Archive - 2014 - News Article
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Commissioners approved the acceptance of an offer from the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise to purchase the property at 316 Chase ST. for $250 from the McKean County repository. The property formerly was an addition to Papa Nick's restaurant and prior to that was the site of the Knights of Columbus.
Despite being moved indoors to the Kane Middle School auditorium, a large crowd enjoyed Tuesday nightâ€™s premiere of â€ś150 Years of Kane, A Student Journey.â€ť
A group of Kane Middle School students spent the past three years working on the project and judging by the reaction of the audience on Tuesday, the hard work was evident in the finished product.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterpriseâ€™s bid to purchase the property at 316 Chase St. from the McKean County Repository cleared a final hurdle on Tuesday.
The McKean County Commissioners approved a bid of $250 for the property. The bid had previously been approved by two taxing bodies, the Borough of Kane during a June 9, 2014 meeting and the Kane Area School District at the board meeting on June 12.
The 2014 Art in the Wilds (AIW) Committee is honoring one of its own for his distinguished art career and a lifetime of achievement as a master potter, art teacher and advocate for artists of the visual arts.
Two long time members of the Kane Lions Club received the Melvin Jones Award, the LCIFâ€™s highest from of recognition to acknowledge an individuals dedication to humanitarian service. Robert â€śChurchâ€ť Gustafson and Matthew Gayley of Kane have been named Melvin Jones Fellows by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of their commitment to serving the world community.
JAMES CITY â€“ Nearly 100 people attended Saturdayâ€™s â€śHighland Township residents fight for clean water picnic,â€ť according to one of the event organizers, Marsha Buhl.
Buhl, a James City resident and member of an organization entitled â€śHighland Township Citizens Advocating a Clean Healthy Environmentâ€ť (CACHE), collected the names and addresses of most of those in attendance throughout the four hour event held at the fire hall in James City.
Kane Community Hospital now has an innovative new tool for patient care with the acquisition of the LOGIQ E9 with XDclear 4D ultrasound system from GE Healthcare.Â
What has become Kaneâ€™s biggest attraction of the year is slated next weekend at Evergreen Park.
The 8th annual Art in the Wilds will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, with artwork on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
There is no admission charge. Parking also is free.
More than 5,200 are expected to attend Art in the Wilds, which always coincides with Kane High Alumni Weekend in June.
Robert "Bucky" Thompson started working evenings and weekends at Thompsonâ€™s Floor Coverings while he was still in high school. Buck graduated with Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 and took a job at Keystone Carbon, where he stayed for a short time before coming back to help his brother, William â€śWillieâ€ť Thompson in the family business. Forty-plus years later, he is ready to call it a career.
Willieâ€™s son, Bill, now runs the business and had plenty to say about his uncle Buck.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Ground will be broken this summer for an elaborate Visitor Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, can't wait.
"I'm really excited this project is moving forward," Devlin said Wednesday. "It's the next step for development at the park."