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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 25, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Established 1812 192nd year 32 March 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents no Ridge decision on Tennis courts by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Fishertown after discussing the Tennis courts with Mike Reed and Mike two key figures in the Northern Bedford athletic Field pro the Chestnut Ridge school District still has not made a decision concerning the courts All school districts Are kind of up against being asked to do More things with said adding that there is tremendous support for new and better supplies and but opposition to using tax payer Money for to solve this problem in constructing a football Reed said the North Ern Bedford school District created the Northern bed Ford Community athletic association a nonprofit in a petition was created and followed by a feasibility Reed explained that 18 Community members formed the a Baa with each one bringing a differ ent expertise to the com then in the committee received its f103c to be a nonprofit and from there the project took on a life of its he Chestnut Ridge superintendent Tom Otis ask excl Reed and Shaffer How they solicited contributions from the Shaffer said that North Ern Bedford had an expert in fund raising along with a Benefactor who matched every Dollar the a Baa he said this helped to broaden the scope of their project from a football Field to an athletic Field that included practice Tennis a con cession stand and rest its not just there were so Many people in the continued on Page 5 project is ahead of schedule by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer As the Chestnut Ridge Middle school renovation project progresses from the second phase to the third construction representative John Short said the project As a whole is ahead of some things Are behind but As a its ahead of Short if it keeps going Well finish on the Middle school received approval from the department of labor and Industry on tuesday for the second there students will Start moving into the renovated seventh and eighth Grade Wing on but Short noted the phase would not be completed for another three to four the dry Wall and Ceil Ings will still need to be finished in the classrooms once the new roofing is he added demolition from the nurses Wing to the new administration offices would Start next monday As part of phase people enter ing the school will Only be Able to use the front Entrance during this the site is very very Short it will be like that until August or group no right answer to act 72 by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor an advisory group trying to help Bedford area school Board decide whether to participate in act 72 were split in their recommendations to the and their chairman said there is no right or wrong answer to the Bill Smith presented the task Force results by individual member and not As a majority vote or consensus at tuesdays school Board meet both sides of this Issue made their recommendations based on the information we and strongly believe in their this is an Issue that will carry a lot of emotional whatever the decision of the school Smith wrote in a cover he asked each of the task Force members to put their reasoning in and he presented those statements to the school for the the eight Community members who stuck it out through four meet Ings of learning and debating the homeowners property tax Relief act split 53 against act some of what those task Force members said i believe if the savings to the property owners is Only a year a calculation Fig ured by one it is Well Worth it for minimum wage earners and As for the wage let everyone who is working Bear the Burden of the not just the prop erty said Charles who favored opting into act i have been an opt out for act 72 proponent since the Dis Cussion said Carol she said she was Hesi Tant because of recent stories that districts that opt in will reap the assuming there will be any Money at i do regret that to some it might appear we Are turning our backs on potential outside Money i just can not see All the strings and am sceptical of the wrote Jim who favored opting the act Doest address property tax in a sound Man Ner appears to be a Back door he adding that legislators could help Low income property own ers with a continued on Page 5 Spring must be Here As part of Daffodil Judy Felix unpacks daffodils at the Shawnee country mar Ket in Schellsburg on All proceeds from the Daffodil Sale Benefit the Ameri can cancer candidates draw for ballot positions by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer the current assistant to the county registrar of Vot ers will be at the top of the Republican ballot for the county highest profile race this candidates Learned thursday during a casting of Dorothy Vensel of Bedford administrative Assis Tant to voter registrar mar Garet Drew the lowest number of three placing her name first on the Republican ballot for Register of of Fol Lowed by your Safe Haven Susan Schetrompf of Bedford and current county auditor Tanya Clark of the election Board held the casting of lots to decide the order of candidates on the bal lot for the Spring Alan Smith of the elections Board said there is some Dis agreement Over whether the order of the names on the bal lot really effects the number of votes cast for each Candi but to satisfy All Par the election candidates or a representative for the candidate draw a Ping Pong Ball from a the Ping Pong balls Are continued on Page 5 Bedford Man wins Carnegie medal Pittsburgh a a Bedford county Man was among 15 people honoured thursday with Carnegie medals for heroism for acts including rescuing neighbors from burning dragging injured motorists out of their burning cars and pushing a drown ing woman to Howard of Bedford Valley and Robert of were honoured for attempting to save Deborah Whiteman from being struck by a moving vehicle in Wiley on was trapped inside her pickup which overturned after an and both passing stopped and worked to free the As they a truck approached in the same Lane and Pryor shouted a the truck struck the knocking it on its Whiteman and Pryor had minor injuries and Talbott was seriously Talbott could not be reached for comment the Pittsburg based Carnegie hero fund commission meets five times a year to choose who Are brought to its Atten Tion through newspaper clips or tips to the commissions web industrialist Andrew Carnegie started a hero fund in 1904 after being inspired by Rescue stories from a mine disaster that killed 181 those awarded the Bronze medal and Are announced five times a since the fund was people have received the medals and million has been Given in onetime scholarship death benefits and continuing Diakon Selling pen Knoll to firm by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Diakon lutheran social ministries announced the Sale of nine nursing care and assisted living facilities in Pennsylva Nia arid Maryland to tandem health care pen Knoll Village in Bedford was one of the nine according to Kelly Koppen the director of Media relations with the company decided to sell the facilities based on its goal to help the greatest number of people it to do she said Diakon needed to narrow its focus on either freestanding health care facilities or retirement living campuses that provide different Levels of such As assisted living and a retirement living com it was a difficult Koppenhaver we had to make a we cant do both and be successful in the Long based in Diakon was formed in 2000 when two agencies lutheran services of Mechanicsburg and lutheran services Northeast combined to create one pen Knoll Village was established by Tressler Luther an services in it has 133 medicare medicaid certified Beds along with employing about 140 according to Diakon currently operates 21 facilities in Pennsylvania and As a nonprofit Diakon does not have the capital to continue to operate All 21 Koppenhaver we wanted to ensure their she Diakon decided to focus their resources on two main Servic which include maintaining services for Community life for older adults and offering Vari Ous Levels of care on site to make easier transitions from one level to the with this Diakon proposed the Selling of its freestanding the local Sale Doest include neighbouring Spring House which is a joint venture of Diacon and a pm Bedford tandem is a very reputable Koppenhaver we were impressed by she added that tandem was selected because it shared the same ideas on Quality care and have a history of maintaining its she said tandem has the ability to improve and renovate facilities to keep them in Good condition and up to Date with the latest techno chairman and chief executive officer of continued on Page 5 along with the Sale of eight other nursing care and assisted living Diakon lutheran social ministries announced on wednesday the Sale of pen Knoll Village to tandem health care the facility was built in the late 1970s to replace the Bedford county Home for the
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