July 10th, 2014
Claire Ann Depto, the newly-elected president of the Kane School Board, is looking ahead to what she terms "a big challenge."
"There's a lot of responsibility," she said Thursday after conducting her first meeting as school board president. "It's going to be a big challenge."
The board on Thursday elected Depto as president to replace Ken Kane, who resigned. Depto had been the vice president.
"I thank the board members for their confidence in me," Depto said. "I feel everyone on the board is an equal."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce invites pet owners to participate in the Third Annual Pet Parade on Wednesday, July 30. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the SMP parking lot and head to Field Street, where prizes will be awarded. The event will include games and contests for all ages.
A long-planned project to renovate the three tennis courts and basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane appears ready for implementation.
A $58,000 contract for the work is expected to be awarded Friday to Nagle Athletic Surfaces of East Syracuse, N.Y.
The contract is expected to be awarded to Nagle by the Smethport-based McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. This is the agency that oversees local projects using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money.
SMETHPORT â€“ Mt. Jewett resident Jim Sharer is expected to serve as the acting sheriff for McKean County.
Sharer, the first deputy sheriff for the county, is expected to take over Friday.
In a letter dated Sunday, County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason told the McKean County Board of Commissioners that he would resign as warden of the McKean County Jail as of midnight tonight.
The Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) is proud to announce the promotion of Megan M. Bolden, MS to the position of nursing home administrator.
â€śWe are in a period of transition and weâ€™re excited about creating a new chapter in our history,â€ť said Pastor Stephen Fair, chair of the Board of Directors. â€śWe are blessed to have Megan on board. She is a powerful asset bringing energy and a look to the future. She has the passion, vision and leadership skills that we feel are needed to continue in a positive direction.â€ť
There reportedly are three candidates to fill two vacancies on the Kane School Board.
The board is expected to fill the vacancies tonight when it meets at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A day after the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system, plans were made to seek a possible buyer for the Mt. Jewett sewage operation.
The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority agreed Tuesday to advertise for bids for the proposed sale of the sewage system.
Kane Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).Â
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material-- ingested by the patient-- to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
Gloria A. Swanson, 87, formerly of 2 Reigel Rd., Kane, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born July 6, 1927 in Kane, she was the daughter of Louis and Sarah Heasley Gerhart.Â On July 30, 1949 in Clarion, she married Stanley L. Swanson, who died in 2009.
Gloria had worked at the Resistor Plant at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 25 years. Later, she worked for and became manager of Widman's for several years, and also worked at Roma Gardens, both in Kane.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane where she belonged to the King's Daughters.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Aqua Pennsylvania is the new owner of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to accept a high bid from Aqua-- one of two private companies interested in acquiring the water system.