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September 25th, 2012
SMETHPORT â€“ At a time when hand-held electronic devices wide-screen TVs are common in many households, McKean County still has homeless people who sleep in cars or tents in the woods.
The Young Womenâ€™s Christian Association (YWCA) of Bradford handles this homeless crisis for the county.
For the year ending June 30, the YWCA provided temporary housing for 75 women and 42 children at its shelter on the second floor of its building on West Corydon Street.
SMETHPORT â€“ County liquid fuel tax revenue will help Kane cover the cost of its summer street-paving project.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners allocated $7,562 in liquid fuel tax revenue to Kane.
The money will help Kane pay for the cost of paving sections of Chase, Welsh, Maple and Clay streets and Elk Avenue. IA Construction of Franklin paved the streets under a contract for $97,555.20, according to Kane borough office manager Lori Feldbauer.
Being a high school athlete takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and determination.
Being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport takes even more of a commitment. There have been a few girls in the history of Kane athletics to wrestle or go out for football, but only Taylor Detrick has played the entire way from middle school through her senior year.
Taylor, the daughter of Jim and Chris Detrick, has been playing organized football since she was a Kane Tornado at nine years old.
Taylor said she never considered not playing, she simply loves football.
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 â€śall threeâ€ť 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.
â€śThis festival now holds the record for the largest number of food and craft vendors at the event,â€ť Debbie Lunden said. â€śThere will be plenty to see and do. We have many, many arts and crafts vendors, a great variety of food and musical entertainment.â€ť
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ soccer team again played a solid half but couldnâ€™t string together 80 minutes of soccer in Tuesday afternoonâ€™s game against Ridgway.
Like last weekâ€™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.
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.