SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 08, 2017 Holidays, Press Release, Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that, in the spirit of the holiday season, this is the perfect time to support programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.“We should remember to honor our veterans every day, not just on Veterans Day,” Governor Wolf said. “This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to share our good fortune and donate to a worthy cause, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ programs that support our veterans and those currently serving are a wonderful way to give to those who have sacrificed so much for us.”The four tax-deductible programs administered by the DMVA are:Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP): The MFRAP provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members who have an immediate financial need based on circumstances beyond their control. This program is made possible by generous donations from taxpayers who designate all or part of their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax refund to support Pennsylvania military personnel and their families, and by those who make a donation online, or privately by mail.Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF): The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that assist veterans, veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs to help veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living. The grants are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo identification card and renewing a motor vehicle registration, from proceeds generated by the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate, and through private donations by mail.Residents’ Welfare Funds: Resident’ Welfare Funds at the DMVA’s six veterans homes help to keep the residents active and healthy by providing activities, trips and entertainment. Donations are made online or through private donations by mail.Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial: Located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County, and maintained by the DMVA, the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the first in the commonwealth to honor veterans of all eras from the Revolutionary War forward and it is the largest veterans memorial located in any of the national cemeteries. Donations are accepted online or by mail to help fund the maintenance and repair of the memorial.“There is no better feeling than to know you have helped a service member during an unexpected financial crisis, provided a disadvantaged veteran with basic life needs, given a State Veterans Home resident an opportunity for a special outing or activity, or helped to preserve our veterans honored memories by maintaining a memorial for future generations to visit,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general. “That is what a tax-deductible donation to programs administered by the DMVA accomplishes every day for thousands of Pennsylvania’s active military, veterans, and their families.”When an online donation is made, donors may choose to enter honoree information and a plaque in their honor will be displayed on the Virtual Donor Wall. Online plaques will show that donations have been made: ‘in honor of,’ ‘in memory of,’ or ‘on behalf of’ someone.“The online Virtual Donor Wall serves as a meaningful and visual tribute to those who made a donation as well as those who are being recognized,” Carrelli added.To make a donation online or by mail for any of these four tax-deductible programs, or to learn more about each one, go to www.donate.dmva.pa.gov. Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who Gave
Ruth A. Meyer, age 80 of Oldenburg, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health. Born February 17, 1939 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Opal (Nee Walterman) and Herman Moeller. She married Lawrence Meyer June 11, 1957 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2013.Ruth was a long time cook for Wagner’s Restaurant, Hillenbrand’s Jawacdah Farm and Cricket Ridge Restaurant. She also loved playing cards with family and friends.She is survived by her daughters Debra (Brian) Krieger of Oldenburg, Denise (Roger) Hartman of Indianapolis, Darlene Meyer of Bloomington, Indiana; son Doug (Susan) Meyer of Oldenburg, brother Kenny Moeller of Batesville; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and dear friend Pat Kaiser of Oldenburg. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by son Dale Meyer; brother William Moeller and sister Dorothy Meyer.Visitation is Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Funeral services follow at 11:30 with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating and burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
Caity DuPont, who tallied nine kills in UW\’s last match, spikes the ball against Duke on August 28.[/media-credit]After sweeping UW-Green Bay in its final nonconference game, the Wisconsin volleyball team will host the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight at the Field House in its first Big Ten game of the year.The Badgers (5-4) beat the Green Bay Phoenix in straight sets last week to win consecutive matches for the first time this season. In the game, captains Brittney Dolgner and Caity DuPont each tallied nine kills to lead the Badgers, and as a team, Wisconsin had 46 kills compared to Green Bay’s 29.“It was great to get two wins in a row,” DuPont said. “All season we’ve kinda been going up down, up down, so it was really great to get the second win in the row. … Going into to Big Ten play, it’s just awesome to go in with a win.”In the win, in addition to the strong offensive effort, the Badgers also received a solid performance from freshman outside hitter Kirby Toon, who had a career-best four blocks. Dolgner, DuPont and Elle Ohlander also chipped in with one block apiece.“For [Kirby] coming in as a freshman especially moving from a left side hitter to a right side hitter, learning the blocking, that’s really impressive because not many players can do that right away,” head coach Pete Waite said. “It’s a tough place to block because you’re usually up against the opponent’s best hitter. She’s very stable up there; we feel really good about having her out there.”After playing their last six games on the road, the Badgers finally return to the Field House for the first time since Aug. 30 when they lost to Ohio in four games. Now, Wisconsin players are excited for the opportunity to show the home crowd how much they have improved over the past several weeks.Last year, the Badgers split their two matches with the Hawkeyes, losing to Iowa for the first time in 26 consecutive matches. While that streak is now over, the team is excited to begin its season at home.“I think like I’ve been saying this is our first match and everyone wants to get out there and start strong, so I think the intensity level throughout the whole game should be really high,” Toon said. “And you know, kicking it off and being here at home with a bunch of fans, hopefully we’ll get a lot of students out here and it should be a lot of fun.”Against Iowa, the Badgers will have to contend with the top defensive team in the Big Ten, as the Hawkeyes average 17.36 digs per set. Nevertheless, according to DuPont, while the Hawkeyes might pose a threat to Wisconsin’s offense attack, the Badgers aren’t concerned over their opponent’s play, but rather with their own.“I think we just need to focus on our side of the net,” DuPont said. “If we focus too much on the other team then we do little things wrong that we should be taking care of. So I think it’s more of focusing on us and playing the best that we can.”Also challenging the Badger defense will be senior outside hitter Megan Schipper, who leads Iowa in kills. Waite knows while his squad must prioritize its own side of the net, defending Schipper will be a key component in beating the Hawkeyes.“Megan Schipper is their top player [and] top hitter. She pretty much has twice as many swings as anybody else. We know she’s going to get a lot of balls,” Waite said. “Overall they’ve got some new players on the court we haven’t seen yet, so it’s going to be nice to see how they’ve matured over the preseason.”Aside from Schipper’s strong play, the Hawkeyes had a fairly solid preseason, going 8-4. While the record might not show the team’s true strength, its schedule is impressive, having played nine road games, including one against No. 9 Iowa State.“They’ve got some great attackers and they’re going to come at us with a lot of fire,” DuPont said. “They’re ready to win too — they’ve had a great preseason too. We’ve got to come out with all we got tomorrow.”For the volleyball team, while last year’s record may be looked upon as a disappointment, the new season, particularly in the Big Ten, means a clean slate for the program. While Toon didn’t experience the letdown of last year, she knows starting off this conference season with a home win would be an ideal way to start.“I think everyone is just ready to kick off the season and start the Big Ten season,” Toon said. “Coming off a loss with Iowa last year, all the returners are ready to get out there and kick some butt.”