Day: June 9, 2016


131st Transportation Company holds special ceremony

Barnes retires, Baker promoted

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Surrounded by his family and friends, First Sergeant Michael Barnes retired from the Army National Guard’s 131st Transportation Company. Pictured with Barnes are from left, Joe and Sheila Baddick, Sally Bair, Claire Barnes his wife, granddaughters, Gabrielle and Madison and his daughter-in-law and son, Kim and Travis Rothermel.

ANNVILLE – Members of the 131st Transportation Company gathered at Fort Indiantown Gap for a special ceremony Sunday morning.
The company was awarded the meritorious unit command for its service in 2011 when it secured and distributed supplies on the battlefield. The unit gave selfless service and displayed courage.
The Company also witnessed the retirement of their First Sergeant Michael Barnes of Hegins and the promotion of Master Sergeant Glenn Baker, Tower City.
As family, friends and fellow soldiers watched, First Sergeant Barnes retired from his service.
First Sergeant Barnes began his


Township will have eye on recycling

Begis questions Entech bill

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

VALLEY VIEW – Smile, you may be on camera. A new camera has been ordered and will be installed at the recycling bins located at the Hegins Township office complex on Gap Street.
Last month the supervisors reported that people using the recycling bins were piling items up outside the bins, causing items to blow and be strewn all over the place. They warned the public that if caught leaving stuff lay at the bins they would be prosecuted for littering. The supervisors suggested that if the bins are full to take the items back home and come another day.


Tremont Township targets Rausch Creek

Amusement tax discussed

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

TREMONT – Township supervisors are looking to enforce a decades-old amusement tax ordinance, which may affect the Rausch Creek Off-Road Park.
At their meeting Monday night, a good portion of the meeting was dedicated to discussion a new PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement between the township and the park.
Rausch Creek, a popular off-road trail park located along Molleystown Road has thousands of visitors visit each year in addition to hosting various competitions and exhibition events, along with charity rides.


Donald E. Ayers

Donald E. Ayers, 64, of Deitrich Road in Halifax died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Linglestown.

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Williams Valley girls win District XI title

Walk-off base hit give Lady Vikes the crown

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Players on the Williams Valley High School softball team celebrate as they hold up the District XI Class A trophy, after defeating Minersville 4-3 on May 31.

ORWIGSBURG – Inside Williams Valley’s dugout are a few signs, one of which says this:
“They’re not going to give you anything. It’s about heart, go out there and TAKE IT!”
Williams Valley, down to their final three outs, did just that, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Minersville 4-3 in the District XI Class A Championship game May 31 at Blue Mountain High School.
“It worked out great that we were at the top of our order in that last inning,” Williams Valley Coach Lee Reiser said. “I looked at our seniors and told them that this is their time.”
With three hits, a walk, and sacrifice,  Williams Valley took home the District XI trophy, the final hit being an Alyssa Schadle single that sailed over the Minersville’s third baseman head and dropped out of reach, with Rayanne Hawk scoring the winning run from third.