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October 28th

Be ready to welcome costumed children

October 29, 2011

Kane area children will be dressed in various costumes Monday as they go door-to-door during Halloween “Trick or Treat” hours.
According to borough and school officials, a Halloween parade will not be held in Kane for the first time in many years.
Halloween “Trick or Treat” hours in Kane, Wetmore Township, Hamlin Township and Highland Township are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights.

Nov. 8 election features several local races

October 29, 2011

The general election Tuesday, Nov. 8 features several local races.
In McKean County, there is a four-way race for three seats on the Board of Commissioners.
The incumbents who are seeking re-election include Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Judy Church of Smethport.
DeMott, who is chairman of the board, and Pingie are Republicans. Church is a Democrat.
The challenger is Cliff Lane of Annin Township, a Democrat and former county commissioner.

Be ready to welcome costumed children

October 29, 2011

Kane area children will be dressed in various costumes Monday as they go door-to-door during Halloween “Trick or Treat” hours.
According to borough and school officials, a Halloween parade will not be held in Kane for the first time in many years.
Halloween “Trick or Treat” hours in Kane, Wetmore Township, Hamlin Township and Highland Township are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights.

October 27th

3 children’s programs operate at former Kane school

October 27, 2011

The Chestnut Street Elementary School may be closed, but it still is serving children in the Kane School District.
Three separate children’s programs are operating at the former school in Kane. The rent charged for the space is helping the school district cover utility and maintenance costs on what otherwise would be an empty building.
The school closed following the 2009-10 school year. The new Kane Elementary School opened in September 2010.
Although the Chestnut Street school no longer has classes, it still is bustling with children.

October 26th

Chamber members hear talk on credit cards

October 26, 2011

A discussion on the processing of credit cards took place Wednesday at a breakfast meeting for members of the Kane Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Grigsby, a partner in the Grigsby & Waldeck Consulting firm of Bradford, was the guest speaker at the forum at the Kane Manor along Clay Street.
Grigsby said processors of credit cards are “always trying to figure how to make money” through fees and charges.
A Smethport native and a 2007 graduate of Smethport High School, Grigsby received a masters’ degree in business administration from DeVry University.

Photo & Sound marks 33rd anniversary in Kane

October 26, 2011

The Photo & Sound Shoppe at 101 Fraley St. in Kane is marking its 33rd anniversary with a 10-day sale that begins today.
Jim Greville, owner of the store that opened in 1978, said this year’s sale is “bigger than usual” in observance of “one third of a century of serving the Kane area.”
Greville said the sale features sale prices “along with daily specials, giveaways and refreshments.”
In June 1978, Greville opened a camera and car stereo store at 21 Fraley St. In June 1981, the store moved to 68 Fraley St. after Greville purchased the former Cardamone Electric business.

October 25th

County courthouse roof project is postponed

October 25, 2011

SMETHPORT – The replacement of the roof on the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport has been postponed until spring.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to reject a lone bid received for the roofing project.
Commissioner Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, the chairman of the board, joined with Commissioners Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Judy Church of Smethport in voting to reject the bid.
Peterson Roofing of Olean, N.Y. earlier this month submitted a bid of $111,400 for the roofing project. It was the only bid received.

October 24th

New face is expected on Kane Borough Council

October 24, 2011

Carl “Bill” Tunall Jr. is expected to win election in two weeks as a new member of the Kane Borough Council.
Tunall will be listed on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8 along with incumbent Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Council President Kane. Tunall, Harris and Kane are Democrats. Bard is a Republican.
Since there are four seats up for election, Tunall and the three incumbents are expected to win because they are the only four candidates listed on the ballot.

October 21st

Kane hospital is busy with mammograms

October 22, 2011

Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Kane Community Hospital is busier than ever in administering mammograms—a potential life-saving medical test for women.
“The mammogram is recognized as the best screening tool for breast cancer,” Julie Laughner said. She is the chief technician for imaging at Kane Community Hospital and is the “lead” mammographer.

October 20th

Scientists discuss oak regeneration at Kane forum

October 20, 2011

Three scientists studying oak regeneration in Pennsylvania spoke Thursday at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at the Kane Country Club.
The speakers included Dr. Patrick Brose, a research forester at the U.S. Forest Service lab in Irvine near Warren, and Dr. Gary Miller and Dr. Kurt Gottschalk, both based at the U.S. Forest Service research facility in Morgantown, W.Va.
More than 100 area professionals foresters attended the forum, which is held twice a year in Kane. Forestry students from Penn State University also attended the program

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