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Progress (Newspaper) - September 24, 2009, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Vol. 103 - No. 224 Our 96th Year Moshannon September 24, 2009 50 Cents 18 PAGES Clearfield lays out plans for trapping feral cats The following article was submitted by Clearfield Due to the severity of the feral cat problem in Clearfield Borough and Lawrence the municipalities have a professional mass trapper to capture the The animal control officers have designated three areas for immediate concentration for These areas but not limited Park Williams Street and Kerr These areas have been selected because it has been determined they have concentrations of 50 or more feral Feral cats are Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 The Progress News Dept. 206 E. Locust 765-7813 7 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 109 N. Front 342-4763 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 460 State 236-3468 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Check us out online at Inside Birthdays 15 Classifieds 12-15 Comics 17 18 columns 4 Heloise 18 Hospitals 5 Lottery 16 News in brief 3 Obituaries 16 Police log 16 Sports 9-11 Weather 3 Branch tops Mo Valley - Page 9 4 High School Football Previews - Page 9 Corner By Emily Miller Philipsburg Elementary police detail capture of jail escapee By Liza Matia Staff Writer An inmate who escaped from the Clearfield County Jail Tuesday afternoon was captured yesterday Michael Rodriguez 32, formerly of New escaped Tuesday by destroying a portion of fencing in the east yard and then climbing over a second A manhunt At a press conference Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. said a pickup truck was reported stolen from the service station near the Wolf Run Industrial Park at approximately 9:34 a.m. Approximately 20 minutes Deputy Sheriffs Jerry and Mark Coudriet observed Rodriguez in the stolen vehicle near Mills in Girard A high-speed pursuit State police and the sheriff's office set up a roadblock with spike strips to stop According to Rodriguez lost control of the stolen vehicle at approximately 10:04 a.m. and crashed along a curve on state Route 879 near Progress Camp Road in Goshen got him within 24 Shaw think that's pretty darn The defendant was taken into custody and flown by medical helicopter to the Altoona Regional Health System for treatment of injuries he suffered in the While the extent of Rodriguez's injuries is Lawrence Township Police Chief Jeffrey Fink said he was coherent at the Despite rumors that Rodriguez could be Shaw said no firearms were recovered when he was taken into during the local nursing homes had been placed on lockdown for the safety of their Fink said the homes remained on lockdown until Rodriguez was Rodriguez had been in jail since August after he stole a vehicle from New broke into a DuBois woman's residence and assaulted Shaw said the victim in that case assisted authorities during Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Westover man charged for domestic incident By Liza Matia Staff Writer Charges of aggravated assault were dropped for a Westover man yesterday at centralized Kenneth 52, waived charges of terroristic simple recklessly endangering another and According to the criminal police responded to a domestic disturbance at Westover Road residence on Sept. 1. The victim reported that Brink had been drinking and threw a beer can at her and then spit in her She said he picked up a Mossberg 835 12-gauge stuck the barrel into her and threatened to her head Police later recovered the weapon in the Brink is free on unsecured Leslie Billotte submitted this photo of the single-vehicle accident that happened yesterday on state Route 879 in Goshen Township involving escaped inmate Michael Rodriguez Jr. According to the state Rodriguez stole a gray 2005 Ford pickup truck from the parking lot of a gas station in Lawrence The vehicle was located a short time later by the sheriff's A pursuit ensued and stop strips were deployed in an effort to stop the Both front tires of Rodriguez's vehicle were but the defendant continued traveling southbound on SR 879 until he lost control of the vehicle on a The undercarriage of the vehicle struck an embankment and the front struck a road sign and a Rodriguez was taken into custody immediately after the Curwensville Authority pursues timber harvesting Two brothers accused of corrupting minors and indecently assaulting three girls had their day in court Kenneth Reams of Clearfield and Christopher Reams of Houtzdale both face charges of corruption of indecent and furnishing alcohol to Kenneth Reams waived his right to a preliminary hearing while Christopher Reams had his hearing continued for two According to the affidavit of probable the Reams brothers met three girls in Christopher Reams offered to take the girls in his brother's Kenneth Reams drove to a wooded area behind Beverages and offered the girls beer on the All three girls consumed The track is one of the busiest places at Harmony Grange Fair taking place this Sam assistant fair and Janet who chairs the track stand in the new announcer stand built this The track was widened to make the pulling area Tomorrow there will be a 4x4 truck pull at 7 p.m. and on the closing day of the a big truck pull will be held at 7 p.m. On the stage White Shadow will perform at 7:30 tomorrow the Moore Brothers Band will be on and on Saturday and the Wild Horse Band will Tomorrow's dinner is pit cooked and on Saturday after the parade