Day: October 21, 2016

UDA parents confront board about transgender students

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

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.


Fasnacht escorted out of meeting

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

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…)

Michael K. Golden

Michael K. Golden, 38, of Tower City, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, after a courageous five month illness.

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Vikings cage Cardinals

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


Lon Zeiders/Citizen-Standard Photo A block from Viking teammate on Tribe’s Dillon Gordon springs Dylan Rabuck on a run for paydirt.

MILLERSBURG — Williams Valley geared themselves up for the “Battle of the Valleys”, the matchup with Tri-Valley on Oct. 21 with a 39-13 victory over Millersburg at the Indians’ home field on Oct. 14.
The Vikings’, now 7-1 on the season, had the game in the mercy rule in the third quarter but Millersburg kept scrapping, scoring two touchdowns against the second stringers before time ran out.
After Millersburg put together a drive to start the game that went 40 yards, including a 25-yard carry by Cole Shomper, the drive stalled at the Williams Valley 30 where the Vikings took over on downs. All they needed was one play — give the ball to Dylan Rabuck.
Rabuck ran through the defense and was off to the races, 70 yards for a score in 15 seconds. The extra point was missed and Williams Valley led 6-0.