March 4th, 2015
In its application to buy road salt for winter maintenance, Wetmore Township anticipated using 200 tons.
The township's latest order for salt pushes the total to this 200-ton mark with more winter weather ahead.
The township road crew mixes the salt with anti-skid materials to spread on 35 miles of townshipÂ roads.
By buying salt through the state contract, the township is receiving a better price. However, the state contract price of $60.17 for salt means the township will be spending more than $12,000 on road salt this winter.
SMETHPORT -- Laura L. Isadore has announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for prothonotary and clerk of courts for McKean County.
She has been the prothonotary since Nov. 5 when Bonnie Howard retired due to medical reasons.
Isadore has been the first deputy prothonotary since Jan. 6, 1986. She joined the prothonotary's office on Oct. 11, 1973 and was named second deputy on Jan. 2, 1981.
She is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary as the candidate to fill the remaining two years of the Howard term.
Kane parents and teachers regularly show concern for their children and students by stressing the importance of education.
Employees at local businesses are now being asked to echo this message by conversing with students who enter their stores.
The Community Involvement Team (CIT) at the Kane Elementary School has sent letters to more than 70 Kane businesses to â€śask them to become involved with showing studentsâ€ť the importance of education.
BRADFORD â€“ Don Cummins of Bradford has announced his candidacy for the position of McKean County commissioner.
He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Cummins has held the position of Bradford Township supervisor and has served as the chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He currently serves as chairman of the Bradford Township Planning Commission.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Ken Stroup of Lindholm Road has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor in Hamlin Township.
He is filing nominating petitions for both a two-year term and a six-year term. He is seeking the Republican nomination for both terms up for election this year.
The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells.
The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Officials in Mt. Jewett plan to ask Hamlin Township and Sergeant Township to boost financial aid for the borough fire department.
Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that it's time for the borough to "ask for an increase" in aid from the two townships.
Speaking at a meeting of the borough council, Paar said 38 percent of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department calls are in the western half of Hamlin Township near Lantz Corners. He said the Mt. Jewett firefighters also respond to many calls in Sergeant Township-- especially in the Hutchins area.
Seven Kane Junior High wrestlers headed to Hershey on Friday and wrestled in the state tournament this past weekend Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.
Each wrestler would compete in a 42-man bracket comprised of three wrestlers from each of the 14 areas.Â
Aiden Hulingsâ€™ talents showed off and he earned a second-place medal in the 147-pound weight class.
Aiden received a bye in the pigtails. Hulings then quickly started the tournament with a fall of 48 seconds over Wheeler of Hatboro (Area 11).
Melvin E. "Moe" Caldwell, 81, of Irwin, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1933 in Strawpump, a son of the late Robert and Margaret Boice Caldwell.
Prior to his retirement, Melvin was a self-employed plastering contractor who worked with many of the Irwin contractors. He was a BMW Motorcycle enthusiast and rode for many years with his wife across the United States and Canada. Moe and his family visited Ireland several times and he was an avid hunter who enjoyed spending time with his family at their camp in Kane.
Peggy L. Davidson, 81, of Burning Well Road, Kane, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in her home.
Born Jan. 14, 1934 in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Jessie Fern Ewing Bradybaugh.
On Aug. 30, 1953 in Kane, she married Howard L. Davidson who died July 1, 2014.
A lifetime resident of Kane, Mrs. Davidson attended Kane schools and had worked at Houston Electronics, Olympic Luggage, Shirt Factory and as a nurses aide at the Lutheran Home