Archive - 2014 - News Article
The Wetmore Board of Supervisors is again holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget that retains the same tax rate.
"There will be no tax increase," Ryding announced.
The basic rate is .65 mills. Those living within 780 feet of a fire hydrant are charged another .35 mills to cover the hydrant rental cost.
The maximum rate of 1 mill in taxes figures to be $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation. That's $50 in taxes for a $50,000 home.
Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.
Ten hunters entered their deer in the Kane Fish and Game Clubâ€™s annual Big Buck Contest on Monday evening. The panel of veteran judges awarded prizes to five entries, with no junior or mentored hunters entering this year's contest. The judges included Lee Gausman, who has been helping with the contest for 50 years and Larry Lamping, who was working in his 40th contest.
Earning the title of Mr. Big Buck was Sheffieldâ€™s Larry Heeter. Heeter brought down his 10-point, 152-pound buck in Forest County. The winning buck had 156.84 inches of antlers.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen's Club held its 47th annual Buck Contest on Monday evening at the club pavilion along Division Street Extension.
Jacob Lister of Mt. Jewett, a junior at Kane Area High School, won the prize for the Overall Biggest Buck. His 10-point scored 110 using the Buckmasters scoring system.
The winning buck, shot near Emporium, has an outside antler spread of 19 inches. The winner weighed in at 138 pounds.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The horrific scars of D-Day are forever etched in the mind of U.S. Army veteran Bill Carl of Mt. Jewett.
Just 19 years old, Carl was a newly-enlisted soldier with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division (The â€śBig Red Oneâ€ť) that was a key part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of young Americans died as the German army fired round after round of shells from their fortified bunkers at strategic locations along the hills bordering the beach.
SLIPPERY ROCK â€“ Donâ€™t dwell on Kaneâ€™s â€śBlack Fridayâ€ť loss to Sharpsville in the quarterfinals of the state Class A football tournament.
Look instead on a fantastic season that saw the Wolves bounce back from two straight one-point losses to win four consecutive games en route to a District 9 championship--only the second in school history.
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The third annual "Shop Small" to promote Kane businesses at Christmastime is slated to launch Saturday-- the same day as the annual Santa Parade.
The Kane Area Development Center (KADC), which includes the Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring the parade and the "Shop Small" promotion.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Erin Vassallo, executive director of the KADC, said more than a dozen units will participate in the parade.
All alone for Thanksgiving?
Just call the Kane Eagles Club at 837-9422.
The club on Thursday will host its annual "Linda Haight Thanksgiving Dinner" for anyone in the Kane community who needs a meal on "turkey day."
From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, club members will deliver dinners in the Kane area. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, dinners will be served at the club at 238 Chase St. at Bayard Street. There is no charge for the dinners.
Walk-ins are welcome. No reservations are required.
If all goes as planned, a waste recycling program could be underway at the Kane High School by mid-January.
Recycling also could begin later this school year at the Kane Middle School and the Kane Elementary School.
The school board's Finance/Operations Committee endorsed a recommendation Monday to initiate recycling at no cost to the district.
Linda A. Anderson, the chairman of the committee, agreed with the recommendation along with committee members John Ball, Krista Jamerson and Tom Kerek.