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September 13th, 2012

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

September 12th

Kinzua Bridge festival is slated Saturday and Sunday

September 12, 2012

MT. JEWETT – 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.
“This festival now holds the record for the largest number of food and craft vendors at the event,” Debbie Lunden said. “There will be plenty to see and do. We have many, many arts and crafts vendors, a great variety of food and musical entertainment.”

September 11th

Wolves soccer team drops 6-1 decision to Elkers

September 11, 2012

The Kane Wolves boys’ soccer team again played a solid half but couldn’t string together 80 minutes of soccer in Tuesday afternoon’s game against Ridgway.
Like last week’s 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.

Man is sentenced for killing mother and baby

September 11, 2012

SMETHPORT – 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.

County program deals with child abuse victims

September 11, 2012

SMETHPORT – The county Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is playing a vital role in the sensitive job of 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 “joint forensic interviews” 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.

September 10th

Kane plans to use community service workers

September 10, 2012

Offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service soon will be working on more projects for the borough of Kane.
“It’s a win-win situation,” 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 “free workers.”
Barnard, the McKean County community service coordinator, discussed the program at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council.

September 6th

Kane ‘motorsports’ business is expanding operation

September 6, 2012

Despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, adults still want to play with their “toys.”
For this reason, Mountain Motorsports of Kane is expanding its operation at 300 N. Fraley St.
“Our business has been growing and we need additional space,” 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 “shop space” for the service and repair of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.

September 5th

Mt. Jewett councilman is asked to resign

September 5, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Mt. Jewett Councilman Brett Morgan has been asked to resign due to alleged inappropriate remarks made on stage at the Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival last month.
Jim Troutman and Francis Auriemmo Jr. of Mt. Jewett both have called for the removal of Morgan from the borough government. They called for Morgan's resignation Tuesday at a meeting of the borough council.
According to Troutman, Morgan took the Center Street stage at the Swedish Festival on Friday, Aug. 10 and mocked his business-- Troutman Sanitation.

Elder Milliard waives preliminary hearing for new charges

September 5, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and arson-related charges for his alleged role in setting two Elk County house fires, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from the beating of a Ridgway man, was in District Court in Johnsonburg Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on new charges of felony firearm possession and violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetics Act (CSDDCA).

September 4th

Wetmore supervisors to discuss roadwork leader

September 4, 2012

Will there be a designated leader for the Wetmore Township road crew?
This question may be answered Sept. 18 when the township Board of Supervisors meets with the township’s two-man road crew to discuss the issue.
The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane. Steve Dyne, chairman of the three-member Board of Supervisors, said the meeting would be open to the public.

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