Archive - 2011
The Kane School Board acted Thursday to approve a new contract for wood chips for the wood-burning unit that heats Kane High School.
New Growth Resources, Inc. of Wetmore Township submitted the lone bid of $55 per ton for the chips.
Board President Ken Kane joined with board members Dick Coleman, Mark Paup, Larry Lamping, Harry Steele, Stephanie Eckstrom, Dave Westerburg and Gary Ziegler in approving the bid. Board member Ed Kocjancic abstained from voting to avoid a conflict of interest. His brother, Mike, owns New Growth Resources.
As a project to coincide with Veterans Day on Friday, the National Honor Society at Kane Area High School is collecting items for local soldiers deployed overseas.
The students are accepting items during homeroom period. Students who donate an items will have a chance to win a "mystery prize."
Community members also are encouraged to donate. Collection boxes have been placed in the lobby at the elementary, middle and high schools. Parents are asked to bring items with them to the schools when they attend conferences with teachers today and Friday.
Wearing T-shirts, Kane teens have taken advantage of recent spring-like weather to ride skateboards and bicycles on the series of ramps at Glenwood Park along Hacker Street.
The season is over-- indefinitely.
The Kane Borough Streets Department has closed the skate/bike facility. Yellow police tape has been strung around the perimeter to remind riders that the facility is closed. No trespassing signs have been posted..
HERSHEY - The Kane country teams finished the season at the state meet in Hershey on Saturday.
Taylor Beimel, Kristen Boyer, Avery Colson and Jon Gelsick all competed in the event, and all would have fine races in the final race of the year.
Lane returns as county commissioner
SMETHPORT -- Cliff Lane will be returning to the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
According o complete, but unofficial totals, Lane defeated incumbent Judy Church by 276 votes for a seat on the board. Both are Democrats. Lane is from Turtlepoint. Church is from Smethport. Lane received 2,552 votes and Church had 2,276, based on unofficial totals.
Incumbent Republican Commissioners Joe DeMott of Port Allegany and Al Pingie of Bradford Township both won re-election to the board. DeMott received 3,519 votes and Pingie had 3,283.
David M. Newpher, 61, of 78 Windy City Rd., James City, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at UPMC Hamot in Erie from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near James City earlier Sunday.
Born May 8, 1950 in Kane, he was the son of Ronald J. and Marjorie E. Porter Newpher, who survive.
Mr. Newpher was employed as a truck driver.
Surviving, in addition to his parents of James City, are a son, Damon Newpher of Bradford; sisters Cindy Morris of Kane, Janice Hulings and Deborah Sherwin; and a brother, Jim Newpher of James City.
David M. Newpher, 61, of 78 Windy City Rd., James City, died Sunday afternoon at Hamot Medical Center in ErieÂ from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near James City. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's edition.Â The Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Jesse A. Fithian, 98, formerly of Northern Area Homes, Russell, died Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 2011 at the Warren Manor after a brief illness.Â
He was born Sept. 8, 1913 in Butler, to the late James Herbert and Carrie Mae Parker Fithian. He has resided in Russell since 2001 and was formerly of Parker and Titusville. He was a graduate of Parker High School Class of 1932.
Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for a general election that features candidates for many local positions.
Polling takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. All registered voters are eligible to vote.
There are 25,347 registered voters in McKean County. According to the state Bureau of Elections, this total includes 2,089 in Kane, 1,176 in Wetmore Township, 574 in Mt. Jewett, 482 in Hamlin Township and 373 in Hamilton Township.
Three local races will be drawing attention Tuesday and all three involve write-in candidates.
These races include:
Because times are tough for many Kane area families, the Kane Area United Fund more than ever needs workers and employers to step forward this year with contributions.
Donations collected during the annual United Fund drive go to 18 community-service organizations.
Without the United Fund assistance, some of these organizations would need to eliminate or reduce the services they provide.
â€śEvery dollar you give goes right back into our local community in the form of services,â€ť United Fund Board President Jennifer Macey said. â€śNo donation is too small.â€ť