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September 3rd

BFF after-school program pre-registration set

September 3, 2014

The popular after school program BFF (Being Faith-Full Friends) is in the preparation mode: getting ready to launch season 2.
An outreach program of the Presbyterian Church in Kane, BFF develops intergenerational relationships around activities, Bible stories, music, crafts, and dinner. Last year more than 50 elementary students K-5 from various local congregations as well as the community at large participated in the Wednesday afternoon after school program at the Presbyterian Church.

September 2nd

Motorists are failing to stop at Mt. Jewett crosswalks

September 2, 2014

MT. JEWETT -- Under state law, motorists are required to stop for pedestrians who are waiting to cross the street at designated crosswalks.
Mt. Jewett has seven pedestrian crosswalks on Main Street (Route 6). But these crossings are most often are ignored by passing motorists, according to Mt. Jewett Borough Councilman John Keesee.
Speaking Tuesday at a meeting of the borough council, Keesee said he recently saw eight vehicles "pass by" a crosswalk while a person stood hopelessly waiting to cross the street.
According to Keesee, half of the motorists are local residents.

Mt. Jewett to upgrade computer for police department

September 2, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to spend about $4,400 to upgrade the computer system for the police department.
Council President Chuck Paar agreed with the expenditure along with Councilmen Wil Antrim, John Keesee and Don Martyna. 
Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilmen Brett Morgan and Rod Danielson did not attend the meeting.

2 of 3 charges are dismissed against Kane woman

September 2, 2014

SMETHPORT – The two most serious charges have been dismissed in a court case involving a Kane woman whose vehicle struck and heavily damaged a street lighting-control device at Fraley and Field streets in uptown Kane.
Brenda Bobich, 46, of 7 Laurel Ave., Kane, accepted the plea agreement last month in McKean County Court, records show.
Kane Borough Police Officer Bill Nichols charged Bobich with careless driving, failure to report a traffic accident to police and failure to obey a traffic control device. The alleged incident took place Nov. 30.

2 of 3 charges are dismissed against Kane woman

September 2, 2014

SMETHPORT – The two most serious charges have been dismissed in a court case involving a Kane woman whose vehicle struck and heavily damaged a street lighting-control device at Fraley and Field streets in uptown Kane.
Brenda Bobich, 46, of 7 Laurel Ave., Kane, accepted the plea agreement last month in McKean County Court, records show.
Kane Borough Police Officer Bill Nichols charged Bobich with careless driving, failure to report a traffic accident to police and failure to obey a traffic control device. The alleged incident took place Nov. 30.

September 1st

Flag gift is tribute for Veterans Day program in Kane

September 1, 2014

For several years, Coleen Lundeen of Wetmore Township has organized a special Veterans Day program at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
As the director of the Children’s Choir at the church, Lundeen started the program to give the children an opportunity to sing patriotic songs.
The program has grown to become one of the area’s most popular Veterans Day events. More than 400 attend the annual event—always on the second Sunday of November, which is on or near Veterans Day.

August 29th

Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case

August 30, 2014

SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
The accident killed six—including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family.

August 28th

James City residents upset with cut in post office hours

August 28, 2014

JAMES CITY – It was very evident Thursday that James City residents are not happy with a plan to reduce the weekday “window hours” at their post office to just two hours.
They expressed their displeasure with the proposal during an informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City.
Under the plan, the “window” at the post office on Delaware Avenue would be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday “window” hours would remain the same—9 a.m. to noon.
The “window” now is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Plans are underway to acquire rail corridor for trails 

August 28, 2014

A non-profit organization based in DuBois has applied for funding to acquire the 73.8-mile corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Headwaters Charitable Trust and the Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council intends to convert the vacated corridor into a "rails-to-trails" system.
The corridor now is owned by the Kovalchick Corp. of Indiana, Pa. Kovalchick, a large scrap dealer, is in the process of removing rails and ties from the route between Knox in Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.

August 27th

Kane School Board Curriculum Committee Discusses Start of School Year

August 27, 2014

Members of KASD School Board Curriculum Committee met Wednesday evening in the Kane Middle School Library to hear a summary of the first two days of the 2014-2015 school year.
KASD Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson gave the six board members in attendance a report on the district’s summer school program, the orientations held recently at each school and a brief recap on the start of the school year in the Kane Elementary School, Kane Middle School and the Kane High School.

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