Photo by Linda Scott
Pictured are the current winners. In back left to right are First place winners Dennis and Kathy Habovick of Carnegie with 14.45 pounds of bass; Wade Adams of Tidioute and Mark Hughes of Saegertown second place winners. Third Place winners are Brian Johnson and Josh McEunn of Warren area. Front row left to right are Walt Stover of Corry, and Craig Lucas of Oil City who won the “Lunker Award “ with a 14.02 pound bass. Top Adult/Youth winners are Jim and Mathew Stevens from Cranberry Township who had a five-fish total weight of 10.12 pounds.
There will be bingo at the Tidioute Firehall today with doors opening at 5 p.m. and early bird beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the regular bingo.
This is sponsored by Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department with Helen Williams as the contact person.
Senior Picnic change
Members of the Tidioute Senior Center who were planning a picnic for Thursday will be holding the picnic at the senior center at noon due to the colder weather.
So please call the center at 484-3020 if you would like to go to the center for the picnic and bring a dish to pass. You do not have to be a regular attendee to come to the picnic. This could be a good way to check it out and see you would like to start going to the senior center for more meals. Meals are served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Senior Center menu
Thursday, Sept. 15 picnic at Senior Center.
Monday, September 19 will be Fish
Tuesday, September 20 will be Beef Stew.
Thursday, September 22 will be Taco Salad.
The second Annual Bulldog Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at River Ridge Golf Course starting at 9 a.m..
Cost is $180 per team or $45 per person for an 18 hole game with a cart.
All beverages will be provided along with hot dogs on the turn.
There will be picnic and prizes following the event.
This scramble is limited to 15 teams. You must be 21 years of age (proof of age ID is required).
This event is presented by Polly's ShurSave Market of Tidioute, all proceeds will benefit the Tidioute Community Charter School Boy's basketball team.
The correct date for the Miss Tidioute Pageant is Saturday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. at the Tidioute Community Charter School.
This is open to the public.
Ballot boxes with the pictures of the contestants are located at Tidioute Trading Post, Buccardo's Restaurant and Polly's ShurSave Market, your monetary vote determines the People's Choice.
Contestants for the Miss Tidioute Pageant include Kassidy Altman, Michelle Cantrell, Krista Greeley, and Kendra Sauers.
Contestants for the Miss Teen Tidioute Pageant include: Hanna Divido, Morgan Hittie, Peyton Hittie, Tanya Krouse, and Joselyn Neely.
Time is fast approaching for the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1.
This tournament is a two man/person tournament with a 6-fish limit per team.
Boundaries include Glade Bridge in Warren to the Tionesta Bridge.
Hours for fishing are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weigh-in will be at the Tidioute Boat Launch from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All dead fish will be disqualified and all PA Fish Laws must be observed.
Fish will be released at the Tidioute Boat Launch and the tournament committee decisions will be final.
For applications please contact Terry Cotterman at 814-484-7493 or Wade Adams at 814-484-7310.
Trophies are being donated by John Motzer, owner of the Landmark Hotel and will be presented following the weigh-in.
The Jones family will donate for a trophy that will be presented to the Junior Champion Angler at the 2012 Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.
Members of the VFW Post 8803 and the Ladies Auxiliary, Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department, police department, Tidioute members of the Civil Air Patrol and members of the community joined together at the Tidioute Community Charter School to honor those who serve and those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
State Rep. Kathy Rapp was the main speaker of the day and she shared her memories of that dark day on American soil.
PSCFT Grand Prizes
The grand prizes for this year's Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament include a 42" flat screen TV at the first prize drawing and a pack of 60 $5 instant PA lottery tickets.
Tickets are $1 each and you need not be present to win.
Drawing is set for Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. during the closing ceremonies.
Tidioute Towers Residents will be holding a bicycle decorating contest set for Saturday, Sept. 24 for children ages 6 to 12 years old.
Bikes must be decorated to ride in the parade.
