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February 16th, 2015
An unexpected trip to Paris is all it took for Marilyn Blackmore to become âhookedâ on art.
As a first-grade teacher at the former Chestnut Elementary School in Kane, Blackmore helped develop art curriculum for the young students. The course included the study of famous artists such as Oscar-Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting.
Seeing her passion for the class, Blackmoreâs late husband, Dave surprised her with a summer vacation to Paris.
Nikkyâs Dance Studio Competition Team from Smethport attended Revolution Talent Competition this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. They received seven platinum and five elite gold medals for the twelve dances the preformed.
The Kane School Board approved several personnel items at its meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
In action, the board:
*Named Kelly Peterson to the list of substitute teachers.
*Placed Rochelle Causer on the list of substitute cafeteria workers and list of substitute teacher aides.
*Named Judy Bennett as a substitute van driver.
*Approved volunteers for the school district. They include: Sara Ackley, Karen Kerner, Jen Blankenship, Lisa Grube, Taylor Detrick, Maria Jones and Melanie Selan.
Imagine attempting to keep a vehicle safely on the road while driving blindfolded for five seconds at 55 miles per hour. In addition, by this time a driver has covered an area slightly longer than a football field.What may sound like a challenge to some is a risk drivers take every day when reading or sending a text message.
One local business owner is hoping to raise awareness to the dangers of texting and driving through participation in the Red Thumb Reminder project, encouraging drivers to paint their thumb nail red or wear a red band or string around their finger.
Charges against former McKean County sheriff Bradley A. Mason have been bound over to county court.
Mason is charged with two counts of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
According to court documents, Mason, 52, the charges are linked with his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
The alleged tryst took place while she was a tenant in a house he owns adjacent to his residence at 1230 South Ave., Bradford Township.
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Even the coaches of the District 9 champion high school football team are feeling the wrath of a penny-pinching Kane School Board.
By a 4-3 vote Thursday, the school board showed its frugality by rejecting a request to send Kane High Football Coach Todd Silfies and four assistants to an upcoming coaching clinic near Cleveland later this month.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley and board members John Ball, Keith Hastings and Scott Paul voted to deny the request.
The Kane Players' "dinner theatre" format is a rousing success.
The Players' production of "The Loathsome Lady" opened Thursday to a sellout crowd at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
Tonight's performance at 7 p.m. at the Chapel also is a sellout. Lynda Karger, a co-director of the six-scene play, said only two tickets remain for the final performance at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
WILCOX â Two Wilcox residents died early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 321 in Wilcox, Jones Township.
According to a public information release report provided by the Ridgway-based state police, 81-year-old Vera Johnson of Wilcox was operating a 2004 Ford Escape along with a passenger, 92-year-old Rose Swanson, also from Wilcox.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â Excitement is building for the start of Sun Air commuter flights from the Bradford Regional Airport to the Pittsburgh airport.
Flights will begin Sunday, March 1. The inaugural flight is at 12:40 p.m.
Sun Air will offer four flights Monday through Friday from Bradford to Pittsburgh and from Pittsburgh to Bradford.Â
The Bradford departures are set for 6:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Flights from Pittsburgh to Bradford are set for 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
There will be two flights to and from Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday.