Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
Because October is national âBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â this is a busy time of the year for mammograms at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
âWhen it comes to screening for breast cancer, mammograms are the âgold standard,ââ Julie Laughner said. âBreast cancer is a treatable disease if detected early by a mammogram.â
This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided.
Despite constraints, it appears that Penn State and the State University of New York (SUNY) will continue to offer forest management programs.
There was a large amount of volunteers donating blood on Monday at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop in Kane.
JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.
âBe Preparedâ is the motto of the Boys Scouts.
This phrase also aptly applies to Kane Community Hospital.
When Kane was faced with the largest evacuation in McKean County history five weeks ago, the local hospital ramped up its disaster plan.
âWe have a process to follow for disasters,â Gary Rhodes, the chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, said Wednesday. âWeâre always prepared.â
JAMES CITY â Prizes have been announced in the Car Show held recently in James City.
Marsha Buhl, president of the Highland Township Recreation Association, has announced the prizes. The association sponsored the Car Show.
According to Buhl, the prizes include:
Historically low interest rates have led many municipalities and schools to refinance their debt to save money.
But the same low interest rates also are cutting earnings on money set aside in "rainy day" reserve funds.
This is the case in Wetmore Township.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors agreed to renew a $200,000 certificate of deposit (CD) with Hamlin Bank and Trust of Kane.
The interest to be paid over the next year is only 0.9 percent-- less than 1 percent. The township in the past year received 1.5 percent interest on the same CD.
MT. JEWETT â Proposals are being sought to refinance debt for the Mt. Jewett water department.
Uni-Tec of State College, the consulting engineering firm for the borough, has asked seven banks to submit proposals by Friday. The engineers will make a âformal recommendationâ at a meeting of Mt. Jewett Borough Council on Nov. 5.
Uni-Tec is asking for two separate proposals from each bank, including Hamlin Bank and Trust, CNB and Northwest Savings Bank.
One proposal calls for refinancing water department debt of $484,256.69.
Mt. Jewett Borough CouncilÂ
When:Â Monday, Nov. 5Â
A longtime Highland Township supervisor has been charged with environmental law violations while serving as the certified operator of the James City sewage treatment plant.
Charlie Vaughn, 75, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, until recently served as the state-certified operator at the sewage plant in James City. He resigned within the past few months.
According to a statement issued Monday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, Vaughn is accused of filing "falsified environmental reports" with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).Â