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November 11th

Aqua submits bid for Mt. Jewett sewer system

November 12, 2014

MT. JEWETT – Aqua Pennsylvania has purchased the Mt. Jewett water system and will soon take over its operation.
Now the Bryn Mawr-based company wants to buy the Mt. Jewett sewage system.
Aqua has submitted a bid of $1.1 million for the "assets" of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.
The authority opened the bid Tuesday at its meeting at the borough building.
It was the only bid received by the deadline for proposals. In a letter, Pennsylvania American Water said "we respectively decline to submit a bid at this time."

Kane Borough Council hires new borough manager

November 12, 2014

The Kane Borough Council hired Wetmore Township resident Don Payne as its new borough manager.
Council President Howard Kane and Councilwoman Holly Harris announced the hiring Tuesday at the Kane Borough office along Bayard Street. The position had been vacant since the 2010 retirement of Pat Nuzzo. Members of the Kane Borough Council at that time decided not to fill the position as a cost-saving move.

Local Mason Lodge holds Vets Day service at Kane VFW

November 12, 2014

Kane Masonic Lodge #566 held a service honoring all veterans and active duty service members on Tuesday night at King David Post 1132 VFW. Mason Dan Jordan welcomed those in attendance to the first of what they hope will be an annual Veterans’ Recognition service. Masons Jordan, Rich Duffy and Angelo Lopez detailed the long history of United States servicemen and summed up the evening with a quote, “America owes a great debt of gratitude to our veterans.”

November 10th

Kane High School Holds Veterans’ Day Program

November 11, 2014

For the first time in recent memory, the Kane Area High School held a program on Monday afternoon in observance of Veterans Day. The program, organized by teacher Lori Lewis, included a member of the KHS faculty, as well as several local veterans.
KHS English teacher Josh Jekeliek, who is also a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, took the podium after the Kane Marching Band played “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Jekeliek began his portion of the program by repeating a quote that is engraved on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

County planners OK Country Fair store in Kane

November 11, 2014

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Planning Commission gave tentative approval Monday to the building of a Country Fair store in Kane. Dick Kallenborn conducted the meeting in the absence of Board Chairman Tony Clarke at the County 911 Center near Smethport.
The commission welcomed its new planning director, Jeremy Morey. Morey is a Roulette native and resident and formerly worked for the county probation office. Also attending his first meeting was newly-appointed commissioner Ron Keim of Kushequa.

New planner is appointed for McKean County

November 11, 2014

SMETHPORT – Jeremy S. Morey of Roulette is the new planner for McKean County.
His appointment was announced Monday at a meeting of the county Board of Commissioners at the county courthouse.
Morey is a 2005 graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society.
Morey graduated in 2009 from Mansfield University with a degree in history. His minor was in psychology.
He is president of the Roulette Alumni Association.

Proposed Kane budget carries slight tax increase

November 11, 2014

The proposed Kane borough budget for 2015 carries a half-mill increase in the tax rate.
The Kane Borough Council voted 5-2 Monday to adopt the tentative budget, which will be display at the borough building as of Wednesday. Council is expected to vote on a final budget at its next meeting Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the borough building.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Tom Kase in approving the proposed budget. 

Mt. Jewett budget plan calls for cut in police hours

November 11, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A Mt. Jewett budget plan unveiled Monday calls for reducing the weekly hours for Police Chief Steve Hale from 40 to 30.
Several residents told the Mt. Jewett Borough Council they are not in favor of having a reduced police presence.
"Less police is not a good thing," one woman told council.

November 9th

Kane’s FUMC holds annual veterans’ program

November 9, 2014

Kane’s First United Methodist Church held its annual Veterans’ Day program on Sunday, Nov. 9. The 2014 program was like previous ones in that it was standing room only and left few dry eyes in attendance.
This year’s tribute, which was under the direction of Coleen Lundeen, began with a number by the church’s Chime Choir. After participants were welcomed by Reverend William LaVelle Jr., soloist Linda Kerek gave a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America” as the crowd joined her in honoring our country.

November 7th

Dedication of Hamilton Twp. vets’ memorial is set Tuesday

November 8, 2014

LUDLOW – The new Veterans Memorial for Hamilton Township will be dedicated Tuesday—Veterans’ Day.
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony, which is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the monument site near the back gate of Wildcat Park. There is limited parking near the gate on Wetmore Road just east of Ludlow.

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