Day: July 2, 2016

National Champion

Schreffler’s Equipment employee earns title

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Kevin Graff, Jr., a 2016 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville campus, was awarded the SKILLS USA National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured are from left, Tim McGinley, Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville Campus Cooperative Educational Coordinator, Kevin Graff Jr., Jason Wright, small engine technology instructor at the Frackville campus and Randy Schreffler, owner of Schreffler’s Equipment Inc. where Kevin performed his co-op training and is now employed.

PITMAN – Kevin Graff Jr. a recent graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and the Schuylkill Technology Center’s Frackville Campus, competed last week in the SKILLS USA National Competition Conference in Louisville, KY and won the national championship.
Graff has been employed at Schreffler’s Equipment, Inc. for the past year in the co-op program. He is now a full-time employee.
“I learned a great deal while at the Schuylkill Technology Center,in the small engine technology program, but I continued to learn and had an opportunity to do much more while in my co-op program,” said. Graff. “I would have never won the competition without the training and knowledge I received at Schreffler’s.”
Graff spent five days in Louisville for the competition. He, a teacher from the center and the teacher’s wife made the 12-hour trip via car.


Millersburg approves spending plan

Nine furloughed, property taxes increased

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

MILLERSBURG – After much public debate and pleas from the community to think of the education of the children, Millersburg’s school board passed their 2016-2017 budget and furloughed nine professional employees Monday night.
The 6-2 vote approved the $14,310,175 spending plan called for the loss of 11 employees in the district, including administrator LaReina George, the district’s special education supervisor, the district’s social worker Tonya Hatter and several teachers in specialty classes, such as music, life skills and family and consumer science.


Huntzinger requests answers to questions

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

TREMONT – Tremont Borough resident Charles Huntzinger fired a slew of questions to the Tremont Borough Council members and its solicitor Melissa Kelso, during the May meeting of the borough council. Huntzinger was requesting answers by the next meeting scheduled for June 14.
Huntzinger wasn’t able to attend the June 14 meeting, but supplied Councilman Dan Noll Sr. with a list of questions he asked to have read during the meeting.


Charity Mumba-Stroman

Charity Mumba-Stroman, 35, of Mbala District, Northern Providence, Zambia, died June 25, 2016, at her American families home in Millersburg.

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Legion Baseball action continues

Kutztown 4, Pine Grove 3
PINE GROVE — Kutztown scored a run in the top of the sixth inning to get the win June 26, dropping Pine Grove to 8-7 on the season.
The loss overshadowed the day Jason Soper had at both sides of the ball, hitting 3-for-3 at the plate with a two RBIs and a triple, while also striking out nine on the mound.
Dilan Smith had a good day at the plate for Pine Grove, going 2-for-4 wth a double, an RBI and scoring a run.
Kutztown — 300 001 0 — 4 5 0
Pine Grove — 110 010 0 — 3 9 2
W — Angstadt. L — Soper.
Hits: Kutztown — Fritz, Hartman, Angstadt, Katella, Tucker. Pine Grove — Leininger, Smith 2, Levan, Fick, Soper 3, Brown.
2B — Fritz, Hartman, Tucker, Smith. 3B — Soper.