Day: January 20, 2017

10-year-old boy selected as Tremont’s Citizen of the Year

Derick Ney presented plaque and cash

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Tremont Borough Council members presented 10-year-old Derick Ney with the title of Citizen of the Year 2016. Ney received cash and a plaque. He is pictured with, front row, from left, Rogie Adams, Paulette Yuschock; back row, Phil Kintzel, Dan Noll, and James Scheibley.

TREMONT – A panel of four judges selected Derick Ney, 10-year-old son of Christy and Ricky Ney, Tremont, as the 2016 Citizen of The Year.
Tremont Borough Council members donated some or all of their council pay toward a fund to name a Citizen of the Year.
According to Councilwoman Paulette Yuschock, 10 applicants were received and the four judges reviewed each applicant and selected Ney to receive the title, cash and plaque.
Derick’s application read as follows: Derick is extremely active in his community and takes great pride in helping others. Derick volunteers to help with the Tremont Little League field by cleaning the burn pit and helping his dad do work around the field. He also plays baseball for the Tremont Little League and Fall Ball with the Pine Grove Little League.
Derick cuts grass in the summr for his neighbors and friends, and shovels snow in the winter. Although some people may compensate him monetarily, Dereick also does this for his handicapped neighbors and does not expect any pay.


Scheibley responds to attempted termination

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

TREMONT – Borough Councilman Rogie Adams was named temporary president of the council during last Tuesday’s meeting so that Council President and Road Supervisor James Scheibley could make a statement to the council and the public.
At the December meeting, a motion was made by Councilwoman Paulette Yuschock to fire Scheibley. Upon voting the council was tied two to two because obviously Scheibley abstained from voting. It was up to Mayor Roger Adams to break the tie. Mayor Adams refused to do so without further information.
An executive session was held after that meeting but no further action was taken.
This month, Scheibley, who remains employed by the borough made the following statement:


UDA spends $10K on new wrestling mat

Custom-designed mat to be used at state competitions before school gets it

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

LOYALTON — The Upper Dauphin Area School District will pay approximately $10,500 for a new wrestling mat that will be catching the eye of spectators at upcoming state wrestling events.
The school board discussed the proposal for the new mat at its meeting Jan. 10, looking over the design for the $10,466 mat. The new 42-foot Digiprint Lightweight Resi-Lock mat, designed with a Trojan soldier about the side of the wrestling area, is the first mat the district has purchased since the 2009-10 school year.


Police arrest suspect in Pillow bank robbery

By Sara DeSantis, For The Citizen-Standard •

ZERBE TOWNSHIP — A suspect apprehended in the mountains behind Coal Hill on the outskirts of Trevorton may have robbed BB&T Bank in Pillow at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Police have not yet confirmed there was a robbery, but real estate appraiser George Kline, of Shamokin, said he saw a burgundy Ford Explorer matching the one police later stopped parked in front of the bank as he drove past it this morning. A few minutes later multiple police vehicles were descending on the scene.


Williams Valley boys win 10th of season


MIKE LEITER/For The Citizen-Standard Williams Valley’s Levi Engle goes up for a layup with Panther Valley’s Anthony Micholik trying to block the shot in boys basketball action Jan. 16 in Tower City.

Williams Valley 66, Panther Valley 52
TOWER CITY — Williams Valley won its 10th game of the season with a win over Panther Valley on Jan. 16.
Five Viking players were in double digits in scoring in the win, led by Colin Weist with 16 points. Levi Engle chipped in 15 while Jake Wolfgang had 13, Brent Reinoehl and Kenny Reed scored 11 apiece.
PANTHER VALLEY (52) — Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Micholik 3 3-6 12, Turner 0 0-0 0, Figueroa 3 2-5 8, Distler 2 0-0 4, White 0 0-0 0, Blasko 8 2-2 18, Perez 4 1-2 10, Morgans 0 0-0 0, Stilitino 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-15 52.
WILLIAMS VALLEY (66) — Ulsh 0 0-0 0, Reinoehl 4 0-0 11, Weist 6 3-6 16, Engle 5 5-6 15, D. Wolfgang 0 0-0 0, J. Wolfgang 5 3-4 13, Raho 0 0-0 0, Reed 4 2-2 11, Joseph 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 13-18 66.
Panther Valley — 7 8 17 20 — 52
Williams Valley — 13 17 20 16 — 66.
3-point FGs: Micholik 3, Perez, Reinoehl 3, Weist, Reed.