Month: November 2017

Vikings rout Marian to reach District XI final


Mike Leiter/For The Citizen-Standard Williams Valley running back Dylan Rabuck runs past the Marian defense to a big gain, part of the Vikings 56-21 win over Marian in the District XI Class A semifinal on Nov. 3.

WILLIAMSTOWN — For any opposing team, facing the Rebuck twins of Williams Valley is almost the equivalent of staring down the end of a double-barrel shotgun.

That was the Marian Colts were faced with as Dylan and Devon Rabuck accounted for all nine of the Vikings’ touchdown in a 56-21 rout in the District XI Class A semifinal game at Viking Stadium on Nov. 3.

For the two players, who have been the backbone of this team for the past few seasons, it seemed fitting that they would get the spotlight on their final night on their home field.

For Devon Rabuck, it was a big step up. Mostly showing his prowess on the defensive side of the ball, Rabuck found himself as the team’s leading receiver as Jake Wolfgang and Allan Hand were nursing injuries. He did pretty good in his role, catching the ball five times for 191 yards and four touchdowns.


WV students help give cats a warm place to go

By Robert Wheary, Staff Writer •


Rob Wheary/Staff Photo Students in the Williams Valley Elementary 21st Century Learning program work on their cat shelters during their after school program on Monday, Nov. 6. The students took plastic totes, styrofoam and hay to create cat shelters that will be used by volunteers to help provide a place for feral and homeless cats to be safe from winter weather and storms.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Students at Williams Valley Elementary School recently got the chance to help keep some four-legged friends safe from the winter weather with a craft project.

Fifth and sixth-grade students, part of the 21st Century Learning program at the school, teamed up with Paws for a Cause to construct some feral cat shelters that volunteers will be using.

The materials they used were simple — styrofoam, hay, and large plastic storage bins — but according to Angie Bixler, the kids are learning much more than a craft project.


Found money saves the day

Transparency is an issue in twp.

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

VALLEY VIEW – Just when Hegins Township Supervisors were preparing to take out a loan to cover payroll until the end of the year, something wonderful happened – $176,000 was found in their coffers that they thought was already spent.

Apparently, a coding error in the computer system caused the glitch. At least that’s what Tammy Specht from Specht and Company told Hegins Township Secretary/Treasurer Cathy Moyer. Moyer said the money was discovered two weeks before the meeting when information was being gathered to begin working on the 2018 budget.

It was Specht who caught the error and reported it to the township that the money was actually in the system and was not accounted for properly.

As Moyer presented the treasurer report at last Wednesday evening’s meeting, township resident Roger Wetzel questioned where the money appeared from and how the bank statements didn’t reflect it.

Moyer tried to explain the situation to the best of her knowledge but also stressed that she too is still learning Quickbooks, the accounting program used by the township.


TV grinds out win over Nativity in D-XI semis


Rob Wheary/Staff Photo Tri-Valley quarterback Logan Yoder watches his pass go toward a receiver in the District XI Class A Semifinal game between the Bulldogs and the Nativity Green Wave on Nov. 3 at Bulldog Stadium.

– At times it was a gritty tough night, but Tri-Valley finds itself back in the District XI championship football game.

Coach Mike Ulicny and his squad reached the title game with a 17-7 win over Pottsville Nativity Nov. 3 at Bulldog Stadium in the District XI Class A semifinal, setting themselves up for a rematch against backyard rival Williams Valley at Cardinal Stadium.

“We got win number 8 which is good and we are going to be playing for a medal next week,” Ulicny said following the game. “We are further than we were last year, and it’s not going to be easy next week, but we are in that position that we have a chance.”

Tri-Valley made its own luck at the start of the game when Nativity’s Andrew Buchinski was stripped of the ball on the second play of the game, and Tri-Valley recovered it, returning it to the Green Wave 30-yard line. With leading back Dan Scheib out for this game with an injury, the rushing game was left to junior Ike Lucas and senior Dawson Schwalm with quarterback Logan Yoder mixing it up with passing and running the ball.


Lillian A. Schwartz

Lillian A. Schwartz, 88, of the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Hegins, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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