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November 16th, 2012
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kane has donated $2,000 to the Friendsâ Memorial Public Library in Kane. Taking part in the check presentation at the VFW are, left to right: Chuck Wilbert, commander of the VFW; Cindy Parker, library director; and Curt Hartman, a member of the library Board of Directors.
It's that time of the year when Kane area residents are looking ahead to the festive holiday season.
It's also a special time when residents are asked to reach into their hearts and pocketbooks to donate money, toys and clothing to benefit needy children in the area at Christmastime.
Despite extensive repair work, the wooden skate/bike ramps at Glenwood Park in Kane remain closed indefinitely.
Many donations have been received for new surface materials at the youth facility. Volunteersâboth teens and adultsâhave been handling the repair work.
The main issue now is insurance.
Kane native Sean Perry will premiere his newest film this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Kane Elks Club on Chestnut Street. Sean Perry Productions will present the initial public viewing of âDiamonds Are A Conâs Best Friend,â along with showings of two of his earlier films.
SMETHPORT â Ken Bush of Lantz Corners is retiring as the McKean County maintenance director.
His last day on the job is next Wednesday.
Bush has held the county position for the past five years.Â
Zach Holt (left) and Brandon Long (right), both members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, climb a steep bank at the Allegheny Reservoir while taking part Tuesday in an unsuccessful shoreline search for an apparent drowning victim. Police said Kane residents Mike Snyder and his wife, Terry Lee died when their canoe capsized Sunday at the reservoir. Police said the woman's body was recovered Sunday. The Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department asked the Kane firefighters to help Tuesday in a shoreline search for the man.
There's no property tax increase in the proposed 2013 Kane borough budget.
The Kane Borough Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to adopt a tentative general fund budget of $1,378,000.
Council President Howard Kane endorsed the proposal along with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Harold Hallberg, Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost.Â
The Kaneâs Intergenerational Daycare Service (K.I.D.S.), which is operated by the Lutheran Home at Kane in a separate facility on the site, is a new Kane United Fund recipient agency.
Â K.I.D.S. provides a safe and constructive learning for children ages six weeks to five years. The daycare provides meals and snacks, crafts, computer labs, games and intergenerational activities as well as transportation to local pre-school programs.Â An affiliated program offers after-school care to school age children.Â
Kane Community Hospital and the Kane Area School District are partners in a âwellness programâ for young students.
NANSEN â No one was injured Friday morning when a fire destroyed the cab of a tanker truck on Route 66 near Nansen in Highland Township.
The tanker was loaded with 4,500 gallons of liquid wax, according to Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department.