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October 23rd, 2014
Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIPâ€”As Sun Air Express prepares to take over passenger service at the Bradford Regional Airport, look for a possible two-month void in local commercial commuter flights.
Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Sun Air Express will be adding roundtrip flights to Pittsburgh International Airport â€śbefore the end of the yearâ€ť from the Bradford Regional Airport. The commuter airline operates a fleet of Piper Navajo aircraft fitted with nine passenger seats.
Members of the Concerned Citizens of Kane contend that the borough could save money by foregoing around-the-clock police patrols.
But other residents believe Kane still needs police patrols on a 24/7 basis.
David Walker of 28 Pine Ave. is one of those Kane residents who supports continued 24/7 police patrols.
Speaking at a Kane Borough Council meeting last week, Walker claims it would â€śan injustice to the citizens of Kaneâ€ť to leave some portions of the day without a police officer on patrol.
SMETHPORT â€“ Troy Tanner of Smethport has been named a Junior Fireman by the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department.
Troy is an eighth grade student with a learning disability. He is enrolled in the Pennsylvania Virtual Cyber Charter School.
The school teaches him to use his strengths to make up for his weaknesses.Â
A tactile learner, Troy enjoys being outdoors and has always dreamed of becoming a firefighter. Through rigorous training and studying with his parents and teachers, he graduated among the top three students from the Tri-County Fire School.
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Kane area municipalities have been advised to prepare applications for the next round of funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
"If you have a potential project, now is the best time to get started on meeting the program requirements," Gay DeGolier said in a recent letter to Kane area municipalities. She is the community development coordinator for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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The dam in Ludlowâ€™s Wildcat Park was removed earlier this month as part of the first phase of project to enhance fishing in Two-Mile Run. The concrete footings, iron supports and big wooden planks were removed and large rock deflectors were placed against the stone wall to help support it just below the dam.
Doctors often use similes to describe the size of tumors.
Just ask Elizabeth "Betsy" Edinger Lupole, a James City native who resides on Park Avenue in Kane with her husband, Terry and their 13-year-old daughter, Kayla.
Early in 2013, doctors found a cancerous tumor â€śas big as a softballâ€ť in Betsyâ€™s leg.
Then, just five months ago, doctors found a tumor â€śas big as an orangeâ€ť in her ovarian area.
Even with numerous treatments and therapy, the 41-year-old woman said she is in â€śconstant pain.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m tired all the time,â€ť she said. â€śI have trouble sleeping.â€ť
Local research on the effects of whitetail deer on tree regeneration has far-reaching ramifications.
Dr. Alejandro A. Royo made this point several times Thursday during his presentation at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at Kane Country Club.
Royo, a research ecologist at the Forestry Sciences Lab in Irvine near Warren, said deer studies conducted in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) have been recognized by scientists in "every continent in the world, except Antarctica."