Archbishop Wood is the state AAA champ. The Vikings beat Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg 22 - 10 Friday night. They were scoreless and behind by 3 points at halftime but the Vikings came out of the locker room and controled the football for the last 24 minutes of the game. This is the second state championship for Archbishop Wood in the past three years.
State Representative Mike Vereb has another hat to wear. He was elected chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party Wednesday night during a voice vote by almost 500 members of the GOP committee. Vereb called on the party to unite and get down to the business of electing the republican slate of candidates next year. He replaces former chairman Bob Kerns who resigned before his arrest on rape charges last month.
The North Penn School Board Thursday night held a public hearing on a charter school application. Organizers of the Collaborative North Pernn Charter School are hoping to replicate the success of the Souderton Charter School Collaborative in North Penn. The proposed charter school would be located in what is now warehouse space adjacent Christopher Dock High School in Towamencin. Organizers hope to open with a K-through Grade Three configuration next September.
Towamencin Township lands a grant through the Pennsylvania Greenways, Trails and Recreation program. Township Manager Rob Ford says, the Township will receive 170,000 dollars.
“This is a 340,000 dollar project and we’ll be doing work down at Fischer’s Park to replace some old playground equipment and do some work on the dam.
The playground will be split in two portions. One will serve children five and younger and the other is for children 6 to 11. The work is expected to begin in the early spring.