May 27th, 2015
U.S. Army Col. Lisa Forsyth, a native of Mt. Jewett, will be the speaker for the Kane High School commencement on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.
A 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, Forsyth is the daughter of Ellen Forsyth of 19 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, and the late Jerry Forsyth.
Her siblings include Julie Boyer of Kane, a first-grade teacher at the Kane Elementary School; Susan Todd of Florida; and the late John Forsyth.
Forsyth said "it's quite an honor" to be chosen as the commencement speaker for her high school alma mater.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Most respondents in a survey favor a non-motorized trail over the 3.4-mile rail corridor between Mt. Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Matt Benson of Hamlin Township gave a report on the survey Wednesday at a meeting of an informal group that has been promoting the proposed trail.
Kane area residents with good memories may remember Joe Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who hiked through the area back in 2004. Hurley trekked U.S. Route 6, the length of the United States, beginning at Cape Cod, Mass. and ending at Long Beach, Calif.
He stopped in Kane on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 and after spending the night at Almost Heaven Bed & Breakfast on Edgar James Street, said of the area, â€śNorthern Pennsylvania is a wonderful place.â€ť
Bob Gaetano, the superintendent of the Kane Area School District, made quite a favorable impression at his previous employer-- the Loyalsock Township Middle School.
The school near Williamsport has dedicated its 2014-15 yearbook as a tribute to Gaetano. He served as principal at the school for five years before becoming the Kane superintendent in February.
The Kane All Sports Boosters Club held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening in the KHS auditorium. Longtime track and field and football coach Jim Sirianni was inducted into the clubâ€™s Hall of Fame while James Lingenfelter and Taylor Morgan were named Kane Highâ€™s Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Taking home Scholar Athlete Awards were Emily Truden, Tyler Blankenship and Dillon Mattis.
A number of seniors were presented with scholarships at Wednesday eveningâ€™s Kane All Sports Boosters Club Award Ceremony. In addition to the scholarships, the awards for the annual Outstanding Male and Female Athletes of the Year, the Scholar Athletes of the Year and Coach of the Year were presented.
James Lingenfelter and Taylor Morgan were named Kane Highâ€™s Male and Female Scholar Athletes of the Year. Lingenfelter lettered in football (3), baseball (4) and wrestling (4), while Morgan was a three-year letter winner in volleyball and a four-year letter winner in basketball.
SMETHPORT â€“ More restrictive guidelines by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) are blamed for shooting down federal aid for a Kane Fire Hall project.
Following a public hearing, the McKean Redevelopment and Housing Authority last year approved $14,520 in federal CDBG money for new energy-efficient garage doors at six bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
The allocation for Kane was included in the county application for CDBG money through the state DCED.
See full article in the May 27 edition of The Kane Republican.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Officials have provided another update on the ongoing Kinzua Bridge Park Office/Visitor Center construction project. These updates will be provided on a periodic basis.
The following update summarizes regularly scheduled job conferences held by the Department of General Services (DGS) that include all contractors working on site.
Sacrifice is a key in the celebration of Memorial Day.
"Sacrifice is giving the best of oneself with the full knowledge that the best may be used up for the greater good," U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Jekielek said Monday. "Sacrifice is every name on every stone with a flag by it. Sacrifice is every family member who has endured this loss, these absences, the pain and anguish of their loved ones.Â
LUDLOW â€“ Veterans who have served their country deserve a simple "thank you."
This is the message conveyed Monday by Ken Holmes, the speaker at the annual Memorial Day program at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
"To what do we owe the price of freedom?" Holmes asked.
"It is the veteran-- young and old, black or white, man or woman-- who not only salutes our flag as the symbol of this great nation, but serves under it," Holmes said.
See full article in the May 26 edition of The Kane Republican.