serving the country and/or have connections to the Elizabethville area. Banners were installed on utility poles throughout the town of Elizabethville including North and South Market Street; East and North Main Street and Church Street.
Each individual banner is unique and honors a specific veteran including their picture, branch of service, era of service and hometown. The program is non-political and non-partisan. It is purely a living memorial to those who have served the country.
On Memorial Day the 102 banners were unveiled. To kick off the event, a ceremony was held in front of the Memorial Wall by the American Legion Post 404, 7 South Market Street.
The 30-minute ceremony included participation from area boy and girl scouts, the singing of the National Anthem by Upper Dauphin Area High School Senior Mackenzie Lentz, an invocation by Pastor Lewis; brief remarks from Gary Shadle, Elizabethville Borough; brief remarks by Ben Brown, Washington Twp. Supervisor; words from State Representative Mike Tobash; the playing of America the Beautiful by the Upper Dauphin Area Marching Band and the unveiling of the hometown heroes banners.
Elizabethville’s own Mike Wertz, who is a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era, was the guest speaker at the ceremony.


Council comes under fire by Huntzinger

Fasnacht refuses to return camera

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

TREMONT – Charlie Huntzinger, a Tremont resident, who once served on the borough council for many years and remains active in the community, addressed Tremont Borough Council Monday, May 10, concerning several situations.
Huntzinger filed a request to be heard at the May meeting on March 21. He wanted to be heard on the following issues:
• What was the total cost to the borough for the investigation into alleged misconduct of the Borough Police Chief; including all legal fees, investigative fees, arbitrator fees and all other costs related to this matter?


John J. Murray Jr.

John J. “Jack” Murray, Jr., 86, of Harrisburg, formerly of Tower City died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Osteopathic Hospital.

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TV falls in District XI final

Trojans, Indians still in hunt for district titles


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Tri-Valley head coach Bob Felty Sr. offers some words of encouragement to sophomore Danny Scheib after presenting him with the silver medal in District XI Class A. Tri-Valley ended its season with a 14-8 record after losing to Marian in the championship game Monday.

Marian 7, Tri-Valley 0
POTTSVILLE — On a rare Memorial Day game, Tri-Valley looked to bring home its second straight District XI Class A baseball championship. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs ran into one of the area’s best pitchers in Marian’s Joe Nahas.
Nahas and the Marian Colts defense held Tri-Valley to just two baserunners, a two-out walk in the sixth and the single by Hunter Herb in the fifth to break up the perfect game bid. Nahas finished the game with 13 strikeouts.
“They’re a good team and that pitcher (Nahas) is very good,” coach Bob Felty said following the game. “You can’t make anything happen if you can’t get any baserunners.”
Marian pounded out 10 hits in the victory and took advantage of six Tri-Valley errors to score in five out of their six at-bats. Will Kimmel took the loss on the mound for Tri-Valley, striking out two and only allowing three earned runs.