Judging will be at the Tidioute Firehall at 11 a.m. on Saturday with prizes for the best decorated bikes.
Registration must be received no later than September 16. Registration forms can be obtained at Tidioute Trading Post, Polly's ShurSave Market and at Buccardo's Restaurant and mailed to Betty Johnson, 174 Main ST Apt 511, Tidioute, PA 16351.
Adult supervisors are needed to help out on the parade route, if you would like to volunteer please contact Johnson at Tidioute Towers.
Voice of Democracy
VFW Post 8803 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting the Voice of Democracy Scholarship contest once again in Tidioute.
The theme this year: "Is There Pride In Serving In Our Military". If is for those in grades 9 though 12.
Chairperson Fran Stoneburg has contacted the schools and they await your entries.
Information was given to Tidioute Community Charter School, West Forest School, Youngsville High School, Eisenhower and Warren High schools.
For other interested students who need more information please contact Stoneburg at 484-7708.
Ladies Auxiliary members of VFW Post 8803 in Tidioute have announced the Patriot's Pen Scholarship contest with a theme of "Are You Proud Of Your Country" for grades 6 through 8.
Information was dropped off at Tidioute Community Charter School and at Beaty Middle School.
For any other students who need more information please contact Fran Stoneburg, chairperson at 484-7708.
Once again you can purchase pre-sale carnival ride tickets and receive a ticket on the bicycles which will be drawn on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. at closing ceremonies.
With each set of 4 tickets for $5 you receive one ticket for the bicycles. You need only one ticket per ride.
A fishing derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Benner Park for those ages 3 to 10 only. NO exceptions.
Time is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This is a community event and boys and girls are both welcome to fish and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament and the Tidioute Lions Club.
Among other prizes for the winners there will be bags of items for all who fish and all entrants will have an opportunity to win a bicycle.
Arts and Craft Show
Marty Bennett is in charge of the Arts and Crafts Show once again that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Tidioute Firehall from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
All crafters are invited to set up a display.
To reserve your space contact Marty Bennett at 484-7372.
With a theme of Summer In Paradise and one of Historical Moments In American History there should not be any question as to what you could build a float on.
Marching Units are invited to participate as are fire departments, Drill Teams, motorized units, horse teams just to name a few.
To enter a unit of any time please contact Sheryl at 484-7592 or Monica at 484-0244.
Junior Champion Angler
Competition for the Junior Champion Angler is open to those ages 10 through age 15 and the winner will be announced at 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24.
This angler will receive a trophy, prizes and a $50 US Savings donated by Jim and Betty Marshall.
The trophy and prizes are sponsored in part by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament.
There will be hundreds of door prizes awarded on Saturday evening Sept. 24, at 8 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Friday evening in the tournament tent on the tournament grounds for $1 each and continue until 7:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Winners must be present to win these particular prizes. All door prizes are donated from local merchants of Tidioute and the surrounding communities.
Tidioute License Plates are for sale at Polly's ShurSave Market, Buccardo's Restaurant and at the Tidioute Community Charter School office.
Cost for the license plates is $10 each with all proceeds going towards the Tidioute Community Charter School Student Activities Funds. This fund pays for field trips for students and special events throughout the school year.
They are made out of metal, painted orange with black lettering and are individually shrink-wrapped.
Looking for that extra gift for the holiday season, purchase a Tidioute, PA.
Thank you for supporting this fund raiser.
The 15th annual Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament was held recently in Tidioute. It rained for hours and there was also flood warnings for the area but the 92 participants braved the weather.
Fishing in the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Tailwaters to the President Boat Launch the river however didn't prove to be very friendly. The bait was off and despite all the rain the water was low and pretty dirty in spots, but there were 142 smallmouth bass brought to the Tidioute Boat Launch for the weigh-in.
The 46 teams consisting of 34 two-man teams and 8 adult/Youth and four couples brought in a total of 292.72 pounds of fish. There were 13 teams that had their limit of six fish but 14 teams did not weigh in at all.
