Month: December 2016

Robert W. Rickert

Robert W. Rickert, 95, of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village, Lower Allen Twp. and formerly of Lemoyne, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at his residence at Messiah.

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Lamar Brosius

Lamar (Brushy) Brosius, 85, of 653 Union St., Millersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Select Specialty at Harrisburg Hospital.

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Millers model for PA Game News cover


Submitted Photo The Miller Family is featured on Pennsylvania Game News. Ken Miller and his dad Jim and brothers, Glenn, Barry and Darryl are all featured in the scene .

MILLERSBURG – Since 2011, Millersburg native artist Dana Bellis has been illustrating for PA Game News Magazine. From the beginning, Dana chose to use family members as models for most of the illustration work for the publication.
The October 2012 PA Game News issue, his first cover, featured his uncle Larry Bellis, cousin David Bellis and David’s son, Colt as the subjects in the painting entitled “Through the Generations.” It was painted to represent three generations of PA Game News readers and, as Dana notes, “it actually did!”
In 2014, Dana painted his first “throwback” cover titled, “Days Gone By,” requested by the magazine to recreate a hunting scene from 1964. Now, the artist has produced his sixth Game News cover, entitled “Deer Camp Memories” to be published in the December 2016 issue.
For this latest piece, Dana was approached by the magazine’s Senior Associate Editor and asked to create a 1966 deer camp theme similar to his popular December 2014 cover. He was told by the editor, the editorial staff and readers really enjoyed that cover and the magazine was hoping for something with a similar nostalgic feel.


Pine Grove farm supplies tree to Governor’s Mansion

Levans Christmas Tree Farm donates children’s tree

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •


Submitted Photo Greta, the Levan’s dog enjoyed spending time with the men from the Governor’s Mansion who came to Levans Christmas Tree Farm, Pine Grove to select a 14’ Frasier for the mansion.

PINE GROVE – It was no joke or prank call, Levan Christmas Tree Farm, Pine Grove, was chosen to supply a fresh Christmas tree to the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg.
“We got a message Monday, Nov. 21 from a 717 phone number and the caller stated they were calling on behalf of the governor’s office about a Christmas tree,” said Linda Levan, who owns the tree farm on Spittler Road, with her husband Bill. “We thought it was a prank call because our family is known to do that stuff, chuckled Linda. We asked our daughter Pam, who is a teacher at Hegins-Hubley Elementary School to return the phone call for us.”
Pam returned the call and was excited to learn that a man who works maintenance and groundskeeping at the governor’s mansion suggested a Christmas tree from Levan Christmas Tree Farm in Pine Grove. Julie, a woman who works in the governor’s mansion said that Jodie has always been pleased with the trees he purchased there and that’s why he suggested them.
On Tuesday, two men from the governor’s office came to the farm and chose a 14’ Frasier tree. The tree was placed in the governor’s mansion and was to be used as the children’s tree and was adorned with ornaments made by children.