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April 23rd, 2015

Kane first-graders receive Eastern Hemlock seedlings

April 24, 2015

In observance of Arbor Day, the 79 first-grade students at the Kane Elementary School received an Eastern Hemlock seedling Thursday during a program at the school.
The students are urged to plant the seedlings and watch them grow. The Eastern Hemlock is the official state tree.
Heather McKean, the watershed conservationist with the McKean County Conservation District in Smethport, presided at the program.

Kane CNB donates $5,000 to K.A.R.E.’s amphitheater fundraiser

April 24, 2015

The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (K.A.R.E.), planned to begin construction of the amphitheater on Fraley Street in Kane this week, but will have to wait until later this April or early May, as soon as the “weather breaks.”

April 22nd

Railroad buffs continue plea for Mt. Jewett-park tracks

April 22, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Railroad enthusiasts are continuing their campaign to retain the tracks between Mt. Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
If the tracks stay in place, the railroad buffs are hoping a steam train again could carry tourists between Mt. Jewett and the park, a distance of 3.4 miles.
The idea of retaining the tracks surfaced last month at a meeting of an informal group seeking to build support for a trail between Mt. Jewett and the park. The route for the proposed trail is over the corridor of the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.

Hamlin supervisors to discuss park tonight

April 22, 2015

HAZEL HURST – Hamlin Township Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund will meet tonight to discuss issues involving the community park in Hazel Hurst.
The meeting, open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the township building in Hazel Hurst.
One issue set for discussion is the formation of a new Parks Committee. Trussell said there is "a chance" a new committee could be formed tonight.
Trussell and Okerlund are the only supervisors on the board at this time due to the resignation of Supervisor Joni Britton.
See full article in the April 22nd edition of The Kane Republican.

April 21st

Council committee reviews street paving plans for Kane

April 21, 2015

At least four Kane borough streets—and perhaps as many as 12—will be paved this summer under a plan reviewed Tuesday by the Kane Borough Council’s Public Works Committee.
The proposal calls for spending $125,000 in liquid fuel tax revenue allocated to Kane to pave four streets. The streets include:
*Welch Street between Biddle Street (Route 6) and Greeves Street. The cost of this one-block paving job is estimated at $35,491.
See full article in the April 22 edition of The Kane Republican.

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.

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The Kane boys track team won the 66th Annual Altoona West Central Coaches Championship Meet this...
ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used a 14-hit attack to defeat the Kane...


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