January 9th, 2015
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today
Bob Gaetano is the new superintendent of the Kane area School District.
The Kane School Board voted 9-0 Thursday to hire Gaetano, who now serves as the principal of the Loyalsock Township Middle School near Williamsport.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley joined with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Susan Grolemund, Krista Jamerson, Scott Paul, Linda A. Anderson, Tom Kerek and Keith Hastings in approving the new superintendent.
Kane High School students are seen around-the-world in their "Happy Lip Dub" video on YouTube.
The student-produced video was shown Thursday at a meeting of the Kane School Board at the middle school auditorium.
Brian Wymer, business and technology teacher at the high school, and high school senior Tyler Blankenship presented the video at the meeting.
Julie A. Hunt, 68, of 224 Hacker St., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Like a "New World" explorer, Don Payne is making startling discoveries every day as the new Kane borough manager.
Payne, who began duties Dec. 9, said he is going through a "discovery process" to "see what we have" in the borough of Kane.
"There are a lot of positives in Kane," Payne said. "We have a lot to be thankful for."
MT. JEWETT â€“ Plans have been discussed for years to convert the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad corridor into recreational trails.
And, as long as there have been plans, there has been opposition-- especially from property-owners along the 73.8-mile route from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
A meeting was held Tuesday at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall to generate interest in forming groups to develop and maintain sections of the proposed trail system.
The Kane Lady Wolves went into the locker room of Monday nightâ€™s game against DuBois Central Catholic holding a 22-15 lead. Unfortunately for the Lady Wolves, the third quarter continued to be a problem for them as the Lady Cardinals outscored the home team 15-4 in the period on their way to posting a 45-34 win.
The Kane girls jumped out to a quick 7-2 lead against DCC. Sophomore Camryn Cummings scored the Lady Wolvesâ€™ first five points, the first two coming in the paint on a nice entry pass from Sydney Dyne and the others coming on a three-point play after an assist by Emily Truden.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The sale of the Mt. Jewett water treatment and distribution system to a private company is nearing completion.
The Mt. Jewett Borough Council, which has operated the system for more than two years, agreed last summer to sell the operation to Aqua Pennsylvania for $1,126,350.
Dan Hartle, a Bradford attorney who serves as the borough's solicitor, said Monday that he has been handling legal work for the sale with representatives of Aqua.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ The Wetmore Township Supervisors held their annual re-organizational meeting prior to Monday nightâ€™s regular monthly meeting at the township building in East Kane. Supervisor Bill Ryding was reappointed chairman after being nominated by supervisor Steve Dyne. Dyne was reappointed vice chairman while the third supervisor, Elaine Bodistow, was reappointed the townshipâ€™s secretary/treasurer for 2015.
Ryding suggested the positions of office clerk and equipment operators receive a raise equal to that received by Social Security recipients in 2015, or 1.7 percent.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council is seeking more police officers for its part-time roster.
Acting at a meeting Monday, council voted 4-0 to advertise for more candidates to fill part-time police slots.
Council President Chuck Paar approved the action along with Councilmen Brett Morgan, Don Martyna and Rod Danielson.
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