Photo by Linda Scott
Tidioute Community Charter School took First Place for their float about the Gettysburg Address.
Bingo players can relax and have some fun with their friends at the Tidioute Firehall this evening for some bingo.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bingo begins at 6 p.m.; and regular Bingo begins immediately following the early birds.
Tidioute will once again be sponsoring a CROP Walk.
This year the walk will be held on Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. with the walkers gathering at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church by 1 p.m. for registration and walking from there and then returning to the church.
Anyone wishing to take part in the walk can contact Mary Huntington at 484-7766 or pick up a sponsor sheet at any of the local churches.
Twenty-five percent of all funds collected will stay here in Tidioute and will be used for the Holiday Food Project for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This will be the seventeenth year for the walk in Tidioute and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made payable to CWS/CROP and given to any of the walkers or sent directly to Mary Huntington.
Tidioute Lions Club is the only organization that purchases and donates the trout for the Kids Junior Fishing Derby that is held at Benner Park.
This is done for the purpose of hoping each child fishing is more likely to catch a fish.
Senior center menu
Thursday, September 29 will be soup and sandwiches.
Monday, October 3 will be Lasagna
Tuesday, October 4 will be Meatloaf.
Thursday, October 6 will be Hot Turkey Sandwiches.
There will be meeting for the Swedish Union Church Trustees, Cemetary and Lot owners and any other interested persons on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Swedish Union Church.
This is the Fall meeting; all interested persons are urged to attend.
Please contact Janet Anderson if you have any questions.
Senior center trips
Today, those who have been attending the Tidioute senior center and their friends will be traveling to Benezette to see the Elk.
Flu Clinic at the Tidioute Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Call the center to schedule an appointment for your shot. Medicare proof is required and for those with self pay the cost will be $32 paid in cash or check.
Other trips that are set include a trip to the Amish Country in Ohio on Friday, Oct. 7.
Dark Chocolate Day at the Tidioute Senior Center will be Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.
Train Ride at OCT in Titusville will be on Friday, Oct. 14.
Senior Expo in Warren, PA on Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. till p.m.
Christmas at the Dinner Theater in Cambridge Springs on Friday, Dec. 2, and the cost is $59 per person, which will include dinner and play.
To make arrangements for any of these trips please call the Tidioute Senior Center at 484-3020 on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
A fall clean up is set for Watson Township property owners and campers for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location is at the Community Building located on RT 337.
Items not accepted include batteries, propane tanks, solvents or hazardous materials.
Tires will be collected for a fee of $1.50 for passenger size tires (car tires) and there will be a higher fee for larger tires.
Watson Township Supervisors are seeking information pertaining to the cemetery located behind the Old Luken Schoolhouse.
Anyone with information about this cemetery or who is buried there is ask to contact the supervisors with this information.
This year marks the 15 Annual George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament and it will be held on Saturday, October 1.
Weigh-in will be at the Tidioute Boat Launch.
Fishing starts at 7 a.m. and there is a $30 per boat entry fee which includes a lunker.
New this year will be Adult/Youth team and the youth must be under the age of 16.
You must stop fishing at 4 p.m. and be to the weigh- in scales by 5 p.m.
Other rules include that the horsepower must comply with the BIA regulations.
Person operating the boat must be at least sixteen years of age or older, under the age of eighteen must furnish parental consent.
Life jackets must be worn while combustion engine is running.
Live bait or lures may be used.
Each contestant may use more than one rod at a time.
Mandatory functional live well(s) capable of sustaining walleye.
No alcoholic beverages consumed on board during tournament hours.
Citation or field acknowledgment issued by PFBC during tournament hours is reason for disqualification.
Boat operator is responsible for boat's wake.
Walleyes not alive will not be permitted at weigh in.
Only six walleye per two-person team may be weighed in.
Ties will be broken by weight of heaviest fish in tied teams live well; still tied money will be split 50/50.
Teams not at the weigh in site by 5 p.m. will be disqualified. All boats must check in at weigh in site.
