Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
Longtime contributors to Friends' Memorial Public Library's Soup & Pie Lunch include Carol and Tom Niklaus (pictured), Ann Pierotti, and Pudge Pierotti. They, along with some 50 Kane area residents are once again preparing soup, pies and baked goods for the luncheon which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library on Chase Street in Kane. All are invited to attend.
SMETHPORT â€“ For over 26 years, Deborah L. Lunden has played a major role in the development of McKean County as the director of the county Planning Commission.
She has worked with federal, state, county and local officials-- as well as county residents-- to make McKean County a better place to live and work.
Rehearsals are underway for "Bye Bye Birdie"-- the Kane High School musical to be presented next month.
Evening performances at 7 p.m. are planned for Thursday, March 20, Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. A matinee is planned for Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
The criminal case against a Kane woman linked with a horrific six-fatality crash Aug. 31 is headed to McKean County Court.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges to county court Wednesday following an intense three-hour preliminary hearing in his courtroom.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ A jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon on state Route 66 near the base of James City hill south of Kane.
Wetmore Township for about two decades has provided an annual allocation of $18,000 for fire protection by the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
That contribution may increase next year.
It turned out that the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Kane on Monday was time well spent.
SMETHPORT â€“ Suspended Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard will be performing a year of community service under a sentence he accepted Monday in McKean County Court.
Hillard, 43, was charged last August with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
He reportedly certified that three Kane officers had completed mandatory state firearms training when, in fact, they had not.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Is a private company interested in buying the Mt. Jewett borough-operated water system?
We'll soon find out.
Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that the borough will be placing ads to seek prospective buyers.
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.Â