Month: October 2016

Soccer players help out cancer survivors with ‘pink night’

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photos Connie Reed, center, poses with members of the Tri-Valley Varsity and JV soccer teams after receiving a gift to help with her fight against breast cancer. The team raises money through their “Pink Night” campaign to raise money for three deserving people who are fighting against cancer, to help with their financial hardships.

HEGINS – For many years, Connie Reed has been a fan of the Tri-Valley Soccer Program, watching the game for several years.
The girls playing for the Tri-Valley squad this year are fans of Connie for the tremendous struggle she went through this year, battling breast cancer.
In honor of Connie and others fighting the disease, The Tri-Valley Girls Soccer team held their first pink night this season, coming together to raise funds to help those fighting the disease.
Through their fundraising through t-shirt sales, car washes, and basket raffles, the team and boosters helped to raise funds to help those battling the dreaded disease.

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Volunteers needed to fill school board vacancies

Elementary principal intends to retire in August

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

HEGINS – Several changes are going to be taking place in the Tri-Valley School District.
During the October 12 meeting, the board, on a 7-0 vote, accepted the intent to retire from Elementary Principal Gerald Anderson. Directors Karrie Bowman and Curtis Zemencik were absent.
“Thank you for all the support you have given me through the years,” said Anderson, to the administration and board. “I regret to retire, but it’s time. It’s not about the job, but more about me being able to do the job the way I want to do it.”

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Ronald L. Schneck

Ronald L. “Schneckie” Schneck, 69 of Schneck Dr., Pine Grove, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Irene L. Bloch

Irene L. Bloch, 84, of Palmyra, formerly of Hegins, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at the Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman.

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Vikes defeat Dawgs in classic battle

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Tri-Valley defenders bring down Williams Valley quarterback Levi Engle for a loss during the Tri-Valley-Williams Valley clash at Bulldog Stadium Oct. 21. The Vikings took home the victory with a 14-7 win with a touchdown in the last minute of the game.

HEGINS — The matchup on paper was just about even between the two teams. The final result was just about even, too through the statistics, with one difference.
Williams Valley pulled out the win with just 45.6 seconds left on the clock to give the Vikings a 14-7 victory over crosstown rival Tri-Valley Oct. 21 in Hegins.
Down 7-6 with 4:53 left in the game, Williams Valley put together a 10-play 54-yard drive that was all Dylan Rabuck. The junior running back ran the ball nine times during the drive, eight of them for positive yardage.
With the Vikings having first and 10 on the 15 with time running down, quarterback Levi Engle found Kenny Boyer in the end zone to take the lead 12-7. Engle then completed just his third pass of the night, the two-point conversion to Devon Rabuck and Williams Valley was up by seven with seconds left on the clock.
After getting the ball back on their own 15 and moving up to the Tri-Valley 30, the drive stalled and Williams Valley clinched the victory.

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UDA parents confront board about transgender students

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

LOYALTON — The Upper Dauphin School Board were visited by about 20 parents concerned about their children being forced to deal with transgendered students within the district.
The discussion started innocently enough during the public comment period when parent Brian McAllister, of Elizabethville, questioned superintendent Evan Williams about different policies the district has in place, such as why there is an admission charge for students at athletic events, and if staff members excluded from the random drug test policy.
“I wonder about the policy as well, since it seems that 88 to 92 percent of the students tested are males,” McAllister said.

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Fasnacht escorted out of meeting

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

TREMONT – The borough council meeting got a bit heated last Tuesday evening and resulted in one man being escorted from the meeting room by Tremont Borough Police Chief Michael Conway.
Jerry Fasnacht, former code enforcement officer was escorted from the meeting at approximately 8 p.m. when he had some heated and threatening words with borough resident Michael Renninger, who was in attendance at the meeting.
The meeting heated up as council was discussing a report on property maintenance with Engineer Marty Sowers. (more…)