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From left, Wildlife Conservation Officers Dan Murray, Dave Stewart and Mark Gritzer, and Northcentral Region Law Enforcement Supervisor Rick Macklem pose with the antlers seized in the poaching investigation that has led to charges against three Centre County men. The 10- by 9-point rack at right initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. Only two bulls legally harvested in Pennsylvania have scored higher. The rack from the 5-by-7 bull is at left, and the sawed-off antlers from the 4-by-5 can be seen in front of it. (Photo courtesy of PGA)
Charges filed in poaching of record bull elk
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced.
The largest of the three bulls had a 10-by-9-point non-typical rack that initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. At that score, and if the bull had been legally harvested, it would rank as Pennsylvania's third-largest bull elk ever.
The other two illegally killed bulls included a 5-by-7-point bull measuring 243 1/8 inches and a 4-by-5-point bull measuring 178 3/8 inches.
The bulls all were killed in the same area of Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, over two nights of poaching, more...

Curwensville merchants wrap up event planning
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Merchants Association wrapped up planning for its 11th annual Home for the Holidays celebration, Nov. 6-9, last night.
Two concerts to benefit the Curwensville Ministerium's fuel fund will be held Nov. 6 and 8 at 7 p.m. at Curwensville Christian Church. Tickets are $5 each. The entertainment lineup for both concerts and the location to purchase advance tickets will be announced. Also returning is the annual Designing with the Stars contest. It will be held Nov. 6 during the Fuel Aid concert. The winners will be announced during the Nov. 8 concert.
Additional events Nov. 8 include more...
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P-O board discusses sports facilities relocation
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer
CHESTER HILL - Discussions on fundraising efforts for relocating sports facilities dominated talk at last night's Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Board meeting.
On the agenda was a motion to approve fundraising by the school's Educational Foundation. This would include the possibility of relocating the football field to the high school track area, the varsity softball field beside the varsity baseball field, and the junior varsity softball field to the current varsity field location.
Superintendent Gregg Paladina said what the Educational Foundation would like to do is to start fundraising now to see how far it could possibly get, but Paladina said this would be no overnight project. more...

State police search for two men who robbed bank
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
LORETTO - State police at Ebensburg report two men attempted to rob a bank yesterday in Loretto. The men arrived at S&T Bank at approximately 12:48 p.m. in a Chrysler PT Cruiser wearing Halloween-style rubber masks and gloves. Bank personnel observed the men when they exited their vehicle and quickly locked the doors. The men attempted to enter the bank, but were unsuccessful.
After the incident, the men re-entered their vehicle and drove toward Cresson. A short time later a "be on the lookout" for the vehicle involved was issued. St. Francis University police received the notification and checked the more...

Clearfield cross country teams sweep Philipsburg-Osceola and Central
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Andy Stine Sports Writer
HYDE - This time of the season is when you want your cross country runners to be performing at their best levels.
Clearfield head coach John Jacob and Philipsburg-Osceola head coach Heather Sagaities walked away from Tuesday's tri-meet feeling confident about most of their athletes.
Clearfield's boys and girls teams swept the action as the Bison defeated P-O, 23-38, and Central, 18-44. The Lady Bison dropped the Lady Mounties, 21-34, and the Lady Dragons, more...
   West Branch volleyball team sweeps Glendale
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
FLINTON - The West Branch volleyball team recently cracked the state rankings for Class A programs, and deservedly so for the manner in which the Lady Warriors have gone about their business.
While the lofty expectations go hand in hand with dominating performances against some Inter-County Conference teams, West Branch had a little bit of a surprise waiting for it on Tuesday night in Flinton.
Glendale gave the Lady Warriors all it had and - while the scores may not reflect it - made Terry Trude's more...

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