Protests must be filed within ten minutes of completion of weigh in.
All safety equipment is expected to be in boat according to PFBC rules and regulations.
Fishing boundaries will be from Kinzua Dam to President.
All fish are the property of the tournament and will be returned to the river.
For more information please contact Terry Cotterman at 484-7493 or Wade Adams at 484-7310.
Members of the Jones family will be at the weigh in serving food and hot coffee.
Ladies Guild of St. John Catholic Church will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at St. John Center.
Dave Durstine of Tidioute was the lucky fisherman this year and won the Title "Champion Angler" along with a beautiful trophy that he can enjoy for year to come, $1,000 cash and numerous other prizes. Durstine's total weight on Sunday was 21.05 pounds.
Second place winners was Charlie Matie of Clarendon, who won a trophy and $250 cash. Charlie's total weight on Sunday was 17.81.
Third place winner was Terry Cotterman of Tidioute who won a trophy and $150 in cash, Terry is also a former Champion Angler in 2001. Terry's total weight on Sunday was 16.9 pounds.
Lunker awards were won by Dave Kyher for a 29.98 pound musky, Charlie Matie for a 14.27 pound northern pike, Terry Cotterman with a 8.02 walleye, Trapper Ralston, former Jr. Champion Angler, with a 4.2 pound bass and Mark Matuizek with a 2.33 pound trout.
A two-day total was 334 fish with a total weight of 721.95 pounds. All fish were returned to the Allegheny River. Only one fish was dead in this tournament.
A break down of fish per category was 3 musky, 21 northern pike, 32 walleye, 268 small mouth Bass and 10 trout.
On hand to help with the weigh-in were Ben Brown, Mike Clifton, Leo Cramer, Nathan Brown, John Brown, and Matthew Brown. Other volunteers were on hand as well and their help was greatly appreciated.
The overall winner was 7-year-old Shane Bahach of the Pittsburgh area with 31.5 inches of fish. Second place was won by Katherine Cassese, age 8, of Solo, Ohio, with 30.5 inches of fish and Third place went to J.R. Trauner, age 3, of Centerville with 30 inches of fish.
A bicycle was drawn with the winner being Shane Balach.
There were a total of 90 kids registered, and they brought in a total of 103 fish with a total of only 46 registering any fish.
Winners in various catagories were as follows:
First Place Marching Band was Tidioute Community Charter School.
First Place Color Guard was VFW Post 5958 of Titusville, PA
First Place Sr. Drill Team was Tempest of Knox, PA
Special Judges Award winner was "Two Cousins" of Grand Valley with a Little Mermaid Wagon.
Antique Cars winner was Bruce Zeigler of Simple Times Museum.
Classic Cars winner was Carmen Fedele of Tidioute with his 2010 Dodge Challenger SE Coupe.
Float Winners were in First Place-Tidioute Community Charter School with a float duplicating the Gettysburg Address.
Second Place Float winner was Tidioute First United Methodist Church with the Apollo Moon Landing.
Third Place Float winner was ST John's Church Ladies Guild with "Woodstock".
Motorized Units First Place was Gold Wings Motorcycles Chapter Q and second place was Bob Mast of Tionesta with his 1942 Willy's MB Jeep which he uses in the W. W. II Reenactment.
Fire Equipment Best Pumper-Hydetown V.F.D., Best Ambulance-Tidioute Area V.F.D., Best Tanker-West Hickory, Best Brush Truck-Garland V.F.D., and Furthest Distance was Chapmanville V.F.D.
There were 37 entries and Sheryl Hulings and Monica Morgan were co-chairpersons and assisted on parade day by Johnathan and Nathan Brown.
Grand Prize winners
Winner of the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Grand Prizes were Kim Hancock won the 42-inch flat screen TV, and Mary LeJeune won the PA Lottery Tickets.
