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October 2nd, 2012

Proposals sought to refinance Mt. Jewett water debt

October 2, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Proposals are being sought to refinance debt for the Mt. Jewett water department.
Uni-Tec of State College, the consulting engineering firm for the borough, has asked seven banks to submit proposals by Friday. The engineers will make a “formal recommendation” at a meeting of Mt. Jewett Borough Council on Nov. 5.
Uni-Tec is asking for two separate proposals from each bank, including Hamlin Bank and Trust, CNB and Northwest Savings Bank.
One proposal calls for refinancing water department debt of $484,256.69.
 
Mt. Jewett Borough Council 
When:  Monday, Nov. 5 

October 1st

Highland supervisor is charged in sewage issue

October 1, 2012

A longtime Highland Township supervisor has been charged with environmental law violations while serving as the certified operator of the James City sewage treatment plant.
Charlie Vaughn, 75, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, until recently served as the state-certified operator at the sewage plant in James City. He resigned within the past few months.
According to a statement issued Monday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, Vaughn is accused of filing "falsified environmental reports" with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). 

Kane Eagles Club Buys I-Pad for Jerrod

October 1, 2012

The Kane Eagles Club continues to help people in need from our area.
Kane’s Jerrod Swanson was born with Nager’s Syndrome, also known as acrofacial dysostosis. The condition is extremely rare with only a few hundred cases reported worldwide. According to the Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes, it is “a rare genetic condition involving physical anomalies.”

Mt. Jewett groups can apply for Charter funds

October 1, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Non-profit organizations and groups in Mt. Jewett are invited to apply for a share of the funds raised for a state-sanctioned Charter School in the borough.
Chuck Paar, president of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, said Monday that "just under" $14,000 remains in the treasury for the Mt. Jewett Charter School Coalition.

Milliard appeals for bail reduction

October 1, 2012

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man incarcerated since July 24 on arson and related charges, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault, was in Elk County Court Monday appealing for a reduction in bail so that he may be released from jail and return home while awaiting trial.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, waived arraignment and entered not guilty pleas Monday in five separate cases against him, including a 2010 Ridgway arson, a 2008 Johnsonburg arson, the assault of a Ridgway man, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and a drug offense.

September 27th

Kane community asked to support local hospital

September 27, 2012

Numerous studies have shown that "buying locally" strengthens the economic base for a community.
That's why Kane area residents are being asked to show more support for their own local hospital.
"We really need to stick together and pull together," Gary Rhodes said Thursday. He has worked at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) for 25 years and has been the chief executive officer (CEO) for the past 16 years.

Donations roll in for skate/bike park repairs

September 27, 2012

Donations have been rolling in to help cover the cost of repairs at the skate/bike facility at Glenwood Park in Kane.
More than $4,000 has been raised so far for the work at the wooden ramps. 
Until work is completed and the facility passes inspection by an insurance representative, the borough continues to mark the skate/bike ramps off limits to riders.
Two events to assist the skate/bike park are set for today. Demonstrations and music will be featured at the site from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

September 26th

‘Test drives’ Saturday to benefit Kane High students

September 26, 2012

There might not be an easier way to raise money for student groups at Kane Area High School.
The Ford Motor Company will donate $20 for every person who goes behind the wheel Saturday and “test drives” a new Ford vehicle. In addition, the company will donate a “bonus” of $10 for every “test drive” in a 2013 Ford Escape.
Ford will donate up to $8,000 under the program to benefit the “Hurri-Kane” school yearbook, the Class of 2014 (juniors), the Class of 2015 (sophomores) and the Kane chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

Career, College Night is a big success in Kane

September 26, 2012

It was a successful first Career and College Night at Kane Area High School.
The event, which was held Wednesday evening in conjunction with open house at the school, gave parents and students a chance to visit with representatives from colleges, industry and the military services.
"It was really a good idea," Phillip Carlson of Mt. Jewett said in commenting on the program in the school gymnasium. "It gives parents the chance to go from table to table to see what's available for their children."

Former firefighter charged with arson

September 26, 2012

ST. MARYS - A former member of the Crystal Fire Department was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Mark Jacob on charges including arson and related offenses, insurance fraud, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, in connection with a July 9 fire involving a camper parked in the driveway of his North St. Marys Street residence.

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