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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Clearfield, Pennsylvania In today a headlines. Philipsburg woman waives forgery theft charges to court a Page 5deaths of the area Hanna Kathryn c., 73, Houtzdale Birger a. Freeberg Saggese Judith 71," Bellefonte formerly of Philipsburg Beezer Heath obituaries can be found on Page 12sportsjtm is 2 a a win a Moshannon Valley volleyball preview Page 9 a Japan defeats Lewis Bury 18-11, to win Laws title Page 9today�?Ts a Ullmo partly sunny with a High near 85. Complete weather forecast can be found on Page 12. A"0aad5 act 13 funds still available for Bridge repairs by Jeff Corcino staff writer the Clearfield county commissioners recently announced funds Are still available through act 13 for municipalities to re Illy deficient inside today birthdays .12 classifieds 6-7 comics 13 dear Abby 3 editorials columns 4 Heloise 3 lottery 12 obituaries 12 police 12 Bridge 8 sports 9-11 weather 12 structurally Bridges. Clearfield county planning director Jodi Brennan said there Are More than 40 local Bridges that Are structurally deficient and municipalities can receive funds to repair or replace these Bridges through Marcellus shale Impact fee funds. A we certainly have a ton of structurally deficient Bridges a Brennan said. A we need to get some projects funded. There is roughly $300,000 available to the county Brennan said the county has a one Page application for municipal officials to Complete and apply to receive for Bridge repair. See Bridges Page 5 plete funds celebrating too years a the most Rev. Bishop Lawrence t. Persico of the roman Catholic diocese of Erie blessed and dedicated the new ten commandments Tablet Monument on saturday evening at St. Timothy roman Catholic Church in Curwensville. The Bishop along with Church pastor Rev. Mark Mastrian and several other clergy helped parishioners celebrate the churches 100th anniversary with a mass and celebratory banquet. Submitted photo cold Stream dam drained for upcoming replacement project r a my she f. In my drained out a fishermen from the Philipsburg area wont be catching anything from cold Stream dam anytime soon. Philipsburg Borough has drained the dam for contractors to get an idea on what exactly be bidding on. Contractors will be bidding on construction of a new dam which was mandated by the state. The Borough has obtained a $2.3 million h20 Grant from the state to help with the project but have to fund it with at least $573,600 of its own Money As Well. Photo by Tyler Kolesar by Tyler Kolesar staff writer Philipsburg if you Haven to driven by or visited cold Stream dam within the past month chances Are you la be extremely surprised at what it looks like. That a because Philipsburg Borough has officially drained the dam As they move Forward to replace it in the upcoming months. The state mandated dam replacement project has been a continuing Saga within the Borough for More than five years. They previously received an $2.3 million h20 Grant from the state for the project which Calls for a Complete reconstruction of the dam As Well As revamping the Earth along the Side of the dam toward the playground area. The Borough is required to $573,600 in Matching funds. The Borough Only received one bid for the project at its june meeting from Glenn o. Hawbaker. Gohus bid was a Little More than $4.6 million almost twice the amount the Borough had budgeted. Since the Borough could not afford the Cost the bid was rejected. The Large bid amount was also due to the tight time schedule. If the project Wasny to completed before March 2016, they would lose the Grant. But at the july 20 Council meeting Borough Engineer John Clabaugh said his firm was Able to a Are contract the project As Long As work is started by March 2016. Since that meeting Borough manager Joel Watson said they be been slowly draining the dam to get it ready for potential work in the fall. A a we be had the permit for some time to Drain it Down a Watson said. A but after the last round of bidding there Wasny to any reason to Drain it before Watson said dam was drained at one foot increments to prevent serious flooding problems below the dam. Originally the Borough see drained Page 5 Dimmick receives state prison term in stalking Case by Julie bae Rickard special to the Progress a Clearfield Man accused of stalking a woman at her business pleaded guilty tuesday in Clearfield county court. William Scott Dimmick 55, of 146 w. Market St., Clearfield pleaded guilty to terroristic threats and two counts of harassment. He was sentenced by judge Paul e. Cherry to two to five years in state prison. The charges Stem from incidents in Clearfield when Dimmick entered a business locked the door and asked the victim to take off her clothes. Prior to sentencing the victims husband addressed the court. He stated that she Felt threat 8ee Dimmick Page 5 Progress land person of the week Orville Mccracken by Emily Miller staff writer Clearfield a Clearfield resident Orville Mccracken is nothing Short of proud. The 89-year-old world War ii Veteran enlisted in the United states army in 1944 and was trained As a truck Driver. From there he travelled overseas to Germany As a private in the company a a 53rd armoured infantry private or battalion. Orville Mccracken after being honorable discharged in 1945, Mccracken was called Back into service in 1950 for the korean conflict. Mccracken did not go overseas for the korean War a he served at Camp Stewart in Georgia. In 1948, Mccracken joined the army reserves where he served an additional 28 years. During his time of service he was awarded the Bronze Star medal the Good conduct medal the presidential unit citation meritorious unit commendation european african Middle Eastern Campaign medal with two Bronze service stars and the armed forces medal with a Bronze hourglass device. Mccracken also received the army Reserve components and achievement medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf clusters army service ribbon combat infantryman badge 1st award expert badge with Auto Rifle bar and Marksman badge with Rifle bar. Some medals were Given during his time in Wii and others during his service in the army Reserve. Mccracken kept All of his medals quiet until about two years ago when his son came to visit him from see Progress land Page 5 us a dolts motor company a drover physical Teeter vol. 109 a no. 205 our 102nd year Clearfield Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley pa., monday August 31, 2015 75 cents 30 pages x y ii 5 a t Wisp k is. A a a a a to

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