Tidioute Area News In Brief



Senior Center menu

On Thursday, May 9 it will be the Cooks Choice, with desserts and beverages.

Monday, May 13 will be chicken salad, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, May 14 will be Meatloaf, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, May 16 will be macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes, dessert and beverages.

Call the senior center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunches and to also ride the TWAC bus.

Trip to zoo

Students in Kindergarten K through Second Grade will be traveling to the Erie Zoo on Wednesday.

Warren Gives

A special 12-hour online donation event is being held today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County.

The foundation will match a percentage of the amount received and present a check to each of the 100 organizations that receive donations during this event.

To make a donation, please log on to www.warrengives.org and donate to one of the Tidioute organizations being featured. These include Tidioute Library, Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department, Tidioute Area Community Fund and Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center Inc.

TCCS Trustees

Tidioute Community Charter School Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the school library.



Mother/Daughter banquet will be held Thursday at Tidioute First United Methodist Church.

Dinner will be served by the men of the church at 6 p.m. in the church social hall.

Following the dinner, guests will be entertained with a puppet show that will be preformed by members of the Otterbein Church of Pittsfield.

Celebration Of Life

A Celebration of Life for Pete Wiles will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at the home of his sister and brother in law, Jackie and Dan Edminston, 5159 RT 337, Tidioute.

Meat and table service will be furnished. Bring a dish to share if you want, beverage of choice and a lawn chair.

Those attending are asked to wear their favorite Pittsburgh Steelers gear and bring memories of Pete.

For more information please call 484-7429, all family and friends are invited.

Prom Night

The Tidioute Prom will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tidioute Community Charter School.

A King and a Queen will be crowned at 7 p.m.

Students in grades nine through grade 12 are eligible to attend.

Spring Clean Up

Tidioute Borough will be holding a Spring Clean Up at the Recycling Center from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $10 per pick up truck load and $5 per car load.

Benefit Night

The Benefit Night for Deb Genter will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Tidioute Firehall beginning at 4 p.m.

A buffet dinner will begin at 5 p.m..

Entertainment will be provided by, “The Necessary Experience” from 8 p.m. to midnight.

There will be lots of door prizes, Chinese Auction items, along with other raffles,Dinner and Dance. B.Y.O.B.

Deb had her surgery on Friday and everything went well.

Watson Grange

Members of Watson Grange will be providing the lunch for the Pomona Grange on Saturday, May 11.

VFW Post 8803

Member of the VFW Post 8803 will meet on Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Post Home.

All members are urged to attend.


Home Corp.

Members of the Servicemen’s Home Corp. will meet on Sunday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the Post Home.


Members of Southwest Warren County Municipal Authority will meet on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m at the borough office.

Mother’s Day Raffle

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee members are selling tickets for a Mothers Day Raffle.

This is based on the evening daily number.

If your number comes up straight you win $200 and if it comes up in reverse you will $100. All unsold tickets become the property of the fishing tournament.

Tickets are $1 each and can also be purchased at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Borough Council

Tidioute borough council members will meet on Monday, May 13,, at 7 p.m. at the borough office, located at 129 Main St.

Walking Club

Members of the Community Cruisers Walking Club gathered at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday night at 7 p.m. for a walk from the church along Economy Street, across First Street to Jefferson and down Church Street and back to the church by way of Main St.

Last week there were thirteen and this week there were 14.

You can join up with them any time you have the time. The walk took only about forty minutes.

When you sign up you are given a Pedometer to track your steps, thus determining how many miles, and how many calories.

This is for all ages, males and females.

Knights of Columbus

The Tidioute Knights of Columbus is conducting its “Measure UP” campaign for the 27th consecutive year to raise funds for the ARC.

Last year’s statewide Knights of Columbus campaign generated more than $140,000 and has raised more than $5.5 million in Pennsylvania for the ARC in the last 35 years of the campaign.

Members of the Tidioute Council #9304 will be distributing rulers on Friday, May 10, at the Tidioute branch of Northwest Savings Bank and on Saturday, May 11, at the Tidioute Trading Post and at he Church Services on Saturday and Sunday Masses at ST John Church.

