Month: November 2016

Pamela J. Hoffman

Pamela J. Hoffman of Klingerstown, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at home.

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Doris M. Kreps

Doris M. Kreps, 84, of Pine Grove, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at Schoolyard Square-Pine Grove Assisted Living.

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Tri-Valley grad invited to USA Softball tryout

Weber invited to camp at start of 2017

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Photo courtesy of the University of South Florida Tri-Valley graduate Juli Weber watches a hit from last season playing for the University of South Florida softball team. Weber was one of 43 players invited to try out for the USA Softball Women’s National Team at a camp Jan. 1-5 in Clearwater, Fla.

TAMPA – A former Tri-Valley High School sports standout will be a part of a tryout in January for the country’s national softball team.
Juli Weber, a 2013 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and senior softball player for the University of South Florida, was named in the initial pool of 43 players invited to try out for 17 roster spots for the USA Softball Women’s National Team. Weber is among four players connected to the school invited to the camp, which will take place Jan. 1-5, 2017 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla.
Weber was the 2016 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, a first-team all-region member and had two SportsCenter Top 10 plays during her junior year. She led the conference with a .406 average, 49 runs, 78 hits, 18 doubles and 117 total bases in 2016, career highs for her. The outfielder scored in five straight games, three different times during the season. This is her first invitation to the selection camp.

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Tri-Valley graduate addresses veterans

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Area veterans pose for a group shot after the 15th annual Veteran’s Day program at Tri-Valley High School on Nov. 11. Students and teachers prepared a special lunch for the veterans before the program in appreciation for their service to our country in war and peace time.

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

HEGINS – Capt. Jen Renninger remembers sitting where the students of Tri-Valley High School sat on Nov. 11, listening to the speakers during the annual Veteran’s Day program at the school.
This year, the 1999 graduate was in front of the students and a group of local veterans speaking to them all.
“I remember running the halls with Mr. McDonald, getting in shape for the service. Little did I know we would be back together in Iraq,” Renninger said.

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Capt. Jennifer Renninger, the deputy state surgeon for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a 1999 graduate of Tri-Valley High School, returned to her alma mater on Nov. 11 to speak at the Veteran’s Day program at the school Nov. 11. Renninger spoke about her time in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005 and 2006 during her speech.

Renninger shared videos with the students of her time in Ramadi, Iraq, serving in a medical unit in 2005 and 2006.
“We treated 11,000 soldiers in the field, 2,000 of them being trauma cases and airlifted 83 soldiers and two dogs for further treatment,” Renninger said.
Renninger, who is now a physician’s assistant and the deputy state surgeon for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, told the students for their future to find that one thing they love and go for it. For her, it was her time in the military.
“I’ve traveled all over the country and around the world and my life has changed for the better because of it,” Renninger said. “I want to leave you with a quote I love to live by, ‘Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’re willing to look beyond the imperfection.’”
Also offering remarks at the program was State Rep. Mike Tobash, who said this was his 15th year with attending the program.

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Resident questions council minutes

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

TREMONT – The Tremont Borough Council meeting began Tuesday, Nov. 8, with a warning from Council President James Scheibley that those in attendance were expected to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion.
Scheibley said he would not tolerate outbursts such as occurred at last month’s meeting.
That being said, borough resident Jerry Fasnacht questioned why some items weren’t included in the borough minutes.
He said comments he made at a previous meeting about Paulette and Dan weren’t included and he wanted to know why.
Shea Lucas, borough secretary, explained to Fasnacht that she only included factual matters in the minutes.

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Betty F. Krause

Betty F. Krause, 88, of Schuylkill Haven and Pine Grove, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Golden LivingCenter-York Terrace, Pottsville.

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