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February 11th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Smethport man is continuing to challenge the assessment of McKean County forest land in the state's "Clean and Green" program.
Jim Herzog, who owns forest land, made another presentation Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
State Representatives Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will hold a joint "town hall" meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Kane Senior Center at 100 Fraley St.
Under the new state legislature re-districting plan, Causer as of Dec. 1 will represent all of McKean County. He now represents only a portion of the county.
The fate of Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard remains in limbo.
Hillard, 43, has been suspended without pay since early September after he was charged with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and last July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
All charges against the former secretary-treasurer for Hamlin Township have been "bound over" to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing.
A well-known Kane insuranceman has waived his preliminary hearing on charges linked with the alleged assault on a Kane businessman.
Longtime contributors to Friends' Memorial Public Library's Soup & Pie Lunch include Carol and Tom Niklaus (pictured), Ann Pierotti, and Pudge Pierotti. They, along with some 50 Kane area residents are once again preparing soup, pies and baked goods for the luncheon which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library on Chase Street in Kane. All are invited to attend.
SMETHPORT â€“ For over 26 years, Deborah L. Lunden has played a major role in the development of McKean County as the director of the county Planning Commission.
She has worked with federal, state, county and local officials-- as well as county residents-- to make McKean County a better place to live and work.
Rehearsals are underway for "Bye Bye Birdie"-- the Kane High School musical to be presented next month.
Evening performances at 7 p.m. are planned for Thursday, March 20, Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. A matinee is planned for Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
The criminal case against a Kane woman linked with a horrific six-fatality crash Aug. 31 is headed to McKean County Court.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges to county court Wednesday following an intense three-hour preliminary hearing in his courtroom.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ A jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon on state Route 66 near the base of James City hill south of Kane.