By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Students from 15 high schools across Schuylkill and Berks Counties, including Shenandoah Valley, Mahanoy Area, and North Schuylkill, had the opportunity to learn state government and how legislature works first-hand Thursday.
The students were participating in Senator David G. Argall's Senator for a Day event, held this year at Penn State Schuylkill near Schuylkill Haven.
By Kaylee Lindenmuth
TILDEN TOWNSHIP, Berks County - A Frackville man struck and killed a Hamburg man in a vehicle accident near Cabela's in Tilden Township Friday morning.
According to State Police at Hamburg, the incident occurred around 6:30am Friday, when Francis Mack, 53, of Frackville, was travelling northbound on PA Route 61 in a 2005 Toyota as 31-year-old Mark Schaner, of Hamburg, was crossing the highway at Jetson Drive.
Schaner crossed the northbound lanes heading toward the west side of the roadway, though he doubled back as he made it to the median. Schaner re-entered the northbound lanes, stepping into the path of and was struck by Mack's vehicle.
Schaner was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, where he was pronounced dead. Next-of-kin were notified, and details of the crash were corroborated by an on-scene witness.
State Police at Hamburg are continuing their investigation.
Submitted Press Release
FRACKVILLE - The Pennsylvania State Police in Troop L (Berks, Lebanon, & Schuylkill Counties) is currently seeking candidates for Camp Cadet. Camp Cadet will be held at Camp Manatawny Douglassville Pa. Camp will be August 12, 2018 to August 18, 2018.
Camp Cadet is a police oriented summer camp for boys and girls 12 – 15 years of age. All camp activities are supervised by a counseling staff of state and local law enforcement. Candidates must reside in Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties.
Cadets selected will see presentations by law enforcement (bomb squad, SERT, patrol, K-9, aviation, FBI, computer crimes).
Non law enforcement presentations recently included have been water rescue and fire service.
Cadets also participate in marksmanship, swimming, horseback riding, volleyball, and kick ball.
Applications can be found on line at http://campcadettroopl.com or by stopping at any of the Troop L stations which are Reading, Hamburg, Jonestown, Frackville, and Schuylkill Haven.
Applications must be returned by May 31, 2017.
Cost for camp is $100.00
For further questions, contact Tpr. Beohm at 610-378-4036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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