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Progress (Newspaper) - August 27, 2009, Clearfield, Pennsylvania The Progress Vol. 103 - No. 201 Our 96th Year Moshannon August 27, 2009 50 Cents 18 PAGES Jet turbine tractor to appear at Big Rigs Expo One of the most powerful modified tractors from the southern the United States will be coming to Clearfield this On Brent Adkins from will bring his Slick and Jet Turbine Super Modified Tractor to the second annual Big Rigs Expo at the Clearfield County DriVing Slick and is a single turbine jet tractor that has been one of the top modified tractors in the Carolinas for many The tractor was recently the winner of a division of the NTPA Regionals at Pine and was the winner of the super modified class at three weeks The tractor is powered by a Pratt and Whitney Jet Turbine that will produce nearly 6,000 horsepower when hooked to the The event in Clearfield is sanctioned by Sled Pulling and is promoted by Full Pull Productions of Pa. Inside Birthdays 2 Classifieds 12-15 Comics 17 18 columns 4 Heloise 18' Hospitals 11 Lottery 16 News in brief 11 Obituaries Police 16 Sports 9-10 Weather 3 cross country and girls soccer previews - Page 9 defeat Pirates in 10 innings - Page 9 Corner By Megan Irwin Philipsburg Elementary Read chosen as Lawrence Twp. supervisor By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer The Lawrence Township Supervisors filled the vacant supervisor position by appointing former Clearfield County Commissioner Rex Read to the position at a special meeting held this Mr. Read replaces former Supervisor Fred who resigned after being principal of the Clearfield Area Middle Mr. Read will serve in the position until the end of the The November election will determine who will fill the position and it would have a four-year according to Supervisor Dan William chairman of the board of said he was very pleased with the number and quality of the applicants for the open He said the township received 11 which they narrowed down to The applicants who made the final four were Gerald also a former Clearfield County Matt Milliron and Mr. Lawhead said the final four applicants were chosen for a variety of such as none of them had a personal agenda and none wanted to run in the November election to permanently fill the Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Rex Read Waiting - A old barn stands patiently in a field near Martin Street Extension in Lawrence by Wendy B. Board working on updating ordinances By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer At its meeting last the Lawrence Township Zoning Hearing Board continued to work on updating the township's ordinances and regulations regarding salvage recycling centers and scrap Many of the township's ordinances regarding these facilities date back to 1965, and the township is in the process of bringing them up to The township currently regulates these facilities in its zoning ordinance and in its but much of these will need to be rewritten because they use outdated such as junkyard and state Department of Environmental said Glenn Johnston of the zoning hearing The DER is no longer in existence because in 1995 the state split the DER into two separate organizations - the Department Curwensville Lake Authority will use profits for upgrades of Environmental Protection to handle the state's environmental protection programs and the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources to run state's state parks and state forest according to the DEP Web Instead of using the catchall word of the zoning hearing board is recommending these facilities be classified under three separate categories - scrap recycling centers and salvage yards - with each classification requiring a separate license with its own regulations and Each license would have to be renewed every and the board decided to recommend that if a facility wants to have more than one type operation on its for example if a business wanted to have a scrap yard and a salvage yard on the same it would need to purchase two separate licenses and would have to meet the requirements for each The zoning hearing board also decided to recommend other changes as well such as increasing the minimum lot size for these facilities from two acres to five acres as suggested by Nancy chairwoman of the zoning hearing At the suggestion of board member Randy the By Dianne Byers Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Lake Authority had good news at yesterday's Chuck said during his report that he expects Curwensville Lake Recreation Area's fiscal year to come to a close on Sept. 30 on a positive believe we will finish the year in a pretty good he adding that although he anticipates the lake would show a profit at the close of the those funds will be earmarked for the many upgrades that need to be made to the lake's facilities to better the experience for In the authority approved the groundwork to establish a series of improvements to the lake by authorizing an application to the state Department Of Conservation and Natural Resources for a master site The plan will be used as a tool to guide development at Curwensville Lake and is a necessary component to applications for future grant To enhance the camping reservation process at the the authority authorized the purchase of Campground Master software provided Kathie seasonal gets positive feedback from campground representatives who are currently using it. Ms. Lansberry has stated at prior meetings that the software would eliminate the possibility of errors in lake staff's current procedure of