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March 14th, 2012

Seneca may dispose of brine in old Highland well

March 14, 2012

JAMES CITY – Seneca Resources is conducting a test to determine the feasibility of disposing of drilling brine fluids in an old gas well in Highland Township.
"The purpose of this test is to evaluate the potential of depleted sands as a means of disposing of produced brine from other Seneca wells," Doug Kepler of Seneca Resources said in a letter to Highland Township Supervisor Charlie Vaughn.
According to Kepler, the "injectivity test" is "strictly monitored" by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Kane Marine carries 9/11 flag at tennis event

March 14, 2012

Kane native Marty Niklas is one of the U.S. Marines chosen to carry the special National 9/11 American flag during a ceremony last week at the BNP Paribas Open professional tennis tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.
Private First Class (Pfc.) Niklas is a 2011 graduate of Kane Area High School. He is the leader of his platoon based at the Marine base at 29 Palms, Calif.

March 13th

Lutheran Home is seeking link with Biddle Street

March 13, 2012

The Lutheran Home at Kane is seeking permission to link with Biddle Street (Route 6) over an alleged right-of-way known as Lincoln Street Extension.
"Is there a right-of-way and are we permitted to construct a road to improve our land accessibility?" Lutheran Home Administrator Linda Carlson asked in a letter to the Kane Borough Council.
She said the Lutheran Home has the "understanding" that Lincoln Street Extension "comes off Route 6" and extends to the Lutheran Home property at 100 High Point Drive.

Fund builds for VanGiesen memorial at park

March 13, 2012

The fund is building for the purchase and installation of a new memorial stone for the "point" at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The stone is for "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan.
The stone will carry the name of Sgt. Staff Ken VanGiesen, a Kane native killed in Afghanistan last July while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Kane Eagles Club has purchased the stone. Plans call for the installation of the stone before Memorial Day in May.

Hamlin supervisors to adopt tax-relief program

March 13, 2012

HAZEL HURST – A revised property tax-relief program for business and industry is coming in Hamlin Township.
The state-authorized Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program is designed to encourage commercial development in the township.
Portville Trucking—referred to as “Big Dog”—at Lantz Corners is expected to qualify for participation in the new LERTA, according to Julie Graham, secretary-treasurer for the township.

March 12th

Kane residents again criticize borough operation

March 12, 2012

It appears that a group of Kane residents will continue to show up at borough council meetings to criticize the borough operation.
"We're here for the duration," spokesman Mick Petruney of 321 Kearney St. said Monday as he read a four-page statement to assail the borough government.
He is a vocal member of the group that he said has been meeting on a regular basis to discuss the borough operation-- and a property tax hike adopted earlier this year.

March 11th

Key state tests set to begin in Kane schools

March 11, 2012

Anxiety is building in the Kane Area School District as student testing begins this week under the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).
Naturally, students are nervous about taking PSSA tests in math, reading, science and writing.
But teachers and school administrators also are feeling the tension. That’s because the annual tests determine whether the school district and its three schools are making “annual yearly progress (AYP)” under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program.

March 9th

VanGiesen memorial is planned for Evergreen Park

March 9, 2012

It's a community project that everyone wishes never had to be undertaken.
Plans are under way to add a memorial stone in Evergreen Park to honor Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed in Afghanistan last July while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Eagles Club in Kane has purchased the stone, which is similar to those already located in the memorial area at the "point" at Evergreen Park. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and other Kane organizations are contributing to cover the cost of the community project to honor VanGiesen.

March 8th

Kane has 'big' need for 'Big Brothers and Sisters'

March 8, 2012

Ever thought about becoming a mentor for a child?
Here's your chance.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters" of McKean and Elk Counties has a "big" need for volunteers in the Kane area.
There are 38 children on a McKean County list "waiting" to be matched with a "Big Brother" or a "Big Sister." The list includes at least six boys and two girls from the Kane area.
"We need mentors," Erin Vassallo said during a recent trip to Kane to "recruit" men and women for the one-on-one program with children. "We have a big need for volunteers."

March 7th

Summer School program has been restored in Kane

March 7, 2012

Without local funds in place, it appeared earlier this year that the annual Kane Summer School program could be shelved.
The district, however, now is expecting federal funds to cover the Summer School cost, estimated at $42,000.
Acting at its meeting Wednesday at the Kane Middle School auditorium, the school board voted 8-0 to approve a five-week Summer School program-- pending receipt of the federal funds.

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