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January 23rd, 2015
Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be.
To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement."
This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday.
Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane.
Donâ€™t get the wrong idea.
The church is not going out of business.
The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets.
Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâ€”a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victimâ€™s residence, which is adjacent to Masonâ€™s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show.
The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat.
â€śWeâ€™re overwhelmed by how many people tell us theyâ€™re listening,â€ť Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. â€śWeâ€™re happy with the support. Weâ€™re ahead of our timeline.â€ť
RIDGWAY â€“Â The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday.
A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today.
Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing.
If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said.
The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said.
The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board.
More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development."
DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission.
DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane.