Day: October 6, 2016

Millersburg school discusses change orders

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Members of the Woodmen Life Chapter 721 of Millersburg presented the Millersburg Area School District with a number of classroom and display flags for use through the district, part of the organization’s community outreach program. Taking part of the presentation are, front row, from left, chapter president Sara Bender and secretary Faye Deibler; back row, superintendent Thomas Haupt, chapter auditor Galen Deibler and school board president Mark Rothermel.

MILLERSBURG – As construction begins to wrap up on the Millersburg School District’s renovation project in the high school and middle school, one change order had a director up in arms.
Board member Donald Harris asked several questions about change orders presented by engineer Craig Zimmerman at their meeting Sept. 26. One that caused a lengthy discussion was on the purchase and installation of a master clock in the middle school.
“We used to have a master clock that worked for both the middle school and high school,” Harris questioned. “Why is it different now?”
Zimmerman told the board that there was an installation of a new master clock at the high school, but it is not working with the bell system in the middle school. A temporary solution was put in place, but the master clock needed to be purchased.
“Why did we get a new clock that didn’t have the same functions of the old clock?” Harris asked. “The price isn’t bad, but with the financial issues we have and the scope of the project we need to look at this.”
That explanation did not sit well with other board members as a vote to approve the change order was defeated by a 3-5 vote with Harris, Bruce Kance, Ryan Novinger, Scott Roadcap, and Morgan Wagner voting no and J. Bruce Walter, Brett White and Mark Rothermel voting yes. Board member Margaret Lebo was absent. (more…)

Katie Rothermel

Katie Rothermel, 91, of Harleysville, formerly of Warminster, and Pitman, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Peter Becker Community.

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Williams Valley taking control in Schuylkill League standings


MIKE LEITER/For The Citizen-Standard Williams Valley’s Colten Rebuck, in white, works the ball down field against Tri-Valley’s Cameron Schultz during boys soccer action on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Williams Valley won this game in the crosstown rivalry, 7-0.

Minersville 3, Tri-Valley 0
HEGINS — Tri-Valley was shutout for the second-straight game, this time to Minersville in action on Oct. 1
Kole Ney stopped 12 shots in goal for the 0-13 Tri-Valley Bulldogs
Minersville — 2 1 — 3
Tri-Valley — 0 0 — 0
M — Rinaldo (unassisted), 12:00
M — Hertz (unassisted), 26:38
M — Smith (unassisted), 58:04.
Salisbury 5, Pine Grove 1
ALLENTOWN — Luke Reiter was the only scorer for Pine Grove as they suffered their third defeat of the season, this one a non-league loss to Salisbury.
Jason Soper stopped six shots in the loss.
Pine Grove — 1 0 — 1
Salisbury — 5 0 — 5 (more…)

Bulldogs dominate Millersburg

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

MILLERSBURG – All things were clicking for Tri-Valley in their matchup with Millersburg on Sept. 30 as the Bulldogs left Indian Stadium with a 42-7 victory in Tri-Valley football action.
The biggest stat of the night was Millersburg having minus-3 yards offense for the entire game, despite putting seven points on the board. Compare that to the Bulldogs, who had 410 yards of offense on the night, 181 of that coming from the rushing attack of Danny Scheib.
It was Millersburg that struck first on the scoreboard in the matchup. After both teams exchanged possessions, Millersburg took advantage of the Tri-Valley mishandled punt, getting the ball on the Bulldog 44.
With a bit of trickery on the receiver from quarterback Aiden Harman to Cole Shomper who passed it to Matthew Koppenhaver for a 26-yard gain. From there, Shomper took the ball the rest of the way, scoring four plays later with a six-yard run that gave Millersburg a 7-0 lead. (more…)