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Students complete cement work at swimming pool

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo Hegins Township Supervisor Brad Carl worked with four Tri-Valley students who are enrolled in the masonry program at the Schuylkill Vo-Tech Center, on Thursday morning at Tri-Valley Community Pool. Cement was poured to replace an area that had to be dug up last year in order to repair a leak.

HEGINS – Four Tri-Valley students enrolled in the masonry program at Schuylkill Technology Center helped to cement a portion of the decking at the Tri-Valley Community Pool last Thursday morning.
The internship program allows students in the curriculum to go out and actually do work in their field of study in the workforce.
Hegins Township Supervisor Brad Carl arranged for the students to come out and help the township road crew complete the cement project at the pool.
“It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said Timothy McGinley, Schuylkill Technology Center. “It gives the students the opportunity to do real jobs and have life experiences.” (more…)

Millersburg SD asked to bring back drug and alcohol education

By Robert Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

MILLERSBURG — A local resident is looking for the Millersburg School District’s help in combatting the problem of drug and alcohol abuse.
Genesis Segrist, a resident of the Millersburg Area School District, spoke to the board during their April 24 board meeting about the plague of drugs and alcohol in the area and how everyone needs to protect the younger students from them.
“Over the past few years, there has been an increase of drug and alcohol abuse in the community and our school,” Segrist said. “Students as young as middle school age begin to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes and other drugs, and some students have seen loved ones overdose and die.” (more…)

Gene I. Harris

Gene I. Harris, 88, of Danville, formerly of Hickory Corners, died April 25, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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Marian A. Miller

Marian A. Miller, 79, of Muir, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, after a very brief illness.

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Kim T. Morgan

Kim Tracy Morgan, 51, of Valley View, died after a short but strong battle with leukemia, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Allentown.

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Tri-Valley receives grant to update wellness policies and practices

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo A group of seventh grade boys bounce on exercise balls while throwing smaller balls to each other as part of the health and wellness grant that the district received.

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

HEGINS – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is partnering with Penn State PRO Wellness to provide 15 districts in Pennsylvania with funding and resources necessary to create and implement supportive nutrition environments, quality physical education and physical activity in schools.
The Tri-Valley High School Physical Education Department received one-on-one support and up to $11,000 over a two-year period to make sustainable changes to nutrition and physical activity policies and practices as a part of a statewide Building Healthy Schools grant program. (more…)