entering reservations manually into a The software would also generate reports on the amount of number of bookings and other information the authority could The cost is Vance waterways conservation officer for the state Fish and Boat attended the meeting to discuss boat safety and security at the He gave several suggestions including the addition of bulletin boards near the boat launch The board could have pertinent information such as DuBois schools ready for return Tuesday By Josh Woods Staff Writer DUBOIS - DuBois Area School District Superintendent Timothy Deluccia reported the first administrative day at the district was a Mr. Deluccia made the announcement at last night's school board noting the district's professional development was ready to ready to start a new school year and we're looking forward to said Mr. think all in all today was a good The first student day of school is The board approved a professional education student services plan and educational technology plan as part of the district's mid-point review of its strategic The professional education plan provides a needs assessment and establishes goals for curriculum and four-year graduation health and student attendance and student participation in state The board approved a memorandum of agreement between the district and the DuBois Area Education as by a vote of 7-1. Voting to approve were board members Lloyd Mary Ruth Bev Richard James John Yount and Scott Board member Louis Russell was The memorandum requested the creation of two extra duty positions at the DuBois Area Middle School - student council adviser and greenhouse The district agreed to create the positions at the following salary 2009-10, Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Hearing waived in drug case By Liza Matia Staff Writer A Houtzdale man charged with stealing a dentist's prescription pad and forging prescriptions waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday at centralized Justin 22, is charged with prohibited intentional possession of a controlled identity theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen He also waived other charges stemming from the theft of a which include criminal theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen According to the police Mr. Bordas removed a checkbook from a Madera woman's residence between July 13-14. Mr. Bordas then forged the victim's name on four checks and wrote three to which totaled and one Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Weekend Events is a weekly feature of The Progress published to alert readers about events planned by nonprofit organizations or events that benefit the All events are open to the To have an event submit the information in writing to any office of The Progress by noon Late submissions will not be nor will submissions that do not include a contact person and daytime telephone The Progress does not include club events that are limited to members and guests or yard sales or flea markets by private individuals in the Weekend Events The following events are planned this weekend in Art shows Pets and is the theme of the art show at the Clearfield first View more than 40 paintings by local artists through Sept. 19. A new Susquehanna River Arts Center artist's showcase has opened at the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library in The featured artist is Ben Saggese of The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 12. Weekend Events Museums open The Clearfield County Historical Society Museum and Carriage House are open for the The public is invited to visit each Thursday and from 1:30-4:30 at the historic structures at 104 E. Pine and view the new displays and renovations that were completed while the museum was closed during the winter They will be open through Oct. 25. Admission is free to the three floors of the the grounds where the 2004 raft shanty is located and the carriage house with many additional Genealogy committee board members and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program personnel will be available to assist No large briefcases or purses are allowed in the There is a charge for genealogy Many books relating to Clearfield County history are available for The Bloody Knox Log House at is also available for visits and an open house and apple cider making will be held Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Call the museum at 765-6125 to make arrangements for a tour of the Civil War site and the museum and carriage The annual dinner is planned for Oct. 15 at St. Timothy's Hall in Grice Clearfield Community at Fourth and Pine is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum features more than 70 antique and classic show cars from the 1940s, and as well as more than 400 trophy game animal Prices are for and children under age 12 are admitted free with an Group rates are There is a gift shop and free parking Call 768-7332 for more Auction An auction will be held Friday at the Karthaus starting at 6 p.m. Jerry will be there with frozen foods and much The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. There will be tickets and a 50/50. Clothing giveaway Shop for free clothes at Grampian Methodist North Sixth on from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. There is clothing of all sizes and for all Pancake breakfast Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter No. 748 will be hosting an pancake breakfast at the Airport Saturday from 8 a.m. to Prices are for adults and for ages 12 and Turn to Page 6, Col. 1
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