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September 20th, 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.
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.
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 âall threeâ 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.
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:Â 7 p.m.
Where: Middle School auditorium
MT. JEWETT â Large crowds are expected Saturday and Sunday for the 17th fall festival at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Admission is free.
There are 55 craft vendors and 13 food vendors ready to set up at the park. There are activities and displays.
âThis festival now holds the record for the largest number of food and craft vendors at the event,â Debbie Lunden said. âThere will be plenty to see and do. We have many, many arts and crafts vendors, a great variety of food and musical entertainment.â
The Kane Wolves boysâ soccer team again played a solid half but couldnât string together 80 minutes of soccer in Tuesday afternoonâs game against Ridgway.
Like last weekâs home game against Smethport, the Wolves were right in the game at intermission, but a flurry of goals by their opposition early in the second half put the home team in a big hole.
SMETHPORT â A man has been sentenced to life in state prison for killing a mother and her baby in Bradford in 2010.
Waide Eugene Nolf, 40, of Bradford received the sentence Tuesday when he appeared in McKean County Court before Senior Judge William Morgan of Warren.
The case had been scheduled to go trial with jury selection set to begin Tuesday in county court. However, Nolf entered a plea Monday during a pre-trial conference at the county courthouse, a court spokesman said.
SMETHPORT â The county Childrenâs Advocacy Center (CAC) is playing a vital role in the sensitive job ofÂ dealing with children who are victims of abuse.
In a presentation Tuesday before the McKean County Board of Commissioners, Mikele Bay said the CAC conducts âjoint forensic interviewsâ with victims to reduce the trauma facing abused children.
Bay, who resides in Hamlin Township, is a forensic interviewer for the CAC along with Mindi Brown.
According to Bay, child abuse victims previously had to undergo as many as 15 different interviews to explain what happened to them.
Offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service soon will be working on more projects for the borough of Kane.
âItâs a win-win situation,â Mike Barnard said Monday in explaining the county community service program. He said the offenders are given the opportunity to complete their community service hours, while the borough will receive âfree workers.â
Barnard, the McKean County community service coordinator, discussed the program at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
Despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, adults still want to play with their âtoys.â
For this reason, Mountain Motorsports of Kane is expanding its operation at 300 N. Fraley St.
âOur business has been growing and we need additional space,â Jon Sklar, company owner, said in explaining the basis for the expansion.
A 30x44-foot building now is under construction at the rear of the showroom and service area at Mountain Motor Sports.
Sklar said the addition would provide more âshop spaceâ for the service and repair of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.