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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 18, 2011, Bedford, PennsylvaniaErr err Mvi. T Schiaro a Nettir to established 1812199th year no. 31 March 18, 2011 uses 0477-2000 single copy 75 cents i i i county schools face huge fund cuts by the Gazette staff the particulars Are still to be sorted out but school superintendents for Bedford county area schools Are anticipating deep subsidy losses from gov. Tom Corbett s proposed 2011-12 budget. About $800 million less in education funding would mean hundreds of thousands of dollars less in state funding to individual local school districts officials said tuesday afternoon. Both Bedford and Chestnut Ridge officials said they Are estimating cuts up to $1 million. Northern Bedford superintendent Scott King said if the cuts hold it would be the first time in his 25 years As a Public school administrator that the state has decreased fund ing. Quot working for a Long time in this business i am familiar with the years we be gotten level funding occasionally but i can never remember a Cut in funding. This is pretty drastic Quot King said. And he warned with a Republican controlled House of representatives and Senate Corbett s Likely to get most of what he wants. King and his fellow administrators said they Are continuing to Analyse the information to see what Corbett s proposal would mean. Early indications Are it could mean a decrease of $600,000 to $700,000 for Abc. The governor has been warning school officials for months of the impending education funding cuts. Quot it in t a Surprise Quot clays Burg Kimmel superintendent Royce Boyd said. Quot the Devil is in the Quot it s going to be creative. Because there s Only so Many areas you can reduce Quot she said. Officials Don t know exactly what it Means King said but a continued on Page 5bhs student killed four teens injured a Bedford area High school Junior was killed and four other teens injured in a crash saturday night in Bedford township. Kalyn Elise Dorner 17, of Bedford was killed when the Chevrolet trailblazer she was driving went out of control about 10 10 . Along Briar Valley Road according to state police. The vehicle was northbound when it came to a Crest in the Road and then began sliding sideways As Kalyn lost control of the vehicle. The trailblazer went off the East Side of the Road about two Miles from the intersection with shed Road and into a wooded area police said. There the vehicle struck a tree and overturned. It also struck several other Trees before coming to rest on its Side. Police said the Trail Blazer s Driver s door area county disaster 75 years ago by Elizabeth Kohler Gazette staff writer seventy five years ago today Bedford county and surrounding communities suffered one of the most devastating floods Ever to sweep through the area referred to As the st. Patrick s Day flood. The flooding of March 17, 1936 affected not Only Bedford county but communities in 13 states whose Waterways flooded that Day. According to published reports in 1936, Bedford Everett Hyndman Hopewell and Many other communities were hit hard. Towns along the Juniata Susquehanna Allegheny and almost every River and Stream throughout the state were affected. The front Page headline of the March 20, 1936, deemed the flood Issue of the Everett press read Quot worst flood in Everett s according to family members whose history includes the 1936 flood Everett was hit the hardest but residents quickly pulled together to rebuild their Community. The article from the Everett press following the flood said that cottages at Juniata Crossings Cypher and big Bend beaches and Quot Smith s crossing were washed away. A garage along Lincoln Highway owned by Edgar Snyder was demolished an end of the Harry King garage on South Street in Everett was swept away and Railroad lines Between Bedford and Cumberland my. Were washed out. One report said that Rush Wolford along with his wife and daughter of Cessna were Cut off from assistance during the flooding and sought a in st . A photo provided by Barb Miller this photo was taken at 7 30 . On March 18, 1936 showing the High water Mark on main Street in Everett. The line across the Middle shows the highest Point the flood Waters had reached. Refuge in the tree tops where they remained Over night making it into Everett As soon As possible Jacob a. Dunkle the county s sheriff at the time deputized and armed a group of men to patrol the town and protect properties. Reports said that store owners could do Little More than shovel away their ruined Stock when the flood Waters finally receded and clean up began. No one received mail from noon that tuesday in 1936 until thursday afternoon. Reports said most of it was water soaked As carriers distributed it after having two Days off. Electricity had also been shut off from tuesday into thursday. The published reports said that at least 100 pianos were ruined in the flooding and Many grave markers were found floating in Ray town Branch and were unfortunately impossible to read. The 1936 county health officer Robert Barnett advised Everett residents to boil their water 20 minutes before the water was to be consumed. Reports stated this was a precaution against typhoid fever. According to Barb