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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Clearfield, Pennsylvania F vlvek.nssoc1al�?zau labor Day Cap a picnic monday september 7 amp a or i. Wasa photo by Tyler Kolesar inside today birthdays 2 classifieds 6-7 comics 13 dear Abby 8 Edito los columns 4 Heloise 8 lottery 12 obituaries 12 police 12 Bridge 8 sports 9-11 weather 2 health watch 14 deaths of the area Selfridge Richard d89, of Olanta Bennett amp Houser sports a West Branch volleyball returns nine letter winners for 2015 Page 9 vol. 109 a no. 207 our 102nd year Clearfield Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley pa., wednesday september 2, 2015 75 cents 14 pages a Clearfield Cross country has experienced runners Page 9 today a tip line vital part of Law enforcement injured Man flees police after crashing into Woods by Jeff Corcino staff writer the Clearfield county crime stoppers discussed Call volume on its Anonymous tip line at its meeting yesterday. Jeremy Ruffner of Clearfield county emergency services reported the tip line continues to receive a substantial number of Calls a about three to five per Day a but can go As High As 20 when the fugitive of the week is announced. However he said for a few of these Calls an immediate police response is necessary and it would be better if they were directed to the 911-Center. For example some people Call to report their car was stolen. These types of crimes should have an immediate police response and should be directed to 911 or the county dispatch centers non emergency line where they Are better Able to handle those Calls Ruffner said. For emergencies people should Call 911 and for no emergencies people can Call 765-1533.or 800-689-3535, according to the 911 Center website. He said the crime stoppers staff does not have the computers or equipment to dispatch police like the 911 dispatchers have and the crime stoppers line is not recorded. The crime stoppers line should be used to report criminal activity such As drug activity provide information on a wanted individual or provide tips on past crimes or upcoming crimes which do not need an immediate police response. It should also be used if the caller wishes to see crime stoppers Page 5 Clearfield Borough police officers responded to a single vehicle reportable Accident at the intersection of Woodland Road and East ninth Street where the Driver smelled of alcohol and fled into the Woods. Officers located the male who had an aerosol can of duster in his Possession. The male was taken to the Hospital by a Legal Bac. Charges Are pending the Bac results. The male was later transported to the Altoona Hospital due to injuries from the Accident. State College Man facing felony charges in wife a murder state College Alois Kudlach of state College was arraigned before District judge Jonathan d. Grine for one count of felony first degree murder one felony count of third degree murder one felony count of aggravated assault and one felony count of interception disclosure or use of wire electronic or Oral communications. Alois Kudlach the charges arose after police responded to a Domestic dispute on sunday when Kudlach called Centre county a 911 emergency services stating that he shot his wife. At the scene police found a loaded .45-caliber handgun on the Kitchen Island and three empty Shell casings on the Kitchen floor. Police questioned Kudlach who relayed that he and the victim had an argument the night before the incident and that he recorded their conversation with a recording device hidden in his underwear. The next morning Kudlach told police that the victim was threatening him with a Kitchen knife. In an Effort to defend himself Kudlach went into the dining room and retrieved his pistol out of a Backpack and approached the victim in the Kitchen while she was getting a cup of Coffee. Kudlach shot the victim three times. The couple had been preparing to meet with a divorce lawyer on monday. Evidence revealed that the couple was discussing going to breakfast that morning. An autopsy of the victim shows that the victim was not facing Kudlach when she was snot three times in the left Side including in the face and no arguments relating to the knife or mention of the a knife Quot were heard by the couples son before Kudlach shot his Mother. The son was in the adjoining room. Commissioners approve $232,000 courthouse boiler by Jeff Corcino staff writer the Clearfield county commissioners unanimously approved a new boiler bid that was almost five times higher than expected. Commissioners on tuesday approved a bid to replace the boiler at the Clearfield county courthouse at a Price tag of $232,554 from Renick Brothers mechanical of Slippery Rock. The commissioners had budgeted $50,000 for the project. A these bids Are extremely High higher than any of us anticipated a commissioner Joan Robinson Mcmulien said. A but it is what it a the boiler is 30 years old we have to fix it a commissioner John Sobel said. A but i am extremely disappointed that the bids were so because the bids came in so High Sobel said the commissioners might not have the funds for other Worth while projects next year. Because the bid Price exceeds the amount budgeted for the project in this years budget the funds will have to be included in next years budget. Mcmulien said the commissioners spoke with its architect Gai consultants of Dubois who said that although the bids Are High they Are in line Rich the project. She also said the engineers explained that the boiler alone is going to Cost $100,000 because of its Large size. The project is scheduled to begin next Spring. In other business the commissioners a approved the medical assistance transportation program Grant agreement for Community action to administer the $937,000 Grant. The final total wont be known until the state budget is approved according to solicitor Kim Kesner. A approved the emergency response group for Homeland Security Grant. The $270,000 Grant is used for training and equipment to improve both manmade and natural disaster response. These assets have to be available statewide or nationally if be id be according to county emergency management director Joe Bigar. The emergency response group encompasses Clearfield Elk Jefferson Cameron and Mckean counties and the funds would be used in All of the counties. The Grant has been awarded since 2001, Bigar said. A approved the agreement with the Clearfield county area Agency on aging to administer the Home delivered meals program. The $20,784 Grant will provide 15 people with meals seven Days a week. A approved the agreement with Gai consultants for the work on the Mcgee Mills covered Bridge. Sumner like conditions continue throughout progression. See the Complete forecast on Page. In today a headlines. Football Friday contest correction noted a fage5 Harmony school Board discusses Alice training a Page 5 annual Cooper picnic to celebrate 140 years by Tyler Kolesar staff writer Drifting hundreds if not thousands will flock to the Little town of Drifting on monday for the 140th annual Cooper picnic hosted by St. Severing a Church at the Cooper Grove. The event is located five Miles North from interstate 80�?Ts exit 133 on state route 53 in Drifting. A the event is More of a Community family entered event a the Rev. David Perry of St. Severing a said. A ifs to celebrate the labor Day the family entered event has its roots traced to 1876, according to Parish records. At that time picnic tables were brought to the Grove area and each family picnic was combined into one Large event. The Parish began construction on a dining Hall in 1926 in Case of inclement weather. And its not just local people and parishioners who participate. Perry said Over the years word of Mouth has spread to where Many travel lengthy distances to attend. A the event pulls people from the Moshannon Valley area Bellefonte state College and elsewhere a Perry said. Barbecue Chicken or Ham family style dinners Are served from noon until 5 . Adult meals Are $10 and meals for children age 12 and younger Are $5. Last year Perry said they sold about 900 dinners. In previous years that number has been More than 1,000. For those who do not want an entire dinner there will be plenty of other foods like hot dogs hamburgers hot sausage sandwiches French Fries soda milkshakes funnel cakes and More. Kids will have plenty of Chil see picnic Page 5

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