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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 5, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
established 1812 192nd year 50 August uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents boy Safe after being missing at Blue Knob the Midway at the Bedford county fair was a blur of people and Bright lights last the Board of directors moved the fair from its traditional four weeks before labor Day to the last week of july in order to contract with a new Swanks steel v Lumberjacks hone Friendly Competition by Robert Igoe staff writer the occupation of lumber Jack by necessity predates almost every other so twas Only a matter of time before Lumberjacks began hold ing Good natured contests to decide which of them was test at chopping Down that spirit found its Way to the Bedford county fair on Friday As Over 200 fans came to see the Lumberjack compete portrayed in movies and on Lumberjacks Are grizzled men in flannel shirts and Blue while a few of the contestants met that Many were younger men whose shirts were More Likely purchased at hot topic than farm and a few we rent even Bill Simcox brought his to com Pete alongside the Ian Beal brought his the four found themselves vying for top honors among older Lumberjacks and Young men like ibid Bowser of sax a competitor in the Modi fied Chainsaw i like being in the said a logger by anything that has to do with i with a specially altered much More powerful and loud than those provided by the events organizers for the Stock Chainsaw compete Bowser finished just behind his fellow logger Shan non Price in his its fun to try to top some one to try to build a bet Ter he Bowser will certainly have father and daughter team of Bill and Elizabeth Simcox have their game together As they Ward off the Challenge of Asheton Grube and Jake Brambley in the first heat of the classic crosscut saw event at the Bedford county county More chances in the As Lumberjack competitions Are growing in popularity at local fairs and on their with the outdoor games a major event for esp the publicity and the action is creating a group of fans As diverse As the its very said organizer Jason everyone has a Good time going against each everyone wants to but they also want everyone else to do actually help each other out with tips and you dont see than in other Simcox and Beal were the two top competitors in the event on winning the professional Cross Cut saw event and finishing second to Brent and Larry Combs in the classic Cross Cut saw continued on Page 5 newest Competition nothing to wine about play of wine in this years exhibit Hall Competition at the Bedford county by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor the newest category for entries at the Bedford county fair brought out the grapes and other fruit of wine makers from As far As and Coatesville in Chester the selection was Small but the spirit was the winning winery and Only winery entered was Foxburg wine cellars in Hollidaysburg and the winning Amateur was Ron Britner from Bedford with his heavens we were hoping for More participation by and we contacted As Many As we could in the but the fair Board said not to worry about Small numbers the first said Janet she and her were the wine they began operating Helix Ville winery outside Schellsburg last the Geisel didst enter the we didst think it would be being Burick by Kristie Giles Gazette correspondent Pavia More than a dozen Rescue organizations and scores of volunteers were involved in the search in Blue Knob state Park for 12 be Arold Christopher Burick of Al t o on who rescued himself after 22 hours in the just a half hour into his first Day at the Pennsylva Nia Chris Christopher wandered away from his grandmother at Blue Knob state Park group Camp that was about he was really enjoying him self As we explored the Christophers grandmother Edna Little he was twirling a piece of yarn that he uses to keep himself then he took and when i tried to Stop he just kept Christophers Counselor and his paternal twin brother Nickolas tried to catch up to him in a while his grand Mother followed him they didst find so the Camp contacted the Park Park Ranger de Keller did a Hasty search with 10 other people fro the group Camp to cover the area within a half mile radius of where the boy was last when he want the Park called feb additional Emer gency personnel arrived were in charge of she to avoid even a whiff of i Propri All the bottles were covered with bags for the judging so the labels be the two wine judges arrived Mon Day morning from Pittsburgh and and Geisel said she was a bit nervous about that because they were she explained that she had arranged for judging by a Johnstown Man who judges wines As an but he had to go away and he arranged for other judges ones who Are professionals at places like the big wine com petition coming up in Las Geisel said she thought the judges would prefer real wineries but i Hope they enjoyed the in addition to there were wines made with raspberries and one entry came in True Home fashion in a the fair Board decided last Winter continued on Page 5 around 3 Hes very said Holly Christophers he was too and no one could catch he just we dont know where he Christopher was diagnosed with autism at age and he is though he uses some sign language to the Secondi tons made things especially challenging for Rescue Sai Dumler area Deputy fire chief and incident commander Josh he is afraid of loud so shouting his name would have frightened we used things like vehicles with flashing lights to within hours of the Call for help going the Bedford county wilderness search Allegheny Mountain Rescue appalachian search and Rescue Confer civil air Centre county search and Rescue Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Somerset county search and state col lege search and Rescue group were involved in the together with the Bedford county sheriffs the department of conserva Tion of natural Bedford county emergency management and horse team from the department of Veteri nary Southern Blair provided emergency medical and fire companies from Alum Blue and Portage assisted with the Conemaugh me Star helicopter and one from the continued on Page 5 two county projects get Federal Road Aid funding for a Bedford Springs Road project and one for the Bedford county Busi Ness Park intersection on route 220 Are included in the Highway act passed by con Gress Early according to a news release from Bill the Highway act includes million for relocation of old route 220 and Sweet Road Road at the Bedford and million for upgrades to route 220 at what was labelled Belden which is the intersection near the bed Ford Grange relocating route 220 at the Springs was an idea that originated with a potential investor in the hotel in and pen not prepared the initial drawings using million left from special funds earmarked by former congressman Bud Shuster in the last Highway the plan Calls for relocating route 220 on the Hillside behind the hotel Between Nagels Mill and the area of the former current route 220 in front of the hotel would become an Access Road for the hotel and Sweet Road Road at the Springs the hotel restoration is still awaiting the second Entrance to business Park 1 has not been opened because of needed sight distance improvements at the route 220 since construction has started on business Park lion country Ridge on the opposite Side of route the state police Barracks also relocated to that Road and private housing developments Are in a news release about the Highway Bette economic development director and president of the Bedford county development Assoc a said the projects Are important to the Community and its Clear that congressman Shusters role in the Confer ence committee played a key the Bill is essential for Cen trial and Western Pennsylvania because it enhances Rural transportation and transit sys Shuster said in a news the new Bil lion Highway and transit act comes after 11 extensions of the previous enacting new Highway funding legislation was Hung up on Congress wanting a maximum amount to be spent on infrastructure and president Bush threaten ing to veto a Bill that added to the Federal the Legisla Tion also snagged on com plaints that some states were paying More in Federal gasoline taxes into the Highway Trust fund than they were getting the 19982003 Highway act was the final one adopted under the chairmanship of Bud Shuster on the House transportation and infrastructure Bill a subcommittee served on the conference com Mittee that put together the final version of the Shuster said Pennsylvania will receive billion for highways and transit systems Over six which is a 19 percent the funding formula for Pennsylvania from the Highway Trust fund fell from to for each paid in the Cut was much less than had been Shuster other projects in the High Way act named the continued on Page 5
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