that begins at 2 the world famous pit cooked beef dinner will be served at 5 p.m. by Jane By Dianne Byers Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - At yesterday's Curwensville Lake Authority reviewed a copy of a letter that will be sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking its lease with the county be Charles authority presented a letter he requesting the lease be amended to add timber management to the list of permitted activities at Curwensville Lake Recreation Currently Clearfield County holds a contract with USAGE for use of the lake area for recreation Earlier in Guarino and Jim authority met with Lacy Evans of USACE who said the agency would not be opposed to selective timber harvesting on the property with proceeds earmarked for infrastructure and facilities upgrades and Guarino's communication noted prior to any timber removal taking the authority would contract for a forest management plan and an environmental and cultural study that would be given to USACE for strategy is to have the forest management proposal done in conjunction with a master site plan for the CLA and Clearfield County have submitted an application to for a portion of the funds needed to prepare a master site plan to aid in developing the lake property and improving the Susan authority said she had spoken with Rich service forester for the state Department of Conservation and Natural who said would prepare a five-year plan at no cost because CLA is a government The board also made plans for Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Parent appalled by DASD policy decision Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 By Josh Woods Staff Writer DUBOIS - President Barack speech made news across the country on Sept. 8 when he directly addressed The speech also made quite a stir in At last night's DuBois Area School Board resident Molly Guthrie said she was appalled when she found out her child had brought home a slip that allowed her to exclude her 6-year-old son from watching concerned about the message a permission slip of that kind sends to said really think this plants a seed that the president maybe isn't one of us and that we don't need to hsten to him if we don't want was a student in this school district for all of my from kindergarten to and I've had children here for the past 11 I don't recall a time ever that a permission slip was sent home that if you wanted to be excluded from a presidential address that a parent could choose to do Board President Thomas Repine said Superintendent Timothy Deluccia consulted with other local school districts and chose to follow the district's He noted the district was notified about the speech on short notice and had received calls from parents asking it not to show the speech to Guthrie asked why the exception was 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 show A new art show Season of is being held at Clearfield Hospital on the first The paintings are the work of local The art show is under the direction of Anna Marie Toto and Dottie assisted by Gloria For more call 765-5621 or 765-5975. CAST play The comedy will be held at the Weekend Events Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre building Friday and Curtain is at 8 p.m. and admission price is The box office opens at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for each Museums open The Clearfield County Historical Society Museum and Carriage House are open Thursday and Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the historic structures at 104 E. Pine St. in 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 The Bloody Knox Log House at is also available for Call the museum at 765-6125 to make arrangements for a tour of the Civil War the museum and carriage made to carry out the opt out policy for President Obama in the students were permitted to watch presidential speeches without She questioned whether the opt out policy would be offered every time that a president speaks in the Allowing students to watch the president without their permission is a matter of she Assistant Superintendent J. Mark Heckman said the policy is public record and noted the district believed it would be better if a student missed a half hour of a school clay rather than staying home and missing a whole Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 1 Friday Grice Clearfield Community located 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. through Sept. 30. More than 70 antique and classic cars and more than 400 trophy game animal mounts are Price is for and children younger than 12 are admitted free with an A gift shop and free parking are Call 768-7332 for more dirt bike rally Rally at the Rock 2009 will be held Friday through Sunday at Rock Run Recreation just north of dirt bikes and side by sides are invited to the family weekend filled with riding and Primitive camping is Saturday will be the grand opening of the Yamaha For more go to Auction An auction will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Karthaus Jerry will be there with frozen meats and The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. Indoor yard sale The Women of the Moose of Curwensville are having an indoor yard sale Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Curwensville Moose Family Center in All proceeds benefit the Moose Saturday Benefit dinner A benefit dinner for Leonard will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Curwensville Moose Family Turn to Page 6, Col. 1
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