Special guest team of Todd and Kyle Miller of East Hickory weighed in with four fish at 7.54 pounds. The free entry for 2011 won by Bob Stephens and Randy Adams of Oil City never saw the scales.
First place trophy went to Dennis and Kathy Habovick, of Carnegie, PA whose total weight was 14.45 pounds. They also won the top couple for the day Kathy happily declared, "It only took up ten years to win it". The first place trophy was presented by Kyle Miller and Jack McKown, son of Glenn McKown the tournaments namesake.
Second place went to Wade Adams of Tidioute and his partner Mark Hughes of Sagertown, PA with a weight of 14.27 pounds.
Third place winners was the team of Brian Johnson and Josh McEunn of the Warren area who's weight was 14.22 pounds.
Fourth place was won by Darren Potts of East Hickory and Dave Manross of Tidioute with 14.18 pounds.
Rounding out the top five spots was Rob Genter and Kit Pascarella both of Tidioute weighing in with 14.02 pounds.
The largest fish of the tournament "lunker" was caught by the team of Walt Stover of Corry, PA and Craig Lucas of Oil City, PA weighed in at 4.29 pounds.
Top adult/youth (under the age of 16 years) was Jim and Mathew Stevens from Cranberry Township, PA whose five fish was 10.12 pounds.
The 2012 event will be held on September 8, and the free entry was won by Darren Potts and David Manross.
Prizes were drawn with the big prize of a Steeler folding chair that was won by Bob Muschweck.
A 50/50 drawing was won by Sue Lewis of Tidioute and proceeds form that raffle went to the Miller family to help pay their medical expenses.
Tournament director, Deb Genter expresses her appreciation to all the participants and to the helpers of the day: Terri Fike, Reta Adams, Melissa Potts, Ross Fike and Scot Genter.
Watson Grange member are still collecting glass ware for the Dime Pitch booth they will be manning on tournament grounds from Thursday, Sept. 22, to and including Sunday, Sept. 25.
To have your donated glassware picked up please call John Hollabaugh at 484-2242.
Tidioute First United Methodist Church will have their funnel cake booth open during the Fishing Tournament festivities which will be held from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 25.
Fall Gun Raffle
A Gun Raffle Party will be held at the Tidioute firehall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale during fishing tournament festivities and at local merchants as well as from your favorite firefighter.
This event is sponsored by the Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department.
Tidioute Area Volunteer fire department would like to thank the community and everyone who has helped support them through the years and ask for your continued support in the future.
There is a spaghetti dinner being planned at the Presbyterian Church for Sept. 23.
Dinner will consist of spaghetti, meatballs and salad. Take outs will be available.
More information will be published later.
Three youth bicycles have been donated to the Pennsylvania State Championship fishing tournament to give away during their activities.
Bikes were donated by Tidioute Lions Club, Presbyterian Women's Association and the Olive Temple Lodge of Tionesta.
Tidioute Borough Council met Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Tidioute Towers in the community room.
Minutes of last month's meeting were approved.
Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 793 miles and reported 24 incidents.
Under public comment some concerned citizens approached council in regards to starting up a neighborhood watch committee. This would mean citizens getting involved in watching out for unusual things going on and reporting it to the police at all hours of the night.
This group is on a fact-finding mission as to what they need to do and who to go about getting started.
Council agrees that this is a great idea and more information will be sought.
Mayor Pam McLaughlin is still working on getting the funds released for the new police car.
The two final Emergency Management Coordinator quarterly training sessions are scheduled for Sept. 22 and Nov. 19.
Council voted and passed a resolution for the 2012 financial Requirements and Minimum Municipal Obligation for employee pension fund which is actually state funded.
Permission was granted for the secretary/treasurer to pay the bills for August.
Up Coming Events:
14 Bingo at firehall
15 Senior Center Picnic on McCauley Hill Rd.
17 Bulldog Golf Scramble
Miss Tidioute Pageant at TCCS 4 p.m.