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September 26th, 2012

‘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.

September 25th

County seeks grant to aid shelter for homeless

September 25, 2012

SMETHPORT – At a time when hand-held electronic devices wide-screen TVs are common in many households, McKean County still has homeless people who sleep in cars or tents in the woods.
The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Bradford handles this homeless crisis for the county.
For the year ending June 30, the YWCA provided temporary housing for 75 women and 42 children at its shelter on the second floor of its building on West Corydon Street.

County approves aid for Kane paving project

September 25, 2012

SMETHPORT – County liquid fuel tax revenue will help Kane cover the cost of its summer street-paving project.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners allocated $7,562 in liquid fuel tax revenue to Kane.
The money will help Kane pay for the cost of paving sections of Chase, Welsh, Maple and Clay streets and Elk Avenue. IA Construction of Franklin paved the streets under a contract for $97,555.20, according to Kane borough office manager Lori Feldbauer.

September 24th

Taylor Detrick carries on family's athletic tradition

September 24, 2012

Being a high school athlete takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and determination.
Being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport takes even more of a commitment. There have been a few girls in the history of Kane athletics to wrestle or go out for football, but only Taylor Detrick has played the entire way from middle school through her senior year.
Taylor, the daughter of Jim and Chris Detrick, has been playing organized football since she was a Kane Tornado at nine years old.
Taylor said she never considered not playing, she simply loves football.

September 20th

More parent involvement sought at Kane schools

September 20, 2012

Kane school administrators are planning to develop and implement strategies to increase parent involvement in the education of their children.
One of the proposed initiatives calls for the creation of a "parent advisory committee" to work with school officials.
Ideas for increasing parent involvement in Kane schools were discussed Thursday at a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Committee.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, said "we're trying to create more interest" among parents.

September 19th

Career and College Fair is slated at high school

September 19, 2012

High school students can explore their post-graduate options at the first annual Career and College Fair to be held next Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Kane Area High School.
Representatives from businesses and colleges will be providing information and brochures from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.
Recruiters for the branches of the Armed Forces also will be on hand to answer questions about military service.
In total, at least 25 representatives are expected to reserve table space for the Fair.

September 18th

All 3 Wetmore supervisors to direct road crew

September 18, 2012

All three Wetmore Township supervisors will share the responsibility of directing the two-man road crew.
This decision was made Tuesday by a 2-1 vote of the supervisors at a 59-minute meeting at the township building on Spring Creek in East Kane.
Supervisors Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodisow agreed that “all three” members of the township board will direct the road crew. Supervisor Steve Dyne, who resigned Aug. 7 as the volunteer road superintendent, cast the lone negative vote.

September 13th

Report shows increase in Kane school enrollment

September 13, 2012

The Kane area population is dropping, but school enrollment is on the rise.
According to a report to the Kane School Board, third-day enrollment in the district totaled 1,230 students. This is an increase of 20 over the same reporting period in 2011.

Kane School Board
When: Thursday, Oct. 11
Time:  7 p.m.
Where: Middle School auditorium

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