WHLM sports director Jim Doyle will be participating in the George Curry Berwick Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, April 27. If you are willing to donate to this cause, you can leave cash or a check made out to the ALS Association at the radio station or send it to WHLM, 124 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815. To contribute online go to either webpa.alsa.org/goto/jimdoyle or berwickwalktodefeatals.org. Any amount will be appreciated. It's a great cause in the name of a great man - Berwick football coach George Curry who succumbed to ALS on April 1, 2016. WHLM will be broadcasting live from the walk which starts at 10:00 AM from just outside Crispin Field in Berwick.
A Bloomsburg woman has pleaded guilty to homicide and aggravated assault by vehicle in connection with a 2016 crash that killed a Danville man and injured 3 others. Investigators initially believed texting by 27-year-old Sarah Conrad caused the chain reaction crash on Route 11 in Montour Township, Columbia County that killed 28-year-old Andrew Protsko. But, ultimately police believe that it was Condrad’s speed, estimated at more than 70 miles per hour, that was the cause. There’s no word on exactly when Conrad will be sentenced.
Police in Briar Creek Township, Columbia County are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the person or people responsible for damaging the Boy Scout building next to Immaculate Conception BVM Church at 1730 Fowler Avenue in the township. Police say several windows and doors in the building were damaged earlier this week. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Briar Creek Township Police Department at 570-759-0354.
State Rep. David Millard will host a concealed carry seminar this coming Tuesday, April 23rd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VFW at 1408 W. Front St. in Berwick. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are needed due to limited seating. Columbia County DA Tom Leipold and Sheriff Tim Chamberlain will provide information about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and how to safely interact with police while carrying a concealed firearm, as well as discuss the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania. The Castle Doctrine is the legal right of a person to defend themselves against an intruder in their home. To register for the seminar online, visit RepMillard.com/events. For more information or to register by phone, call Rep. Millard’s Bloomsburg district office at 570-387-0246.
Saturday (4/20) is “Dumpster Day” in the Borough of Danville. Dumpsters will be available for borough residents from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Danville Soccer Complex on East Market Street. There is no charge to toss your junk, but proof of residency is required. Items that are not accepted include TV's, computers, brush, weeds, grass, landscape timber, wood fences, rocks, stones, tree stumps, garden waste, dirt, sod, cement, oils and fuels of any type.
Kay Wenner of Stillwater stopped by the WHLM studios Thursday to pick up her grand prize giant chocolate bunny and Easter basket from Karen’s Candies in Berwick. Congratulations Kay, and Happy Easter from WHLM!
The two most successful high school football programs in the history of the state playoffs have agreed to meet in the 2020 season opener. Southern Columbia and Berwick have combined to win 15 state championships. The Tigers and Bulldogs will play at Crispin Field in Berwick to open the 2020 season and then at Tiger Stadium in the 2021 opener. The only time Southern Columbia has played Berwick in football was in 1965 when the Bulldogs won 34-13 at Crispin Field.
One of the greatest players in Berwick High School football history is now the school’s athletic director. Bo Orlando was named to that position at last night’s school board meeting. As a quarterback and defensive back for Berwick, Orlando led the Bulldogs to an unbeaten season and a number one ranking in the USA Today poll during his senior season in 1983. He went on to play at West Virginia and then nine seasons in the National Football League. Orlando replaces Frank Sheptock who was both Head football coach and athletic director before stepping down from both positions recently. Berwick is expected to name a new head coach in a few weeks.
The Southern Columbia football team will receive national attention when the Tigers open the 2019 season. That opener will be played against Hammon High School in Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday afternoon, August 25. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN as part of their high school showcase series. Hammon is a private school that has won 16 state championships in South Carolina.