Month: June 2016

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.


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?