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February 24th, 2013
Every civic organization has someone who tirelessly works behind the scene without a lot of fanfare.
John Mehalko is that âgo-to guyâ at the Kane Senior Center.
To recognize Mehalko for his dedicated service, the Senior Center has selected him as its âVolunteer-of-the-Year.â
Sierra Lister is Miss Kane High for 2013.
She was crowned Friday during a student assembly at the Kane High School auditorium.
Jim Greville has been named as the Kane "Citizen-of-the-Year."
Kane Hardwood has been selected as the "Business-of-the-Year."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce announced the award-winners Thursday evening at its annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall.
More than 100 attended the dinner prepared and served by members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department. The Ladies Auxiliary for the fire department prepared dessert.
The Kane Area School District is planning three projectsâone to upgrade the high school indoor swimming pool and two to maintain parking lots at the high school, middle school and elementary school.
The district plans to seek bids for the pool project. Proposed work includes the replacement of the gutter system to eliminate water leaks, replacement of the filter system, the installation of a system to improve water quality and the replacement of the main drain.
As a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Steve Gore of 3D Custom Carving out of Toledo, Ohio created a unique sculpture which has garnered national attention while raising funds for military veterans as well as civilian families.
As a young child, LaRue Smith often played "hospital" with her sister.
"I'd bandage her up and pretend she was my patient," Smith said.
This childhood activity inspired a half-century nursing career for Smith, who retired three weeks ago as the "night supervisor" at Kane Community Hospital.
"I always wanted to be a nurse," Smith said. "I had the desire to take care of people."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Thursday to honor the "citizen-of-the-year" and the "business-of-the-year."
The event begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street. Dinner is set for 6 p.m.
Tickets now are on sale for the Kane High School musical-- "Guys and Dolls."
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 14-16 at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. A final matinee performance is set for Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
The Kane area, known as the âIcebox of Pennsylvania,â often has significant snowfalls and a wintry mix that create hazardous travel conditions.
The Kane Area School District, however, annually has the fewest âsnow daysâ and âtwo-hour delaysâ among all schools in the region.
There is major water damage inside the historic General Thomas Kane Memorial Chapel at 30 Chestnut St. in the borough.
Vandals are blamed for turning off gas heat to the building. The lack of heat caused heating system water lines to freeze and rupture.