Miller whose father Fred Sponsler was among the residents of Everett during the flood individuals took Row boats out to the Hospital where the Grace Brethren Church is located now to help move the patients. The Everett press also reported that Hyndman was in serious condition from the st. Patrick s Day flood and a continued on Page 5 struck one of the Trees. Speed was a Factor police said. Two other teenage girls from Bedford a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, a 15-year-old boy from Fishertown and a continued on Page 8 Ridge first to use new new Agency for taxes by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Chestnut Ridge school District taxpayers should have received a letter on or about saturday regarding the change in the earned income tax collector. Keystone collections group of Irwin sent out a letter and earned income tax estimate coupons for the next year. Keystone will be the earned income tax collector for All of Bedford county s taxpayers next year but Chestnut Ridge school District will transition this year from its former collector Carol Whitfield who is retiring. Starting with the current fiscal Quarter workers who live in the Chestnut Ridge District will report and pay earned income tax to Keystone. Thomas Butts Keystone s director of Community services said employers who pay Eit within the District should have received a packet of information earlier this year. Quot if Wiit Field sent them forms we sent them forms Quot he said. All taxpayers must file quarterly their earned income tax estimate. In Many cases employers withhold earned income for their workers report it and remit the tax Butts said. But for those who own their own businesses or whose employers Don t withhold the earned income tax of 1 percent a and workers should Check to make sure their employer does Butts said a the estimated earned income tax a continued on Page 8iviapie time Wilkins family keeps up Trade by Holly Claycomb Gazette staff writer a Maze of plastic piping zigzags Between the Trees in the Woods behind the Manns Choice farm of Garry and Vanira Wilkins. Maple Springs farm is aptly named As those thousands of feet of line Are bringing in the sap or sugar water now running through the sugar Maple Trees dotted across the Mountainside. Quot the last two weeks have been perfect Quot for Maple syrup producers Garry said tuesday evening. The recent freeze and thaw As Well As the rain and Snow a continued on Page 5 steam from the evaporator rises from the Wilkins sugar House in Manns Choice. It takes a lot of Wood to keep the sugar water boiling. Gazette photos Holly Claycomb even though the evaporator is automated Vanira Wilkins double checks to make sure the Maple Sjorup is the Correct density. Garry Wilkins shows the line coming from the Trees into the sugar House. Zanoni running for judgeship vacancy by the Gazette staff Bedford county s chief Public defender on tuesday announced his Campaign for judge. Anthony Zanoni 44, a registered Democrat is running for office on both tickets. He is currently serving his fourth year in the Public defender s office after the county lost two consecutive attorneys in the position. Quot i be come to accept that the Powers that be Are usually motivated by the same things Power and Money. The Only difference is who will be benefiting and that the Best positioned people Are those who Benefit regardless of the party in Power Quot Zanoni said. Of his political persuasion Zanoni said he is pro life and pro second amendment and he would impose the death penalty if a jury would arrive at such a decision however he is strongly against Public punishment one of his challengers focuses. Quot i am strongly against Public punishment As envisioned and applied by the District attorney s office. I have More constructive ideas about Public punishment that could serve the purpose Quot Zanoni said. Instead he suggested imposing the maximum Community service hours allowed by Law. Quot we could have saturday Community service Days. In five years we d have the cleanest Waterways East of the Mississippi Quot Zanoni said Zanoni adding that Idle time leads to crime. Quot people need to feel invested in their originally from Somerset Zanoni moved to Bedford in 2001 and established a local office for Altoona Law firm Jubelirer Carothers Krier amp Halpern the following year. He left the firm in 2007 and entered into private practice from the same Juliana Street building he and his wife Suzanne purchased. A 1984 graduate of Somerset area High school Zanoni earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and his Law degree from the University of Pittsburgh school of Law in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, Zanoni worked for Jubelirer Carothers Krier amp Halpern in Altoona and concentrated on medical malpractice defense litigation plaintiff and defense litigation in cases involving automobile accidents and property damage corporate transactions real estate development property line and easement disputes. From 1995 to 2002, Zanoni was self employed and developed a general Community oriented practice in Hollidaysburg which allowed him to become involved with other areas of Law divorce custody a continued on Page 8

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