Day: February 10, 2017

Grover didn’t see his shadow Feb. 2

Early spring predicted by Sweet Arrow
Lake groundhog

By Robert Wheary, Staff Writer •


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo As members of the Pine Grove Grundsau Lodge No. 5 look on, Bob Evanchalk, an assistant parks and recreation supervisor for Schuylkill County, reads the prediction of Grover the Groundhog and Sweet Arrow Sue. This marked the first year the lake has set up the Groundhog Day event after the Lodge disbanded last year.

PINE GROVE – While the entire world is moaning about Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction about six more weeks of winter, Schuylkill County may just see an early spring.
At least that’s the way Pine Grove’s Grover the Groundhog and Sweet Arrow Sue see it when they didn’t see their shadow on Feb. 2.
More than 90 people packed the Schuylkill County outdoor recreation area at Sweet Arrow Lake to hear the predictions of Pennsylvania’s “third and fourth most famous groundhogs” an event that began back in 2006 by members of the Pine Grove Grundsau Lodge No. 5.


Hometown Heroes project coming to township

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

VALLEY VIEW – Like many other small towns in the area, Hegins Township will soon be showing patriotism and honoring their service men and women of years past and current.
Clervin Zimmerman and Michael Wynn attended the Hegins Township Supervisors meeting last Wednesday evening on behalf of The Masonic Lodge in Valley View. The lodge is working on a Hometown Heroes project.
Wynn said the Masons will be doing a mailer in a few weeks to everyone in Hegins and Hubley Township explaining the Hometown Heroes program and how the public can purchase a banner featuring their loved one who is currently serving or past service member.


Line Mountain runner-up at District IV duals

By Chuck Souders, For The Citizen-Standard •


LARRY DEKLINSKI/For The Citizen-Standard Line Mountain’s Gary Laudenslager takes Lewisburg’s Zane Yoder to the ground in a 160-pound quarterfinal bout during the District 4 Duals Tournament at Milton High School.

MILTON — Most followers of District Four wrestling figured Saturday’s district dual championships at Milton Area High School might come down to the top two seeds, unbeatens Line Mountain and Southern Columbia, in the final, which it did.
Probably not as many saw that match coming down to the final bout, with the Tigers’ unbeaten Jaret Lane (29-0) pinning Cameron Hauck in 44 seconds to give Southern its first team duals championship, 37-28.
Southern (17-0) advance to the state tournament in Hershey for the second straight year, and Line Mountain (19-1) will host District Nine runnerup Coudersport in a pigtail bracket match Monday at 6 p.m. Wyalusing (20-2), which beat Athens 40-34 for third place, will travel to the home of the District Three runnerup Monday in another pigtail match.
Southern, which beat Towanda 55-18 in the quarterfinals and Wyalusing 35-30 in the semifinals, had a seemingly insurmountable 31-10 lead in the final after freshman Lear Quinton (14-10) knocked off Ethan Long 6-3 at 195. Long, 25-10 entering the day, had a rough 0-3 afternoon.