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Progress, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
102 265 our 95th year Moshannon november 2008 50 cents 18 pages scores from the Gridiron District 9 playoffs class am championship Clearfield marys 20 class a semifinals Maniteau Brookville 7 Karns City Kane 14 class a quarterfinals Cameron county Keystone 22 Clarion Redbank Valley 0 District 6 playoffs class am semifinals Johnstown Indian Valley 7 class a quarterfinals Tyrone Bald Eagle area 0 Forest Hills Richland 0 class a quarterfinals Bishop Mccort Laurel Valley 6 Portage mount Union 0 District 5 playoffs class a semifinals Conemaugh Everett 19 Western Region District 7 playoffs class Kaaa quarterfinals Bethel Park North Allegheny 21 Gateway Shaler 0 pen Hills 27 North Hills 0 the Progress news Clearfield 206 Locust 7657813 7 Philipsburg 109 front 3424763 7 2 460 state 2363468 Check us out online at i reside today birthdays 5 classifieds 1013 comics 17 dear Abby 16 columns 4 Heloise 16 hospitals 5 lottery 14 obituaries 14 police 14 sports 79 weather 5 sports Curwensville Boro granted permission to borrow funds kids9 Corner by Dianne Byers staff writer during a hearing Clearfield county president judge Fredric Ammerman granted permission for Curwensville Borough to borrow funds to meet expenses for through the end of the Curwensville Borough petitioned the Clearfield county court of common pleas for authorization to borrow to pay the majority of the boroughs operating costs for 1 Mark Council presi testified that the Borough would not receive enough Rev Enue to pay expenses of about including employee payroll health workers compensation and payments of one Mill to both Rescue Hose and ladder and the tanners run flood Protection Curulla told judge Ammerman that several factors contributed to the boroughs Lack of sufficient funding to meet december the decline in the boroughs profits was because there were not As much in tax Revenue coming in As the Borough had he specifically mentioned the Emer gency and municipal services tax that was estimated in the 2008 budget to be and actually produced through costs also increased dramatically for health insurance from per year to per fuel prices Are also to Date about higher than projected in the of wins District 9 class aaa title Page 7 volleyball gets swept at Pisa tourney Page 7 Curulla stated that he had contacted Duane Bor Ough tax for a Lowed estimate of tax income the Bor Ough could expect in which test anticipates should be around Council also cannot increase taxes As it currently is at 30 Mills the maximum millage rate for property taxes allowed by Curulla also noted that Many Curwensville residents cannot afford More taxes and some Are unable to pay at the current Laurance Borough asked Curulla if the Borough could further reduce its work Force without compromising the safety of Borough Resi Curulla said that both the Street Crew and the police department have employees who have been we have Cut employees As much As we Curulla adding that the Borough must keep the streets maintained and slowed and is Down to two police offi i dont think we could go any he Seaman also asked whether the boroughs account ing firm had prepared a debt Curulla said the Borough currently has outstand ing of a borrowing base of and a non elec toral debt limit of so it is Able to assume the Lia in addition to permission from the Clearfield county court of common the Borough must also get consent from the trellis along front Street in Philipsburg is a Little Philips a climbing Plant has found a Home on a trellis that shelters seating for photo by Wendy Lynn charges bound Over in Henry rape Case turn to Page 1 by Liza Matia staff writer Dubois All charges were bound Over following yesterdays preliminary hearing for Stephen a 25yearold Dubois Man accused of raping a 19yearold woman at henrys charges include threat of forcible involuntary deviate sexual inter course by forcible involuntary deviate sexual inter course with person substantially sexual conspiracy to commit solicitation of rape with a substantially impaired kid napping and unlawful at yesterdays the victim testified that she had been drinking at a West Scribner Avenue residence on the night of the when she was returning from the she said that Henry snatched me put a knife to her duct taped her and secured her hands behind her Back with bracelets and duct when she asked him what was going she related that he threat ened to slice her the woman admitted to Leann assistant District that she drank six cans of Beer that along with a mixture of punch and Beer that Henry had Given she said that Henry later told her that he had drugged the the woman further related that Henry used a knife to Cut off her tank top and asked Vincent who is also charged in the if he would like to touch he turn to Page 1 members of the sons of the Clearfield american legion John Lewis Shade Post 6 held a work party to prepare the grounds for the american legions annual veterans Day serv ice tuesday at at the Veteran memorial in the Public is from left Are Mike Ryan Marty preach Pat Mcgovern and Jeff submitted photo voluntary water conservation drought watch issued in Clearfield and other counties Harrisburg the department of environmental Protection issued a drought watch today for 29 Pennsylvania counties As precipitation deficits continue and Stream flow Levels fall in the Western and North trial areas of the the Commonwealth has received below Normal precipitation Over the past two to three months that has resulted in rain fall deficits of As much As 5 inches i parts of Western and North Central said act ing Dep Secretary John recent rainfalls have not been enough to bring Stream flow and groundwater Levels Back to nor so we Are asking residents and businesses to conserve water until we get More substantial precipitation in these areas of the although conditions Are bet Ter in the Eastern portion of the county groundwater Well Levels have shown signs of stress and conditions Are being monitored closely by a drought watch declaration is the first level and least severe of the states three drought turn to Page 4 Psi Grad documents Blu band by Samantha Ewing pen Grampian by gae Kane staff writer anyone who has Ever attended a Pennsylvania state University football game knows the thrill and excitement the beloved Blue band a hush Falls Over the people in attendance As a drum taps a whistle blows then four times rapidly and suddenly the Drums Thunder in a staccato up from the Depths of Beaver stadium storm the 275 members of the Pennsylvania state University marching Blue band As they triple time onto the the Only thing louder than the fight song the Roar of thousands of football fans cheering them Sean Smith but Over the 100year history of the Blue no one had documented the bands Persever Ance and Box after Box was stacked and piled throughout the room when Sean Smith and Tom Range found before they began their this pair of College roommates had no idea such an untapped treasure As the pair rummaged through the they recognized the need to preserve what they had they thought the Best Way to do this would be to hire a ghostwriter to compile a Book about the Blue bands As they continued to unearth amazing they realized they were the Only ones who could write the and that exactly what they eighteen months a Cen Tennial history of the Blue band was this which became the fastest Selling Book published by Penn is not Only the first Book about the but it is filled with never before published person Al accounts and an extremely Well documented history of the who now works for Lezzer lumber As a computer and network and Range were both Mem Bers of the Blue band while at Penn Smith admits he is still a bit of a band his love of the the Blue band and the band traditions Are very As is his knowledge of the bands one of Smiths favorite tales involves the famous flip done by the drum maj9r As the band takes the Field during Home the flip is one of the More recent of the band Trade turn to Page 4 stories to heres Progress land people name Sean Patrick Smith occupation computer and network administrator and methodist minister family Sherilyn Ray favorite food steaks at a local restaurant favorite Book the Penn state Blue a Century of Pride and precision favorite thing to do return to Penn because it always feels like coming Sean Smith May Call himself a band but without his love for the Pennsylvania state University marching Blue much of the bands history would have been working with his longtime Friend and Tom Smith was Able to write a Centenni Al history of the which became the fastest Selling Book Ever published by Penn the Book not Only chronicles the bands but incorporates photos and personal photo by gae Kane
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