October 12th, 2014
In an evenly matched opening set, the Kane Lady Wolves battled the Hubbers to scores of 25-22 for a split in the Kane Varsity Volleyball Tournament.
"Smethport has a nice middle blocker and we had to really work around her," said Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "We passed fairly well most of the set but got into a little trouble in the last third of the second set and just let the game get away from us.â€ť
The first Kane disc golf scramble was held Saturday, Oct. 11 at Evergreen Park on the Milton Craven Disc Golf Course.Â The field of 17 teams navigated the course on a picturesque fall day. The team of Andy Bundy and Matt Sirianni won the event with a score of 50 while second place team of Chris Cummings and Chris Udovich was second with a score of 51.
Forrest F. Hayes, 78, a native of Wilcox, died Friday evening, Oct. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born April 22, 1936 in Ridgway, he was the son of Cecil E. and Evelyn F. Hollobaugh Hayes.
A peacetime veteran of the U.S. Navy, Forrest was a security guard for Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, and belonged to the VFW Post #1132 in Kane.
The Kane Wolves lost a hard-fought 7-6 game with Curwensville on Friday night in a battle of 5-1 teams. The Wolves had won their previous game on a last minute field goal against Brockway and appeared as though they might have some last minute magic again. It didn't happen, however, as the Tide got a turnover with just over three minutes left in the game and got a couple crucial first downs to run out the clock and preserve the victory on their home field.
The Kane School Board wonâ€™t be endorsing a 2015-16 budget for seven months.
But it already looks like any property tax hike included in the spending plan for the next school year would be limited to less than $1.50 per month for the â€śaverageâ€ť residential property-owner.
School Business Manager Steve Perry, in a report to the school board Thursday, said the state â€śadjusted indexâ€ť for the Kane Area School District for 2015-16 is just 2.9 percent.
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D. Scott Paul is the newest member of the Kane School Board.
By a 7-1 vote Thursday, Paul was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Gary Ziegler.
Claire Ann Depto Buckley, president of the school board, supported Paul for the appointment along with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Linda A. Anderson, Susan Grolemund, Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings.
Board member Tom Kerek cast the lone negative vote. He said he favored the appointment of Shana Snyder, the only other candidate for the seat.
ERIE â€“Â A federal judge has ruled this week that Dr. Maryann Anderson is not liable for legal fees incurred by defendants in her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) near Erie.
Anderson, who has been the superintendent of the Kane Area School District for over five years, in 2007 filed a federal "whistle-blower" lawsuit against three Millcreek school officials for allegedly retaliating against her. She claimed the retaliation came after she brought up cases of wrong-doings in the school district.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man who wielded knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt has been given two more weeks to enter a plea in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail.Â
He appeared Thursday before McKean County Court President Judge John Pavlock, but did not enter a plea. Dennis Luttenauer, a Kane attorney who is representing Walker, asked to delay the last day to enter the plea until Oct. 23. The judge approved the request and Walker was returned to jail.
Northwest Savings Bank and the Kane Area Community Center will launch Operation Overcoat on Saturday, Oct. 11.Â
With public support, the sponsors will work together to collect and distribute warm winter coats to local children in need.
Residents of Kane are asked to participate in the program by donating warm, new or gently-used fall and winter coats in all childrenâ€™s sizes.