The ARC is a nonprofit support group that provides services for people with intellectual and development disabilities. Advocacy, counseling, placement, camping, and supported employment are a few examples of the activities offered by local chapters of The ARC.

For more information, please contact Gary Koech at 484-2252.

Mock accident

Tidioute Community Charter School students participated in a mock accident on Thursday, May 2.

The accident was staged on McGuire near the intersection with First Street and Jefferson Street.

There were two vehicles involved, one vehicle was staged with a student behind the wheel with his friends in the car, the other vehicle driven by a member of the community. There were six victims in all.

The students played the part of the drinking teenagers, one was pronounced dead at the scene and another was flown to a nearby hospital. The only difference between this mock accident and the real thing is these students were not really hurt and the accident was only staged to appear like the real thing.

Tidioute Fire Department and ambulance were dispatched from their firehall. The average call takes a volunteer department about 10 minutes to get a unit on the way to the scene. EmergyCare Unit was also dispatched and Life Star Helicopter from Corry was dispatched. Also called to the scene was Jim Higgins, deputy coroner, Tidioute Borough Police Department and Warren County Sheriff Department.

These different agencies work together on several occasions and this Mock Accident not only served as a reminder to the students that they should not drink and drive but was a great drill for the agencies involved.

Deputy Charles Fetzeck of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department played out the scene for those who were in attendance. Fetzeck stated that it took 13:46 minutes to extricate the first victim from the vehicle.

Fire department and ambulance personnel treated this as the real thing and used every precaution they could to prevent further complications.

Sheriff Ken Klakamp was on the scene as well as other members of his department.

Todd Steele, Director of Operation for EmergyCare was also at the scene to observe the made the arrangements for the Life Star helicopter to come in.

Mandie Engbert, SADD Director at Tidioute Community Charter School has some of her students paint their faces white and they wore a sign on their backs stating the time of death by a person as the result of a DUI related accident. These students were not permitted to speak to their fellow students and vice versa, representing the fact that were gone.

Since this program has started in Warren County there have not been any DUI teen-related accidents at prom time or graduation time.

During the mock qccident no one was actually hurt or killed.

Lions Club

Members of the Tidioute Lions Club still have some brooms for sale.

Anyone wishing to purchase brooms can contact Carmen Fedele and Daisy McDonald at their new phone number 814-706-5524-home or their cell phone number 814-730-9377.

Cost of brooms are $7 for the small kitchenette size, $8 for the medium size and $10 for the heavy duty/shop size.

Lottery calendars

Tidioute Knights of Columbus #9304 members still have some calendars for sale at a cost of $25 each.

These calendars run from June 1, 2013 and run through May 31, 2014

You have 365 chances to be a winner. All numbers are played straight as drawn from the Pennsylvania State Lottery.

For more information please contact Gary Koech at 484-2252.

Car show

The 2013 Car Show in Tidioute will be on Saturday, May 25.

This year it will be held at the Tidioute Ballfield across from the firehall.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., there is a $6 registration fee per entry.

Judging will begin at 1 p.m.

All cars from 1930 to 2013 can be entered, also divisions for pickup trucks, motorcycles and tractors.

For more information or to sponsor this event please call 814-730-2389

Sponsors needed

Car show committee members are seeking sponsors to help defray the cost for the First, Second and Third Place awards in each class and Best of Show for the Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Car Show that will be held on Saturday, May 25.

There are 12 sub classes, therefore they are seeking a donation of $100 per sub class for trophies and $125 for the Best of Show trophy.

They are also collecting items that can be used as door prizes to give out to the Car Show participants.

If you would like to be sponsor or have any questions, your can contact Shawn Silvis at 484-5078.

Up Coming Events:

8 Field Trip to Erie Zoo for K-4 through 2nd Grade

9 Mother/Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m

SWCMA 7 p.m.

11 Spring Clean Up Tidioute Borough and Triumph Township

Pomona Grange

Celebration Of Life “Pete Wiles” 2 p.m.

Benefit for Deb Genter 4 p.m. till 12 a.m.

Tidioute Prom 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

12 VFW Post 8803 meeting at 9 a.m.

Serviceman’s Home Corp meeting at 9:30 a.m.

13 Borough Council 7 p.m.