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   Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1997, Bedford, Pennsylvania                                Bedford Bedford Countys Own Daily Newspaper Traffic patterns will change Monday in Bedford Weather the Bed ford Borough Water Authority will permanent patching for sev eral water excavations on Penn and Pitt streets beginning 8 Motorists may experi ence brief stoppages in traffic and are be on the lookout for workers and construction 1 The Bedford County Tax Claims office sold properties during its tax sale The sale started with 43 proper ties which were on the list because owners hadnt paid tax bills for the Only five i of the properties were sold after were said Bedford Tax Claims Director Stephanie Four of the five were sold for the taxes owed and the an 18acre lot with a farm sold for The properties included a acre lot in Pavia a acre lot in East a acre plot with a onestory summer farmhouse in Bedford and a lot with a 1 house in Bedford according to Stephanie director of the Bedford County Claims Seven other property owners came into pay the late taxes after the sale after no bids were Gates The remainder of the properties will be on a judicial tax sale list next spring in which all properties will be declared free and clear of liens and mortgages and sold only for the taxes owed since nobody bid on If the properties pass unsold through judicial they are put on where anyone can bid on They are sold to bid ders if the three taxing agencies the the school district and the municipality approve the If youre missing a bicycle in police may have Borough police reported that they recovered two one on Monday and one late last The owners can claim the bikes at the police station by prop erly identifying Police said a number of bicycles have been found in the borough in recent and all apparently had been taken for a joy ride and if you lost one near East State police in Hollidaysburg said they recovered a boys bicycle on the west side of Route 36 in Freedom Township Wednesday the owner may contact their barracks in Hollidaysburg between 8 and 4 REGIONAL Weather 13 to condlttoiu yd Mglii eauar aovpr County behind on bills By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette Staff Writer Bedford County Commissioners are withholding payment on an estimated in bills that fell due during July and August while trying to scrape together enough funds to make a payroll every other a com missioner said There arent any plans to reduce employees hours but Commis sioner Norma Ickes didnt rule out the possibility of furloughs if finances continue to To be very frankabout when I think of our county operates at bare bones at it In all there isnt a depart ment with a lot of Ickes blamed large and unfore seen payouts for the Bedford the Bedford County a sick and a tax appeal settlement all costing about as taking their toll on a bare bones operating The county also has never been able to overcome a deficit from the beginning of she The deficit at the end of 1996 was still a whopping For the with taxes already at a maximum adopted a tight budget that was to leave the county with a surplus at the end of the But the budget has taken sever al hits this Ickes which have blown the countys million spending plan out of the on Page 14 TODAY Partly High in the lower Wind northwest 5 to 15 Tonight Areas of morning Low in the mid TOMORROW Mostly High in the mid THE OUTLOOK Monday Partly Lows in the Highs in the Tuesday Partly sunny with a chance of Lows in the Highs in the Monday Partly Low in the upper 40s to mid High in the Chestnut Ridge elementary students Ben Way and Lindsey Poraczky hold a target for toma hawkwielding GaWaNi Pony Boy during a presentation Friday at Central Elementary Native American Pony Boy provides cultural lesson Schrogk GaWaNi Pony Boy addresses elementary students on his horse Chestnut Ridge elementary students were able to tour an authentic tepee and learn about Native American culture at Fridays By Brian Schrock Gazette Siaff Writer Chestnut Ridge Central Elementary School students were introduced to another culture Friday in the form of Native American GaWaNi Pony I try to dispel some of the gen eral myths about Native he said before the Give the kids a start ing point for accurate GaWanNi pronounced gah wahNEE has appeared before about million people during the past two hundred restless elementary students met him at Chestnut Ridge Central Elementary Friday The assembly was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Organi We wanted something differ said Letha copresi dent of the Pony Boy began the assembly with a discussion of the term One of the kids called me an Indian dude this he said to He asked ttie students where Indians are The students offered responses of South Africa and Im an he respond My ancestors are from this I prefer to be called a Native Pony Boy is a member of the East Band Cherokee tribe and a native of North This on Page 14 Shuster to hold discussion on Monroe hog farm By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette Staff Writer Congressman Bud Shuster and the head of the regional office of the Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting in Clearville Mpnday morning to discuss con centrated animal operations scheduled for two properties in the Bruce head of the Corps Baltimore will accompany Shuster for the meet scheduled to begin with a press conference in front of the Monroe Township Municipal At 10 the meeting will Shuster has asked the Corps to review any wetlands on the prop according to his Chief of Staff Tim Hes bringing the Corps in to make sure there is a thorough review of any wetlands applica tion that must be made for the largescale Hugo The which is under Shus ters Transportation and Infras tructure has jurisdic tion over wetlands as they impact federal such as the Potomac River and the Chesa peake The Congressman wants to make sure every environmental law is adhered to for these concen trated hog Hugo The Colonel will listen to citi zens to hear their concerns and take their information on Hugo Its not certain whether the developer TingKwang Tom Chiou of Silver will on Page 14 Schrock Truck tumbles Bystanders at the scene of this Friday accident in Bedford said the driver of the truck sus tained a minor back injury when his truck overturned while dumping dirt down a Shane Weyant was transported to Memorial Hospital of Bedford County by Bedford Area The truck is owned by contractor Fred Imler and Sons of The accident happened along Limestone Avenue during In this weeks Gazette Gazette Shontz Joe Nastasi left stretches during warm ups of the Penn State Nittany Lions season opener 6 at University Gazette Staff Writer Rob Shontz offers a photograph ic look at Nastasis first game of the 1997 And Gazette Staff Writer Elizabeth Coyle offers a glimpse into the life of Beverly who at age 65 has no plans of slowing her pace as a gym Klan leaders home searched Edward Foster speaks at an April rally at the Bedford County AP Federal agents searched the home of a Ku Klux Klan leader on Fri and reportedly seized at least two For three a halfdozen agents from the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms searched the Walston home of Edward the state Grand Dragon of the American Knights of the Ku Klux which is based in But ATF agent Dan Boeh said the search warrant entitled him to look for Boeh said Foster is a convicted felon and is prohib ited by law from possessing Boeh would not say whether any weapons were But video footage on KDKATV showed agents carrying what appeared to be a shotgun and rifle from Fos ters Agents also removed several The seized material will be pre sented to a federal grand Boeh Fosters was home during the which went Boeh Foster did not immediately return a phone call for Walston is a County coalmining town a few miles north of which ia on Page 14   

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