April 1st, 2015
The Kane School Board is considering the use of a grant to buy about 30 iPads for students.
The proposal is one of numerous topics discussed Wednesday at a two-hour board workshop at the administration building conference room.
Robert Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane School District, said "some schools" have an iPad for every student to use. He believes the iPad technology should be "gradually" introduced to students in Kane.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents and court sources.
*Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, fleeing police and leaving the scene of an accident.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman arraigned the defendant and set bail at $10,000 cash. Cleer was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail, but has since been released.
RIDGWAY â€“ After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders recently ended their season by attending Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 20-22.
The team finished second runner-up in the Small Varsity Division and also finished sixth runner-up in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Division.
Coming off a winless season for the first time in the programâ€™s 10-year history, the Kane Lady Wolves are looking to get back on track, working to improve their pitching, fielding percentage, and performance in the batterâ€™s box.
Judy Kessler returns as head coach for her 10th season with Gary Johnson and Pat Tigani as assistant coaches.
Two seniors lead the squad this year, including centerfielder Daria Huckabone, a four-year starter who will captain the outfield.
This years girls track team is made up of 29 athletes and while the team has talented girls at each of the 18Â events, they are still lacking depth at the mile and two-mile distance runs this season.
The Kane boys high school track team will be trying for their fourth consecutive District 9 track title.
"Winning a single district title is a difficult task, to win four in a row will be a daunting task, but it is our goal," said Kane head boys track coach Tom Cecchetti. "We lost some very valuable athletes due to graduation, most notably Chris Hunt, Nathan Moore, and Bailey Colson."
KANE â€“Â Kane baseball is like many teams in the area this season.
They're waiting to get on the field.
With a long, lingering cold winter extending into the early stages of spring, the Wolves anxiously await the start of the 2015 season, whenever that might be.
College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated
Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in
Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that
Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did
not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up
78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the
HAZEL HURST â€“ A project that began well over a decade ago finally is seeing results.
The first connections have been made this week in the new Lantz Corners Sewer District in the western half of Hamlin Township.
Pumps carry sewage in the district to the Mt. Jewett sewage treatment plant off Kushequa Avenue.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) years ago ordered the township to address a sewage problem in the Lantz Corners area after tests found numerous failing septic tanks.