Sheffield Area News In Brief


Trick or Treat hours in Sheffield Township will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Parents and children are encouraged to only go to homes with their porch lights on.

Indoor garage sale

Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church will hold an indoor garage sale at the St. Paul Center, along with its church raffle auction. All prizes are donated by the parishioners. If you want to rent a table call the church office at 968-5915 and leave a message. Cost of a table is $10. Come and spend the day. Remember one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning. Lunch will be available by the Knights of Columbus. The list of auction items is long and ranges in items from cash to tires to gas and lots and lots of homemade items. Tickets are available for a full sheet of 12 for $5 or 3 tickets for $2 the day of the indoor garage sale or from the parishioners of St. Anthony’s church.

Sheffield U.M.

A Harvest Dinner is being planned at the Sheffield United Methodist Church for Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. Cost is a donation. Stop in the church and receive some warm hospitality and a turkey dinner with all the fixings.

Johnny Appleseed


The Annual Pie Baking contest was a huge success. Thirty-seven pies were presented for the judges to sample. Judging this year were Jay Fitch, Julianne Waterfield, Amy O’Donnell, Dawn Stoddard, Jodi Dunham, Megan Leach, Chad Trasiter, Steve Ettinger, Dr. William Clark and Sue Curtin.

When all the tasting was completed the following were named the winners: Youth Division 1st, Nick Hagg; 2nd, Megan Johnson and 3rd, Andrew Kyler.

In the Single Crust Category 1st, Tina West; 2nd, Holly Shaffer, and 3rd Mary Johnson.

In the Double Crust Category 1st, Tina West; 2nd, Chris Duell and 3rd, John Canavan. The Pie Baking Contest was sponsored by the McMillen Family, in memory of Robert McMillen, who won honors several years in a row in this competition and also by the Buzz Paris family, who won this honor several years ago as well.

Tractor Pull Results, this event was sponsored by Johnson Tire Service, Weldbank:

2500# 1. Kent Clark, Clymer, NY

2. Aimee Zimmerman, Warren

3. Jerry Yeager, Bear Lake

3000# 1. Chad Zimmerman, Warren

2. Jim Turner, Sr. Clymer

3. Jim Dyke, Lottsville

3500# 1. Chevy Rowland, Leeper

2. Brad Buck, Busti, NY

3. Jim Dyke, Lottsville

4000# 1. Dean Chelton, Spartansburg

2. Mark Zielinski, Harborcreek

3. Cynthia Johnson, Grand Valley

4500# 1. Bill Phillips, Wattsburg

2. John Synder, Titusivlle

3. Cynthia Johnson, Grand Valley

5000# 1. Randy Rowland, Leeper

2. Clayton Johnson, Bear Lake

3. Josh March, W. Sunbury

5500# 1. Mike Highhouse, Russell

2. Monty Johnson, Bear Lake

3. Randy Rowland, Leeper

6000# 1. Jim Perrin, Columbus

2. Bryan Miller, Titusville

3. Brad Buck, Busti

6500# 1. Kent Clark, Clymer

2. Bryan Miller, Titusville

3. Rick Miller, W. Sunbury

7000# 1. Jim Dyke, Lottsville

2. Rod Rowland, Pittsfield

3. Bryan Miller, Pittsfield

7500# 1. Rod Rowland, Pittsfield

2. Albert Miller, W. Sunbury

3. Dan Hornburg, Cherry Grove

8000# 1. Dan Hornburg, Cherry Grove

2. Dave Campbell

3. Bill DeLowry, North Washington

9000# 1. Dan Horburg, Cherry Grove

2. Mike Highhouse, Russell

3. Lowell Chelton, Spartansburg

10000#1. Alex Horburg, Sheffield

2. Dan Hornburg, Cherry Grove


Horse Pull Results: This event was sponsored by Hornburg Drilling, LLC

Lightweight Pull:

7200# 1st. Place Sonny Brown, Corry

2nd Place Tim Juart, Smicksburg

3rd Place Randy Proper, Corry

4th Place Darwin Durlin, Pittsfield

5th Place Jacob Eckstrom, Sugar Grove

Heavy Weight Pull:

1st Place Jeff Martin, Punxsatawney,

2nd Place Brandon Porter, West Sunbury

Cornhole Tournament Winners

1st Place Jack Passinger and Rudy Meighan

2nd Place “Big Dogs” Chuck Hazeltine and Brian Anderson

3rd Place “Double B’s” Bryan Nelson and Brady Williams

Winner of the cornhole boards was Paul Erdlen of Allison Park

Winner of the load of fire wood sponsored by MAK Logging and Parsons Logging was Sandy Benedict of Pittsfield.

Winner of the Stihl Chainsaw was Karl Swanson of Kane

The festival committee wishes to thank all participants, sponsors, competitors, crafters and vendors and be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s 9th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival, Oct. 10, 11, 12, 2014. The committee will be meeting on November 7th for their wrap up dinner and to also begin planning the 2014 event.

