Month: January 2017

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.


Brrr… It’s cold in here

8th Annual Pine Creek Polar Bear Plunge raises $4000 for trout nursery

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

VALLEY VIEW – She’s wanted to do it for years, but someone in her family was always sick, except this year.


Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Approximately 50 people participated in the 8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge held Sunday, Jan. 1 at Valley View Park. The event raised $4,000 for the Pine Creek Trout Nursery.

Tammy Saltzman of Goodspring and her fiance James Lemmon were finally able to take the plunge into the Pine Creek for the 8th Annual Pine Creek Polar Bear Plunge, held Sunday, Jan. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Pine Creek, located below the Valley View Park.
“I’m doing this in memory of my mom, Adella Saltzman, who died of Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Tammy, as she donned her mom’s Lithuanian T-shirt.
Organized by James Reed, the event, is sponsored by the Pine Creek Trout Nursery and local business sponsors and is held to raise funds for the trout nursery, a cooperative of the state Fish and Boat Commission and Valley View Gun Club.