Day: September 16, 2016

Tower City referendum withdrawn

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

TOWER CITY – Borough officials withdrew an application with the Schuylkill County Board of Elections to put a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide on a fire tax implementation.
When asked by Mayor Daniel Daub at the Sept. 12 meeting how the work is going on getting the question on the ballot, solicitor Richard Thornburg told him that the application was withdrawn after he received an email from board member Marcus Riddell, who also serves with the Tower City Fire Company.


Ash pickup ceases in township

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

HEGINS – Hegins Township residents will have to dispose of their own ashes.
Last Wednesday, the Hegins Township Supervisors voted to eliminate ash pick-up. The supervisors have been discussing whether or not to stop the pickup for the past two months.
Supervisor Bruce Klouser was the driving force to eliminate the pick up. He felt it was unsafe for the township road crew to be picking them up. He also said he contacted several other local municipalities and boroughs and was told they don’t provide the service to their residents either.


Tyler J. Yerges

Tyler Joseph Yerges, 28, of Joliett, cherished son of Charles Jr. and Kathleen Davis Yerges, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

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Bulldogs rout Trojans improve to 2-1

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


LON ZEIDERS/For The Citizen-Standard Upper Dauphin’s Donny Gelnett braces for contact with Dawgs’ ballcarrier Danny Scheib during Tri-Valley League football action on Sept. 9. Scheib scored Tri-Valley’s first touchdown en route to a 46-13 win in Elizabethville.

ELIZABETHVILLE – While the scoreboard may have said 46-13 in favor of Tri-Valley, both teams claimed a bit of a victory in their Tri-Valley League matchup at Trojan Stadium Sept. 9.
For Upper Dauphin, the game marked the first points of the season for them, coming in the second half with Tri-Valley already leading 40-0.
“We definitely made some progress tonight,” said UDA head coach Brent Bell following the game. “We drove the ball in the first half, but couldn’t get it in. We changed some things up this week, but some injuries late in the week caused us to shuffle some things again but once we have a full solid week of practice, these guys are going to come out and continue to fight this year.”
Tri-Valley struck early and often in the game. After holding Upper Dauphin to a three-and-out series in the opening possession, the Bulldogs used good field position to start at their own 45-yard line. Quarterback Logan Yoder used his passing ability along with the rushing of Danny Scheib to put together a six play, 55-yard drive, highlighted by a 32-yard reception by Ashton Buchanan and capped off with Scheib’s eight-yard run to put the Bulldogs up 7-0 with 8:01 left in the first quarter.