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February 9th

Mt. Jewett to enforce parking rules

February 9, 2012

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Borough Council plans to enforce regulations that ban parking on Main Street (Route 6) between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Parking on both sides of the street is banned during that time to facilitate snow removal during the winter months.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has asked the borough to enforce the parking ban on Main Street.
Council discussed the issue earlier this week at its meeting at the borough building.
Council President Chuck Paar is asking residents to “abide” by the parking regulations on Main Street.

Kane Manufacturing to buy Chestnut Street school

February 9, 2012

The Kane Manufacturing Corporation (Kane Screens) has submitted a high bid of $100,002 for the purchase of the former Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
The school board voted 8-0 Thursday to accept the offer for the building, which closed following the 2009-10 school year.
Board President Dave Westerburg joined with board members Dick Coleman, Mark Paup, Larry Lamping, Stephanie Eckstrom, Ed Kocjancic, Gary Ziegler and Ken Kane in approving the sale. Board member Harry Steele did not attend the meeting at the middle school auditorium.

February 8th

Seneca Resources to process oil, gas wastewater

February 9, 2012

JAMES CITY – Seneca Resources is planning a project to process oil and gas wastewater in Highland Township.
In a letter to the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, Seneca said it is planning to "install and operate a zero liquid discharge concentrator" that would "process oil and gas wastewater."
The site for the unit is located in the vicinity of Seneca's Marcellus Shale natural gas wells on State Game Lands near Owl's Nest in a remote section of Highland Township.

Stink is aired over James City garbage issue

February 9, 2012

JAMES CITY – It only takes a few bad apples to ruin the quality of life in a community.
This is the case in James City where some residents reportedly are allowing their garbage to pile up outside their homes rather than pay for garbage collection.
A stink over uncollected garbage was aired Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors at the township building in James City.

Blood donor reaches 18-gallon milestone

February 9, 2012

Louise Schmidt reached the 18-gallon milestone Monday when she donated blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
She has donated blood for many years.
A total of 27 full units of blood were collected during the six-hour Bloodmobile visit at the church's Barlett Hall. The goal was 28 units.
Judith M. Haight of Ludlow, the volunteer chairman of the blood drive, said 30 would-be donors showed up to give blood. However, three were rejected due to medical reasons.
Paul Huckabone of Kane was a first-time donor at the Bloodmobile stop.

February 7th

Meeting set on 3-year plan for Evergreen Park

February 8, 2012

A community meeting is planned for Thursday, March 1 on a three-year plan for improvements at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The meeting is slated at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
A group known as the “Friends of Evergreen Park” will conduct the public meeting along with members of the Kane Borough Council’s Parks Committee.
Dick Bly, chairman of the “Friends” group and a former Kane borough councilman, said the public would be asked for input on the proposed three-year plan for the park.

Officials oppose controversial sections of national defense act

February 8, 2012

RIDGWAY – Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming their opposition to two controversial sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Officials said Tuesday that the sections in question, Sections 1021 and 1022, "as proposed, in limited circumstances," allows an American citizen to be "detained by our own United States government and by our Armed Forces" and detention "could last without trial until the end of the hostilities currently authorized by the authorization for use of military force."

February 3rd

New student pickup plan set at elementary school

February 3, 2012

A new plan has been proposed for student pickups at the Kane Elementary School at afternoon dismissal.
Under the plan suggested by School Principal Linda Lorenzo, names of students who are regularly picked up after school will be printed on cardboard placards. Parents will be asked to display the placards inside their vehicle windshields when they arrive at the east parking lot to pick up their children.
A school staff member carrying a two-way radio will be stationed outside near the driveway at the parking lot.

February 2nd

Phil says six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil's 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler's Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except than his own instinct.
The result, as read by Vice President Mike Johnston: "As I look at the crowd of Gobbler's Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be."
When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil's prognostication, Corbett replied, "No. Now we've got to get PennDOT ready."

Kane board receives reports on school performances

February 3, 2012

While there's plenty of room for improvement, it appears Kane schools are doing a good job in meeting the educational needs of the community.
This point was made Thursday during the presentation of progress reports by the school district's three building principals-- Linda Lorenzo, elementary school; Jim Fryzlewicz, middle school; and Jeff Kepler, high school.
The school board's Curriculum Committee heard the reports during its public meeting in the conference room at the District Administration Office along Hemlock Avenue. No one from the public attended the open forum.

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