April 7th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A crowd estimated at 175 attended the 47th annual Loggers and Saw Millers Safety Meeting held Tuesday evening at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
The Kane Area Logging Safety Committee (KALSC) and the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) hosted the meeting following a buffet dinner.Â
It is the longest running logging safety meeting in the U.S.
The forum featured the presentation of the "Logger-of-the-Year" Award to Todd Smith of Smethport.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ Upcoming paving projects and winter maintenance were major topics of discussion at Tuesday eveningâ€™s Wetmore Township monthly meeting. Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow will be considering projects for this summer as the township heads into the final year of a five-year plan.
SMETHPORT â€“ Community service for offenders as an alternative to jail time is reaping benefits in McKean County.
This is the view of county President Judge John Pavlock, who outlined the 2014 community service program Tuesday for the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Pavlock pointed out that criminal cases in 2014 hit the 798 mark. There were fewer than 500 cases in 2012, he said.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Joni Britton has resigned as one of three members of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
"I am regretfully submitting this letter of resignation due to personal reasons," Britton said in a letter to Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund. "I would like to thank the residents of Hamlin Township for the opportunity this position has afforded me."
Britton, who resides in Bloomster Hollow, has served as a township supervisor since Dec. 13, 2010. She was elected in 2011 to complete the remaining four years on the term of former supervisor John Moffett of Kushequa.
The Jack and Judy Barner Memorial Scholarship Fundâ€™s annual Bowling Tournament recently wrapped up. All proceeds from the month-long tournament support the fund that awards scholarships at Kane High School and Sheffield High School in memory of Jack and Judy Barner.
Remembering the tornado of 1985 after 30 years.
Where were you when the tornado hit? What do you remember about that day and the days after it hit on May 31, 1985? Do you have a before/after/now picture? Do you have a story about where your business was before/after/now? We will have a remembrance edition on May 30.
Please submit pictures and/or stories to The Kane Republican at email@example.com or stop down to the office and submit your information Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We ask that all information please be provided to us by May 18 at 1 p.m.
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MT. JEWETT â€“ The borough of Mt. Jewett is hoping to seek federal aid for projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
But the borough won't be able to apply for funding without the cooperation of its residents.
About 200 Mt. Jewett families have been contacted to submit household income surveys. Only half have responded. Time is running out. April 15 is the deadline for submission of the surveys.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Brett Morgan has left his job as the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system to head the two-man Road Crew for Hamlin Township.
Morgan, however, will continue to monitor the Mt. Jewett water system daily until its pending sale is completed.
Following a 43-minute private executive session Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to pay Morgan $50 per day to monitor the water system.
MT. JEWETT â€“ There are six finalists for the position of streets department superintendent in Mt. Jewett.
Speaking Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, Councilman Wil Antrim said he and Councilman Don Martyna narrowed down the list to six.
The borough received 27 applications for the position now held by Rod Peterson, it was noted.
Peterson reportedly plans to retire in September. Council is expected to hire a new streets superintendent to train with Peterson until his pending retirement.