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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 16, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jet utter established 1812 193nd year 4 september 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents historical society ends its museum contract by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor the Bedford county histor ical society is giving up management of the fort Bedford turning it Back to Borough several weeks ago the society voted to terminate the management which has been in effect for approximately 15 the Borough and the society have had a Good relationship and want it to Borough Council members stressed at their meeting the historical which has been trying to leave its old Pioneer historical society name has had several changes of officers and some internal conflicts that involved museum manage not All of those Are the society letter to coun cil asked that the agreement be terminated As soon As pos sible but no later than the end of the current season on it also asked that a comprehensive audit be made of the assets of the museum return of All assets of the gift shop return of All artefacts belonging to the Bedford county historical society and return of All papers belonging to the former presi Dent of the county historical the late William Clark while the fort Bedford museum was in his Council was willing to vote tuesday on ending the agree ment immediately and until the end of the season will have members of councils fort committee oversee the Muse manager Joel Giggle will remain in that Riggle suggested a steering committee to determine the direction of the and recommended historical society member Steve George As he said the steer ing committee could include Community members As Well As Council Jim who is a Mem Ber of councils fort committee along with Greg Pyle and de said a steering com Mittee would Best be formed after the museum closed for the this is an Opportunity to get into ways to make sure Bedford As a heritage Destina Tion is he he said the museum is one so the committee should work together with others on such projects As a Trail to old Bedford the original fort the downtown businesses and the historical a heritage Center also was mentioned during the discus and Garlock said there is a Large Light at the end of the the Bedford if we can keep this going for a year or the financial state of the museum has always been pre Riggle said it is in the Black this according to the agreement with the Bor the historical society was to receive any profits of the Riggle took Issue with the historical society wanting return of All assets of the gift saying that it was stocked this year through donations from various groups and mayor Bill Leibfreid said he would be most comfortable if Riggle and the society worked out that the request for return of All artefacts belonging to the society could become an Issue part of a clash earlier this summer related to ownership of a civil War Flag and the documentation among Clarks papers Over who it was donated Mel a trustee of the continued on Page to official cuts salary to rehire employee by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a county official is cutting her own salary and travel expenses to allow the return of a Laid off of courts Cathy Fetter and the county commissioners agreed that Fet Ter would Cut of her remaining salary of nearly and pay her own travel expenses for the remainder of the year to bring Back one of two employees Laid off in her office last my thinking is Ive been in that office since i know How the employees they Are paid a Low my Hus band was Laid off from Jug after 22 i know How that Fetter told the commissioners she had been a worker under then Protono tary Dick Hess and was elected in 1995 to her first the commissioners announced 23 that they would Lay off a person in two Fetters and the sheriffs and Cut the position of assistant Public the commissioners said two weeks ago that the jail Revenue was Down from what they budgeted and found they had to Cut costs or face a deficit that could grow to As much As or More if they didst Cut the county in addition to the personnel also said there would be no More big ticket items Pur chased under capital items for the rest of the year and no new because of the Union con the worker in the sheriffs office that was Laid off could and did bump another employee in Fetters since Fetter has been figuring a Way to Cut her expenses to bring Back Tricia the other employee Laid Donna remains Unzem last Fetter and the commissioners talked about Fetters voluntary reductions and agreed tuesday to bring Gazette Coyle a demolition Crew tears at the rear of Lyons building beside the county courthouse in Bedford Maust excavating of Somerset took Down the addition As work continues for the new county office the office space once housed the county cooperative Extension office then children and youth in the second floor and tax claims and tax assessment in the lower while the track Hoe climbs atop of the lower floor of the Lyons addition demolished by the Gazette staff the rear of the Lyons build ing in Bedford which once housed several county govern ment offices was torn Down creating dust and the interest of some at least a couple county employees said they went to see if they could save a Brick from the building and others from the Public stood along the Fence while an excavating machine Tore at the Brick a pile driving machine was continuing to prepare for the rest of the 22 support beams for the buildings As Dave Mcconnell of general said he didst know How much debris would have to be removed from the building but estimated it would take just a couple Days to have it hauled the demolition began with Asbestos abatement which went smoothly earlier in there want a lot of he he said the debris was clean of the cancer causing commissioner Dick Rice said the million construction project is on schedule so the commissioners noted tuesday that the ramp into the courthouse is Mcconnell said workers will continue to install the last of the beams and excavation through the next week or will Fetters pay will be Cut per pay for the remaining eight pay periods the position also was funded by realized when presi Dent judge Daniel Howsare delayed filling a vacant Law clerk position for a the clerks position was filled tuesday when the commission ers hired Ellen a Fayette county at a salary of in the week since the layoffs continued on Page 5 two new Council members appointed by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Everett two new members of Everett Borough Council were sworn in Mon Day night and the Borough manager said the town May be looking at a 2006 tax the boroughs vacancy Board appointed Jim and Bill to fill the unexpired terms of Char lie Karns and Gale who both resigned last the which met As the boroughs vacancy selected the two men out of a slate of four who expressed an interest in the vacancy Board made the appointment because it had been More than 30 Days since Council accepted the two resignations which legally requires that the vacancy Board make the two Kevin Smith and Duane were not Smith had submit Ted a letter but didst attend the Mangess appointment was rejected because he is a member of the planning Council president Carl Michael said manges told him he would resign from the planning commission if two other Council members Are also members of the commission and councilman Frank Dun Kle said he would have a problem with three Council on Council wishing to keep manges on planning commission whisker is a nominee on the november ballot for a fou year term that continued on Page 5 local service remembers victims Gazette Coyle the Johns United Church of Christ led by Ruth leads a nondenominational Audi ence in a 11 service of remembrance sunday by the Gazette staff As America marked the fourth anniversary of the 2001 people of different Church denominations gathered at the Johns United Church of Christ to remember More than who perished that Day and to celebrate the Freedom ensured by others through the nations with song and those from different faiths gathered at two the Johns adult Bell choir led the evening service followed by a processional of those carrying one Candle for every 100 of the people who died at the world Trade Center in new York the Pentagon in and even in the neighbouring Somerset Johns member Travis Livengood led the titled we must not and at one Point noted that Freedom want Only secured by Well known leaders such As George Washington and Patrick Henry but also those who were unknown but thrust into the Krista a new Hampshire teacher who was aboard the challenger space shuttle when it exploded in and Todd the flight 93 member who uttered lets Roll As fellow passengers began to wrest control from hackers aboard the doomed plane on Livengood led the tribute to those unknown countrymen and women who defended our free including service men and Emer gency service All veterans and those who have lost loved ones in Battle and firefight police and ambulance workers were asked continued on Page 5
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