Knights Of Columbus
Winner of the gun raffle for the Knights of Columbus was Rosco.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, a drawing was held for two bicycles from the pre-sale tickets and the winners were Sunora Henderson and Lexa Drukenbrod both of Tidioute.
Lions Club 50/50
This year the Lions Club 50/50 was for $403 and was won by Mike Collar.
Miss Tidioute 50/50
Miss Tidioute Pageant committee and Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee held a 50/50 raffle and the winner of the $300 was Dan McLaughlin.
St. John's Ladies Guild
Winner of the 50/50 raffle held by the ST John Ladies Guild for $502 was Sherry Williams of Tidioute.
This year's recipients for the Community Service Awards were Lena Rison, who works hard with the Girl Scouts, Bingo, Mobile Food Pantry and Surplus Food Supplies, was the female recipient.
Jim Bees, a very active member of the Tidioute Lions Club, working at the recycling center, helping out at the Tidioute Senior Center, Mobile Food Pantry and other areas of the community, was the male recipient.
Watson Grange Winner
Watson Junior Grange held a basket raffle and the winner of this was Dan Thrope.
Winner of the Avon Products was Heather Colvert of Erie and P. Proper of Centerville.
Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee members would like to thank everyone who took part in the tournament this year; your support is always greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all the merchants who made donations, those who purchased tickets for the various raffles, those who entered the parade and the spectators who enjoyed the parade.
Everyone pulling together always helps make a successful tournament.
Thank you again.
1 Jim Spargo, Amanda Shields, Tammie Silvis
2. Allyvia Morgan, Melissa Sibits, Joe Wilcox, Carol Simons, Crystal Heenan.
3. Kim Schneider, Jeff Anderson, Mandy Sarver
4. Marco Kremer, Sheila McAllister, Jerod Hulings, David Watson,
5. Jonathan Buccardo, Patrick Sheckler
6. Becky Sovich, Nena Meeks, Julia Sveda, Jim Martin, Jacki Nuttall, Melanie Bunce, Chris McIntyre
7. Sally Paulmier, Paul Downey, Michael Campbell
8. Greg Nuttall, Robin Seelinger
9. Debbie Roofner
10. Dennis J. Sabella, Kelly Blair, Roberta Knight, Lynn Buccardo
11.Sammy Veasey, Brianna Barton, Kathy Matie, Ken Kitelinger
12. Allexa Morgan, Chase Brown, Ashley West
13. Gavin Dasher, Larry Carnahan
14. Elayne Blair, Danielle Barton, Freida Robertson
15. Carl Fike, Butch Leach, Dave Spencer, Aliesa Gionti,Yvonne Johnson, Suzanne Kitelinger
16. Natalie McLaughlin, Ken McKay
17. Harold Simons
18. Autumn Shoemaker, Patrick McLaughlin
19. Bill Kitelinger
20. Mike Clifton, Pat Bowles, Judy Sabella, Jane Downey, Jerry Come, Carl Lanager
21. Justin Campisano, Jeanna Carnahan, George Sveda, Ginny Brocklehurst
22. Jay Sutton, Jacob Craft, Madeline Jones, Scott McCandrew
23. Jim Salapek, Deanna Hollabaugh, Angela Sabella-Jenny
24. Denise Myers, Sue York, Rachel Come
25. Adam Shoemaker, Harvey Weaver, Brandon Moore, Jeneal Johnson
26. Reta Adams, Robert O. Davis, Kyle Kowalski, Joe Frisina
27. Anna Sveda, Sally Steffee
29. Anthony Pollaro, Caleb Moore, Maggie Rapp, Ruth Gerus, Tommy King
30. Mathew Proper, Jason Martin, Mark Johnson
31. Harold Brocklehurst, Bill Palmer, Desiree Mechling
Up Coming Events:
28 Bingo at firehall
SALT Squad at 7 p.m. Allegheny Bible Church
Oct 1 Watson Twp. Clean Up
George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament
3 Flu Shot Clinic at Senior Center 10-12
5 SALT Squad at 7 p.m.