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March 11th, 2015

Detailed work on East Branch dam entails multi-phase project

March 12, 2015

WILCOX – The East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project is now in full swing following several years of discussion and planning.
Just 10 years after it was constructed a serious internal erosion episode occurred at the dam, roughly the size of a school bus, resulting in the lowering of the lake to make repairs. There have been no observed changes in seepage conditions or performance of the dam in the time since repairs were completed.

March 10th

Payment to Mt. Jewett opens Lantz Corners sewers

March 10, 2015

MT. JEWETT – A payment of more than $100,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority opens the door for the long-awaited Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors, presented a check Tuesday to Patrick McGuire, chairman of the sewer authority.
The check of $101,750 is the balance due before about 150 sewer district customers can connect to new sewage collection lines.

Several local races loom in May 19 primary election

March 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – Several local races are shaping up in the May 19 primary election based on party nominating petitions filed with the McKean County Board of Elections.
Here are some of the races based on petitions filed by 10 a.m. Tuesday, six hours prior to the 4 p.m. deadline:
Hamlin Township-- Kenneth Stroup of Lindholm Road and James Myers of Route 6 are both seeking the Republican nomination for a six-year term as supervisor.

4 seek nominations for 4 Kane council seats

March 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – Four candidates have filed nominating petitions with the McKean County Board of Elections for four seats up for election on the Kane Borough Council.
Council President Howard Kane of 800 Welsh St. and Councilwoman Holly Harris of 21 Spruce St. are seeking Democratic party nominations in the May 19 primary.
Councilman Tom Kase of 319 Birch St. and newcomer David Walker of 28 Pine Ave. are seeking Republican party nominations in the primary.

East Branch project moving ahead

March 10, 2015

WILCOX – Construction activities on the $132.5 million East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project have begun.
Despite winter weather, the project's contractor, Layne Christensen Company of Texas, has started work including setting up numerous trailers onsite, installing project and traffic signs, placement of erosion and sediment control features and stockpiling rock to be used to construct the project's work platform.

March 9th

Lantz Corners monthly sewer rate set at $50 per EDU

March 9, 2015

HAZEL HURST – It won't be long before homes and businesses in the Lantz Corners Sewer District are connected to the new sewage collection lines.
Acting Monday, the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve sewer connections once the balance of a $104,000 payment is made to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.
Supervisors Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund agreed to notify residents and businesses to connect after the authority gives its clearance.

Kane rape case involving 7-year-old girl heads to court

March 9, 2015

A criminal case against a Kane man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl is headed to McKean County Court.
The defendant is Joseph Allen Snyder, 42, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane.
He faces eight charges, including seven felonies. The charges include:
*Rape of a child.
*Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.
*Statutory sexual assault of a child under the age of 11.

Yasurek seeks re-election in Hamilton Twp.

March 9, 2015

LUDLOW – Nora Yasurek has announced that she is seeking re-election to a six-year term as supervisor for Hamilton Township.
She is seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 19 primary election.
After she was appointed to the Board of Supervisors, Yasurek won election in 2009 to her first full six-year term as supervisor.Nora Yasurek

March 8th

State representative backs ‘adequate funding’ for 911

March 8, 2015

McKean County leaders—as well as heads of other counties across Pennsylvania—claim current phone surcharges are not sufficient to cover the cost of operating their 911 emergency communications networks.
State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said Saturday that he is “committed” to “making sure” there is “adequate funding” for the crucial 911 systems.
Speaking at the annual banquet for the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Causer said he believes the state law for the surcharge to fund 911 “needs to come up to speed.”

March 6th

Kane Church Women United celebrates 'bond'

March 7, 2015

The Kane Church Women United celebrated the special "bond between women" at its program Friday at Tabor Lutheran Church.
Two dramatical skits during the 75-minute program featured costumed women acting out Biblical passages depicting this "bond."
One skit focused on the spiritual pre-birth conversation between Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.

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