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Tower-Porter Pool caught between groups

Officials say Porter Township hasn’t helped out on special projects

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PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK Patrons enjoy a dip in the Tower-Porter Community Pool on a recent warm day. While a community pool, officials of the Porter-Tower Recreation Committee are sometimes caught in the middle between Tower City Borough and Porter Township with funds to help keep the pool running.

TOWER CITY — The warm weather in the summer brings out young and old to the Tower-Porter Community Pool for a cool refreshing dip.

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Flood damage reimbursement still in review stage

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

TREMONT – Borough residents learned at this month’s borough council meeting that the county has put in for a grant for the replacement of two county bridges in the borough.

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Consultant hired to aid in wind power zoning

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

VALLEY VIEW – After much discussion and deliberation Wednesday evening, July 3, Hegins Township has now hired a consultant at the price tag of $150 per hour to direct them on how to move forward with a proposed zoning change concerning wind power.

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Tremont Twp. balks at high cost of road repair

Court date set for legal battle with Rausch Creek

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

TREMONT TWP. – Supervisors in Tremont Twp. experienced a little “sticker shock” when discussing their latest road projects as the cost of blacktop increased from previous years.

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Price quotes questioned by Millersburg director

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

MILLERSBURG – Contracts up for renewal by the Millersburg Area School Board was met with a little bit of resistance by one board member as he wondered if the district was getting a fair deal.

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Where’s the money

Tremont Borough still waits for FEMA funding

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Submitted Photo Charles Huntzinger of Spring Street, Tremont, shared this photo with Tremont Borough Council at its Tuesday meeting and asked if he will ever be able to use his garage again? Huntzinger’s property was affected by the flooding last year. The borough is still waiting on FEMA funding to be available.

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

TREMONT – Charles Huntzinger, a Spring Street resident of Tremont Borough whose home along with countless others experienced devastating flooding last year, was at the Tremont Borough Council meeting again Tuesday evening trying to get answers to questions.

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In remembrance

Shingara cross illuminated for David A. and LaRae Lucas

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

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Dan Shingara Jr. gathered with family and friends of the late David A. and LaRae Lucas on Sunday evening and lit the Shingara cross on the Trevorton mountain in memory of the couple. The cross has been in place for 20 years and is lit when a coal miner passes. David A. Lucas and his wife LaRae were involved in a crash Friday, May 24, on Route 25 in Spring Glen. LaRae died at the scene and David A. passed Saturday, June 8, from injuries sustained.

TREVORTON – Family and friends of David A. and LaRae Lucas, a Hegins couple, who died as the result of an automobile crash, gathered on top of the Trevorton Mountain, Sunday evening, when the Shingara cross was lit in memory of David A. and LaRae.

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Wind energy companies seek zoning change in Hegins Township

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

VALLEY VIEW – Representatives from two wind energy companies and an attorney attended Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Hegins Township Supervisors to ask the supervisors to consider a zoning change in the township.

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Wolf Administration visits Mahantongo Elementary to discuss broadband access for students

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

KLINGERSTOWN – On Thursday, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller visited Mahantongo Elementary School in the Tri-Valley School District. Collins and Miller discussed how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help municipalities close the digital divide.

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