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April 21st, 2015

Kane Family Center celebrates “One Book, Every Young Child” program

April 21, 2015

The McKean County Family Centers and community leaders have come together to celebrate Pennsylvania “One Book, Every Young Child” program during the month of April.
This is the 10th year of this literacy program that encourages adults to read daily to the young children in their lives. Reading aloud to children is an important factor in literacy development and one of the best activities you can do to prepare a child for school.
See full article in the April 22 edition of The Kane Republican.

County clarifies position on new hire

April 21, 2015

RIDGWAY – County officials on Tuesday morning addressed repeated inquires regarding a recent hire made in the Veterans Affairs office.
Following the retirement of Jenny Richards, the former assistant in the county VA office, the board of commissioners and VA Director Leslie Neal reviewed well over 100 applications before hiring Lana Vendur.
Fred Peters, a volunteer for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the county's Rides for Vets program, publicly questioned the hire of a non-veteran Tuesday morning toward the end of an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting.

ANF officials discuss remediation efforts, invasive pests

April 21, 2015

RIDGWAY – Forest service officers continue to raise awareness on the suppression of the emerald ash borer and wooly adelgid populations throughout the Allegheny National Forest.
The emerald ash borer, an exotic wood boring beetle native to Asia, attacks all species of North American ash trees. ANF officials anticipate a "near total loss" of ash trees across the ANF as there are no "effective landscape scale treatment options" for emerald ash borer.
See full article in the April 22 edition of The Kane Republican.

April 20th

Creative plan reduces Kane employee health cost

April 20, 2015

Kane Borough Manager Don Payne is always trying to find ways to cut costs.
“I look at the taxpayers’ money like it’s my own pocketbook,” Payne said Monday. “I don’t want to spend any more than I have to.”
Faced with a $10,392 increase in the annual borough-paid health insurance premium for full-time employees, Payne looked for alternatives to cut costs.

Court hearing quickly ends in terroristic threat case

April 20, 2015

A preliminary hearing for a Kane man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend ended just six minutes after it began Monday in Kane District Court.
Matthew J. Calloway, 29, of 213 Johnson St., acting as his own attorney, decided to waive the hearing and send his case to McKean County Court.
He is charged with making terroristic threats, assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He remains in the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $30,000 cash bail. His last day to enter a plea in county court is July 2.
See full article in the April 21st edition of The Kane Republican.

Heavy rain washes out section of Mt. Jewett street

April 20, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Heavy rain Monday afternoon washed out a section of Anderson Street Extension in Mt. Jewett.
Stormwater flowed over the surface of the road and disrupted traffic.
Made aware of the situation at its special meeting at the borough building, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 Monday to authorize spending up to $10,499 to repair storm damage.
See full article in the April 21st edition of The Kane Republican.

Vicini honored with Early Intervention Leadership Award

April 20, 2015

The 2014 Early Intervention Leadership Award for Excellence in Service to Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families, given by the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC), has been awarded to Mrs. Janice Vicini, Supervisor of the Preschool Early Intervention Program for Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine.

April 19th

Foradora looking for Supreme Court nod

April 19, 2015

RIDGWAY – Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora, seeking one of three available seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently made a campaign stop in Ridgway and spoke with local philanthropist Denny Heindl on "Talk of the Town," broadcasted on WDDH-FM The Hound.

Decker's Chapel topic of interest at historical society dinner

April 19, 2015

RIDGWAY – The future of Decker’s Chapel was the main issue addressed at Saturday’s 51st annual dinner for the Elk County Historical Society, which was held at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski spoke briefly about the status of the Decker’s Chapel during the dinner.
According to Kalinowski, drainage issues at the chapel have caused the foundation to start to crumble, which has caused the historical society to close the chapel to make sure that no one goes inside to make the foundation any worse or to get hurt.

April 17th

Kane residents bark about dog feces on their property

April 17, 2015

With the advent of milder temperatures, more Kane dog-owners now are walking their dogs around town.
Most dog-owners are considerate of their neighbors and clean up feces left by their dogs. They scoop up the droppings, place them in a plastic bag and continue to walk their dogs.
Some dog-owners, however, simply let their dogs do their business along the sidewalk and leave without picking up the mess.

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