February 5th, 2014
WETMORE TWP. â€“ A jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon on state Route 66 near the base of James City hill south of Kane.
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team traveled to Brockway on Tuesday night and came away with a 58-44 win over the Rovers. Senior Kevin Cleer led a balanced scoring attack as three Wolves ended up in double figures.
Members of the Kane junior wrestling program have been tearing up the mat lately, capturing titles at several area tournaments. Pictured here are some of the wrestlers along with the first place team trophy from the recent Smethport tournament. Many of the wrestlers are getting ready to compete in the end of the season sectional, regional and state tournaments.
Wetmore Township for about two decades has provided an annual allocation of $18,000 for fire protection by the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
That contribution may increase next year.
It turned out that the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Kane on Monday was time well spent.
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Kane Lady Wolves outlasted the Brockway Lady Rovers in a slugfest on Tuesday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Lady Wolves improved to 10-9 on the season with the 49-38 win. The win ensures that the Kane girls will have a .500 record by the districtâ€™s deadline to enter the postseason, Friday at 3 p.m.
SMETHPORT â€“ Suspended Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard will be performing a year of community service under a sentence he accepted Monday in McKean County Court.
Hillard, 43, was charged last August with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
He reportedly certified that three Kane officers had completed mandatory state firearms training when, in fact, they had not.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Is a private company interested in buying the Mt. Jewett borough-operated water system?
We'll soon find out.
Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that the borough will be placing ads to seek prospective buyers.
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team honored four senior players and senior manager Alex Pearson on Monday night before tipoff and then went out and sent their fans home happy with a 42-33 win over the Port Allegany Gators.
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.Â