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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 14, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Zvereff Republican established 1812 with year 52 1987 uses 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents trucker Dies in Pike crash the remains of two tractor trailers smolder under a blackened Bridge in Napier where two hours the one on the right hit the Bridge abutment and was in turn struck by the Rig on the the two burst into one Driver was but two others were rescued from the it took another two hours tuesday morning just to pull the trailers from under the Bridge they literally melted into the by Sharyn Maust associate editor a Maryland trucker was killed on the Turnpike in the fiery crash of two tractor trailers tuesday two other men apparently owe their lives to a state trooper and another trucker who pulled them from their the Accident blocked eastbound traffic for five and revealed a most unusual cargo to dozens of one of the rigs was picked with supermarket paper but the other carried a cargo of Silver ingots valued at the Accident happened at the who was identified later in the was Arthur mat of he was Driver of the first tractor trailer to setting off the second Acci the Driver of the truck loaded with 600 Silver ingots was Walter of his co Driver was Donald of Schleper was admitted to Bedford county Hospital and was in satisfactory Spriggs was treated for minor state police at Everett said mat thews apparently fell asleep and his Rig curved off the Road onto the berm and a Grassy it came Back onto the Highway and hit the Guardrail and abutment of a Bridge that car Ries an unpaved Napier township Road Over the after the first the Rig swerved across the eastbound lanes and slammed into the medial sup port of the the trailer rolled onto its blocking both schlepers Rig was in the passing he but his truck hit the left Side of the other both burst into flames under the John Rigney of the Everett detail was westbound and less than a mile from the Accident when it Hap Rigney said that Down the Long Straightaway in that he saw the flames a trucker ahead of Rigney Stop Ped several others eastbound came upon the Rigney said that when he got to the the other westbound trucker was trying to break the windows of schlepers tractor with a tire the windows did not because the tractor was reinforced and had some Type of bulletproof or shatter proof Glass due to the Type of cargo it was with a Large pry bar from the Rigney and the other Man managed to open the door and pull continued on Page 5 Borough will join township in authority by Bill Clark staff writer the search for another water source for the Bedford area moved ahead monday night when Bedford Borough resolved to form a joint municipal authority with Bedford Borough Council authorized action be taken to form the Independent authority for the sole purpose of Fin Ding and developing new water sources for the township and i cant see any other Way to proceed looking for water the Way things Borough manager John Montgomery urging councils Montgomery noted that the current informal arrangement among the coun and other local entities has bogged theres a feeling that a joint municipal authority is the Way to the joint authority would operate Independent of the Borough and although its members would be appointed by the super visors and the proposed authority would not take Over the existing water systems or the duties of the township municipal authority or Borough water but rather would work to create new systems and sell water to the the boroughs approval is con Tingent on the townships approval of a similar the super visors meet once both municipalities would need to adopt ordinances creating the joint holding appropriate Public meetings before another 90 Days would be needed to handle the Legal formation of the so it May be Early 1988 until the joint authority gets Montgomery also outlined plans for Street paving in the As funds two alleys in the Western portion of the Mckean and Clarion located Between Pitt Street and Spring topped the Montgomery noted that both Are in bad one Block of Watson bet Ween Juliana and will be repaved to eliminate a Winter Montgomery told Council the Center of the Street is about 7 is inches lower than the creating a trough like the repaying is designed to create a slight Crown and adequate about a half Block of East Between Pitt and the and Walnut from Juliana to Green Are also on the list because of deteriorating a Short Section of Hibbs located at the Southern end of the and a Ter on Page 8 and a Grassy it came Back onto on Page state a Secretary Wolff opens fair i Byz new state Secretary of agriculture Boyd Wolff handled the scissors at noon monday to Cut the ribbon opening the commercial exhibition Hall and the 114th great Bedford county to Wolffs left is state Dick fair Board president Tom Reiley and fair manager Jake to Wolffs right is state Robert a Bevy or princesses and state fair Queen Jill Romesberg and state Sam Berkley Lamb wins Junior show Beth the 19yearold daughter of Richard and Joyce Barkley of Manns won her second grand Champion Market Lamb Banner tuesday night at the u4th great Bedford county her 114pound heavyweight class wether Lamb from the flock of Dirk Wise of Spring Centre two veterans took top honors in tuesdays Junior Market eel won the grand Champion Market Hau Lier with a 114pauud it the second she has the grand championship Gwen wow the Reserve grand Champion Banner for the third consecutive she also has a grand Champion to her credit picked As Champion Over the lightweight Champion of Scott Barnes and the middleweight Cham Pion of Gwen it was a Dorset Hampshire Suffolk after judge Joyce Hileman of tapped Barkley Lamb As grand she called in the Reserve heavyweight Champion Lamb shown by Grays Reserve Champion heavyweight was then selected As the Reserve grand Over the two lighter weight a Sophomore at the Al Toona Campus of Penn was showing in the Market Lamb division for the last she captured her last grand Champion Market Lamb Banner in 1982 while she was a Stu Dent at Bedford High she is a member of the Bedford 4h sheep for the 17yearold daughter of William and Beth Gray of it was another year of finishing in second the 198687 Pennsylvania Lamb and Wool Queen has taken Home the Reserve championship Banner in each of the last three the soon Tobe freshman at the University of Pennsylvania has one grand Champion Banner to her Hileman was anything but Hasty in her it was More than three continued on Page 8 by David oilman staff writer Boyd Pennsylvania Secretary of said Mon Day that the state department of agriculture will continue efforts to expand and develop markets for the states agricultural the under the administration of governor Robert is turning the focus inward and hoping to develop stronger local we will help those in agriculture develop Wolff said in his first official visit to Bedford so that pennsylvanians can continue to get locally grown Wolff was the guest of Honor at the opening of the 114th great Bedford along with Senate presi Dent pro Tern Robert state representatives Dick Hess of Bedford and Sam Hayes of Blair plus several other state and local officials were on hand to Cut the ribbon that officially opened the new exhibition building at the senator Jubelirer pointed out that it was Wolffs first official visit to Bedford in his said that a million referendum on the ballot in november would determine the future of agriculture in Penn among the items the referendum would fund Are new marketing we have to sell Pennsylvania Wolff asserted whether it is in the in the nation or in the International Market according to taking Pride in Pennsylvania products is the key to opening the new the department of agriculture will continue to Send marketing agents overseas to Trade shows and other International forums in an Effort to open new agriculture groups Are also involved with promoting led by the Dairy Industry and its promotional beef and pork producers Nave instituted checkoff plans to funnel funds into the states Apple growers recently voted to re Institute a promotional program us ing producers As markets More employ ment opportunities will become according to is not unmindful of the problems facing local with a personnel crisis fac ing the Extension he pointed to the million that Casey has made a permanent part of his the Extension service at Penn state University had asked for the f5 million to fund positions in county Extension offices and to expand research at the University Park that 15 million should help fill a number of Wolff

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