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August 2nd, 2012

World Harmony Run passes through Kane area

August 2, 2012

Marking its 25th anniversary, the World Harmony Run-- a 50-state torch relay-- passed through the Kane area Thursday.
The runners and their support group spent Wednesday night in Clarion and were scheduled to reach Ellicottville, N.Y. by Thursday night en route to New York City.
Taking turns, runners carried a torch as they ran their legs on Route 66, Route 6 and Route 219 in the Kane area.

August 1st

Meeting is tonight on school ‘pick-up’ policy

August 1, 2012

A meeting is slated tonight for parents who transport their children to the Kane Elementary School in private vehicles.
According to School Principal Linda Lorenzo, the meeting is “mandatory” for parents and guardians who intend to use “parent pick-up” at “any time” during the upcoming school year.
“They have to be here,” Lorenzo said in emphasizing the point that parents who “pick-up” their children after school must attend tonight’s meeting. She said parents who do not attend the meeting “won’t be able to pick up their children after school” when classes resume later this month.

July 30th

Gannon college classes to begin soon in Kane

July 30, 2012

Gannon University of Erie is ready to offer college classes in Kane in late August.
The classes, which will lead to a two-year Associate Degree in either Liberal Arts or Business Administration, will be held at the Kane Middle School.
Gannon is offering the "community college" program in Kane in partnership with the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA).
Nearly 20 prospective students attended Gannon's "open house" program Monday at the Kane Middle School.

July 29th

Camp JJ for ‘special’ children marks 28th year

July 29, 2012

For 28 years, Camp JJ has provided a fun summer experience for Kane area children with “special needs.”
Camp JJ for the past four years has been located at the Highlander Christian Camp complex in Wetmore Township. Camp JJ this month offered two three-day sessions. The camp ended Saturday.
The first three-day session last week served 25 children. The second three-day session served 22 children.
Jeanette Smith of Mt. Jewett has been the camp director for the past eight years. She previously served as the “camp cook” for 11 years.

July 27th

School district saves $372,503 by refinancing loans

July 27, 2012

The Kane Area School District is saving $372,502 by refinancing loans linked with the renovation of the middle school and the construction of a new elementary school.
Nearly $339,000 of the savings will be seen in the current fiscal year that began July 1.
The savings won’t affect the school taxes due in August. Instead, the savings of $338,922 will be seen in the form of a budget transfer from debt service to the capital reserve fund. This is the fund tapped to pay for major school repairs such as the new roof at the high school.

July 26th

Storm with high winds roars through Kane area

July 26, 2012

A fast-moving storm with booming thunder, spectacular lightning and high winds roared through the Kane area Thursday afternoon and left many downed trees in its wake.
"You've had a busy afternoon up there," Meteorologist Richard Grumm said Thursday from his office at the National Weather Service complex in State College.
Grumm said the storm packed winds of between 50 and 55 mph. He said these damaging winds toppled trees.
Falling trees knocked out electrical service to many residents in the area.

July 25th

Gannon prepares to offer college classes in Kane

July 25, 2012

Gannon University of Erie this fall will be offering college classes in Kane.
The classes will lead to a two-year Associate’s Degree in either business administration or humanities and social sciences (liberal arts).
Gannon is offering the classes through a “cooperative agreement” with the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA).
The college classes will be held at the Kane Middle School on West Hemlock Avenue. The “computer lab” in the school will be one of classrooms used for the program.

July 24th

County endorses application for ‘shelter’ grant

July 24, 2012

SMETHPORT – A high rate of poverty and substantial unemployment have led to an ongoing “homeless” problem in McKean County.
To address this dilemma, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Bradford is seeking a grant of $68,374 from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
Using funding from the United Way and other sources, the YWCA will match the grant “dollar-for-dollar,” according to Amy Pierce. She is the executive director of the YWCA, which operates the only “homeless shelter” in McKean County.

Another appeal made to change timber value

July 24, 2012

SMETHPORT – Within a month, Jim Herzog of Smethport again will be appealing the assessment on his timber land in McKean County.
A notice he received earlier this month from the county assessment office shows that the value for “Clean and Green” forest reserve properties is $255 per acre.
Herzog, however, claims that all forest properties under the “Clean and Green (C&G)” program should be valued at only $94 per acre.

Milliards charged with multiple counts of arson

July 24, 2012

RIDGWAY – A joint investigation between the Pennsylvania State Police at the Ridgway barracks and the Ridgway Borough Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Francis "Tony" Milliard, 54, and Anthony Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway.
Francis Milliard was apprehended on felony arrest warrants for multiple counts of arson, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, charges related to a May 30 fire at the residence of Pauline Smith, 521 West Main St. in Ridgway Township.
Anthony Milliard was also charged as a co-defendant in the matter.

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