Tidioute Area News In Brief



Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Sept. 12, will be wings and macaroni salad, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Sept. 16, will be macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, dessert and beverages.

McKown Tourney


It was a great day on the Allegheny River for the 40 teams participating in the 17th Annual Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament held in Tidioute on Saturday, September 7.

The rain held off long enough for 35 teams to weigh in 433.29 pounds of small mouth bass. There were25 limits of 6 fish. The total of 188 fish averaged in at 2.30 pounds each.

First place winners were veterans to the event were Bob Stephens and Randy Adams of Oil City, PA weighing in with 21.20 pounds.

Second place winner went to Darren Potts of East Hickory, PA and David Manross of Tidioute with a total weight of 20.88 pounds, they are also past first place winner.s

Third place was won by Ed Fike of Tidioute and John Ringel of Titusville with a total weight of 20.77 which included the lunker award of the day with a weight of 5.24 pounds.

There were 5 adult/youth teams and four couples teams. The top winners were Terry Miller and his daughter Terra Miller of Tionesta, who also finished in 9th place over all with 16.96 pounds and Dennis and Kathy Habovich of Carnegie, with a total weight of 10.66.

The free entry for next year’s event was won by Walt Stover of Corry and Eric Marsh of Conneaut Lake.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Dennis Habovick.

Tournament director, Deb Genter, was assisted by Reta Adams, Terri Fike, Melissa Potts, Wade Adams, Terry Guillard and Scot Genter.

This event is held every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Next year it will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Shoe collection

There was such a great response to the old shoes collection that Julie has decided to extend the drop-off date to Sept. 30.

To date she has collected over 300 pairs of shoes.

Those of you who still have shoes to donate can still do so at Tidioute Flea- Tique.

Flu shots

Tidioute Senior Center will hold a Flu Shot Clinic on Sept. 30.

Those wishing to get the shot need to call the center at 484-3020 and sign up with Pat.

Pre-sale tickets

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee has received the pre-sale carnival ride tickets.

These tickets are selling for $20 and you will receive a business-size card that you will redeem for 30 ride tickets at the ticket booth. You will need to fill out the back of this card with your name and address and phone number, as this will serve as your entry for one of the bicycles that will be drawn on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Tickets can be purchased at Tidioute Trading Post, Polly’s ShurSave Market and Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Carnival rides are being provided by Carnival Trowver of Gibsonton, Fla.

For more information please contact Russell Glenn at 484-1234.

Glass collection

Watson Grange members are still collecting glass items for the Dime Pitch they are having in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament set for Thursday, September 26 through Sunday, September 29.

Items can be delivered to their booth on tournament grounds on Thursday, Sept. 26, or you can contact John Hollabaugh.

Sports raffle

Tidioute Knights of Columbus members are currently selling tickets on a Henry Golden Boy Rifle 44 magnum that is made in the USA.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Drawing will be on Sunday, Sept. 29.

For tickets contact any member of the Knights of Columbus or ticket chairperson Tom Heenan. They will also have a table with ticket sales on tournament grounds fishing tournament weekend.

Kids Fishing Derby

Saturday, Sept. 28 will be the Kids Fishing Derby at Benner Park.

The creek will be stocked with trout furnished by Tidioute Lions Club prior to the Derby.

Fishing starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. for both girls and boys ages 3 to age 10.

This event is a community event sponsored by Tidioute Lions Club and Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee.

Junior Angler

Junior Championship Angler will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.

Winner of this event will receive a $50 Bond awarded from Jim and Betty Marshall, a rather large trophy and prizes that are sponsored by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament and the Jones Family.

This tournament is for those ages 9 through 15


This year there will be fire works once again for the Fishing Tournament festivities thanks to Tidioute Trading Post and the Servicemen’s Home Corp.

Please be sure to thank these sponsors for their contributions that made this possible.

Oldest fisher-person

There is a $100 award for the oldest woman who registers a fish in the PSCFT sponsored by a friend of the tournament and a $100 prize award for the oldest male fisherman who registers a fish sponsored by Tidioute Towers.

Champion angler

The champion angler will be determined by the total weight of all fish registered.

Saturday winners will receive cash and trophies and have an opportunity to fish on Sunday for a shot at the Champion Angler title.

First Place winner on Saturday will receive $25 and a trophy, Second Place will receive $15 and a trophy and Third Place will receive $ 10 and a trophy.

There will be a $10 prize and a trophy to the largest catfish registered.

Sunday qualifiers will fish with a referee and all referees will receive a gift of appreciation.

17 Days to tournament

The countdown has begun for the 54th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament that is set for Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 29.

The entire weekend promises something for the entire family from a kids derby, craft show, parade, fireworks, carnival rides, concession stands, game booths, lots of food, and lots of fishing.

Bring the entire family and enjoy a fun filled four days in Tidioute, PA.

Borough Council

Tidioute borough council met on Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the borough office.

Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 715 miles for the month and handling 18 incidents and charges.

Mayor Pam McLaughlin was unable to attend the meeting.

Borough manager Walt Snavley reported that maintenance crews have been working on bike trail.

SWCMA has a stream project on McGuire Run Road to complete.

There will be a meeting of the finance committee on Oct. 3 for budget planning.