Grid Iron Club

The Wolverine Grid Iron Club is sponsoring a chicken barbecue, prepared by the Sheffield Rod & Gun Club on Sunday, Nov. 10, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Sheffield Lions Den. Meal includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, side dish and a roll for $8.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at Peterson’s Hardware, Sheffield Rod & Gun Club, The Lee House and the Allegheny Pit Stop (See Marlene) or by calling any Gridiron Club Member: Craig/Pam Higby (968-4277); Mike/Marlene Kipp (730-5496); Donna McDonald (968-3702); Chris/Jena Albaugh (968-3737); Rich/Denise Pierson (968-3561); Lonny/Kris Heeter (968-5013); Robin Confer (968-3579); Marty/Paulette Grove (968-5498); Scott/April Barr (968-5062); Gerry/Tracy Knowles (723-0579). All proceeds will benefit the Sheffield Middle/Senior High football program.


Calendar of Events:

Oct 28: 10th and 11th grade to Library Theater for MacBeth

Oct 29: Picture Make Up day/Group Picture Day

Nov 1: SAMHS varsity football plays @ Kane for the AML Division Championship (AML North -vs- AML South). We will take a Spirit Bus to the game.

Nov 1: 7th grade “Invasion” field trip at the YMCA

Nov 5: Last day of first Marking Period

Nov 5 – 6: Career Exploration (Job Shadow) days for high school students

Nov 12: Marking Period One Report Card Distribution

Nov 11: Veteran’s Day Assembly at SAMHS

Nov 14: Parent Teacher Conference Day Parents may begin to call the school to schedule individual meetings to discuss student progress.

Fall craft show

The Sheffield Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding its Fall Craft Show today at the Sheffield firehall. The show opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. There is no admission fee.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The following is a list of crafters who will be selling their wares that day: Sherry Servesko, Sheffield Senior Center, Brooks and Ruth Walter, Melanie McMillen, Sheffield VFW Auxiliary, Judy Barner, Sheffield Progressive Woman’s Club, Sheffield Methodist Women, Barnes Omega Class, Barnes Sunday School, Sue Curtin, Barb Mattison, Bev Pollock, Patty Rickert, Michelle Clark, Martha Bliss, Rosalie Stanko, Elaine West, Rae Peterson, SVFD, Janelle Johnson, Ashley Grubbs, Suellen Gabriel, Julie Finch, Stacey Lobdell, Sue Lane, Donna Anderson, Michele Grubbs, Peggy Houser, Kelly Johnson, Marcia Johnson, Nancy Kaye, Ruth M. Smith Center, Tracie Edmiston, 5th Grade Class, Norma Dilick, Marjorie Ohl, Jennifer Anderson, Zach Miller, Sharon Beane, Sandy Hoffner, Kelly Redick, Pauline Wilcox and Nancy Burton.

Hospitality Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday, taco salad, homemade rolls and pie for dessert. Thursday for Birthday Luncheon will be boiled dinner with all the fixings and birthday cake and ice cream. Friday’s buffet will feature macaroni and cheese and hamburgers with fruit for dessert.

The highlights for the week as follows: Monday will be a busy day with RW Petruso, giving hearing tests beginning at 10:30 until noon. Mary Mangoni will be speaking on Medicare at 10 a.m. and Sue from Kane Home Health taking blood pressure from 10 a.m. to noon. Wednesday will be the Erie shopping trip with lunch at Laurie’s on Westridge. Thursday brings the Halloween Birthday Luncheon with a contest for ‘Best Witch.’ You could win a free lunch and goody bag. There will also be a drawing for a fresh flower arrangement by Presents & Posies for birthday people, so if you have a birthday in October sign up now.

The center took the ‘Thanksgiving Basket’ to the Senior EXPO at the TAWC building on Friday and sold a generous amount of tickets at 3 for a dollar.

Sports Boosters

Friday, Nov. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. is the Sheffield Sports Boosters Turkey Cash-A-Palooza at the Sheffield Firehall. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Guns being raffled off are a Weatherby vanguard-2 7mm-09, a Thompson/center venture .243, Ruger LCP .380, Stoeger P3000 12 Guage (semi-auto) and a Browning A-Bolt II 300 Win Mag. All winners must comply with state and federal laws. The Boosters guarantee guns described and no cash equivalent will be given.

Coming Events

Oct 26 SVFD Auxiliary Craft & Bake Sale

Oct 26 Pheasant Hunt 8AM at Sheffield Rod & Gun. Members only and Kids

Oct 26 Sheffield VFW Halloween Dance. 8PM. Dress up and come out and dance.

Oct 27 Chuckar Hunt 8 AM at Edmiston Farm, Rt 337 TidiouteMeet at Sheffield Rod & Gun Members Only and kids

Oct 31 Trick or Treat in Sheffield Township from 6-8PM Children are to go to houses with the porch lights on only.

Nov 2 – KCH/Sheffield Rotary Mulitiphasic Bloodscreening

Sheffield UMC Harvest Dinner 5PM 7PM donations only

SVFD Turkey Party doors open at 6:15 with raffles starting at 7PM

Nov 29 Sheffield Sports Boosters Turkey Party/Cash-a-palooza doors open at 6:30 at Sheffield VFD

Nov 30 Cherry Grove VFD Fall Gun Raffle doors open at 6:30

Dec 14 SVFD Christmas Auction doors open at 12PM


Nov 1-8 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Hawaii