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February 11th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ The preservation of historical artifacts is important to the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie adopted a resolution to endorse the statewide Historic Preservation Plan for 2012-17. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.
A Kane man has waived his preliminary hearing in Kane District Court on charges of making terroristic threats.
William Frederick Davis, 27, of 1 South Elk Ave., Kane, is accused ofÂ "pointing a knife with a 12-inch blade within inches of Ashley Fletcher's face while asking her if she wanted to die," court records show.
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.