Month: June 2016

Frustrated mother makes last ditch effort for son

Bus contract and budget to be voted on at special meeting

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

HEGINS – A mother who demanded her fourth grade son be moved back to Hegins-Hubley Elementary School at last month’s meeting of the Tri-Valley School Board, returned again to the June 8 meeting of the board.
Last month the mother, who asked that she and her son not be named in the newspaper, told the board that her son was one of a handful of students who were transferred from Hegins-Hubley to Mahantongo Elementary last year due to class sizes. She claims that since her son’s transfer his grades have plummeted and he is receiving D’s and F’s and has had to pull tickets for disciplinary reasons.



Frailey looking to lower costs

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

DONALDSON – Frailey Township supervisors will go back to the drawing board on a developing drainage problem on West Center Street.
Township secretary Donald Allar spoke about the problem at the June 7 meeting, at a home in the 400 block of West Center Street.
“We inherited the problem and the drains and now have to fix it.”
The township talked with a contractor who quoted them a price of $13,737.70 to install new drains and fix the problem. Under township code, any project that costs more than $10,000 must have three phone quotes for it, or put it out to bid.
Allar said that he will go back to the contractor to see if the project can go under the $10,000 limit to eliminate the red tape.




Rob Wheary/Staff Photo Congratulations to the Williams Valley Lady Vikings, the 2016 PIAA State Class A Champions! Williams Valley defeated West Greene 3-2 at Nittany Lion Softball Park Thursday morning. Full coverage in the June 23 edition of The Citizen-Standard.


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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