Archive - 2012 - News Article
The Kane Eagles Club continues to help people in need from our area.
Kaneâs Jerrod Swanson was born with Nagerâs Syndrome, also known as acrofacial dysostosis. The condition is extremely rare with only a few hundred cases reported worldwide. According to the Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes, it is âa rare genetic condition involving physical anomalies.â
MT. JEWETT â Non-profit organizations and groups in Mt. Jewett are invited to apply for a share of the funds raised for a state-sanctioned Charter School in the borough.
Chuck Paar, president of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, said Monday that "just under" $14,000 remains in the treasury for the Mt. Jewett Charter School Coalition.
RIDGWAY â A Ridgway man incarcerated since July 24 on arson and related charges, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault, was in Elk County Court Monday appealing for a reduction in bail so that he may be released from jail and return home while awaiting trial.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, waived arraignment and entered not guilty pleas Monday in five separate cases against him, including a 2010 Ridgway arson, a 2008 Johnsonburg arson, the assault of a Ridgway man, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and a drug offense.
Numerous studies have shown that "buying locally" strengthens the economic base for a community.
That's why Kane area residents are being asked to show more support for their own local hospital.
"We really need to stick together and pull together," Gary Rhodes said Thursday. He has worked at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) for 25 years and has been the chief executive officer (CEO) for the past 16 years.
Donations have been rolling in to help cover the cost of repairs at the skate/bike facility at Glenwood Park in Kane.
More than $4,000 has been raised so far for the work at the wooden ramps.Â
Until work is completed and the facility passes inspection by an insurance representative, the borough continues to mark the skate/bike ramps off limits to riders.
Two events to assist the skate/bike park are set for today. Demonstrations and music will be featured at the site from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There might not be an easier way to raise money for student groups at Kane Area High School.
The Ford Motor Company will donate $20 for every person who goes behind the wheel Saturday and âtest drivesâ a new Ford vehicle. In addition, the company will donate a âbonusâ of $10 for every âtest driveâ in a 2013 Ford Escape.
Ford will donate up to $8,000 under the program to benefit the âHurri-Kaneâ school yearbook, the Class of 2014 (juniors), the Class of 2015 (sophomores) and the Kane chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
It was a successful first Career and College Night at Kane Area High School.
The event, which was held Wednesday evening in conjunction with open house at the school, gave parents and students a chance to visit with representatives from colleges, industry and the military services.
"It was really a good idea," Phillip Carlson of Mt. Jewett said in commenting on the program in the school gymnasium. "It gives parents the chance to go from table to table to see what's available for their children."
ST. MARYS - A former member of the Crystal Fire Department was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Mark Jacob on charges including arson and related offenses, insurance fraud, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, in connection with a July 9 fire involving a camper parked in the driveway of his North St. Marys Street residence.
SMETHPORT â At a time when hand-held electronic devices wide-screen TVs are common in many households, McKean County still has homeless people who sleep in cars or tents in the woods.
The Young Womenâs Christian Association (YWCA) of Bradford handles this homeless crisis for the county.
For the year ending June 30, the YWCA provided temporary housing for 75 women and 42 children at its shelter on the second floor of its building on West Corydon Street.
SMETHPORT â County liquid fuel tax revenue will help Kane cover the cost of its summer street-paving project.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners allocated $7,562 in liquid fuel tax revenue to Kane.
The money will help Kane pay for the cost of paving sections of Chase, Welsh, Maple and Clay streets and Elk Avenue. IA Construction of Franklin paved the streets under a contract for $97,555.20, according to Kane borough office manager Lori Feldbauer.