Commissioners honor Eagle Scout

LEWISTOWN — Noting that he serves as an example to the youth of the community, the Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday adopted a proclamation honoring Luke N. Fogleman, a member of Boy Scout Troop 106, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this summer.

“The designation of Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouting program, which was founded over 100 years ago,” Commissioner Kevin Kodish read from the proclamation. “Only 4 percent of boy scouts are granted the distinguished Eagle Scout rank. Luke has completed the requirements and was examined by the Eagle Scout Board of Review, which found him worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout on June 25, 2019.”

According to the proclamation, Fogleman’s Eagle Scout project included coordinating over 111 volunteer hours to refurbish the Veterans Memorial stage area and flag pole at Woodlawn Cemetery in Milroy. During his career in scouting, Fogleman has served in the positions of junior assistant scoutmaster, senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader.

“We recognize and congratulate Luke for his outstanding accomplishment and extend to him our deepest appreciation for all of his dedicated work and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors,” Kodish stated.

In other business Thursday, the commissioners:

¯ Adopted resolutions appointing Doug Marks of the county’s planning department as compliance officer and establishing a grievance procedure for the county’s CDBG program, and re-stating the county’s Fair Housing policy under the same program.

¯ Approved a three-month extension to the probation department’s pre-trial grant to Dec. 31.

¯ Approved an intergovernmental agreement with Decatur Township to participate in the Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program. Commissioner Rob Postal said the bridge, in need of rehabilitation, is located on Shindle Road and spans Jack’s Creek.

¯ Approved purchase of service agreements between Children and Youth and the following residential treatment facilities: George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania, Grove City; Harborcreek Youth Services, Harborcreek; Clear Vision Residential Treatment Services Inc., Montgomery; Perseus House Inc., Erie; Lakewood Health System, Staples, Minn.; Family Care for Children and Youth Inc., Milton; Children’s Choice Inc., Chester; Pentz Run Youth Services Inc., DuBois; Cornell Abraxas Group Inc., Pittsburgh; and NHS Pennsylvania/AKA Merakey, Harrisburg.

¯ Approved a resolution authorizing opening a new account at Juniata Valley Bank to receive grant funding for Mifflin-Juniata Human Services.

¯ Approved the following personnel moves: the resignation of Philip Kyle as a part-time corrections officer, effective Sept. 17; the resignation of Stacey Dorman as juvenile probation supervisor, effective Aug. 30; the promotion of Nick Wolfkiel from probation officer to juvenile probation supervisor, effective Sept. 1; and the hiring of Johnna-Kay Bilger-Hoar as a part-time LPN, effective Sept. 23.


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