Archive - 2014 - News Article
More upgrades are coming for the water treatment and distribution system in Kane.
Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday that it is spending about $2.1 million for a second âfinishedâ water holding tank and high-service computer-programmed pumps.
âThese improvements will supplement our existing facilities and replace infrastructure that was built more than 60 years ago,â Pennsylvania American Water Project Manager Jed Fiscus of Brookville said. âThese investments ensure reliable, quality water service for our Kane customers for years to come.â
Jumping right into the fire.
Thatâs what it felt like for Beth Obenreder, who started work as the new Kane postmaster Mondayâconsidered the âbusiest dayâ of the year for any post office in the U.S. due to the Christmas rush.
Obenreder weighed packages and sold Christmas card stamps as customers stood in line at the Kane Post Office to send their cherished pre-holiday mail to family members across the country.
âWe take our jobs seriously,â Obenreder said. âWe want to make sure the mail gets where itâs supposed to go.â
Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? If soâŠ donât miss the 3rd Annual Nikkyâs Dance Studio Competition Team Christmas show. The Christmas performance is set for this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Kane High School. The show titled âOh Santa!â will showcase the competition teamâs many talents; including ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and acrobatics for the whole family.
HAZEL HURSTâOnce a loan agreement is finalized with PNC bank, connections are expected to be authorized for customers in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Hamlin Township plans to borrow $105,000 from PNC to make its payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. Under a long-standing agreement, the payment is required before the sewer connections are made.
The loan is expected to be finalized Friday, according to talks last week at the meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
Most 10-year-olds are especially excited at this time of the year as Christmas approaches.
But there's little holiday joy in the life of Matthew Prosser of Kane. He's loaded with inoperable tumors due to a genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis.
Steve Perry, the longtime business manager for the Kane School District, might be picked to serve as the interim school superintendent.
The school board reportedly will act Tuesday to name an interim school chief. Dr. Maryann Anderson, the school superintendent, is retiring Dec. 31.
The school board has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the Kane Middle School. The meeting is open to the public.
BRADFORD â A civil case involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert, now is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning.
Bradford District Court Judge Dominic A. Cercone Jr. has been assigned to hear the case, which is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday in his courtroom. The proceedings are open to the public.
According to court documents, Hale is suing the Berrys for $12,000 in damages.
Hale claims in his civil suit that the house he purchased last year from the Berrys had pre-existing furnace problems.
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SMETHPORTâ The McKean County 911 Center has announced the implementation of the Medical Priority Dispatch System to better serve the citizens of McKean County in emergency situations.
The new system allows dispatchers to accurately assess each emergency call and identify life-threatening situations by automatically prompting dispatchers to ask a list of questions. When each question is answered, the system will then direct them to another question depending on the response, according to 911 Director Andrew Johnson.
"A Christmas Carol"-- a one-man play by Brandon Meeks of Kane-- opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
It will be the first of three performances featuring a trained actor, who has appeared in numerous plays.
He adapted his one-man play from the classic "A Christmas Carol" by author Charles Dickens.Â
In the 90-minute play, Meeks portrays over 25 characters-- including Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future and, of course, Scrooge.