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October 8th, 2012

Kane animal control officer is eliminated

October 8, 2012

The Kane Borough Council agreed Monday to terminate its part-time animal control officer-- Karen Klaiber-- and its holding kennel.
Beginning today, Kane residents are urged to contact the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Bradford to report to stray cats and dogs.
Councilman Harold Hallberg, chairman of council's Public Safety Committee, said an analysis shows that the borough is spending more than $7,000 a year on animal control.

Appointment of county personnel director announced

October 8, 2012

SMETHPORT—The McKean County Board of Commissioners didn’t need to look far to find a new personnel director.
Kathy Roche, who has served as the director of the county Tax Claim Bureau for six years, now will also take on duties of the county personnel chief.
Roche has a desk in both offices, which are a few steps away from each other on the first floor of the county courthouse in Smethport.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of Roche for personnel director during a board meeting Monday at the courthouse.

County budget preparations are under way

October 8, 2012

SMETHPORT – Preparations for the 2013 budget are under way in McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Monday that the board has been “scheduling meetings” with department heads to look a budget requests for next year.
He said the budget meetings are with heads of the “larger departments,” which will have a major impact on the next spending plan for the county.
In action at the 13-minute meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport, the commissioners:

October 7th

Homecoming royalty

October 7, 2012

Zach Hadfield and Dawn Saquin were selected 2012 Kane Homecoming King and Queen. Saquin was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Wolves' 17-14 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Friday night, while Hadfield was crowned during Saturday night's Homecoming Dance. Nearly 300 students and guests attended the dance.

October 5th

Kane hospital Breast Imaging Center honored

October 6, 2012

The Kane Community Hospital's Breast Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Kane hospital is busy this month with mammograms

October 6, 2012

Because October is national “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” this is a busy time of the year for mammograms at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
“When it comes to screening for breast cancer, mammograms are the ‘gold standard,’” Julie Laughner said. “Breast cancer is a treatable disease if detected early by a mammogram.”

If you see this caterpillar, look but don't touch

October 6, 2012

This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided.

October 4th

Despite woes, college forestry programs survive

October 4, 2012

Despite constraints, it appears that Penn State and the State University of New York (SUNY) will continue to offer forest management programs.

Plenty volunteer to donate at Blood Drive in Kane

October 4, 2012

There was a large amount of volunteers donating blood on Monday at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop in Kane.

October 3rd

Hearing continued for Highland Twp. supervisor

October 3, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.

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