August 18th, 2014
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the âMost WiredâSmall and Ruralâ award for the seventh time.Â
KCH is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
A hospital is considered "small" and "rural" based on having fewer of 100 beds and located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Â
Organizations such as KCH, not recognized on the primary Most Wired lis, are included in the Most WiredâSmall and Rural category.
LUDLOW â A Civil War encampment will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday-- Sept. 19-21-- at Wildcat Park near Ludlow.
More than 20 individuals dressed as Union soldiers will actually camp out in tents for two nights in the ball field area at the rustic park along Route 6 just east of Ludlow.
The "soldiers" will re-enact the life in a Union Army camp during the Civil War. Various activities will take place throughout the three-day event.
EAST SMETHPORT â Abby Price, Miss Smethport High, has been crowned as the McKean County Fair Queen.
The coronation took place Saturday night on the final day of the 109th fair at the mini-stage at the fairgrounds in East Smethport.
Sarah Eaton, Miss Bradford High, was named as the first runner-up.
Bettina Cherry, Miss Kane High, is one of five contestants in the county fair queen contest. All five high schools in the county have contestants.
The Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a âTroop Support Drop-offâ on Saturday at their club on Wetmore Avenue. Volunteers met those wanting to donate at their vehicles and accepted items and cash donations to send to local soldiers deployed overseas.
BENEZETTE âÂ Just over a month ago, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 2169 into law. The bill, in part, created a special conservation license that could be chanced off annually to raise funds to benefit conservation and education efforts in Pennsylvania's Elk Country. Working together, in a span of roughly four weeks the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) were able to raise over $150,000 selling tickets for the first ever Pa. Elk Tag Raffle.
BENEZETTE âÂ It was a beautiful weekend in Benezette for the 2014 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which was held at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday.
"We really couldn't have asked for better weather today," Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager Carla Wehler said on Saturday afternoon. "It wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold, and there was no rain. It was just a beautiful day and was a little bit overcast. We're pretty excited."
BENEZETTE âÂ Of the 108 elk licenses awarded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) during their annual elk license drawing, threeâall for antlerless elkâwent to residents of St. Marys. This year's drawing was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. It was the first time since 2008 that the elk license drawing has been held during the Elk Expo.
The Kane School Board has approved several personnel appointments for the coming school year that begins Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Appointments approved at a meeting Thursday include:
*Nicholas Byron, a Chicago native who now lives in Ludlow, has been named as a new vocational-agricultural teacher. He replaces Brian Lawson, who resigned two years ago. Roger Gausman served as a long-term substitute for the position last year.
During this year's Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, official event merchandise will be available, including the 2014 elk expo patch. Each year a different four-inch embroidered patch has been made to commemorate the expo, and individuals have had the opportunity to submit their photos of Pennsylvania elk in hopes of having one chosen to be featured on the annual collector's item.
Jared Robert Klinger, 22, of 2 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1992, at Ft. Polk, La. and was the beloved son of Robert "Joe" Klinger and Carla Fleming Klinger and beloved brother of Danika Klinger.
Jared was a 2010 graduate of Kane High School and excelled at soccer, a game that he loved his entire life. He also loved fishing and spending time with friends and family.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2011 to 2014, where he attained the rank of Airman First Class.